Hi, I am considering taking Kickboxing but know nothing about it really. My questions are- 1) I saw in the 'Idoits Guide to Kickboxing' that American Kickboxing has no belt system but when I watch Martial Arts tournments on sports networks alot of American Kickboxers (that I see anyway) wear belts. Can someone explain this to me? 2) I once read in a book at my local library that all the kicks in American Kickboxing are the same kicks that can be found in Tae Kwon Do. Is this true? 3) Wikipedia states that cardio kickboxing and American Sport Kickboxing are virtually the same just put into a form of alternate exercise (instead of doing weights or pilates etc.) So does this mean if I can only find cardio kickboxing at a gym or ymca and not an actual Kickboxing dojo I'd be doing the exact same techniques? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cardio_kickboxing Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!