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Kristiyan Doychev: I’d try my luck on the professional ring but first, I have a dream

Humble, disciplined, and quietly determined to conquer the world of sport.

Kristiyan Doychev is only 23 years old, but he is already a gifted athlete. He is part of “Kyokushin” Yambol and a national player in the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation.

Doychev was chosen for Best Male Player 2019 by the Bulgarian National Martial Arts Association, which has over 40,000 competitors. He received his “Golden Belt” award in a stylish ceremony, where he admitted that the recognition has taken him by surprise. Continue reading “Kristiyan Doychev: I’d try my luck on the professional ring but first, I have a dream”

The History of Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid martial art basically comprising of elements of punching and kicking. It was developed by adapting fighting techniques from Karate, Western Boxing, and Muay Thai. It originated in the 1960s in Japan and gained practitioners in America during the next ten years. By 1974, its popularity in the United States was symbolized with the first World Championship being held by Professional Karate Association. By the 1990s, with the addition of more ground fighting techniques adapted from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it contributed to the development of Mixed Martial Arts. Continue reading “The History of Kickboxing”

12 Tips for Being the Perfect Training Partner

1) Don’t worry if you’re not on the same level as your partner. If you’re brand new and get paired with a senior student, don’t worry that you’re somehow “holding them back.” Chances are, they welcome the chance to brush up on their basics, and will be more than happy to give you pointers. And don’t be embarrassed if you make mistakes – remember, they’ve been there, too!

2) Do be willing to accommodate your partner’s level. Continue reading “12 Tips for Being the Perfect Training Partner”