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Muay Thai Destroys Taekwondo?

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  • Why do cocky Taekwondo fighters get destroyed by Muay Thai so often? This is the definitely guide of Taekwondo for Muay Thai, kickboxing, and MMA.
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  • @LawrenceKenshin
    @LawrenceKenshin  10 หลายเดือนก่อน +143

    Do you enjoy watching cocky Taekwondo fighters get destroyed by Muay Thai?
    Free Legendary Strategies: www.lawrencekenshin.com

    • @andymudhoney
      @andymudhoney 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Nothing compares to that ❤

    • @justinkennedy3004
      @justinkennedy3004 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      How'd you like that Sean performance, Lawrence? I'd guess you aren't a fan of the guy.

    • @Cano644
      @Cano644 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Perfect spinning back kick can shatter ribs and side kick to face could ko criticaly

    • @PHATT_TV
      @PHATT_TV 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Art in explaining this all 👌😎

    • @rj26784323
      @rj26784323 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Hi Lawrence, love your work! This is a bit random but I was wondering if you had seen any grantstevensmma on TH-cam? He's really cool, taekwondo base > martial arts tricking. Amazingly athletic, incredible technique and good coaching with some other um interesting beliefs. Id love to hear what you think of martial arts tricking. If you see this and you feel so inclined let me know

  • @qowkerf
    @qowkerf 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1482

    It's 100% true that low kicks require less skill and athleticism than higher or even spinning kicks. Pointing a gun and pulling the trigger also requires much less skill than hitting something with a bow, and no one questions which of the two is more effective. In the end, it is only about what works and is more efficient, what ends the fight more quickly.

    • @MrVvulf
      @MrVvulf 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +133

      Most people have no idea that even in the era of "knights" they constantly practiced not just with their weapons, but in WRESTLING. Most fights between knights that ended in death didn't happen from getting a lance through the chest, or an arrow through the eye holes.
      The way most knights died in combat was terrifying, and brutal. In war, most of the time they were mobbed and pinned down while some of the people attacking them used daggers to stab them in places the armor doesn't protect - under the armpits, in the guts where the chest armor ends, in the neck, through the eye, etc.
      In single combat, it was extremely rare for someone to die from an attack via sword, axe, halberd, etc. Again, it came down to losing a wrestling match, and having a dagger plunged into some unprotected areas.
      Even in armor, the better martial artist wins.

    • @anonony9081
      @anonony9081 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +57

      Spinning kicks seem way more risky too. If you don't land it you've possibly left yourself wide open or even worse allowed yourself to fall down or be taken down

    • @wojciechorzechowski2211
      @wojciechorzechowski2211 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      not really, because people do not run with a bow in Ukraine right now... TK is not a BS, but as said in the video, it is incomplite if compared to other sports like Muay Thai, boks or BJJ.

    • @kingtut1735
      @kingtut1735 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +47

      Who cares what something "looks" like, spinning kicks look "good" but all of these theatrics keep you open. You might as well say ballet is great.
      Muay Thai is powerful, straight to the point. And I low kick checked can cause a lot of damage.
      Low Kicks require talent and technique, just as all the theatrical spinning, drop kicks.

    • @avalanche816
      @avalanche816 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Absolutely correct@@kingtut1735

  • @chi7818
    @chi7818 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +399

    It all boils down to actually fighting. TKD is about scoring points, MT is about physically beating someone into submission. It should be obvious which one is superior in an actual fight.

    • @krismikewill
      @krismikewill 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Great analysis.

    • @JaeponeTube
      @JaeponeTube 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Straight to the point comment. Like Muay Thai, straight to the point ass kicking.

    • @leezap
      @leezap 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      Correct. TKD is a sport where MT is a fight. MT stresses on beating and taking punishment which involves a lot of pain and the test if you have the heart to win.

    • @rsat9526
      @rsat9526 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      @@leezap It was originally designed to be an art for war. The current version is considered to be a toned down version for sport already. Muay Thai is deadly. I guess Jujitsu is the only school of martial arts which is effective to some extent against Muay Thai.

    • @amit_patel654
      @amit_patel654 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Yup, same thing with Karate. When I was in highschool, I did Karate for 3 years at a reputable dojo. I found myself getting tired of it because I realized that I wasn't actually fighting. It was mostly katas and some weapon forms. And even on the few days we would actually spar, it was point-based, and it was limited side movement (you can only throw a side kick, an overhand knife-hand to the temple, a back fist, or a punch from the hip). It didn't make any sense to me, and I thought "No one in the real world actually fights like this". I honestly wish I went into Muay Thai from the get-go, but there were only karate dojos around and I didn't really know any better at the time.

  • @Brad__McCormick
    @Brad__McCormick 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +307

    I studied Thai boxing in the marine corps. My first sergeant was a boxer and he showed me what a shin kick to the thigh felt like. It was even light, but man did it hurt. I became obsessed after that.

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      What, no elbow to the face or knee to the kidney? ;)

    • @nightclawer6679
      @nightclawer6679 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      The golden cobra hold every year which Thai army and the US train together. Thai army has incorporated Muaythai to their technique I.E kicking,knee and elbow while holding M-16. It useful in urban warfare with many obstacles and limited space which close combat ensure.

    • @Brad__McCormick
      @Brad__McCormick 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      @@nightclawer6679 a good shin kick to the thigh can knock a man down who’s not ready for it. Better than a punch. It’s a great idea to incorporate it into hand-to-hand.

    • @nightclawer6679
      @nightclawer6679 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      @@Brad__McCormick try holding M-16 model gun or something and using elbow knee and kick or push kick in Muaythai style. It work surprisingly well cuz Muaythai standing on one leg and the gun weight help in stability

    • @ThunderChunky101
      @ThunderChunky101 หลายเดือนก่อน

      A devastating move.

  • @mayanoy88
    @mayanoy88 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

    Taekwondo : Sports.
    Muay Thai : Lethal Weapon.

    • @cnevarita6265
      @cnevarita6265 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Laugh in Lethwei

    • @AjemanChannel-il3ci
      @AjemanChannel-il3ci หลายเดือนก่อน

      at My Perspective points as Observer:
      I agree Taekwondo as More into it for support at least for defender on the Street.
      Muay Thai More Than Lethal Weapon either in the Ring or on the Street.

    • @luiscano8745
      @luiscano8745 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@cnevarita6265 lol no one knows that shit

    • @CrazyChou
      @CrazyChou 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@cnevarita6265 yeah the art of 9 limbs💪

  • @eboytc
    @eboytc 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +110

    One misconcept is that MT doesnt have round back kick. Actually it does. Its call Chorakae-Fad-Hang (meaning Crocodile moves its tail). It's one of the fan fovorite move and known for its force in MT as well. but it isnt used very often in MT fight because of its drawback if not successfully landed

    • @SAMEntalhealth
      @SAMEntalhealth 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      That's right you know exactly what you're talking about❤❤

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      most people don't know that there are multiple styles of muay thai , 1:Muay Femur , 2: Muay Khao , 3: muay mud , 4: muay sok , 5: muay plam and ,6 : muay farang , now almost all muay thai gyms mix all these together .

  • @TheEliteTyno
    @TheEliteTyno 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +311

    @LawrenceKenshin "If Mike Tyson was a Muay Thai fighter, he would say that every Taekwondo fighter has a plan until they get kicked to the legs." I laughed so damn hard at that. So true, and so funny 😂

    • @UndefeatedDeathDebunkedYou
      @UndefeatedDeathDebunkedYou 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Biased 😂

    • @Crestfallen-jc6mu
      @Crestfallen-jc6mu 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      Oh, you mean
      "Muay Thaison"?
      "Everyone hath a plan until they get kickedth to the ballths"

    • @ultraego1892
      @ultraego1892 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      who let thier legs get kicked and be fine vs real martial artiststs. do you even know how to take a kick to leg? lmfao sounds like you don't and you don't know what you are talking about.

    • @mainakdas4272
      @mainakdas4272 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Crestfallen-jc6mu but actually, i train my calves as a tkd player. like a kick cannot dmg them easily. I condition them regularly. So i can maintain balance and it wont do much dmg

    • @ribonxdheartoftheart902
      @ribonxdheartoftheart902 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      dude 🤣

  • @hb9145
    @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

    I have trained TKD for 4 years, and Muay Thai for 8 years. I think the differences are these.
    1. TKD wastes too much time doing worthless patterns, breaking boards and other things that doesn't help you in a combat situation. Muay Thai fighters only train to win in ring; technique, conditioning, strength and sparring was all we ever did.
    2. TKD is extremely specialized. The kicks are very good, and TKD fighters can be very dangerous with the legs at a distance. At close range, the lack of boxing/clinching skills becomes a serious problem. Muay Thai utilizes all 8 limbs and has standing grappling and throws. No matter the distance or type of (standing) fight, Muay Thai has an answer to that.
    3. Conclusion: Because of more relevant training and the ability to easily exploit the weaknesses of TKD, Muay Thai will defeat TKD almost every single time.

    • @oscarmendez1477
      @oscarmendez1477 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      8 limbs?

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      @@oscarmendez1477 Two fists, two elbows, two knees and two shins = 8 limbs. It is often called the art of the eight limbs.

    • @oscarmendez1477
      @oscarmendez1477 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@hb9145 Oh! Thanks for the explanation!

    • @williamsmith8329
      @williamsmith8329 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Bro i bet you can fucking kick huh

    • @nicholasgreen339
      @nicholasgreen339 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Tkd was created in 1955.
      The tkd we no...took out the knees etc.
      Olympics tkd is what muay thai will bcome
      If it ends up in the olympics

  • @duckshot
    @duckshot 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +258

    Props to my first TKD instructor for also training us in boxing basics. His father was a boxer in the Army and taught him after he lost his first TKD tournament. When I see TKD schools training now I always feel like something is missing.

    • @HarryBalsak
      @HarryBalsak 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      I was fortunate to have a TKD instructor who knew boxing and judo. I agree most TKD guys are not prepared for intense punches - I think there is too much emphasis on kicks. And most instructors don't emphasize getting off the center line, especially if your opponent is taller.

    • @OttomanMalay
      @OttomanMalay 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Serkan Yilmaz
      Steve Vick
      Manson Gibson
      Ignacio El Misil
      Thanh Le

    • @lebronjamesharden3958
      @lebronjamesharden3958 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I read TKO instructor

    • @capolean2902
      @capolean2902 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      i recently stumbled upon itf taekwondo thinking about doing kickboxing and entering those tournaments for fun

    • @stevethea5250
      @stevethea5250 9 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @ayske1
    @ayske1 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +204

    Your channel got me into Muay Thai. Thank you 🙏
    Love the low kick. I don't know why some people don't use them more during their sparring sessions. Gotta love the low lead kick when facing a Southpaw and then building from that

    • @LawrenceKenshin
      @LawrenceKenshin  10 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      thanks for sharing, happy it did!

    • @ayske1
      @ayske1 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@LawrenceKenshinI've had family ask me why I didn't do other styles. I used your baseball bat analogy!!
      My name is also Lawrence (no joke) 😂

    • @James-wd9ib
      @James-wd9ib 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      The reason even conditioned fighters don't low kick frequently in sparring is the same reason you don't elbow the face frequently in sparring- you'd want two injury-free athletes to come back for the next session.

    • @factspoken9062
      @factspoken9062 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      if it is kungfu guy, he would be blown off by muay thai in the first contact

    • @lineage13
      @lineage13 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Ya but in a real fight Tae Kwon Do would win because nut kicks always wins.

  • @bdcarlitosway
    @bdcarlitosway 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +150

    "Everyone has a plan until they get kicked in the legs 100 times by a muay thai figther"
    -Muay Thaison

    • @iskomaxmin
      @iskomaxmin 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Muay Thaison hahahah

  • @zethjugos1250
    @zethjugos1250 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +51

    Taekwondo is about forms with most not used to using full power bcoz it is not allowed during competition. Muay thai is about real life fighting skills...it is about survival not just getting fancy belts

    • @Futtynutty
      @Futtynutty 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      True it is about not using full power I trained in tkd for about 9 years and quit when I got my black belt because taekwondo on its own is as this video explains incomplete it’s more about the art form but instead if you add and combine other forms of martial arts you can become a fierce opponent I think what taekwondo teaches is the flow of combinations and also teaches the versatility of movement

    • @SAMEntalhealth
      @SAMEntalhealth 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      It's the art of war, there is a whole story behind the art so it's about using your body as a weapon because the Thai Warriors had no weapons, the captains and the generals head sticks and swords on horses but the Warriors had little to no Weaponry so they had to use their bodies As Weapons against the burmese, muay Boran ❤❤❤

    • @SirHellNaja
      @SirHellNaja 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​​@@SAMEntalhealth Uh, no. Even the worst standing army in 1400's would at least be to field simple spears for every foot soldier. And now we're talking about kingdoms that were contantly at wars with their neighbors, they wouldn't be stupid enough to spend all the money on swords and guns for a few nobles while the peasants use their hands.
      Search up their structure organization, they had spearmen, bowmen, swordmen, musketeers just like in other regions.

  • @TehDanno1
    @TehDanno1 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

    Taekwondo heavily relies on foot work and mobility. Once you start attacking the legs, all of that becomes far more difficult to pull off. Same if you throw a boxer in a kickboxing match. A boxer won't be able to move and plant their weight properly if the kickboxer keeps attacking their legs.

    • @ultraego1892
      @ultraego1892 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      not really. fancy stuff are from sell out versions. if you don't know how to take hits to legs and take damage then you had bad teachers. depending on the person landing hit on the legs are extremely hard. especially they learned hapkido on top of it which most Koreans learn before 2 years of mendetory military. after most of them turn into dads who works in the office because of how south Korea is but dont' get mixed up with sell out taekwondo.

  • @nightclawer6679
    @nightclawer6679 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    In Muaythai we also do spinning back kick when we miss the kick called (จระเข้ฟาดหาง) or back push kick called (กวางเหลี่ยวหลัง) to protect our back just like spinning back elbow called (หิรัญม้วนแผ่นดิน) we considered all of these as a trick to knock out and call it (ลูกไม้) in Muaythai

  • @jarredthebear89
    @jarredthebear89 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

    My old head coach Duke Roufus. Young Duke. Dropped his pride and moved to Thailand to train. Became one of the best heavyweight champions in muay thai and kb.

  • @d3thdrive
    @d3thdrive 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +203

    As a Taekwondo practitioner when I was a teenager, as soon as I saw Muay Thai I knew I would get crushed by one of these fighters. The style is just nice and simple, especially those simple leg kicks. Love both arts but yeah Muay Thai just works haha. Edit: I think it's cool to have both (having those surprising hooking kicks and back kicks in your arsenal helped me with some knockouts 😇 You take what you can get from each style).

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      They both have something to offer. I transitioned to Muay Thai too, and I always felt that the strong kicking base (even after adjusting to Muay Thai) gave me an advantage.

    • @hydeleow7998
      @hydeleow7998 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      simple and powerful

    • @drebodollaz3504
      @drebodollaz3504 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Muay Thai has hook kicks

    • @phoenixthedevourer1716
      @phoenixthedevourer1716 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Realistic approach kooool

    • @ezmanotf3358
      @ezmanotf3358 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Muay Thai was created to fight in "wars" according to historical records. It is an art used to kill enemies on the battlefield. warrior uses sword to fight but if your sword slips from your hand, you have to use Muay Thai to kill your opponent. Nowadays, as time has passed, Muay Thai has been used in sports competitions, has more rules and is safer. But it still felt dangerous
      Divided into 4 categories:
      1.) Muay Lopburi
      The highlight of this type of boxing is the quick and accurate punches. Quickly use punches, feet, knees, and elbows
      2.) Muay Korat
      The highlight of this type of boxing is punching. The sting is very powerful. The punches are wide, violent and include a technique known as the "11 Problem Solving"
      3.) Muay Chaiya
      This type of boxing has a total of 7 moves. The highlight of this type of boxing is Throwing your opponent to the ground (similar to MMA)
      4.) Muay Tha Sao (Muay Phraya Phichai)
      The highlight of this type of boxing is that the punches can be far, fast and violent. There are 15 punching moves, 10 kicking moves, 10 knee strikes and 10 elbow strikes

  • @dstavs
    @dstavs 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +135

    The first martial art I learned was Taekwondo in my late teens. I loved the athleticism and the variety of high-risk high-reward kicks. One day a good friend of mine and I decided to spar. He was practicing Hapkido, another Korean martial art. He lit me up with his hands. TKD is so heavily focused on the legs that we never learned how to defend or throw a punch properly. A couple of years later I was exposed to Muay Thai. I watched the exhibition fights and I was hooked. MT techniques are powerful, practical and brutally efficient. As time went on and responsibilities changed, I stopped training but I would hit the bag when I could at the gym. Fast forward to 2 years ago and I wanted to get my son in martial arts. The closest school to us is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate dojo. I wanted my 6-year-old to have a base to start his journey and this fit the bill. After 6 months of watching his classes the martial arts bug bit me hard. I arrogantly went into the first few classes thinking that my MT background gave me an edge over my peers. I learned very quickly that OGR Karate is not the points based style you see on TV. Many of the stances and strikes are remarkably similar to MT. My MT background gave me a head start on learning the techniques since they are so similar: kicks, knees, elbows and punches. I’ve also been able to utilize some of the kicks I learned in TKD since these are part of the OGR techniques. Our classes have included some jiujitsu and I’m finding myself really drawn to it. I think I’m going to be looking for a school, soon. My martial arts journey has been an interesting one, but my heart still belongs to MT.

    • @Stormanet1
      @Stormanet1 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      i kinda mixed TKD and boxing. theres still the funny spinnies but there are also like rolls and head guarding. mixing Peek a Boo guard with TKD is lowkey hilarious

    • @BionicBurke
      @BionicBurke 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Sounds like your buddy had a proper Hapkido dojang. Hapkido takes a lot of the old power kicks from traditional TKD. Modern TKD unfortunately sacrificed technique and power for speed ever since it became an Olympic sport. If you slow it down and really work the techniques how they should be done, instead of the shortcuts for speed, you can turn those slap kicks into very powerful kicks. I love Hapkido but it is hard to find a dojang that isn't complete BS. If you aren't worried about getting hurt when you first get there and learn how to breakfall, probably not a good school. If people aren't getting slammed with modified judo throws with joint locks, probably not proper hapkido. If they don't have at least Judo Newaza level ground work, not worth your time. Oh, and if they aren't teaching boxing at least at the basic level... you already know. Hapkido really is meant to be a mixed martial art before MMA was a thing.

    • @dstavs
      @dstavs 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@BionicBurke thank you for the great info. My friend was training at Eagle Hapkido in Toronto. The founder is Grandmaster Hwang In Shik. I have no doubt you know who that legend is. I had the privilege of attending Siam No. 1 in Toronto, the first Muay Thai school in Canada. The founder is another legend, Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepauprai. Many highly successful nak muay farang’s came out of that school including Clifton Brown and Simon Marcus. I was lucky enough to receive training by the former and trained with the later. Bear in mind, this was over 20 years ago!

    • @Skronkyskronkson
      @Skronkyskronkson 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      To be fair, Goju ryu is known for being one of the deadliest and toughest styles of karate…. Seriously, those people, at a high level, can kill with their thumbs

    • @deformitygurubashi
      @deformitygurubashi 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@dstavsHwang in Shik?! Damn!

  • @jurgenolivieira1878
    @jurgenolivieira1878 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +91

    They completely nerfed the Muay Thai fighter leaving him only with kicks and punches... and then afterwards complained that he only used low kicks. But they forgot about the conditioning and underestimated the kicks and so Rufus got kicked into the hospital. But much respect for them actually taking the steps to learn about Muay Thai and came to respect it.

    • @onri_
      @onri_ 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      well if you go with the point scoring aspect of TKD then your always nerfing TKD

    • @jurgenolivieira1878
      @jurgenolivieira1878 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Removing/leaving out the TDK point system doesn't take away any of the techniques the TKD fighter can use. And in the end even these fights are won/lost on points or (T)KO, just not on how pretty/difficult your kicks are. It was a fighting match not ice skating.
      With the Rufus fight what they did (and still often do) is remove all (of what they thought were) the most powerful techniques from the MT fighter's arsenal (knees, elbows, headbuts, throws, tackles). So they nerfed the MT fighter but not the TKD fighter. But they underestimated the power of the MT low kick... So the MT fighter basically destroyed the best TDK fighter and his full arsenal with just one technique, the strength and will power of a giant and lots of heart. Rufus fought like a lion and with an equal amount of heart but his legs gave out.

  • @bruhmoment3731
    @bruhmoment3731 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +70

    Is it just me or do good Muay Thai fighters always seem very calm and humble compared to fighters from other styles?

    • @bruhmoment3731
      @bruhmoment3731 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @avusookay6743 It's very true. I've seen it happened to many people. Myself included.

    • @LiwaySaGu
      @LiwaySaGu 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      southeast asian fighting arts in general vouch for respect as part of fighting philosophy, trash talking is seen as a cheap thing

    • @Kaylerca
      @Kaylerca 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Its what you are taught when you start muay thai, panicking will cause your demise. Even after a punch to the face and a kick to the shin, you have to remain calm and collected

    • @jkdman2007
      @jkdman2007 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      It's depends on the personality of that fighter. I have seen many cocky muay thai fighters. They like to laugh during the fight.

    • @michaelnguyen940
      @michaelnguyen940 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Not the westerners

  • @joanstone6740
    @joanstone6740 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    To be honest most of the taekwondo schools that I know of in Los Angeles as early as the 80s were already mixing boxing with their taekwondo Philip Rhee ,jun chong hee IL Cho etc

  • @marca.9365
    @marca.9365 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

    I knew a cocky tkd guy who went to my gym. I'm a Muay Thai fighter myself. He kept telling me what he would do to me in sparring, putting Muay Thai down. He had a miscommunication that they only have a body round kick ,a push kick, and only kick to the body with no high kicks or low kicks. I was like what world are you living in. He ended up being defeated by me in sparring only ending up getting his ego destroyed and quitting the gym. I also want to add I love tkd myself as it was the first art I started with, cool kicks and you can definitely add some to Muay Thai to make it more versatile 🙏

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Something similar happened here: I have a TKD and Muay Thai background, and this arrogant Karate blackbelt came to our Muay Thai gym and wanted to spar. We were about the same weight, but I was the taller fighter. I had only trained Muay Thai for a couple of years, but I just closed the distance hit him in the face and put him in the Thai clinch, where he was utterly helpless.

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน

      he proved what a clon he was , instead of staying and exepting defeat and asking you to train him so he can become better instead he ran of like the cocky little sht he was but did you meet him again to speak to him or did he never apear again cause maybe he's changes his aditude .

  • @T9153Yang
    @T9153Yang 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    MT is continually evolving as it's continued to be stress tested by every generation of practitioners. MT fighters start at an extremely young age and some can begin their pro careers with more fights under their belts than some pros of other arts end their career with.

  • @jaqua7732
    @jaqua7732 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +96

    That boy crying about his brother losing that fight at the start somehow failed to mention that they handicapped the Muay Thai fighter not allowing him to use the clinch, knees, or elbows.
    If they had allowed that the fight would have been over much sooner and the dude would have had even more to cry about.

    • @krismikewill
      @krismikewill 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      You are spot on with your statements.

    • @stevethea5250
      @stevethea5250 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      timestamp ?

    • @rgloria40
      @rgloria40 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      and Taekwondo fightera got used to loosing teeth too...

    • @mattjack3983
      @mattjack3983 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      NO..that is NOT accurate.
      They did not actually handicap him.
      The Thai fighter, Changpuek, agreed to fight Rick Rufus in a Kickboxing match, in the Karate International Council of Kickboxing organization (K.I.C.K.).
      It was Western style Kickboxing match, NOT a Muay Thai match. The K.I.C.K. organization, along with damn near every other Western style Kickboxing organization at the time, being NOT Muay Thai, had a different rule set from Muay Thai. A rule set that did not allow for knees, elbows, clinching, and throws. Most of Western Kickboxing organizations didn't even allow for low kicks. All kicks had to be above the belt. If anything, an exception was made for Changpuek so he could throw low kicks.
      People talk like they made elbow, knees, and clinching illegal specifically for that fight, in order to handicap Changpuek, and that is simply not true.
      One of the main reasons why Changpuek agreed to fight under the rule set of the K.I.C.K. organization was to prove that even with elbows, knees, and clinching being illegal, that Muay Thai was still superior to Western style Kickboxing. He was eager to show Western style Kickboxing that even under a rule set that limited what he could attack with, that his Muay Thai was still better.
      Saying "they handicapped him" is completely disingenuous, and makes it seem like it was something malicious that was purposely done to Changpuek to put him at a disadvantage. And to be honest, saying that does a disservice to Changpuek and his level of skill and accomplishments as a 7 time World Champion. Because he was NEVER at a disadvantage. And he proved that.

    • @mattjack3983
      @mattjack3983 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@krismikewill No. He's not really that spot on with his statements.

  • @UnusuallyLargeCrab
    @UnusuallyLargeCrab 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +73

    Interesting enough, when I trained in Thailand I was surprised at how much we trained kicking to the body instead of low, coming from a background of MMA training. Low kicks do not score in Muay Thai (though they did still train them and they still valued them for the damage they do at the gym I visited.)

    • @samclements3594
      @samclements3594 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      I think the Muay Thai stance also means it’s easier to check low kicks as opposed to mma

    • @azadog1233
      @azadog1233 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@samclements3594 yep, absolutely right

    • @Ch0senJuan
      @Ch0senJuan 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      When I trained in Atlantis I was shocked at how much we trained flipper kicks

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Low kicks do indeed score in Thailand, but they score lower than body kicks and high kicks. Some fighters like Teerapong Kaeowisaet will end lots of fights with low kicks.

    • @leezap
      @leezap 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      The goal of low kicks is to incapacitate the opponent, not so much scoring.

  • @darkerpath
    @darkerpath 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    as a person who trains Taekwondo for 2 years, i can say this video is true.. so that's why i learn muay thai also for second martial arts to complete the martial arts style.

    • @ektran4205
      @ektran4205 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      learn taekwondo from one of general choe hong hi's students

    • @darkerpath
      @darkerpath 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@ektran4205 Taekwondo still doesn't have good blocking and i kept training embracing that weaknesess. I learn muay thai to perfect the martial arts..

    • @igorivanov299
      @igorivanov299 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      You need a good ground game to be a complete martial artist.
      Wrestling is the best discipline to learn.

    • @darkerpath
      @darkerpath 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@igorivanov299 Yes, i think about that too actually .. i need ground technique to complete my martial arts. Thanks for sayin this mate 👍🏻

  • @isudizzyblud
    @isudizzyblud 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

    love to see cocky tkd fighters get destroyed. also good to know that its not completely BS

    • @LawrenceKenshin
      @LawrenceKenshin  10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      love you!

    • @isudizzyblud
      @isudizzyblud 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@LawrenceKenshin 🤭🥰😘

    • @cd3121
      @cd3121 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What did taekwondo do to you? Lol

    • @BionicBurke
      @BionicBurke 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@cd3121 kicked my dog.

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@BionicBurke guess the dogg needs to train muay thai lol

  • @iknottheculture.407
    @iknottheculture.407 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    The core thing in Muay Thai is to be humble and discipline. Muay Thai fighter is never get cocky. When they in the ring they have some fun with the fight and be respect to others fighter across the ring.

  • @John.Flower.Productions
    @John.Flower.Productions 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    *Muay Thai* ~ _Fighting_
    *Taekwondo* ~ _Sport_
    The finer details are expounded upon in this excellent *Striking Breakdown* video by *Lawrence Kenshin.*

    • @ggstatertots
      @ggstatertots 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Muay Thai is a sport too, just more focused on fundamentals that you can more easily apply for self defense.

    • @John.Flower.Productions
      @John.Flower.Productions 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@ggstatertots Sports are athletic contests and/or games that people play.
      Fighting is something different.
      Amateur boxing is a sport, where the competitors attempt to score points.
      Professional boxing can be a sport, unless/until one (or both) of the boxers decides to make it a fight; then it becomes a fight, whether the other boxer wants it to be or not.
      A boxer cannot force his opponent to box with him but he can force him to fight.

    • @fruitylerlups530
      @fruitylerlups530 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Muay Thai is absolutely a sport lol.

    • @John.Flower.Productions
      @John.Flower.Productions 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@fruitylerlups530 It is hard and/or inappropriate to categorize professional Muay Thai as a sport.
      Sports are games that people play.
      An eleven (11) year old "kid" fighting for money to feed his family is not a game and they are not playing.

    • @HUNTER-qn5ff
      @HUNTER-qn5ff 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​​@@John.Flower.Productionsmuay thai is a sport with the rule however without the rule of game then mauy thai is killing combat (muay thai actually comes from war)

  • @MrVvulf
    @MrVvulf 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

    41:00 At the end of the video when you're discussing effective kicks, I had the image of Samart Payakaroon just toying with people with his teep and side teep.
    There's no doubt in my mind that Samart had the best distance management of any Muay Thai fighter (which makes sense because he wasn't the most durable fighter).

    • @perfectsplit5515
      @perfectsplit5515 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      GOAT of Muay Thai

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@perfectsplit5515 more like hybrid myau thai genius

  • @brandonlee93
    @brandonlee93 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    When I was in my late teens I studied Okinawa karate. At tournaments I would always beat the tae kwon do practitioner bc I knew all they would do is kick. So I either timed their kicks or stayed too close for them to kick. Not saying I was the best out there or the level we were at was super high, but it’s nice knowing ahead of time what they would do.

    • @shynn-obislick3925
      @shynn-obislick3925 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Both in Karate style and kickboxing style competitions I had that same experience. It was easy to predict a tkd fighter. You get inside their kicks and beat them with punches and you can dominate them. and in karate we have most of the same kicks, but we are more balanced between kicking and punching than TKD is. Add in the boxing that we combined with karate, it is really easy to take on a traditional tkd fighter. That why I would always tell my TKD friends to take some boxing to compliment their kicks

  • @tysonwilliams3330
    @tysonwilliams3330 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    I do Maui Thai and can say it is hard as it it looks you got to condition every part of your body just to stand a chance and while we don’t have spinning kicks our kicks are designed for pain not show

  • @dobiqwolf
    @dobiqwolf 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I finally made time to watch this video, nicely done Lawrence, thank you.

  • @CutzMcOnions
    @CutzMcOnions 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

    honestly, ive seen some taekwondo competition and a lot of them are just about scoring points, not taking on opponents. quick strikes just to score. meaning theyre not really fighting. meanwhile, almost all muay thai ive seen are fights or simulates a fight. that alone shows the quality of the discipline in terms of combat. not to mention how versatile muaythai is.
    its so nice to watch an in-depth video about this.

    • @leonardomarquesbellini
      @leonardomarquesbellini 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Point fighting and full-contact are just two different (controlled) fighting environments and both are valid, but develop different skills. Both are necessary and beneficial to every martial artist.

    • @CutzMcOnions
      @CutzMcOnions 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @leonardomarquesbellini the point is, taekwondo is more of a point based sport which developed as such. While muay thai is developed to be a more comlpete martial art. Never said one was invalid but its clear which method of gaining experience is much more effective IN TERMS OF COMBAT.

    • @leonardomarquesbellini
      @leonardomarquesbellini 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@CutzMcOnions of course, I don't disagree that combat sports are better at ring fighting. It's what they train for, after all. Someone that never trained full contact or ,in the context of this video, a Taekwondo practicioner that only ever did WTF rules competition is never going to perform well in a ring or cage, they have no experience with that.
      I just think it's important not to go too far and just completely disregard completely the kinds of valuable lessons practicing point fighting like you have in sport Taekwondo or Karate. That competion format is much better than full-contact at developing speed, quick thinking, reflexes, foresight and distance management skills, all of which are important to a fighter. As a bonus it's also way less taxing on the body, so you can train it more often than full-contact without putting an expiration date on yourself (for example I know some Dutch Kickboxing guys that even without ever stepping into a ring were forced to quit under 10 years of training because they couldn't take it anymore).
      If it's all you ever do then you'll be incomplete, but a martial artist that never does it isn't complete either. In my opinion training itself should be about 3/4 point fighting and 1/4 full-contact, and for all but the professional athletes that can affordable to wreck their bodies for cash prizes we should try to compete in both formats as often as possible. There's just too much good stuff to learn to just throw it all away.

    • @CutzMcOnions
      @CutzMcOnions 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@leonardomarquesbellini im gonna be honest im not reading all that. keep it within the context of my comment and within a few lines. im not in youtube to read your thesis.

    • @leonardomarquesbellini
      @leonardomarquesbellini 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@CutzMcOnions it literally takes 30 seconds to read it.

  • @OmniMale
    @OmniMale 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    As someone who started with taekwondo, I learned first hand the brutality of Mt. I was sparring against the guy that got me into MT. He kicked me in the middle of a spinning back kick. GF had to massage my leg for 2 hours. I dropped TKD after that. I've done several styles, even boxing and GR wrestling.
    Once iwnas profiecent in Mt I was amazed how easy it was to win against average fighters like myself. We used to have open style, all in sparring matches. After 2 or 3 blocks with my shins, most didn't want to throw kicks at me.

    • @nightclawer6679
      @nightclawer6679 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Muaythai break your shin bone in micro fragments and reinforced it to be thicker and stronger untill you can break a baseball bat and banana tree like Buakow seriously take a look at Tawanchai 😂

    • @conexxmid63
      @conexxmid63 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@nightclawer6679 Recently i found out about Tawanchai that guy is terrifyng i never see a fighter like him, his striking adn brutality in fight is terrifiyng

  • @lover-of-fate
    @lover-of-fate 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    I loved this deep dive into strikes. It does make you wonder if different martial arts train against each other what new art might surge into prominence. Also clearly conditioning should always be a must, but I did always consider if you are fighting a form that relies on only a specific attack weapon, feet or legs or wrestling, then you simply insure you attack a specific form in a way that is not known by the given form, but it also begs the question if you did stay to one form and condition it to defense or counters against other forms, could the puritan excel with their given form?

    • @koraegi
      @koraegi 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Cross sparring between kyokushin karatekas and Muay Thai fighters in the 1900s led to the birth of kickboxing which is pretty neat

    • @Jordan-Ramses
      @Jordan-Ramses 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      If only... maybe you could mix the martial arts. Call it the Universal Fighting Championship. Maybe someday.

  • @chromakey84
    @chromakey84 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hey just taking a moment to appreciate the wonderful video you made, and express my gratitude.
    These are more than entertaining.
    It would be great to see more technical analysis in these too. There’s so much to discover.

  • @Fuck_Snowflakes
    @Fuck_Snowflakes 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    When I was a teenager my sensei would always preach about self control and respect for your opponent. When we had to compete with Taekwondo fighters he would tell us we could kick it up a notch or twenty.

    • @igorivanov299
      @igorivanov299 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You were karateka?

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน

      let me guess , not kyokushin lol .

  • @tomvaneetvelde7053
    @tomvaneetvelde7053 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Excellent video!!! Awesome footage and research. I really, really, really liked this topic 🙂 I train Muay Thai, but I am a big fan of elegant and powerful taekwondo kicks. I also use sidekicks and spinning backkicks. I am working on the tornado kick now. I believe that training complex kicks is simply good for the body and overall flexibility. The more background you have, the more options you get in a fight. And for sparring, it is simply fun to sometimes throw an extravagant kick 🙂

    • @theelder4797
      @theelder4797 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Practice high kicks too. The reason for that is building muscles you don't use in mid or low kicks. If you can break 3 or more boards stacked together at 7 feet high, imagine how powerful your mid low kicks become.

    @JMRVRGS 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    Taekwondo is my first love too. I agree that it is incomplete. Planning to train Muay Thai and others soon!

    • @ernestotorres6151
      @ernestotorres6151 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      did you review about its original Tangsoodo

    • @JMRVRGS
      @JMRVRGS 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@ernestotorres6151 I haven't dug deep into it but I believe it has some similarities with ITF or Hapkido.

    • @bobbylee9862
      @bobbylee9862 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Good for u for not letting ur pride get in the way of becoming a better martial artist.

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@ernestotorres6151 tang soo do is basically karate but not kykushin though .

    • @ernestotorres6151
      @ernestotorres6151 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@crisalcantara7671 a Kwan or Korean art though it influenced by karate, a predecessor of Taekwondo.

  • @coryp2564
    @coryp2564 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    i think this was a great and very informative video. Thanks for the great work that was put in to make it.

  • @togrant9257mm
    @togrant9257mm 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Excellent, thank you sir for the upload, keep them coming.

  • @alessandropereirapassos6220
    @alessandropereirapassos6220 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    The problem is not the Taekwondo but the fighter. Many Taekwondo fighters are very hard,many Taekwondo fighters know how to low kick and block low kicks and many of then are training boxe.

    • @ektran4205
      @ektran4205 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      muay thai fighters adding tkd kicks to heir tool kit

    • @crisalcantara7671
      @crisalcantara7671 หลายเดือนก่อน

      they don't learn how to kick with the shin , they kick with the top of the foot witch won't do sht if throw low .

  • @paulrond5145
    @paulrond5145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    As a youngster I did muay thai and then my parents got divorced. I moved a long with my mom the a rural town that only had a karate/taekwondo club.
    So I was like whatever, but as city boy who did muay thai I got a lot of attention from all the kids and some older kid with a brown or black belt who thought he was some kinda alpha kid, didn't like that and challenged me. He actually did 3 times and 3 times I whooped his butt, then I became the alpha kid 🤣
    Good old days haha

  • @The-Man-On-The-Mountain
    @The-Man-On-The-Mountain 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    A Lawrence Kenshin video and a Master Ken video in the same day? What a great monday.
    Also, I'd like to see videos about Muay Boran. There is not much here on YT.

  • @davidworoniuk183
    @davidworoniuk183 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great video mate thanks for the hard work

  • @bigboi2724
    @bigboi2724 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Rick Roufus, Dale Cook, Manson Gibson, Ignacio Capllonc and Steve Vick are all such awesome fighters with cool fighting styles. Love the video!

  • @DP-dd6hl
    @DP-dd6hl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

    Joe said it's a sport and the moment you put sport rules into an art it dilutes its fighting competentance.
    Taekwondo is just another victim of that.
    Touch Points based competitions creates weak fighters.
    That's another reason the only karate allowed should be kyokushin

    • @shkotayd9749
      @shkotayd9749 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Kyokushin would work better if allowed gloves, mouthguards and head strikes. It also fails in MT matchups a lot because Kyokushin guys dont aim for the head aside from kicks. MT guys do with kick, punches, and elbows.
      But aside from that, Kyokushin guys are hard as a bag of nails.

    • @DP-dd6hl
      @DP-dd6hl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@shkotayd9749 indeed agreed, some of the best kickboxers came from kyokushin backgrounds. Literally mixed it with a bit of boxing and bam you have a proper monster. Ie Andy Hugg for example.

    • @shkotayd9749
      @shkotayd9749 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@DP-dd6hl Yep. The style itself has to be adapted quite a bit. I liked MT most because you just had to get a boxing background which could easily be worked in and didnt require really any big fundamental changes.
      Kyokushinkai was pretty close in that respect as well.

    • @DP-dd6hl
      @DP-dd6hl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@shkotayd9749 or we could both just do lethwei lolol

    • @shkotayd9749
      @shkotayd9749 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@DP-dd6hl never tried it lol.
      But I would like to see a review of Savate some time. I have to tell you having sparred a couple savate guys years ago, shoe sparring and getting TOES to the ribs reinforced with shoes hurt. A LOT lol.

  • @brokpl
    @brokpl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Best explanation of that topic, ever, thank you and good night.

  • @SifuNate
    @SifuNate 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Best Muay Thai & TKD breakdown! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • @TheMetalAllfather
    @TheMetalAllfather 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +48

    "Fear not the man who practices a thousand kicks one time. Fear the man who practices one kick a thousand times." - Bruce Lee

    • @nelsonhibbert5267
      @nelsonhibbert5267 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @Sub_to_Bubbli_Ch.
      @Sub_to_Bubbli_Ch. 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@nelsonhibbert5267bro what

    • @Turiptle
      @Turiptle 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      How about a thousand kicks a thousand times? lol

  • @tengkuadam1399
    @tengkuadam1399 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    When I started Muay Thai, I thought fighting was just two things: Fatigue and pain. We learn how to manage both. I had no idea there was a meditative side of martial arts like how Karate and Taekwondo have. For as brutal as Muay Thai is, I kinda want some of that relaxing stuff too. But there is a traditional dance that comes with Muay Thai, that part is kind of relaxing.

  • @StLMikie
    @StLMikie 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thanks for the video Lawrence!

  • @jarnMod
    @jarnMod 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    A lot of people misunderstand Muay Thai at first glance. They think it's a kick and punch and knee and elbow. It is not, at the core. Muay Thai is a martial art that is about throwing hit and taking hit. It's a street fight material to the core.

  • @darawanchomnok8334
    @darawanchomnok8334 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Never seen an in-depth analysis like this 🙏🏻❤️

  • @joet7760
    @joet7760 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I am just laughing, thinking of what Joe said that the left hook didn’t really hurt, but his legs stopped working. I remember taking a few shots although the shots hurt, there was a disconnect between my brain and my legs and I just could not get them to move. It is funny hearing his description of it because that is exactly how I felt.

  • @kevinmcgann1372
    @kevinmcgann1372 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video! Love it! Thank you for it, awesome channel!

  • @JuggoJuggo
    @JuggoJuggo 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Kaoklai was about 170lbs when he was fighting K1, I think he weighed 176 for the Mo fight if I remember right, not that it changes the point.

  • @ukestudio3002
    @ukestudio3002 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    " Rules didn’t allow him to win.." reminds of a Dallas fan yelling .."we woulda won, if they (Packers) hadn’t scored so many touch downs." I never forgot that logic.

  • @moe3235
    @moe3235 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    I'm right there with you man. My first love was taekwondo, but my true love was muai thai 🤣

  • @hey-its-me-bobby-D
    @hey-its-me-bobby-D 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    That was always the problem I had with most traditional martial arts, rarely teaching their students how to take a punch. Props to my TaeKwonDo instructor Byung Yul Lee. Would always line us up against the wall and have the other class punch us without being able to defend ourselves.mWould always give us real world experieces as well including rooted stances and low kicks. It was always no holds barred with the expect the unexpected philosophy. Made me appreciate my training when I went up against MT fighters. Sure I can stilldo all that fancy looking stuff...even at 57, but to me it was always about practicality, not looking pretty. The fancy stuff was always saved for when I had people on the "rope" already. Part of the problem with MOST TKD schools, is that they train for tournament and point fighting. That was always second in Lee's school, first was the real world.

    • @emilianosintarias7337
      @emilianosintarias7337 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      TKD is not a traditional martial art. Muay thai is though

  • @cynfaelalek-walker7003
    @cynfaelalek-walker7003 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I would hope that your Videos put an effect on Taekwondo practitioners and Dojos to implement full contact Sparring and making it a more prevalent practice in their regimens.

  • @henning14
    @henning14 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I’ve never trained in Taekwondo but my first coach. In his practice he often mixes traditional K1 Muay Thai stuff with some Taekwondo things.
    That’s where I got f.e. my axe kick from. It’s often scares people who aren’t used to it.

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Be careful with that. My friend is a 4th degree kickboxing blackbelt, and he ripped the hamstring so bad that he has permanent pain. I stopped doing that kick many years ago. ;)

  • @jeffcandy2479
    @jeffcandy2479 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Joe is also talking about 80s TKD, not modern TKD. 80s TKD was an excellent kicking basis for kickboxing as competitors from that era combined their "base" martial art with boxing. Other arts like Wing Chun or Karate had hand techniques that were completely replaced by boxing, so in that sense 80s TKD was the best TMA to combine with boxing. Now we have BJJ+MT which is generally considered to be the best combo. Times change.

    • @shynn-obislick3925
      @shynn-obislick3925 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Thank you. It not often that people acknowledge that this information is based of the 70s and 80s. By the mid 80 kickboxers have included low kicks competition and conditioning, as well as training for the K-1 rule set.

  • @jamesnapier3802
    @jamesnapier3802 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Keep rockin' Lawrence!

  • @clapdrix72
    @clapdrix72 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I'd never actually heard the whole "be like water" clip, that's a charismatic delivery with a good deal of truth to it.

  • @uso_Jus2SmooTh94
    @uso_Jus2SmooTh94 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    TKD is just flashy imo. A lot of spinning kicks. It seems they prioritize those quick kicks and spinning kicks more than efficiency and power. Muay Thai is straight forward plus they implement striking with your hands, elbows and knees making it more complete than TKD. In a real fight(sparring ) all i use from TKD is the front side kick, spinning back kick and sometimes that spinning hurricane kick. But it's always about timing and setting
    up when to use it. So i save it as an unexpected move to mix it up a bit besides the side kicks. So basically everything else it's straight kickboxing/Muay Thai/boxing.
    Imo Ramon Dekkers is the style I'm going for. Explosiveness, speed and power. Boxing mixed in with lethal low kicks is my go to. In the hands department is where tkd fails. It messes up their strategies for setting up kicks. And the clinch work. Long story short. It's incomplete but not useless.

    • @morijinsbrother
      @morijinsbrother 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      in sport taekwondo sure. but there's more than 5 different styles of Taekwondo

  • @onion5590
    @onion5590 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I practice JKA karate, and i love it and have competitive goals. However, i do want to be a good fighter overall and started crosstraining in boxing. I like my fast and snappy side and questionmark kicks and thought the lack of close range hand skills was the biggest lack of karate. I never thought the stance would matter that much. Needless to say i have never recieved a leg kick... Maybe i should give muay thai a try

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Good idea! Leg kicks are one thing; elbows, knees, clinch and throws are big parts of Muay Thai. If we were to spar, I would quickly recognize your good kicks and boxing skills, so I would try to close the distance and put you in the thai clinch, where I could use throws, arm traps, elbows and knees.

  • @austinskilroy
    @austinskilroy 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    It All depends on the Fighter ! It's all about how you Apply it !!! No one Art is better than the other . Effectiveness comes from your Applications.

  • @LCORO1026
    @LCORO1026 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video. Very nicely done! 👌

  • @kriskirsch5639
    @kriskirsch5639 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Spinning kicks from TKD are gorgeous but.... just ineffective in a real life situations. Nobody wins Streetfights by breaking boards and throwing tornado kicks.

    • @kermit1211
      @kermit1211 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      just like any technique, they are effective if you know how to use them. And if u search far enough, there's a few who beated a random street thug with a spinning back kick.

  • @cmpf3158
    @cmpf3158 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    If you trained tae kwon do to win a tkd championship, you'll become "weak". They get point just by touching the body protector with soft kick. Another example, for the sake of getting easy point too, when practicing deol chagi (the shovel kick?), instead of practicing to use the heel, they'll use the tip of the feet though using the heel is more destructive since they can get more reach by using the tip. Suggestion for people who love tkd's kicks, train it as hard as it should be, as if we're going to kill some one with the techniques, as how the muathay boxer have been practicing theirs. And use your fists too. Note: I trained tkd for a couple of years when I was in the high school, and then in the college, but I don't want my kids to join any dojang. I prefer them to learn kempo, judo, kyokushinkai, or wushu instead, and then teach them some tkd techniques into their arsenal. Tae kwon do is a great martial arts. It's the organization who ruin it.

    • @morijinsbrother
      @morijinsbrother 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      thank you.

    • @cowlico
      @cowlico 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Thank you!!

  • @185CMBOI
    @185CMBOI 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    In my high-school we had optional kick boxing classes which was super fun.

  • @KingMob4313
    @KingMob4313 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for doing a video on Manson, the man is a legend.

  • @suziezc32s48
    @suziezc32s48 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    Ive knocked out people with a spinning wheel kick or what we call it as reverse hook kick here where i am. Absolutely right bout the hand. In tkd, its used to balance the body to throw those kicks. Had a hard time getting my hands up when transiting into MMA. But the judgement of distance, covering the distance and counter attacks from tkd kicks are 2nd to none.
    But fast forward 2023, my kids will do MT and Judo 😂....I'll teach them tkd kicks. No need to go for formal classes for tkd.😊

  • @josephedlin2172
    @josephedlin2172 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    It’s because Muay Thai is the more practical and efficient fighting system.
    Don’t fear the man that’s practiced 1,000 kicks, but fear the man that has practiced 1 kick 1,000 times - Bruce Lee.
    Yes, taekwondo is more flashy. But in Muay Thai you practice simple efficient kicks and build up to deliver devastating power on repeat. You condition your shins to take and deliver damage… it’s basically the more efficient damage delivery fighting platform… it doesn’t try to impress… it does its job.

  • @MichaelHarto
    @MichaelHarto 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Moooom, kenshin is back with a 42m video!

  • @thanaetsiriwangchai2675
    @thanaetsiriwangchai2675 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Muay Thai currently has a ban on the use of many Muay Thai weapons, especially neck locks and knee strikes, because the largest muscle group is the thigh. Next is the abdomen and then the arms. A complete knee strike in Muay Thai uses at least three muscles, making the attack three times as powerful. and may cause death on the spot If you hit your knee into the chin or nose

  • @chimmichurri6940
    @chimmichurri6940 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I got to red belt in Tae Kwon Do and i will say im damn good even now with my legs. BUT atleast for me i was never a cocky fighter in the dojo or out of it. When i was at college i ran into a Muy Tai practictioner we had some drinks and we both wanted to spar. We both set rules and the spar was damn awsome! If i kept him at bay with legs i did have advantage but once he clenched i was done, bastard almost knocked me out with a close knee and i almost knocked him with a kick. It was amazing to see the difference in skills the arts taught us. We werent mad, we respected what was dished to each other, took a breather and continued on. Ill definitely say i lost the bout hand down, i got him twice out of 10. After that night i had alot of respect for my friend and his art, and he did for mine. It really taught me that if they get close to clench you, youre kinda fucked, Tae Kwon Do never really tuaght me how to work with suche a close opponent. Miss that dude!

  • @pocket__sand
    @pocket__sand 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I started with Kung Fu and quickly transitioned into Muay Thai. I used to think I was a little badass in highschool and got ragdolled by one of the wrestlers lmao now I just have an overall MMA style but I favor my striking still

  • @utarian7
    @utarian7 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow really loving the layered oriental music overlays.

  • @Fightcommentaryextras
    @Fightcommentaryextras 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great breakdown!

  • @jordanrock3494
    @jordanrock3494 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    It's the conditioning and how they train that makes them so much more dense. Then couple that with poverty and you have yourself a dangerous man.If you're taking traditional martial arts you have to box/kickbox in tandem or you'll end up fooling yourself.

  • @vasheldiablo507
    @vasheldiablo507 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    1:18 so fast you gotta see it in slow mo
    As I was watching this video I was realizing I use a lot of these kicks but I never trained taekwondo or karate.
    Watching this has shown why sometimes it would work and why usually it didn’t. Ty

  • @sterlingarcher1962
    @sterlingarcher1962 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Epic... always fuking epic content from you. Fukin LEGEND!!!
    Thank you for all your hard work good sir, our hats are off for you.

  • @daiblaze1396
    @daiblaze1396 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I think that when someone who is good at taekwondo knows how to defend against boxing and clinch they become very scary.
    I really enjoy practicing Muay Thai. Such a noble art. That body conditioning is hard like you mentionned too.
    However I was surprising myself with some spinning attack that came naturally. I was wondering if they would have great impact in the motion as I only practice for my pleasure at home.
    This video was an eye opener with the australian Vick. Damn he was so fluid in his motion. I really liked watching him. Never heard of him before...
    Black Bruce Lee was devastating too but I wasn't that into his way of moving.
    This is scary!
    Be water my friend. So true!

  • @conorfiggs234
    @conorfiggs234 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    As someone that’s been involved with tkd (and then later on many other martial arts) for a decade, I can honestly say I’ve never met an intermediate-advanced tkd practitioner that was not an arrogant hypocrite. Somethings I have heard from multiple practitioners include: “you cannot compare martial arts” then they’ll turn right around and say “but TaeKwondo is the most superior martial art”. After I started judo, bjj, and Muay Thai and I told my best friend and uncle (both tkd black belts) that bjj is superior to tkd insofar-as fighting ability, even after I sparred, took down, and tapped out both of them after 4 months of bjj they told me the only reason I thought bjj was better because “I’m biased toward bjj” which makes absolutely no sense since I started tkd with both of them. Tkd has an incredible cult like atmosphere. I’ve been to probably 6 tkd schools along the east coast of the US as well as discussed with many other practitioners online and every one of them without exception unless if they learned a real martial art, all of them had a superiority complex

    • @ClassifiedUnit-135
      @ClassifiedUnit-135 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      My fitness coach has practiced taekwondo for 20+ years but he's the most humble and charming when it comes to muay thai vs taekwondo.

  • @TonyEldridge-mq4wt
    @TonyEldridge-mq4wt 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I really like what you said in this video. I think that all martial artists need to cross train depending on what they are training for.

  • @Nate.V
    @Nate.V 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Some ppl just cant differentiate the difference between martial arts and fighting. Martial arts is the practice of fighting and fighting is the practical application of martial arts.

  • @anonony9081
    @anonony9081 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    These comparisons always strike me as kind of silly. The sport with the fewer rules is always going to win when it comes to martial arts. I can't think of a single example where a martial art with more restrictions ends up producing a better overall fighter.
    It makes sense too, how can you defend against something that you've never practiced defending? And if all of your skills make you vulnerable to attacks that you've never trained for it's pretty much a foregone conclusion

    • @GetJesse
      @GetJesse 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @justinkennedy3004
      @justinkennedy3004 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Then where are the krav maga ufc champs? Sure the eye gouges and ball shots are illegal but if they spar and train with less restrictions the improved defensive awareness and bodily toughness would carry over, like how Joe said the boxer "wanted to fight more than me". Spirit matters massively.
      The reason krav maga isn't the best martial art is because you can't effectively train it at full power, practitioners bodies wouldn't last long enough to allow for the long term training needed to *become* a krav maga master and if you wear a face mask and throat protection and so on then you aren't training how you will compete. This is also why bjj is so unreasonably effective despite all the restrictions, players can roll at 99.5% full force and just release the choke or joint lock before permanent damage, allowing them to get comfortable with the feeling of full combat while maintaining the health of their training partners.

  • @ForestOfSleep
    @ForestOfSleep 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Depends what TKD you learn. I studied under The Chun Do Kwon association in the 90s and early 2000s, they purposely taught us knee and elbow strikes as well as incorporated Hapkido into the training to make us more well rounded fighters.

    • @JivecattheMagnificent
      @JivecattheMagnificent 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Yeah I trained in the TAGB and back then they also taught us to use knees and elbows, it was more like old school Karate I guess. Still, we didn't train full contact so I would have still got owned without cross-training, hah.

  • @kittykittygumdrops
    @kittykittygumdrops 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Brilliant video!

  • @anthonybird546
    @anthonybird546 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Funny to see how many people spout off without watching the video. The second half of the video has absolute TKD beasts wrecking dudes.

  • @Stavol2Dual
    @Stavol2Dual 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Too bad they had to ban knee-clinch spamming in k1 due to overeat

  • @FURY-42-bn7hw
    @FURY-42-bn7hw 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


  • @jeast9648
    @jeast9648 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I checked to make sure I liked this video like 8 times. Awesome.

  • @martialartsworldwide00
    @martialartsworldwide00 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is why it’s wise to be good in multiple styles so you’ll be comfortable fighting in any stance you choose since every opponent is different.

  • @gregory4154
    @gregory4154 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Taekwondo, even Hapkido, approach cult levels of belief. It's incredibly hard to convince these practioners of this.

  • @Des420
    @Des420 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Saw two TKD brothers get beat up one after the other. They were showing off in the corner, using jumping, spinning kicks on a stop sign, talking all kinds of smack about how tough they were.
    Guy yelled out the window it was late and to shut up or he’d come down. They laughed and he CLIMBED DOWN the front of the building… Closed the distance as the first brother wound up and two pieced him to a nap. Stepped into a kick from the second brother, ate some of it on his arms and threw a basic 1,2,3, while the 4th hit air because that brother was taking a nap now too… Guy didn’t say a word, turned around and CLIMBED BACK UP the fucking building! 😂

  • @davep7589
    @davep7589 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Muay Thai is savage power and constant attack. Great thumbnail too mate 👍

  • @ryanlowseck1164
    @ryanlowseck1164 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Because it has nothing to do with style but the martial artist accepting all styles have something to offer. What style is the best every style has something to offer and learn from.