Dutch kickboxing relies on powerful Western-style boxing combined with heavy low kicks. It also makes use of head kicks and knee strikes. Elbows strikes are forbidden by K1 and Glory competition rules. Elbow strikes are still being trained in the gym just not being used in sparring too often. Dutch style allows but doesn’t utilize push kicks or clinch fighting too much.
Lions Watford trains students to understand the best Dutch fighters use heavy, more technically sophisticated boxing and an aggressive style of fighting. Boxing combinations are also used to set up head kicks and heavy kicks to the body.
Kickboxing is practised for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.