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Old 06-17-2008, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[[ Muay Thai or Kickboxing ]] What is the better standup?

What is? I've always wondered, Could anyone help explain why one is better then the other, or is it like apples and oranges here?
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's really going to depend on the quality of instructor.

"Kick boxing" is so vague now since there are so many different rule sets of a particular kick boxing competition.
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It's really going to depend on the quality of instructor.

"Kick boxing" is so vague now since there are so many different rule sets of a particular kick boxing competition.
What would you prefer though, yourself wise
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What is? I've always wondered, Could anyone help explain why one is better then the other, or is it like apples and oranges here?

I think it is like apples and ornges. To different styles although Kickboxing is an off shoot of Muay Thai. I pratice Muay Thai because I think it is better with much more of a varity of attacks then Kickboxing. Plus it is in my opion better for stand up if you are a MMA fighter or want to be a MMA fighter.
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well... Muay Thai is a style of kickboxing....
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I think it is like apples and ornges. To different styles although Kickboxing is an off shoot of Muay Thai. I pratice Muay Thai because I think it is better with much more of a varity of attacks then Kickboxing. Plus it is in my opion better for stand up if you are a MMA fighter or want to be a MMA fighter.
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well... Muay Thai is a style of kickboxing....
Yeah guys but isn't kickboxing just simply boxing with kicks, sorta and doesn't some techniques of muay thai not actually work effectively to what people what it out as?
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kick boxing isnt a style...its a sport...muay thai is a style within that sport

like for instance in wrestling theres folk style free style and greco roman, they are all wrestling, just different styles...

no if you said karate, savate, tkd, and muay thai...i could give a solid answer...which would always be muay thai because it is the only one that effectively delivers power using the proper weapons (the shins, knees, elbows, and hands.) also muay thai can have western boxing in it, where as karate, savate, and tkd all have pretty shitty hand games.
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Okay I would choose kick-boxing for myself and here the reasons why.

In kick-boxing I was taught out to fight from the outside and counter punching with footwork and bobbing/weaving. I am 6'4" with 81inches of reach and this style works great for the way I like to fight and my body type.

Muay-thai teaches power from the inside, and I can fight there to but I choose to not to.

In my mind as a "very general" idea of the differences, I would look at cro-cop and wanderlei silva. Cro-cop and myself fight almost exactly alike. He is obviously a kick-boxer, wanderlei silva is more muay-thai. Cro-cop fights from the outside, wanderlei fights a lot on the inside and uses knees etc.
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Okay I would choose kick-boxing for myself and here the reasons why.

In kick-boxing I was taught out to fight from the outside and counter punching with footwork and bobbing/weaving. I am 6'4" with 81inches of reach and this style works great for the way I like to fight and my body type.

Muay-thai teaches power from the inside, and I can fight there to but I choose to not to.

In my mind as a "very general" idea of the differences, I would look at cro-cop and wanderlei silva. Cro-cop and myself fight almost exactly alike. He is obviously a kick-boxer, wanderlei silva is more muay-thai. Cro-cop fights from the outside, wanderlei fights a lot on the inside and uses knees etc.
uh....crocop is kinda a dutch style muay thai...and your still way off on everything else too
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kick boxing isn't a style...its a sport...muay thai is a style within that sport
Muay Thai has been around for hundreds of years, kickboxing for about 50 and was based partly on MT.

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In my mind as a "very general" idea of the differences, I would look at cro-cop and wanderlei silva. Cro-cop and myself fight almost exactly alike. He is obviously a kick-boxer, wanderlei silva is more muay-thai. Cro-cop fights from the outside, wanderlei fights a lot on the inside and uses knees etc.
It is you personal preference on how to fight - from distance or not. MT teaches you how to fight effectively in close range also - giving you more weapons to use.
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