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    What is American kickboxing?

    Hi

    What are the diffiences between American kickboxing and kickboxing/muay thai. Theres a club near me and i just wanted to know your views on it

    Can't find anything on the web thats useful enough.

    Tanks

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    To the best of my knowledge:
    American kickboxing:
    Only use fists and feet (no knees or elbows, usually no shins either)
    No hitting anything below the waist (basically, no leg kicks)
    Limited or no clinch grappling

    Muay Thai, full rules:
    Allows fists, feet, knees, elbows, and shins
    Allows leg kicks
    Allows for extended clinch grappling

    American kickboxing is like Muay Thai's weaker, ginger cousin. If the school is good, though, you will learn some solid fundamentals, kinda like a mix of TKD and boxing. Go check out the school, see if you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViciousFlamingo
    It's like Muay Thai's weaker, ginger cousin.

    Meh, tell that to Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez.

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    Also you have to wear those homo little karate booties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanyseanybean
    Meh, tell that to Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez.
    "Urquidez has obtained black belts in nine styles: judo, kempo, shotokan, taekwondo, lima lama, white crane kung fu, jujutsu, aikido, and karate." Rulesets don't make a badass.

    Anyhow, most of my limited striking experience comes some time at an American kickboxing school, and I was pretty happy with it. I'm not saying American kickboxing completely sucks. I'm just saying, I think MT is a cooler ruleset to be training and competing in.
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    Im suprised they havnt intergrated crocs.

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    Benny Urquidez: In Muay Thai you have to take the elbows out because the public does not want to see that. The knees are not bad at all as long as you do not grab the neck and clinch. Then it starts to look like it is wrestling. People do not want to see that. Knees are fine as long as you do not clinch.


    Obviously a well informed guy that doesn't hold anything against his controversial Muay Thai bouts...

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    I've never really understood the pro fighter desire to be a showman. If i was a pro fighter i would be way more interested in winning fights. I can't stand the way people boo Lyoto Machida, I love the guys stratagy.

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    The audience crying for the blood of your opponent and knowing your name is what makes fighting worth it.

    If you're not bigtime then you're pretty much just another face on the card so it's always nice to standout.

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    Also you have to wear those homo little karate booties.
    Not true only some of them.

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