Boxing and Muay Thai are both stand-up strike based combat styles. There are similarities. However, both are separate sports styles altogether. Wondering which sport to pick? This article might help.
Boxing dates back to 688BC originating in Greece is older than Muay Thai. The use of strikes with knees elbows and legs in Boxing is prohibited. Boxing uses footwork and defense like shoulder rolls, ducks and slips and strong jabs and hooks to defeat the opponent.
Muay Thai, the National Sport of Thailand. Known as “The Art of Eight Limbs.” Eight points in the body are used as weapons. Hands act as sword and dagger. The shins and forearms act as armor against strikes. The elbow acts as a hammer to strike opponents. The legs and knees act as an axe and staff. The entire body transforms into a lethal weapon. The history of this Combat art dates back to several centuries.
Both these styles rising in Singapore. Amateur Training and fights are in demand. It is no surprise; adults are turning to combat sports to activate their lifestyles. Let’s explore the differences among the two combat styles.
|Body workout||Though Boxing needs the upper body. The workout involves the entire body to train. Boxing intensely strengthens the shoulders arms and back. However, the sport takes power from the feet to the hand, thus turning it into a full body workout making you sweat those fats like water.||Muay Thai works on every muscle of the body. It is a blend of cardio, strength, conditioning and endurance training. It gives your body definition. Makes your shins tough as iron. Turns your elbows and knees into rock-solid armor. It is indeed a high-intensity fat burning workout.|
On one hand, Boxing gives you excellent punching skills, on the other Muay Thai gives you an advantage of Kicks. However, you cannot be an outstanding Boxer if you combine Muay Thai techniques in your training. However, you can be an Expert Muay Thai fighter if you inculcate Boxing in your training. Both forms need rigorous training before you step into the ring.
Again, whatever you choose to train in, the instructor plays a vital role. Start with Boxing. Train with the best at KOS.