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Muay Thai or TKD
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10-28-2009, 01:17 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
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Pretty doesn't always win fights.
Actually, I've made a point of telling the guys I train with the inverse:
Ugly wins fights.
I mean, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is effective, but it's not flashy. It's minimalism, simplicity and effectiveness. Those three things are enough.
Even in boxing, some of the most effective fighters don't have flashy styles. Calzaghe was incredibly effective, not that flashy. Tyson was a minimalist, but his power was so devastating that even using the basic bob-and-weave-to-bolo was enough to destroy his opponents.
Muay thai has some stuff that's not combat effective. TKD has some stuff that's not combat effective. The difference is, the core of muay thai is full contact, and the basics of muay thai work in full contact fights. The basics of TKD don't.
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