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    2 Months of boxing or muay thai?

    Howdy there, Ive seen numerous threads on here debating boxing vs muay thai but Id really appreciate some experienced opinions. Going to do a bit of travelling in a couple months here and I want to get a bit of striking experience, not expecting to become a champ in 2 months but I'd like to have a general idea of what to go for if **** gets messy. With my schedule its going to be 2 months of muay thai or boxing at 2 classes a week. Your thoughts?

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    Two months is such a small time frame that you are best sticking to boxing where the technique set is already limited and at least learn how to jab > straight badly. Also, "street fights" almost always have one person punching another person, boxing skills are much more important than learning how to do an armbar or how to check a kick.
    "Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
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    by the way im in calgary, and its either southpaw boxing club or dragons den muay thai if anyone knows.

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    So... punchy or punchy-kicky? I vote Muay Thai. The kicking won't be so distracting, work on hand skills at least 2/3rds of the time.
    Some tips on punching from El Guapo:
    YouTube- Bas rutten teaches boxing
    Front leg snappy little shin & stop kicks, rear leg strong shin kicks like this:
    YouTube- Bas Rutten's secret to power kicking


    Man, just make sure you don't just throw those shin kicks out there, set them up with the hands.
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    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
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    I vote boxing.

    You can learn almost the entire moveset in one session. After that its just repetition, sparring and repetition and you'll end up pretty handy.
    "The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
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    Go for Boxing.

    The time is limited, so you need to get bang for your buck.
    The more limited technique-set of Boxing can be trained in two months and you will have a decent basic knowledge.

    Muay Thai has to many techniques and combo's to train in two months. Minimum is six months to one year.

    Later you can add your Boxing skills into Muay Thai, Savate, Sanda, Full-Contact, Kickboxing, Seidokaikan...so your training isn't lost at all.

    Go for Boxing.
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    Boxing, The sweet science. Get the basics down then just keep working on 'em.

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    Do it but Don't count on it.

    Study whichever one you want but keep it simple. Train just a few techniques and practice them constantly over the next couple of months. I mean constantly. Go to class whenever you can and shadow box hundreds of repetitions a day.

    Don't assume this training will make you safe. Try to avoid situations where you will need it.

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    All interesting points, i start boxing next week and I'm pretty stoked. thanks russel, you're definitely right there. I'm not looking to be a boss streetfighter but hoping in 2 months Ill atleast be more capable of taking a couple smacks, having never engaged in fisticuffs. Thanks gents

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    If no Muay Thai, then pick a couple kicks and practice them in your spare time such as these:
    YouTube- Inside Shin Kick
    YouTube- Carl Cestari self defense 4
    YouTube- Kickboxing Training - Low Kick
    YouTube- Muay Thai Boxing Moves : The Muay Thai Style Low Kick
    YouTube- Low Kick - Training by Powerhouse Kickboxing
    YouTube- Inside Low Kick
    YouTube- Push Kick
    YouTube- Muay Thai Training - Low Kick
    a very easy combo to drill on your own
    YouTube- (39) effective Low Kick combination (Korea jiu jitsu Hapkido)

    practice throwing these after a hand combo. Don't worry about throwing high kicks, low kicks are faster, much harder to see or block (in time), don't require much flexibility but only coordination. & get a good comfortable pair of boots like Dr Martens so you can low shin kick & toe kick comfortably. That & they're durable & inconspicuous.
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

    "Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
    ~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney

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