Readers will enter the action-packed and fascinating world of kickboxing. This book provides a history of the discipline as well as information on necessary equipment, warm-up exercises to prevent injury, and details on the different categories. Charts and tables organize information in a visually appealing and easy-to-grasp way. Detailed step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs help readers learn the fundamental techniques and movements, such as defensive positions, punching, kicking, and knee and elbow strikes. The book also includes a glossary, a further reading section with books and websites, and an index.