I'm really curious about this, so I figured I'd ask you boxers for your opinion. Why would someone study boxing rather than kickboxing? (If you had the option to do either.) Reason I ask is because 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 offensively would be better for self defense, though I guess not everyone studies martial arts for self defense. So yeah, how would you convince a customer shopping for martial arts to pick boxing over kickboxing?