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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 04:08 PM
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Boxing over Kickboxing in a street fight? Im not sure about that and yes i know you said IMO. A kickboxer would win faster( well maybe not faster) and in a more devestating way simply because of more weapons in his arsenal rather that just hands.
I can see why you would be skeptical and certainly there are people out there that disagree with me. I would kick box a boxer and box a regular guy. Boxing is where its at in a street fight, ive only ever used kicks in sparring, to their groin or to their head when they were lowered or on the ground. Kicking is to risky and unnecessary in a lot of situations. In a street fight your best best is to keep your eyes on the person your hands up and footwork. I find a normal person throws sloppy wide punches which are easy to dodge and counter. The second they go off balance or miss you with a punch you have a split second to openly counter and you'll get away with it every time. And that is always what I wait for, when they throw that first punch it becomes self defense. I've been in less than 10 street fights in the span of my life, most ended in under 30seconds. It doesn't matter how many tools you have it matters how well you can use those tools.

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I used to think the same, until I read got fight. If you throw a kick in a street fight, you're off balance and there's a good chance you'll get taken down. It's going to be eye gouging and crotch kicks from there. I would think moving forward and boxing would be your best bet since most "street fighters" couldn't throw a proper kick to save their lives.

Traditional kickboxing does not involve elbows, but since muy thai has become so popular, many people combine both. Having practiced both extensively, I can tell you kickboxing will give you a more well rounded workout due to the full range of movements, but boxing will do wonders for your cardio and conditioning. Both are however excellent exercises to get in shape with.
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the ground in a street fight is death, avoid it at all costs. eyes will be gouged, throats grabbed and genitals twisted.

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I think the best way to win a street fight is to get in close enought to take the guy down, throw some dirty punches, and finish it with some jui-jutsu and either choke him unconsciouse or brake something!
whew not in a street fight, ironman would probably disagree with me. but man its to risky to ever go to the ground unless your sure your getting a fair fight, both meaning its just you and the other guy and that he wont do anything considered to be "cheap" that or make sure you are damn good and fast on the ground

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LOL ok all this history aside the aswer is simple in the boxing or kick boxing decision....do you want to just get punched ...or punched,kicked,elbowed and kneed? Make your choice.....but a good street fighter vs an everyday kickboxer? street fighter anyday of the week
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You also train kickboxing nekkid...at least at my school....it's weird though, it's juts a bunch of old men in the back of warehouse trying to grapple with me...I THOUGHT THIS WAS KICKBOXING! We must be doing a different style than most.



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hmmmmmmm do they keep asking to practice the rear naked poke?
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Question Ok...

Why does that sound so wrong?
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LOL ok all this history aside the aswer is simple in the boxing or kick boxing decision....do you want to just get punched ...or punched,kicked,elbowed and kneed? Make your choice.....but a good street fighter vs an everyday kickboxer? street fighter anyday of the week

Is that a joke?

Besides being obviously ridiculous (a trained fighter vs untrained fighter?), let's refer you to Kimbo vs. Petruzelli.

Also guys this is the newbie section, you're not supposed to be such dicks here.

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Some kickboxing ONLY allows your typical punches; jabs crosses hooks uppercuts (all these are in boxing as well) and high/mid/low roundhouse kicks and pushkicks.

Other kickboxing, like K-1 -a popular kickboxing organization like UFC- will allow allow any kind of striking. Knees, elbows, punches, kicks, etc.

Keep in mind that boxing and kickboxing use larger 10oz gloves (opposed to our 4-6oz) and therefor some striking is limited. eg.: you will not see a spinning back fist in boxing or kickboxing (typically), there is simply too much padding to make it effective.

Boxers will typically have better close range striking and head movement. This is because of two things: not worrying about kicks or clinches, and having to stand infront of your opponent the entire time. Boxers will also have great angles and sometimes more power, compensating for the larger gloves.

Kickboxers will be much more rounded, often with better angles and better set-ups.

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In kick boxing the emphasis is more on punches and kicks. If it's an option you should take up Muay Thai. In Muay Thai you train to do as much damage as possible and elbows and knees are an integral part of what you learn. Thai kicks are also more powerful than kick-boxers kicks. Plus it's cooler IMO.
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I think in americam kick boxing its only kicks allowed. I believe you have to throw at least 7 kicks a round. In K1 or muay thai, kicks, knees and elbows are allowed...
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In American kickboxing I think you can throw punches but that minimum kick rule is definately in place. As for K-1, I'm not sure if elbows are legal, but I might be wrong.
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I think in americam kick boxing its only kicks allowed. I believe you have to throw at least 7 kicks a round. In K1 or muay thai, kicks, knees and elbows are allowed...
Didn't know that, nice.
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