It is funny how the same sport (AND ALSO THE SAME PEOPLE) divided on
was recognised in Sportaccord at the same time and will be recognised this year also from International Olympic Committee - IOC and ARISF
The only problem was presentation of these two sports on a Combat games 2010 in China, because audience couldn't find any differences beetwen MUAY THAI and KICKBOXING. So for the next edition 2013 in Russia kickboxing has only semi contact, low kick and full contact in 3 categories and not K1style, but muay thai will present clinching with knees and elbows. So audience will not see very commercialized K1 which is the product of MUAY THAI and KICKBOXING.
IS MAYBE IOC BLIND????????????
In many countries Muay thai competitors are the same as in Kickboxing and they are allowed to compete in both systems in the same competition year. And the third partner is also AIBA boxing (boxe anglaise).
It was in Croatia last year that they limited their boxers NOT to compete in savate, kickboxing and muay thai and the president of boxing federation was removed imediatelly.
The same come inside the pool of MMA, wrestling FILA, sambo
and the other pool - judo, ju-jitsu, karate, aikido, kendo, sumo
and also pool of WTF taekwondo and ITF partner and company korean disciplines and kickboxing, muay thai, aiba boxing
THEY WANT TO BLUFF ALSO IOC WITH A STRATEGY OF HISTORICAL ROOTS OF A SPORT BUT IN FACT THEY PLAY THE SAME SPORT - KICKBOXING ALTHOUGH THEY ARE ON PAPER SOME OTHER SPORT.
In Australia they don't hide anything: