The 2 Best Fighting Styles in MMA – Muay Thai VS Boxing!
“The Science Of Eight Limbs” or “The Art Of Eight Limbs” is referred to modern day people as Maui Thai. it is a martial Art that uses eight striking points. The use of kicks, punches, elbows and knees are all legal strikes in Maui Thai. Maui Thai Kickboxing has a huge influence on Mixed Martial Arts, almost every professional MMA fighter has trained in Muai Thai.
Most of the techniques in Muai Thai use the whole body when they are striking. Fighters will rotate there hip with every kick elbow, knee and punch, thus giving them more power and speed when they are striking. Muai Thai has two main Techniques, there are Mae Mai ( Major Techniques) and Luk Mai ( Minor Techniques). Muai Thai works so well in MMA because of the versatility, it has, there are low kicks and clinch kneeing, that can render an opponent un-conscious or cut, to stop the fight.
Boxing is one of the oldest fighting forms in the world. Boxing is a combat sport that utilizes two hand to hand fighters, fighting against each other using only there fists. There are many rules in the boxing ring, a boxing match is usually supervised with a referee, and there are usually 3-5 minute round interviews. Most historians believe that the worrier class Spartans was the first people to use boxing in order to train for sword and shield fighting.
The Romans also used boxing to train there armies, and also boxing was a huge part in the days of the gladiators. After the fall of the Roman Empire boxing fanished, but it would re surface in the face of Bare-Knuckle Boxing found in Europe in the 18th-17th-centuries? Boxing works very well in MMA, because you do not open your self up to takedowns. It is much easier to take a fighter down when he is kicking then when he is standing. Some fighters like to stand and box like chuck Liddell, and others like to use the Muai thai style of Kneeing and clinching like Shugon Rua. Both fighters were champions and are exports in there own discipline, what makes a MMA fighter successful in the cage is the believe that you can win and know your opponents strengths and weaknesses.