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    Muay Thai Rules

    Ok, heres my dilemma.
    I trained in Taekwondo for 2 years and have had minimal hapkido training.
    Now im training in Thai Kickboxing and have been for a fair while.
    Im looking at entering the ring sometime soon, in a junior tournament.
    Im 16 years old, A1 fitness, and im keen to get some experience under my belt.

    What i wanted to know was, in the ring, am i allowed to use taekwondo/hapkido kicks? (i would feel more confident if i knew i could throw an in and inner to outer cresent kick across the face should the oppurtunity arise)

    Also, in competition, do they class fighters by age or weight?

    i'm 16 and i weigh 78kg (low body fat percentage though)

    if people culd let me know, thatd be awsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez
    Ok, heres my dilemma.
    I trained in Taekwondo for 2 years and have had minimal hapkido training.
    Now im training in Thai Kickboxing and have been for a fair while.
    Im looking at entering the ring sometime soon, in a junior tournament.
    Im 16 years old, A1 fitness, and im keen to get some experience under my belt.

    What i wanted to know was, in the ring, am i allowed to use taekwondo/hapkido kicks? (i would feel more confident if i knew i could throw an in and inner to outer cresent kick across the face should the oppurtunity arise)

    Also, in competition, do they class fighters by age or weight?

    i'm 16 and i weigh 78kg (low body fat percentage though)

    if people culd let me know, thatd be awsome.
    Yes, you can use TKD kicks in muay thai and kickboxing. AFAIK there's no age classifications. It's usually experience and weight (my first opponent was going to be a 16 yo and I'm 21)
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    so does that mean that regardless of age, my first opponent would be someone who has never been in the ring or has had minimal experience? whats the max age i could end up fighting?
    can you tell me how long rounds go for/how many rounds at my age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez
    so does that mean that regardless of age, my first opponent would be someone who has never been in the ring or has had minimal experience? whats the max age i could end up fighting?
    can you tell me how long rounds go for/how many rounds at my age?
    it all depends on the promoters, really. You could potentially get screwed and end up a warm up match for some contender with 30 fights under their belt or you might get lucky and fight someone who was 0-0 or 0- something. The rounds and round length also depends on the promotion, what organization etc.
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    Kidstapula stated.
    Yes, you can use TKD kicks in Muay Thai and Kickboxing.
    This is interesting. Does a TKD kick get the same score as a Muay Thai kick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebrand
    Kidstapula stated.


    This is interesting. Does a TKD kick get the same score as a Muay Thai kick?

    I would imagine so
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    in muay thai, say i catch a roundhouse kick, can i then move in and sweep my opponents leg? or can throws only be done via the upper body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez
    in muay thai, say i catch a roundhouse kick, can i then move in and sweep my opponents leg? or can throws only be done via the upper body?
    Yes, sweeps are allowed in muay thai
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    Yes you can sweep your opponent, but it won't be counted as a knockdown. You would never fight someone with 30 fights, and if you did you really got fucked over.

    You are an amateur fighter, and people with 30+ fights do not tune up to someone who is 0-0. So don't listen to Kidspatula, because she is a moron.

    You will be classed with someone with the same experience as you, and how it is in Texas after the age of 25 you have to be an open fighter. Open fighters are people with more than I think 9 fights.

    So you will be fighting people most likely under 25, and with less than 9 fights. Most likely someone with only 1 or 2 fights.

    You will be fine.
    I'll make one when I can find one I like.

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    You say you've been training in Muay Thai for a while, but you don't know the rules?

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