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    First day of new Muay Thai

    So me and my friend just started classes at the Chicago Boxing Club, they just brought in someone to teach Muay Thai. The guy is awesome and I have all the respect in the world for him but I have a question regarding what he was saying; he said there were a couple different types of Muay Thai, ex: his Muay Thai is from Asia, but wouldn't that just be sanshou or something?
    I like him though
    He is tough and calls out students all the time, his technique looks good too.
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    There are Thai styles and Dutch styles of muaythai. Two very different schools of thought on the same sport. There are things to be learned from both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilboy7778 View Post
    ex: his Muay Thai is from Asia, but wouldn't that just be sanshou or something?
    Pop quiz:

    Muay Thai originates from where?

    A: Thailand
    B: TUF Season 5
    C: The A-Team

    Thailand is on which continent?

    A: Europe
    B: Asia
    C: How could it be Asia, that's just China, Korea and Japan right? Excuse me while I chug a bottle of bleach and waste the free, first class education afforded me as a citizen of the richest country Earth has ever known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lu Tze View Post
    Can't resist.Pop quiz:

    Muay Thai originates from where?

    A: Thailand
    B: TUF Season 5
    C: The A-Team

    Thailand is on which continent?

    A: Europe
    B: Asia
    C: How could it be Asia, that's just China, Korea and Japan right? Excuse me while I chug a bottle of bleach and waste the free, first class education afforded me as a citizen of the richest country Earth has ever known.
    OY *2 minutes of push ups*
    Are there crescent kicks in Muay Thai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilboy7778 View Post
    OY *2 minutes of push ups*
    Are there crescent kicks in Muay Thai?
    Muay Thai has the same kicks as many other styles, you just don't see them very often in competition, so yes they do have crescent kicks.

    Now a better question would be why are you learning crescent kicks when the bread and butter of Muay Thai is the round house kick, in a variety of fashions, and the front kick, or Teip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin.74 View Post
    Muay Thai has the same kicks as many other styles, you just don't see them very often in competition, so yes they do have crescent kicks.

    Now a better question would be why are you learning crescent kicks when the bread and butter of Muay Thai is the round house kick, in a variety of fashions, and the front kick, or Teip.
    He wasn't teaching us that I just saw him do it against one of the students that called him out...
    I'm going to blame my lack of knowledge right now on the summer, I usually get 40 percent dummererered

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    There are Thai styles and Dutch styles of muaythai. Two very different schools of thought on the same sport. There are things to be learned from both.
    Hi KidSpatula, if you could expand on what some of the differences are between the two, I for one would be really interested to learn.

    Lu Tze, are you saying England is the richest country the earth has ever known, or America? And what are you basing that on, because if its per capita, I'm not so sure about that.

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    Well, I'm assuming he comes from the U.S. considering he said "Chicago Boxing Club"... but hey, don't let that get in the way of whatever jingoistic rant you're building up to.

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    Thai style muaythai schools typically have a strong focus on the intricacies of the clinch, fast round kicks and teeps. Dutch style schools have a stronger emphasis on "kickboxing" combinations and hard leg kicks. The stances and footwork between the two styles are drastically different as are the kicking mechanics.
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