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post #21 of 275 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 07:22 PM
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lol, pshh..
that guy DID get womped on tho.. haha
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Well, those videos above me are kinda byest. Who knows wich one has been doing it longer, its all with skill, a 14 year old tkd fighter can obvisly beat a 1 year old muay thai fighter, and vise versa.
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well obviously.
that example you gave is pretty obvious.
these guys look like they've been doing it for awhile, otherwise they wouldn't be fighting each other, right?
one is better than the other in each video, so to me it's hard to tell which is actually better, even though I'm biased towards Muay Thai.
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i took TKD for about 4 years and earned a high red belt.
I got into a street fight and was getting my ass kicked till i reverted to just sloppy punches and push kicks to keep the guy away from me long enough so i could land another hazy punch. Round house kicks and back kicks were for the most part useless and actually laughable from a bystander's POV.

Long story short i take Muay Thai now and in my opinion this is the best combat sport to practice.
well thai kicks are basically roundhouse kicks .i honestly dont think kicks in general are practical in a street fight. its usually to wild and smotherd for anything that would really make a difference. knees are a different story .i think the clinch and knee part of thai /dirty boxing and boxing are the most practical stand up styles for a fight and of course grappling is a must know. i feel all the other kicking stuff is more sport than practical. kicking in general leaves you open for a hard counter punch or take down.
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I've taken both and personally like Muay Thai better. Almost seems like TKD is more for entertainment. TKD would still be a good basis for someone to start if MT wasn't available. MT seems to be hard to come by in the states. I train in Korea and it seems a little different than the ones I've seen in the states. We also go 5 days a week 2 - 3hrs a day rather than 2 days a week like I've seen at a lot of places in the states.
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I took Tae Kwon do a long time ago but dropped out after I got my blue belt and have been doing Muay Thai ever since. I agree as well tae kwon do has limited use in the octagon. The only fighter I've seen that use it frequently in GSP and thats the Spinning Back Kick but it not always very effective.
GSP does Karate.


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its true thai kicks are basically roundhouse kicks, except MT fighters don't chamber up like you would in TKD.

unless you learn boxing concurrently with TKD, like I do, I agree you won't learn much that would help you on the street, apart from what you learn if you do self-defense renduri in class, for example.

but i still think that if you can't find a MT or jujitsu teacher, TKD helps enormously with speed, balance, agility, and general grace and fluidity of movement. Not to mention leg and core strength, b/c of all the kicks.
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TKD is good but some of the kicks that are very often mistaken for Karate Kicks are plain stupid but TKD is good is you learn something different like the guy that posted above me he learns TKD and Boxing so that could be useful.


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All depends what you want ones not better than the other. Muay Thai just doesn't teach you kicks above the head as well as TKD. Muay Thai teaches stronger leg kicks and knees. TKD teaches different and more styles of leg kicks and knees.
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Why would you need to kick above the head. MT teaches to kick to the head, you don't need to go any higher.
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