International Kickboxer is Australia's only kickboxing magazine, covering both the local and international scene. Kickboxing has been called "the sport of the millennium" and its popularity has sky-rocketed over the last couple of years with the Oceania region producing many great national and world champions.
International Kickboxer has followed the growth of the sport and created an enormous following of dedicated readers. A bi-monthly publication, International Kickboxer always contains the very latest news, fight reports, profiles, interviews, K-1 updates and training drills, tips and hints.
Advertising in International Kickboxer is the ideal way to promote kickboxing shows, gyms, gear and equipment.
Kickboxing is a boom sport that is growing in popularity by the day, both in Australia and worldwide. Australia now boasts some of the world's best kickboxers, among them a number of world champions. Such households names include Stan "The Man" Longinidis and Sam Greco, whose fighting fame precedes them throughout Australasia, Europe, Japan and the USA. Australian kickboxing is broadcast to a national television audience via leading sports broadcaster, FOX SPORTS, which beams the fights into two million households. In New Zealand, kickboxing is broadcast on free-to-air network TVNZ, and has proven an untouchable ratings winner.
Major Australian kickboxing shows are conducted in all capital cities with capacity audiences attending events at Melbourne's Vodafone Arena (10,000), Sydney's Star City Casino (2000), Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds (2000), Perth's Burswood Dome (2000), and other similarly popular venues.
Internationally the sport continues to develop a massive mainstream following, especially in Japan where crowds of 70,000 fill the Tokyo Dome and 100,000 fill the Olympic Stadium for kickboxing events broadcast to more than 35 million viewers on two networks (Fuji and Nippon).
Kickboxing is also a boom recreational and fitness activity with most gyms now offering cardio kickboxing, kickboxercise and similar programs espousing the fitness benefits of kickboxing.
Kickboxing's popularity in Australia is reflected via the sportzblitz.net forum - an internet watering hole for thousands of kickboxing fans sharing their thoughts and ideas on the sport. It is the kickboxing forum which gathers more response than any of the other sports (including those mainstream) on the website.
Kickboxing fans are among the most passionate and loyal sports fans in the world. Increased television, print and internet coverage of this boom sport has given these fans even greater access to information, profiles and merchandise. Kickboxing websites are among the most visited on the internet and kickboxing videos, DVDS, pay-per-views and assorted merchandise is a major business.
Australasian kickboxing fans come from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds, and cover a wide demographic. A large number of these train in the sport for fitness and self defence, and all enjoy the riveting adrenalin rush provided by the blockbuster spectator and television sport that is kickboxing.
"International Kickboxer has helped us take our promotions to the next level. From their creative assistance in producing posters, our ads resulting in ticket sales and their constant support leading up to and after the event. I recommend Kickboxer magazine to all promoters"
"I have been advertising in IK for over 3 years and have found that the more exposure I have had the more my business has continued to grow. It is the ideal medium to promote my fight gear supply business"
"The staff at International Kickboxer have assisted my business in excelling via means of advertising in their magazine"