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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by PatNy View Post
hello all, i have been trolling this site and reading/learning for the past week or so. Recently i have been knocking around the idea of joining a kickboxing/muy thai school. I searched this site to try and find the differences between the two, from what i found was basically that kickboxing is the americanized version of muy thai that doesn't use knees or elbows. Is this the major/only difference between the two?

I have never studied/trained any form of martial arts and i will be turning 25 this march i know stretching/flexibility will be an issue, what other issues will i run into?

thanks in advance
I take Western kickboxing once a week at the dojo where I also train MMA and karate, and we do throw knees and elbows.

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