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    Is there ANY advantage to training Muay Boran or Lerdrit over Muay Thai

    So a few from my mma dojo are looking at hitting to Tiger Camp next summer for a training week holiday, and Ive been doing some reading into other thai arts after looking at Muay Boran (the traditional stuff, though there seems to be aspects of 'the deadlyz' in some of the writing about how its too dangerous for the ring etc) and the Krabi Krabong (weaponry training, looks interesting from a historical point and from my dabbling in Silat). Upon finding out more theres this thing called Lerdrit thats apparently the nastiest mauy thai moves reserved for the military... but doesnt that make it basically Muay Thai with possibly a small amount of extra stuff?

    It doesnt sound like theres much advantage to training Muay Boran or Lerdrit over Muay Thai unless you really dig traditional styles.

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    <snap judgement>That Lerdrit sounds like Thai spiced Krav</snap judgement>. I don't know a great deal about Muay Boran; having never trained it or know anybody that does. From observations, there are differences in the guard stances and a few techniques differ but I could see one being played within the rule set of the other without too much hassle. After all, they were both developed to kick-punch someone in the face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cake of Doom View Post
    <snap judgement>That Lerdrit sounds like Thai spiced Krav</snap judgement>. I don't know a great deal about Muay Boran; having never trained it or know anybody that does. From observations, there are differences in the guard stances and a few techniques differ but I could see one being played within the rule set of the other without too much hassle. After all, they were both developed to kick-punch someone in the face.
    The 'Krav' thing was what I was thinking.

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    No. Muay Boran is in no way better than Muay Thai. Besides, I'm pretty sure the only instructor qualified to teach authentic Muay Boran is Kru Preang who teaches the Muay Thai Chaiya style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U82CtBYUEwE

    Modern Muay Thai incorporates many elements of Western boxing as well which I believe have been a positive influence on the style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myn View Post
    No. Muay Boran is in no way better than Muay Thai. Besides, I'm pretty sure the only instructor qualified to teach authentic Muay Boran is Kru Preang who teaches the Muay Thai Chaiya style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U82CtBYUEwE

    Modern Muay Thai incorporates many elements of Western boxing as well which I believe have been a positive influence on the style.
    Isnt Lerdit seperate from Muay Boran?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjonghng View Post
    Isnt Lerdit seperate from Muay Boran?
    It's a style of fighting derived from Muay Boran, but has no appreciable advantage over Muay Thai.

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