Monday, April 29, 2013

Kickboxing Vs. Muay Thai

Which is better, Kickboxing or Muay Thai? Neither. They are similar but different. They are scored differently and require different strategies. Muay Thai emphasizes power kicks and the clinch is what makes it different from other forms of kickboxing. Kickboxing (above the waist or low kick rules), don't allow clinching, so, boxing hands are more important. In Kickboxing you will throw more combinations and in Muay Thai you will throw harder shots because you most likely be grabbed. The great thing about K-1 style kickboxing is that it blends the styles togeter. The clinch is minimized so there is constant action. Nowadays when you look at this style, you see a mix of the Muay Thai and Kickboxing blended together. So, kickboxers, round out your skills and study both.

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