FLINTA* is an abbreviation and stands for women, lesbians, intersex, nonbinary, trans and agender persons. The appended asterisk serves as a placeholder to include all non-binary gender identities.
FLINTA* is often used to create a place of refuge for people who are “patriarchally discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity” when attending events. FLINTA* refers exclusively to the gender identity of individuals, unlike the term LGBTQIA+, which also includes asexual and non-heterosexual orientation.
The L, which stands for lesbians, is the only exception. Despite the fact that being a lesbian is usually considered a sexual orientation rather than a gender identity, the term was included in the abbreviation to present feminist achievements. More information here.
Kickboxing as a sport
Kickboxing combines various East Asian martial arts such as karate or taekwondo with traditional boxing. Effective punching techniques with hands (boxing) and feet (kicking) are practiced and combined.
The fights take place in a fair relationship according to fixed rules, the aim is to prepare for competitions.
Kickboxing increases strength, flexibility and dexterity of the body, endurance, self-confidence and the ability to concentrate. At the same time, the enjoyment of sports is promoted in a pleasant group atmosphere. A great description can be found here.