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article imageZhenyu Li's shots of Combat Games kickboxing semi-contact Finals Special

By Zhenyu Li     Sep 7, 2010 in Sports
Beijing - he SportAccord Combat Games 2010 Beijing kickboxing semi-contact competition was concluded in the Olympic city not long ago.
The kickboxing tournament attracted some of the best kickboxers from around the globe. Only competitors who rank in the top four in the World Championships were eligible for the Games.
Kickboxing is the kind of martial art that combines kicking and punching. It is a standing sport and does not allow continuation of the fight once a combatant has reached the ground.
In semi-contact competition, the intention is to score points by executing successful strikes past the opponent's guard rather than knocking the opponent down. The use of force is regulated.
The equipments for semi-contact competition are also different from those of the full-contact one. Competitors in semi-contact matches usually dress in uniforms instead of being bare-chested.
There is an old saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words." This especially rings true in the battlefield of Combat Games. So enjoy and have fun!
Krisztian Jaroszkievicz of Hungary (R) competes with Michael Reece-Page from Britain during the kick...
Krisztian Jaroszkievicz of Hungary (R) competes with Michael Reece-Page from Britain during the kickboxing 84 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Jaroszkievicz went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Krisztian Jaroszkievicz of Hungary (L) competes with Michael Reece-Page from Britain during the kick...
Krisztian Jaroszkievicz of Hungary (L) competes with Michael Reece-Page from Britain during the kickboxing 84 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Jaroszkievicz went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Krisztian Jaroszkievicz of Hungary (L) competes with Michael Reece-Page from Britain during the kick...
Krisztian Jaroszkievicz of Hungary (L) competes with Michael Reece-Page from Britain during the kickboxing 84 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Jaroszkievicz went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Michael Reece-Page of Britain (L) competes with Krisztian Jaroszkievicz from Hungary during the kick...
Michael Reece-Page of Britain (L) competes with Krisztian Jaroszkievicz from Hungary during the kickboxing 84 Kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Jaroszkievicz went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Michael Reece-Page of Britain (L) competes with Krisztian Jaroszkievicz from Hungary during the kick...
Michael Reece-Page of Britain (L) competes with Krisztian Jaroszkievicz from Hungary during the kickboxing 84 Kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Jaroszkievicz went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 7...
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 7...
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 7...
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 7...
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (L) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 7...
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (L) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 7...
Di Leo Gregorio Francesco of Italy (R) competes with Memos Nikos from Greece during the kickboxing 74 kilogram semi-contact finals at the SportAccord Combat Games 2010 in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2010. Francesco went on to win the gold medal of the tournament. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Zhenyu Li is a registered photo journalist for the SportAccord Combat Games 2010.
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