XTRA KOMBAT, AFRICA’s PREMIER FIGHT SERIES IS LAUNCHED
Nairobi, September 17th, 2016 – Martial Arts promotion company, Xtra Entertainment Ltd, has today announced Africa’s premier combat sports fight series, “Xtra Kombat Africa Fight Series”.
The inaugural series dubbed “One Region One Champion” will feature East Africa’s first Single-Day Four-Man (SDFM) kickboxing tournaments, codenamed “Last Man Standing” as well as two Muay Thai Super Title fights.
Muay Thai Kickboxing is the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. Muay Thai is an especially versatile, brutal, straightforward martial art. With the success of Muay Thai and Kickboxing in mixed martial arts fighting, it has become the de facto martial art of choice for competitive stand-up fighters.
Xtra Kombat’s Director of Mixed Martial Arts, Master Paul Kabaale said ”Muay Thai Kickboxing is a thrilling, non-stop action-packed sport that we believe will resonate with combat sports fans. Our first goal is to develop stars and in the near future showcase these incredible athletes in live TV shows”.
“Saturday 15th October 2016, will be an interesting day for nearly all fans of combat sports, no matter which discipline one prefers” he added.
The premier series will feature, self-made celebrity kickboxer, “motor mouthed “ Golola Moses of Uganda, the current WKF middleweight K-1 champion vs Tanzania’s Muay Thai national champion Emmanuel Shija “the African Ninja” in the inaugural Xtra Kombat Muay Thai Africa title.
The event card will also include local hero, Kenya’s undisputed Muay Thai champion, Robert Nabertson “Man Chui” vs Uganda’s Muay Thai phenom, Twaha Kiiza “Black Lee” who shall square off for the inaugural welterweight Xtra Kombat Muay Thai Regional title.
The first event will be a co-promoted show with Xtra Entertainment MMA and Kenya Oriental Combat Sports Federation (KOCSF) on October 15 at the Kasarani Safaricom Indoor Arena, Nairobi. Kenya.
The Evolution of Muay Thai Kickboxing
Kickboxing (in Japanese kikkubokushingu) is a group of martial arts and stand up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing. It can be considered as a hybrid martial art formed from the combination of elements of various traditional styles. Competitive styles include low-Kick, K-, Semi-Contact and Full Contact.
Muay Thai Kickboxing on the other hand, is a total body and cardio workout that develops ones kicks, punches, knees, and elbows into a completely efficient striking system. It is the ultimate style to develop self-defence skills, general fitness, or as a contact sport.
A master practitioner of Muay Thai Kickboxing thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. Muay Thai is an especially versatile, brutal, straightforward martial art. With the success of Muay Thai and Kickboxing in mixed martial arts fighting, it has become the de facto martial art of choice for competitive stand-up fighters.
As a result, it has evolved and incorporated much more powerful hand striking techniques used in western style boxing. Worldwide, Muay Thai Kickboxing has been very effective in mixed martial arts (MMA) fights.