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Hi Im 17 years old and planning to become a pro mma fighter, I want to be an elite striker and Im thinking about starting boxing for 2 years and then move and continue Kickboxing so i will be strong with my hands, dodges and movement , should i go straight to kickboxing or should i first learn how to box and then add kickboxing so my boxing will be elite?
 

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It would probably be smarter to start with kickboxing because boxing is pretty one dimentional. Kickboxing gives you more of a base that is compatible with MMA. Holly Holm for example while she was a multi-divisional boxing champion originally started as a kickboxer and her MMA matches reflect background considering her title winning strike was a kick.
 

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I don't know.

All I can think is, if you're learning standup DON'T get a trainer whose background is BJJ or something other than striking.

Even if its a famous BJJ guy like Firas Zahabi. Get a real boxing/kickboxing coach. Not someone who specializes in another art and only part times in what they're teaching you.
 

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That is certainly true. There are some trainer who are good at one discipline and only one discipline.
 

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Timothy Johnson worked with "Mayweather boxing" prior to his KO upset of Tyrell Fortune.

Timothy Johnson has been fighting for a long time. That might've been the first time he worked with a real boxing coach.

It can make a huge difference.
 

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I'm not saying working with a boxing coach can't be helpful but working some kicks or at least kick defense into one's game is definitely advantageous.
 

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I assume you learn boxing when you learn kickboxing. Maybe it's not the exact same thing, but isn't kickboxing just boxing plus kicking? (Feel free to knock some sense into me if this isn't the case!)
I also assume that being able to utilize your legs Sarkari Result Pnr Status 192.168.1.1 offensively would be better for self defense, though I guess not everyone studies martial arts for self defense.
 

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Actually there's a considerable difference between boxing and kickboxing in terms of overall techniques and fighting strategy. Boxers can bob and weave to avoid punches in a way that you can't in kickboxing. You also have to be on your guard for kicks coming at you.
 

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Kickboxing focuses on many things but boxing specializes in punches only. Nobody can punch better than a skilled boxer. ... For instance, kickboxing requires one to use hands and legs, while in boxing only hands are used. Despite such differences, both are great for both physical and defense training. shareit vidmate
 

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Yeah but I feel like a kick boxer is going to have an advantage because a kick boxer is going to be able to utilize their legs to keep someone at a distance and still dish out shots. A boxer wouldn't have that focus not to mention they don't think about kick boxing focus like distance.
 
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