Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force

Welcome to Kickboxing task force. This is a task force formed to encourage a community of cohesive editing for kickboxing articles. This page and subpages contain suggestions on how to improve the articles on the subject. If you would like to help, please inquire at the talk page or, if you wish to join us, please add your name to the list on the list below. Guidelines for creating and formatting kickboxing articles are below as well.

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The main goal of Kickboxing task force is to provide Wikipedia with an authoritative set of articles of good or featured quality relating to all significant aspects of kickboxing and notable practitioners. To do so, this task force aims to:

  1. establish and organize standards for kickboxing-related articles.
  2. unify currently existing articles with the current standards.
  3. improve the overall quality of kickboxing-related articles.
  4. provide a central node for discussing, coordinating, organizing and improving kickboxing-related articles.
  5. serve as an article assessment group, helping move articles closer and closer to Featured Article status


For the purposes of this task force and its parent WikiProject, kickboxing is defined in a wider sense that includes self-identifying styles like Japanese kickboxing, American kickboxing, spin-off styles or rules such as shoot boxing and K-1, and all stand-up combat sports that allow both punching and kicking, including Savate, Muay Thai, Adithada, Burmese boxing, Sanshou, styles of full contact karate, etc. Task Force Kickboxing oversees articles related to all these styles, with a focus on the sportive aspect. The main concern of this WikiProject are kickboxers, kickboxing organizations, kickboxing events and notable people related to kickboxing, such as coaches and promoters.


Regarding the content, the parent of this task force is the parent of this WikiProject is the WikiProject Martial arts for the martial arts aspect and the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports for the sportive aspect. The parent for all other aspects is WikiProject Martial arts.

Open tasksEdit

Please add articles to be created keeping in mind notability requirements.
A short reason for notability, possibly with a reference, is preferred.

Fighters (current)Edit

Fighters (former)Edit


Fighters (former)Edit



Members of the project are welcome to use the project userbox by adding {{User WikiProject Martial arts/Kickboxing task force}} to their pages:

 This user is a member of the Kickboxing task force


Remember that this task force is part of Wikipedia. All Wikipedia policies and guidelines are applicable for all articles, including the ones within the scope of WikiProject Martial Arts. If one of the following guidelines for kickboxing-related articles is in conflict with a Wikipedia policy or guideline, the later has priority over the former.


All topics not covered by the text in the following paragraphs must meet the general notability guideline (GNG). Any article that does not meet the GNG will be deleted, so, when creating an article, try to provide evidence of notability by providing reliable third-party sources.


A kickboxing athlete is presumed notable if they've:

Kickboxers that have an amateur background exclusively are not considered notable unless the person has been the subject examined in detail (more than a single paragraph) in several reliable third-party sources (at least four), excluding local publications.

For non-athletes, such as promoters or coaches, please check Wikipedia:Notability (people).


Kickboxing-related organizations are considered notable if they are a sport governing body (like the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) or if they are promotions (like K-1) and have received significant coverage in reliable secondary sources that are independent of the subject. Obscure sport governing bodies or promotions that cannot accomplish at least two reliable third-party sources should not be added to Wikipedia until they receive significant coverage in said sources.

As an additional criteria, it is presumed that an organization is notable if reliable third-party sources dedicate detailed coverage to one or more of the champions of this organization. This is only a presumption and still requires sources to show that the organization meets the criteria by itself.


Professional competition at the highest level that meets WP:SPORTSEVENT is considered notable. For example, the K-1 World Grand Prix is notable. Local professional competitions or amateur competitions are not considered notable and should not be included in Wikipedia unless consensus on the talk page of this WikiProject determines otherwise.

Martial artsEdit

The notability and development of articles related to a martial art itself, such as Muay Thai, is the purview of WikiProject Martial arts. Please consult the related guidelines of that WikiProject.


Always keep in mind Wikipedia's core policies.

  • Any text challenged or likely to be challenged must be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. Remember that the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth. What editors thinks is true is not the criteria for inclusion, even if they believe that a source is incorrect. The burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material. You may remove any material lacking a reliable source that directly supports it.
  • All material must be attributable to a reliable, published source. Articles may not contain any new analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position not clearly advanced by the sources. To demonstrate that you are not adding original research, you must be able to cite reliable, published sources that are both directly related to the topic of the article, and directly support the material as presented. Do not plagiarize the content from the sources. Use your own words. Do not combine material from multiple sources to reach or imply a conclusion not explicitly stated by any of the sources
  • All articles must be written from a neutral point of view, representing all significant views fairly, proportionately, and without bias. Avoid stating opinions as facts, stating seriously contested assertions as facts and presenting uncontested assertions as mere opinion. Prefer non-judgemental language and accurately indicate the relative prominence of opposing views.
  • Article titles should be recognizable to readers, unambiguous, and consistent with usage in reliable English-language sources. Remember that this is the English Wikipedia, so always use the most commonly used term in English-language reliable sources when defining an article title. When no English-language reliable source exists, use reliable sources in other languages that are Latin alphabet-based. If they do not exist, use the appropriate language guidelines to transliterate the article title.
  • In biographical article of kickboxers, take particular care when adding information about living persons. Material about living persons added to any Wikipedia page must be written with the greatest care and attention to verifiability, neutrality, and avoiding original research. These article should be written responsibly, cautiously, and in a dispassionate tone, avoiding both understatement and overstatement. Criticism and praise should be included if they can be sourced to reliable secondary sources, so long as the material is presented responsibly, conservatively, and in a disinterested tone.

Specific guidelinesEdit


Featured contentEdit


New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new kickboxing-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Article alertsEdit

Review and assessmentEdit

At the moment, the task force is too small to do these actions. Please request reviews and assessments to our parent WikiProject.


Wikipedia:WikiProject Martial arts/Assessment

Peer reviewEdit

Wikipedia:Peer review


Kickboxing task force assessment statistics




Project bannerEdit

Add the {{WikiProject Martial arts}} banner, always using the parameter |kickboxing=yes, to the talk page of every article within the scope of the task force. See the template documentation for more options.





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