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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 11:12 PM
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post #22 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 02:13 PM
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The Thai army uses Muay Thai for H2H so im sure it will work in a street fight
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post #23 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 01:58 AM
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I was an ex-boxer 5-2-0, muay thai record 3-1-0, I found that
aikido worked best on wet sticky bar floors.
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post #24 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 08:53 AM
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offcourse you can't use it for real! it's useless with all those punches, nasty elbows, knees and don't forget those overrated low, front and highkicks.

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post #25 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-04-2008, 10:09 AM
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I find alot of Muay Thai techniques are perfect for putting down an attacker quickly. Just a well placed Thai kick to the thigh will floor most people and one can assume that the attacker will not even know how to check it properly. Their first reaction may be to block it with their hand...which would inevitably end with their wrists broken.

It doesn't end their. The clinch, like before mentioned, is extremely powerful. If you've watched some of Shogun's or Wanderlei's fights where they get their opponent into a Thai clinch, you'll see they have little to no trouble keeping control over them. If a professional fighter has trouble getting out of it, imagine your typical street thug trying to escape that. It would seem impossible for him. Nail him with knees, walk away...end of story.

Close quarters. Here the knees and elbows get dessert. Knees into the groin, thighs, ribs, solar plexus. Elbows to the temples, eyebrows, nose, chin, mouth. These are all potential fight enders.

So to answer your question: Yes.
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In the ring ppl aren't on meth or coke like in the bars with a high tolerance to pain. groin hits and elbows don't always affect them, plus there's the blood factor.
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You made a good point there. I forgot about that entirely. I, however, only mentioned a tiny fraction of the things you can do to somebody in a serious street fight. I think the rest is self explanatory and doesn't require Muay Thai training to execute.
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before I studied aikido I thought that it was all about the wrist, however as I learned you can easily ground someone using their technique with out striking or going to the wrist
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post #29 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
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I love MT. It's definitely useful in a street fight, especially if you train for Vale Tudo style Muay Thai. Get your muscle memory jogging to stomp and soccer kick a**holes when you get them on the ground.
Might be barbaric, but so is streetfighting.

I train completely for self defense. If somebody wants to hurt me or someone I care about, I want them to pay. Don't forget to use the "ambience" of wherever you're at. Like someone else said in this post, always look for the worst. Most buttholes that get into streetfights are showing off for friends. So focus on finishing your opponent as quickly as possible (preferably with a bar stool or something) and keep it on your feet in case his buddies are feeling froggy. If it does go to the ground, get up ASAP.

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in streetfights it usually starts with yelling then a push then a lets do it and Most people start swinging for the fences totaly out of control off balance eyes closed most the time. Muay thai is awesome but in those crazy all out situations anybody can get the better of the either guy. And in my tiny street fighting experience the person who is taking the most damage bum rushes in for a tackle or clinch. If he takes you down and you dont know how to not take pnishment from your back or to roll him, muay thai or not will not do u anygood. and if your gonna fight muay thai in a real fight you better lower your stance or your a siitin duck for a take down. And as far as THE DEADLY art of krav maga, any wrestler, jujitsu man who can control you can easily pull off that same eye gouging, biting stuff that krav maga claims to be so deadly. And for aikido (its total bullshit IMO
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