@Original poster Comparing style "effectiveness" is a dead end argument friend. Don't sweat that nonsense. Kickboxing as a sport is much more fun than boxing I think, 'cause you get to use your legs. You also have a lesser chance of turning your brain to mush, because you're not constantly eating head shots from fists...you also have to worry about your ribs getting kicked in, but at least the damage isn't as cerebral as time passes. Definately worth checking out. I'd advise it.