Difference between Kickboxing and Muay Thai

Difference between Kickboxing and Muay Thai

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Difference between Kickboxing and Muay Thai

Kickboxing and Muay Thai are both striking-based martial arts, but they have distinct differences in terms of techniques, rules, and cultural origins. Here are key distinctions between kickboxing and Muay Thai:

Cultural Origins:

Use of Limbs:

Clinch and Grappling:


Defensive Techniques:

Scoring System:


International Recognition:

While kickboxing and Muay Thai share some similarities, including the use of kicks and punches, their differences in techniques, cultural origins, and rulesets make each martial art distinct. Practitioners often choose based on personal preferences, training goals, and the specific aspects of striking they find most appealing.

Further Reading

What is Muay Thai Kickboxing?

History of Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai Kickboxing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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