Taekwondo vs Muay Thai
I like this Sparring scene, I had the chance to learn Taekwondo in College and get my green belt in the World Taekwondo Federation. I also train Muay Thai, when I was living in CT I met a guy from the Philippines who had been training that art since he was a kid, he was hard as a rock, I learned a lot and I’m thankful for it.
Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts. The professional league is governed by The Professional Boxing Association of Thailand sanctioned by The Sports Authority of Thailand and World Muay Thai Federation overseas.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Taekwondo is a great art, perfect for all those who like kicking techniques. Muay Thai has some similar kicks too but its training is much harder, you will find leg kicks and elbow strikes which are not in Taekwondo.
Learn more about Kickboxing here in Sports and Martial Arts.