Amateur, Professional, and Recreational Kick Boxing Sport

Gümüşay M., Koç M. C.

International Sport Science Student Studies, vol.4, no.4, pp.8-14, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: International Sport Science Student Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-14
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to evaluate the amateur and professional kickboxing sport in terms of recreation as it becomes popular day by day. This study was carried out using a compilation-type method. The literature has scanned and associated terms related to amateur, professional, recreational, and kickboxing. While amateurism is expressed as doing a job without any profit, professionalism transforms the work done into a profession and profit. His unprofessionalism can also be considered a step before becoming a professional. There are significant differences in the competition rules of amateur and professional sports branches. Kickboxing, which is made as an amateur, makes a distinction between tatami and ring styles and allows the athletes to compete in the style that suits them. In the recreational kickboxing branch, individuals prefer kickboxing as a hobby, health, and leisure activity. Today, it is also possible to encounter that some individuals started as recreational activities and progressed to amateur and professional. As a result, in addition to the practice of kickboxing as an amateur and professional athletes, it is seen that individuals prefer a very intense form for recreational purposes. From another point of view, it can be said that the recreational features of defense and combat sports are gradually increasing.