Monday, October 14, 2013

Glory Kickboxing

I hope you had a chance to watch Glory Kickboxing this past weekend on Spike TV. Great action and great fights. It is the organizations hope to get more American viewers. The main challenge is getting quality American fighters. There is talent here in the states, but we are behind Europe (especially as far as heavweights are concerned). Glory has put on tournaments to find American talent, so we will keep our fingers crossed as they develop. In the 70s, 80s, and 90s, we had kickboxing stars in the States. The sport went down in popularity in the 90s and MMA became popular by the 2000s. K-1 kickboxing ruled internationally for the 90s and well into the 2000s. Now Glory is putting a lot money into growing the sport again. The format is face paced and action packed. The style is blend of kickboxing and muay thai, so you see good boxing, low kicks, knees and some axe kicks and back kicks, etc. Hopefully it will catch on.

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