Muay Thai scoring outside of Thailand

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  1. Dudko White Belt

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    How is muay thai scoring system in Europe? Are all punches scored equal or like in Thailand? How about USA and Canada?
     
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    It's kickboxing
     
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    Depends. Some orgs try to score it thai style, others use the 'everything scores equally' philosophy. The only consistency is that the hometown fighter will more often than not be at an advantage scoring wise.
     
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    No consistent standard outside of Thailand.
     
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    I don't think people really look at how badly shitted on Muay Thai is by the rest of the world. In what other sport does the world choose a different direction for the sport than the country that invented it, and the country that makes up 99% of the best competitors? And not only that, but they take umbrage with it: "He didn't get the win in Thailand because they score differently over there... our kind can only win by KO... grrr." We've all seen that quote a million times but apparently we're immune to just how absurd it is. It's like if dissatisfied baseball players made up their own form of baseball and then cried about the rules after losing in an actual baseball game.
     
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    Scoring in thailand also took a different direction than when it was invented. Also within thailand the scoring is different in different venues.

    The problem outside of thailand is incompetent judges and home town favoring.
     
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    Different venues may favor certain techniques, but that's not scoring. What's scored 50-47 at Lumpini doesn't turn into 50-45 at Rajadamnern. How a Muay Thai fight is usually won is pretty well established.
     
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    Discrepancies between different Orgs aside, many UK promotions seem (emphasis on seem) to score it closer to Thai than mainland Europe. Body kicks scoring well, punches less so etc.
     
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    France had a good, close to real MT mentality, but it's been years since i fought there, and don't really follow the scene anymore, so i don't know if that changed.
    For Balkans, it's a lot harder to find real MT gyms, so MT events are rare... Most of the times it's some kind of tournament a gym will try to organize, so the rules are often kinda of random.
    Most of the fighters go to K1 style and KB shows. Bigger events, more often, and some money may be involved...
    Or they go a week to Thailand, take a trainers certificate, and work in a MMA gym... That's the shit right now...
     
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    In what sport the scoring shifted over the years thanks to gambling? Should non-thai countries also follow this trend?

    Channel 7 seems to score different, so does max muay thai.
     
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