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post #16 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Zapatista
Here's a question: wouldn't Muay Thai be considered a TMA? I say that because the art itself is fairly old. I know Kyokushin Karate could be considered one and it can be just as brutal as Muay Thai, depending on the level you're at.
Considering it's roots go back further than many of the widely accepted TMA's, yes. However many people don't even look that far into a Martial Art. Hell, most are more concerned about if they get belts or not and how fast they can get them. I would realistically consider modern Muay Thai as a more sportative Martial Art, just like Boxing, Wrestling, Judo or Submission Wrestling.

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