Question by barkey2: Any Boxers here think Muay Thai is the most overrated striking martial art?
So anyny MMA fans think Muay Thai is the best striking style I personally think it is extremely overrated.Here is why:
1)Muay Thai fighters kick so slow compared to other striking styles such as Savate and Tae Kwon Do
2)The footwork in Muay Thai is horrible!It is so slow and lacks the decisiveness and slippery quick movements of boxing ans Savate.
3)Muay Thai fighters are absolutely horrible punchers.Even American kickboxers punch harder and faster than them
4)Muay Thai fighters have weakly developed defenses against punches.Although they specialize in elbow strikes which are harder than punches,a punch is much quicker and less predictable than an elbow strike.So if an average Muay Thai fighter fought an average boxer,the MT fighter would get slaughtered in punching range because they lack proper knowledge and defense techniques against punching.
5)While most MMA fans brag aroound how Muay Thai is the ultimate striking MA and best self defense style,I disagree.Muay Thai is designed primarily for one on one fighting.not multiple opponents.If a Muay Thai fighter got jumperd by 5 men,he would be in deep **** because of the slow speed he strikes.
6)Additionally,Muay Thai doesn’t teach how to defend against weapons or worst case scenarios such as being cornered the way Krav Maga and Sambo does.
I really think MMA fans overrate muay Thai.MMA fans keep bragging how all martial arts except BJJ are useless and for ******* and that Muay Thai fighters will easily crush any Special forces soldiers such as Israeli commando and Spetsnaz.MMA fans keep bashing other MMA styles that equally if not more powerful striking styles such as Savate and Karate.Savateurs,Boxers,TKDists,Karateka,Shaolin Monks,Israeli commandos,and Spetsnaz could strike MUCH MUCH HARDER and MUCH MUCH Faster than even the best Muay Thai fighters could(Both Europeans and Thai)!Muay Thai is so overrated!
Answer by Jose M
i have tons more respect for practitioners of Muai Thai, a sport that goes waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back, well over a thousand years.
I think those dudes who roll around on the canvas in that non-sport that is MMA are overrated. If I wanted to see two dudes beating the stupid out of each other, I would go down to a local bar after 10 PM and see two drunk dudes throw down.
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