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Encyclopedia > Knockout
A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count.
A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count.

A knockout (also referred to as a K.O.) is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts and others sports involving striking. A knockout is usually awarded when one participant is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified period of time, typically because of fatigue, injury (serious or temporarily incapacitating, e.g. a bleeding cut above the eye can blind a fighter), loss of balance or unconsciousness. A technical knockout (also referred to as a T.K.O.) is often declared when the referee or other judges (such as official ring physician, the fighter himself, or the fighter's cornermen) decide that a fighter cannot continue the match, even though he did not fail the count.[1] British records refer to TKOs as either "retired", if the fighter refuses to continue, or "R.S.F.", for Referee Stopped Fight. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x1180, 640 KB) A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x1180, 640 KB) A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ... Full Contact is a 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by Ringo Lam. ... A combat sport is a competitive sport involving the use of punch, kick, throw, joint locks, and/or a weapon for attack and defence. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Kicking to left side Kickboxing refers to sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws and bows representing a certain martial art or can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. ... For the drink with a similar-sounding name, see Mai Tai. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Look up Canvas in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Unconsciousness is the absence of consciousness. ... For other uses, see Doctor. ... A cornerman giving instructions. ...


Physical characteristics

A Cambodian Pradal Serey kickboxer is still knocked down while his adversary is being proclaimed the winner

There is actually very little known about what exactly causes a knockout but many agree it has to do with minor trauma to the brain stem. This usually happens when the head rotates sharply, often caused by a strike. A common misconception is that a knockout is caused by compression put on the carotid arteries in the neck restricting blood flow, but this is in fact how a choke out works. [2] A basic principle of boxing is to defend against this vulnerability by keeping both hands raised about the face. Image File history File linksMetadata Knock_out. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Knock_out. ... Pradal Serey (; English: Khmer Boxing) is the name of the centuries old kickboxing martial arts of Cambodia. ...


If a fighter suffers a concussion and becomes unconscious from a strike with sufficient knockout power, he or she is referred to as having been knocked out or kayoed (KO'd). Losing balance without losing consciousness is referred to as being knocked down ("down but not out"). Repeated blows to the head are known to gradually cause permanent brain damage, with Alzheimer- or Parkinson's-like symptoms, and in severe cases may cause strokes or paralysis. This is commonly known as becoming "punch-drunk". Because of this, many physicians advise against sports involving knockouts.[3] “Cerebral Concussion” redirects here. ... Knockout power is a martial arts and combatives term for the probability of a strike to cause unconsciousness in an opponent (called a knockout). ... Brain damage or brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. ... Alzheimers disease was first described by psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin and neurologist Alois Alzheimer. ... Dementia pugilistica, also called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), boxers dementia, and punch-drunk syndrome, is a neurological disorder which affects some career boxers and others who receive multiple dazing blows to the head. ... The Strokes are an American rock and roll band who formed in New York City and gained fame for their live shows. ... Paralysed redirects here. ... Dementia pugilistica, also called chronic traumatic encephalopathy and punch-drunk syndrome, is a form of neurological disorder which primarily affects career boxers. ... The word physician should not be confused with physicist, which means a scientist in the area of physics. ...


As a winning outcome

A knockout can be characterized by temporary unconsciousness.
A knockout can be characterized by temporary unconsciousness.

In boxing, a knockout occurs when a fighter is knocked down and does not get up within 10 seconds, as counted by the referee. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2174x1500, 496 KB) Summary A knock-out Author: Staff Sgt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2174x1500, 496 KB) Summary A knock-out Author: Staff Sgt. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ...


In mixed martial arts, the definitions of knockouts and technical knockouts vary according to organization and jurisdiction. According to its publicized rules, the Japanese PRIDE FC promotion does not declare 'knockout' as an official type of victory, but rather only technical knockouts when the referee considers a fighter unable to continue[4]. Under New Jersey's Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which has become the de facto standard of MMA rules in the United States, a knockout is defined as a "failure to rise from the canvas"[5]. In Pancrase, a knockout is declared when the competitor loses consciousness, and a technical knockout when the referee or judges consider a fighter unable to continue the match[6]. For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Pride logo PRIDE or PRIDE Fighting Championships is a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ... Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling is a mixed martial arts organization founded in Japan in 1993 by Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki. ...


References

  1. ^ Sugar, Bert. Boxing. www.owingsmillsboxingclub.com. URL last accessed March 4, 2006.
  2. ^ Margaret Goodman, MD Ringside and training principles URL last accessed June 20, 2006
  3. ^ Lieberman, Abraham. Causing Parkinson: Boxing, Brain Injury. www.liebermanparkinsonclinic.com. URL last accessed March 4, 2006.
  4. ^ PRIDE FC official website. Pride Rules. www.pridefc.com. URL last accessed March 4, 2006.
  5. ^ New Jersey State Athletic Control Board. Mixed Martial Arts Unified Rules of Conduct Additional Mixed Martial Arts Rules. www.state.nj.us. URL last accessed March 18, 2006.
  6. ^ Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling official website. Pancrase official rules -2005 Edition-. www.pancrase.co.jp. URL last accessed March 4, 2006.

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Knockout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
A knockout is usually awarded when one participant is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified period of time, typically because of fatigue, injury, loss of balance, or unconsciousness.
A knockout is sometimes characterized by temporary unconsciousness.
A technical knockout is declared when a boxer is judged physically unable to continue fighting, either due to the judgement of the referee, the official ring physician, the fighter him or herself, or the fighters cornermen.
Gene knockout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (334 words)
Also known as knockout organisms or simply knockouts, their most direct use is for learning about a gene that has been sequenced, but has an unknown or incompletely known function.
Knockout is accomplished through a combination of techniques, beginning in the test tube with a plasmid, a bacterial artificial chromosome or other DNA construct, and proceeding to cell culture.
Individual cells are genetically transformed with the construct and--for knockouts in multi-cellular organisms--ultimately fused with a stem cell from a nascent embryo.
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