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Muay Thai in the OC - Muay Thai vs. Kickboxing

Let’s start with the basics: What exactly is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is a form of Martial Arts that’s estimated to be over 2000 thousand years old. Its origins trace back to Thailand, however many people today know it as ‘Thai Boxing’. There are many misconceptions surrounding Muay Thai OC and many believe it is just another form of kickboxing. However, contrary to popular belief, Muay Thai and Kickboxing are two completely different types of martial arts.

When it comes to initial training, both forms of martial arts have different strategies used by their fighters. Kickboxing will usually focus on heightening overall stamina and developing the power of kicking and punching strikes. Kick boxers must constantly improve functionality in their limbs; they must strengthen them and make each limb more durable.

Muay Thai falls neatly into the other side of the spectrum. It is a serious and disciplined principal that focuses on increasing the efficiency of the fighter’s attacks. Keep in mind however; Muay Thai fighters still train to become physically stronger and most will achieve a greater amount of endurance.

Principle Differences
There are in fact, three distinct differences between Muay Thai and Kickboxing:

Muay Thai is a much older form of martial arts compared to Kickboxing
In Muay Thai, fighters will focus on improving efficiency within their attacks; kickboxing focuses on attack power through kicking and punching
Muay Thai incorporates elbows and knees – kicking, punching and striking.

Muay Thai: More than Fighting

Thai boxing is far cry away from general boxing because it includes the use of your hands, elbows, feet and also your knees. It is much regarded as a form of science as well, where you are required to learn discipline, knowledge and respect. In order to gain perspective with this form of martial arts, proper training and much practise is needed.

How do you know you are getting ‘Authentic’ Muay Thai Orange County ?

Authentic is a loaded word when it comes to any form of martial arts. And, there is no exception to that rule when talking about Muay Thai in the OC. If you truly want to experience Muay Thai or even find out more, you may want to visit some studios located throughout Orange County. However, for an even closer experience, there is one particular school that allows students a free 30 day trial.

There is no doubt that Muay Thai is a great way to work out; both physically and emotionally. If you‘re into martial arts and want something more unique, Muay Thai may be exactly what you are looking for. Check out this link to find out more about a free 30 day trial.

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Orange County Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
22661 Lambert Street
#209 Lake Forest, CA 92630
Contact: 949.951.4796  

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  • Name: Chris

    Company: Orange County Jiu-Jitsu & MMA

    Telphone: 949-951-4796 , -