Kickboxing is a combat sport which features kicking and punching. Kickboxing offers one discipline in The World Games: K1 Rules.
K1 Rules is a discipline where players must beat an opponent using legal hand and foot techniques for the purpose of scoring points. The emphasis of these rules centers around delivery, speed and technique. The competition is held in a boxing ring, and is made up of three rounds of two minutes each. Every bout is scored by three independent judges who must register every point. To be registered as a point, hand or foot techniques must be completed with full power, have landed on a legal target area and be hit from an adequate distance and balance. Every valid hand or foot technique is scored as one point. Players wear protective gear including a mouth-guard, hand-wraps, boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots and headgear.