Discussion in 'Thai Boxing' started by Vinny Lugo, Sep 26, 2016.
So many combine the two that we need a name for this style.
Still the same? Why?
Because you're still using the "eight limbs" of muay thai.
I know I'm new to this but say for instance at the school I train at, the main instructor took traditional Muay Thai and traditional western boxing and combined them together. The stance is more Muay Thai style (more squared off compared to a boxing stance) but instead of taking one step back, forward, and to the side, and whathave you we are dancing around the ring like a western style boxer. Also, I've found that in traditional MT, you are mostly using elbows and the punches aren't emphasized as much. However, this instructor basically took the best of both worlds and combined them together. So this would still be considered Muay Thai?
If he's still using feet, knees, and elbows, and if the legal targets are still muay thai targets, then ... yes.
It is called cross training.
Ya, that too!
Yes, all of that is there. The only difference is it's more boxing oriented and the stance is more boxing oriented and you don't have that weird leg thing out that most MT fighters have, where the front leg is out and you are kind of bouncing on it (I think you know what I mean). However the instructor will still do the classic MT fast low sweep kick thing that knocks you on the ground, and he makes you constantly be aware that they can use that move on you.
Well we have JKD kickboxing that sounds vaguely what youre describing.
There's also Dutch kickboxing which has a much bigger influence from boxing.
Otherwise your instructor might just be teaching muay thai "with a boxing influence". Like a personal flavour.
What's in a name?
"A rose by any other..." etc
If it's a hybrid Muay thai style or just Muay thai with a boxing influence does it matter?
No its not JKD because in JKD the punches, kicks and blocks are based on wing chun kung fu and I know what that looks like. I recognize many of the moves too like the knee thrust, the low leg sweep, the move where you like thrust your leg way out to keep your opponenent at bay, and clench then slam your knee into their solar plexus
No it doesnt matter. Im just curious
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Glorious...it's called glorious.
AH, you're confusing JKD kickboxing with JunFan GungFu.
JKD kickboxing looks very different from JFGF. It looks a lot like boxing footwork and timing and had combinations, but the kicks are from karate/savate. It's a very effective style.
So what's the story with that? I keep seeing JKD marketed as JunFanGungFu and then those marketed as Filipino martial arts? That's confusing.
Yes, it does seem to be pretty effective so far.
There are many camps in thailand who have produced both Western Boxing and Muay Thai champs and thus hybrid camps working and cross training both methods BUT muay thai is the mix of westernized elements with original Thai strategies, thats how it evolved into what it is today.
So really what Im doing here is the norm?
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