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2007/06/08 12:58:42 (permalink)
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Boxing or Thai Boxing?

As my previous posts suggests I am looking to join boxing. for Self defence reasons and self confidence.

I have just seen a Thai Boxing closer to me. Which do you think is better? thai Boxing or Boxing?
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/08 14:34:13 (permalink)
    Depends what you mean by better. For a purely defence situation, I'd go for Muay Thai, as it's more effective in a street fight than boxing. If you get a good gym, Muay Thai training is as good, if not better than boxing training, but on the whole, boxing gyms tend to do more fitness drills.
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/08 14:56:25 (permalink)
    Both are great for self defence. And as said above, how well you are taught is very important. Whoever is training you will have a big impact on how good you can become

    But, thai boxing includes striking with elbows. Are elbows effective in a real fight? Yes

    'Nuff said IMO


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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/08 14:57:59 (permalink)
    On 'paper' Thai Boxing would seem the better choice due to the fact that it's pretty much boxing but with added knees and elbows.

    But...

    It will really come down to the gym, the instructors, how much sparring they incorporate, etc, etc...


    Overall though, my advice for self defence would be Boxing plus some form of grappling art such as Judo or Ju Jitsu.
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/08 17:58:23 (permalink)

    Best to have a look at both. See how you feel if you do a few classes of each.

    like previously said, depends alot on who's teaching.

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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/08 19:54:31 (permalink)
    defo thai boxing if its taught well. elbows, knees, thai clinch; awesome.
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/09 05:50:38 (permalink)
    Boxing is better for conditioning imo.

    Once you have mastered the art of throwing a combination of punches correctly you will be shocked by the amount of power you carry and it will do a lot for your self-esteem.
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/09 10:19:04 (permalink)
    I done boxing in my youth, and I now do thai boxing.

    I probably felt more confident in my street fighting ability when I done boxing.

    I felt if I threw punches I would definetly land them on the button, plus my punches were extremely powerfull, I felt if I hit anyone with a 1-2-1 there would be no way they would still be standing up.

    I was 15 when I stopped though so maybe that was young over cponfdence.

    Now I do Muay thai, I dont feel as powerful or accurate with punches, but clinching and kneeing is a definite bonus in a street fight.
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/09 20:30:55 (permalink)
    Id go Boxing personally,

    I say this as it takes time to learn how to through a decent punch let alone learn how to use Knees kicks and elbows to
    a good standard.

    Although as mentioned it is more important to find the correct club and trainer. joining a club weather it boxing or Thai Boxing
    and sticking to it will all depended how much you enjoy it.

    Good luck and "keep your hands up" ;)
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/10 08:52:15 (permalink)
    I'm with Integra..I recall a jolly boys outing to Skegness many many years ago..though i didnt go my mate told me the story..the at the time Village hardman was knocking the locals over like ten pins in the bar room brawl..he'd knocked that many down he had to go searching..well his search stopped with a lad who to be fair warned Jack that he was a good amateur boxer...course Jack been Jack didnt want to end his roll..the kid took him apart..and trust me Jack could bang'em out..i never get involved in "hardmen" threads..but even today there's not many blokes i know in the village would willingly go toe to toe with him..end of the day kicks or no kicks elbows or no elbows..a good right hook and it's lights out.

    It's hard to be humble when I'm so great...

    If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize...Muhammad Ali
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/10 13:40:45 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: sl

    As my previous posts suggests I am looking to join boxing. for Self defence reasons and self confidence.

    I have just seen a Thai Boxing closer to me. Which do you think is better? thai Boxing or Boxing?

    whhy not do both for a few weeeks, and see which you prefer?

    imo both are first class
    post edited by mart77 - 2007/06/10 13:41:08
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/10 14:11:17 (permalink)
    agree with above - i was going to say
    sit down and ask would i rather
    jab, hook, uppercut
    or
    punch, knee, elbow

    you may get your answer

    i know people who swear by both, i know a few ex professional boxers, one in particular works the doors and his hand speed, power and knock-out ability is amazing
    i also know more thai boxers who are also very tasty lads

    its up to you i suppose

    a little story a bit similar to oasis's.......
    one lad that goes to our boxing club was in my year at school, he's a bit mad, record for gbh done time inside etc
    one of those people that would bite ears off, etc in a street fight

    well he was drinking round our way the other day, and he's a big lad about 6 foot 2 but close to being ripped, i'll guess about 13 stone
    there was a bloke in there giving it the "im old school me, i'll take anyone out in here"
    well most people would say to themselves, i can take him but im here for a quiet drink and not a charge card
    well his response was "im a bit old school myself you di*k"

    cue a "fight" or should i say a one-time devastatingly fast and hard punch and stars for the "old school" bloke
    the lad i know doesnt decide to get off, he decides to stand on the now unconcious blokes chest, take his top off and do bodybuilding poses whilst people in the bar took photos of him on their phones,

    the police showed up, he ripped the door off the van and got charged with something, cant remember what

    so my answer is boxing
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    RE: Boxing or Thai Boxing? 2007/06/12 09:53:18 (permalink)
    Thai boxing, why only punch if you could learn to kick and knee and elbow as well?
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