Kickboxing is the sport Karate is a craft (the art).
Kickboxing is one of the youngest martial arts systems and one of the fastest growing. Kickboxing has been in existence since the early 60s. Its conception came about because of the desire of Martial Artists to test their skills against each other in a safe and controlled environment. In fact in the safe way and manner that Judo evolved from Jujitsu.
It requires a high level of fitness both mentally and physically and is a dynamic and effective Martial Art. It incorporates kicking, punching, sweeping and throwing. Kickboxing has been particularly successful over the last number of years in Great Britain and has produced a number of World/European Champions in their respective weight divisions.
Karate teaches you not only how to defend yourself, but it teaches you life lessons as well. It’s not something just done to get in shape. You learn the principles behind the moves you learn and is something you can practise for your whole life.
Short term – Kickboxing
Long term – Karate