IR or MT: Which To Compete In?
I have a dilema that's bothering me.
I am having a hard time figuring out to compete in either International Rules or Muay Thai. I train under a former world Muay Thai champ who also held championships in FCR and Boxing. Well I had my first amatuer Kickboxing (FCR) match last weekend. My coach says I'm a natural at FCR, but I want to compete in either International Rules or Muay Thai. I thought of it like this.
I'm pretty good at FCR, so International Rules would be good. I like leg kicks, so IR = FCR + leg kicks. So I could be pretty damn good in IR.
But I like Muay Thai as well, and my coach was a former world champion in it, so I could sorta "follow in his footsteps" in a way. But I would be a "fish out of water". I am also worried about getting klilled in the clinch (which I'm not bad at, but still).
So which would be best for me to compete in?
P.S. - I have a question about leg kicks for anyone that's willing to help. ALot of times when I throw a leg kick, and the person checks it, my shin bounces off their knee. How can I prevent this?
It really depends on what you wanna do. If you want to branch out, train a little extra, and work on clinching, go for MT. If you don't, do IR. It's preference, really. Do you want to win or just gain general fighting experience?
In regards to your P.S.: that means they checked your kick properly.
Id go with IR until you get better at the clinch.
I like IR because its just kicks and punches anywhere (right? or are knees allowed?)
IR is punches, kicks, low kicks (to the thighs only). No knees, elbows, or clinching.
Originally Posted by GIJoe6186
MY strengths are definatly my boxing, and my body kicks.
I'm working hard on leg kicks, and also how to check them.
I'm thinking IR would be my strength. But my coach is a former champ in MT, so I feel like I should be fighting MT. Also I look at K-1 and all the Muay Thai fighters (llike Sefo, Le Banner, Aerts, ect) hardly ever use the clinch.
I don't know, it's just bothering me.
If your coach says you can fight MT then do it. If he thinks you need to fight IR first then follow his instructions. Thats what you are paying him for. His knowledge and advice.
Aldo, dont fight Muay Thai because you feel you have to follow your coaches sport. You like IR, so do that.
I dont even think they can clinch to much in K-1, K-1 is not Muay Thai.
Also, no, Muay Thai does not make you more bad ass then IR.
Are shin kicks allowed?
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