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angusyoung1189 said:
I have the choice of training in Muay Thai or kickboxing what do you guys think would be better for mma?Thanks
Muay Thai, you learn better grappling techniques along with the good kicks. I feel that Muay Thai fits into MMA better. Inside leg kicks are perfect set up for a good shoot.

If you can, try them both out. Either would be good, see if you enjoy either one more then the other.
 

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Do Muay Thai. Kick boxing just uses kicks and punches, Muay thai uses kicks punches elbows knees, plus they get you into a clinch and then you can kiss yuoure ass good bye, its hard to get out andvery hard to block thier knees in a clinch, of course the clinch can be escapable.
 

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not as hard to get out of the clinch if u know the correct techniques and u can also reverse the clinch and get ur opponent in it, and guarding while in the clinch position isnt all that bad as u can use ur elbows to hit their thighs while they are trying to knee while also protecting ur head, isnt that hard to do. it is much worse wat they do after the clinch as they can push away and kick punch elbow, also they knee ur sides to make u tired and also swing u off balance and keep working the body. o
 

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BJJ Boy said:
Do Muay Thai. Kick boxing just uses kicks and punches, Muay thai uses kicks punches elbows knees, plus they get you into a clinch and then you can kiss yuoure ass good bye, its hard to get out andvery hard to block thier knees in a clinch, of course the clinch can be escapable.
Kickboxing uses knees and clinch aswell.
 

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pauly_j said:
Kickboxing uses knees and clinch aswell.
Oh they use knees? Yea i new kickboxers used the clinch, but they mostly use it to rest, muay thai fighters use it to take controll of youre body.
 

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watitdo said:
either it's Muay thai or it's not. Muay thai incorporates, knees, elbows, kicks, punches. Kickboxing only has 2....punches/kicks. Most "Kickboxing" gyms say they do Muay thai but in reality...it's just a cardio kickboxing school.
What an ignorant comment, that is false and just not intelligent. Kickboxing is a direct "cousin" of Muay Thai and depending on what organization we are talking about Kickboxing does allow elbows and knees futhermore why can't someone learn kickboxing and learn knee and elbow strikes??? Just beacuse someone trains in Muay Thai does not mean they will be a better striker than a "kickboxer" just look at Lidell and Cro Cop...enough said:)
 

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jamlena said:
What an ignorant comment, that is false and just not intelligent. Kickboxing is a direct "cousin" of Muay Thai and depending on what organization we are talking about Kickboxing does allow elbows and knees futhermore why can't someone learn kickboxing and learn knee and elbow strikes??? Just beacuse someone trains in Muay Thai does not mean they will be a better striker than a "kickboxer" just look at Lidell and Cro Cop...enough said:)
Most organizations I've seen that do kickboxing have rules that have no elbows or knees. Plus, doesn't Cro Cop do Muay Thai, according to his website he started in Muay Thai and moved to grappling.
 

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My goodness. The OP is long gone. Someone should close this thread, lol.
I think everyone agrees, Muay Thai is better than kickboxing, overall. I'm not saying all kickboxer will ger their asses beat by any Thai boxer. Just saying that you'll learn kickboxing out of Muay Thai, and then some.
 

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watitdo said:
hmm..why can't someone who does kickboxing learn knees/elbows? Simple..because most of those dumbass cardio kickboxing instructors don't know real muay thai. American Kickboxing is mostly, western boxing with kicks incorporated. Crocop does Muay thai..not American Kickboxing. As for Chuck..I don't care....
You are ignorant and foolish...enough said
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