Boxing or Muay Thai?

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  1. NYC

    NYC White Belt

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    unfortunately i have to quit my BJJ classes due to it being too expensive for me. So i decided to train in a stand up art instead.

    Right now im thinking about joining Johns boxing gym in the bronx because it is extremely cheap like 350 a year with an instructor, or i am thinking about joining Sitans gym in astoria because i heard good things about and it is cheap too.

    So which gym would you guys recommend? BTW i am a beginner.
     
  2. shouldercharge

    shouldercharge Dave Camarillo idoliser

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    if you wanted to train in something where you could still use your BJJ try judo.

    however if your going to start striking i'd try any gyms your thinking about,and then pick the one you liked most i saw an awesome quote yesterday:
    dont pick a school based on what art it teaches,but pick an art based on what schools you can train at.

    in other words your better training at a great school with good instruction in a gym with an atmosphere thats going to inspire you to train hard,than training at a shitty school just because you want to train in a particular style.

    in saying that most boxing gyms are good quality,and also very good value but as long as the school and instruction are legit muay thai,kick boxing,boxing,and kyokushin are all worthwhile styles it just comes down to individual preference.
     
  3. NoPain

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    if i lived in the bronx it would be an easy pick , Boxing all the way man.
     
  4. Lionidas

    Lionidas Brown Belt

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    Great advice so far.
    Try both and see which style and gym you prefer.

    Both arts are amazing and it really comes down to which fits you better.

    Last year I started training in Muay Thai but I'm finding myself more and more drawn to Boxing as the months go by. I love letting my hands fly...:icon_twis
     
  5. thirteen

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    The Sweet Science awaits you...Do it!
     
  6. NYC

    NYC White Belt

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    Yea i decided to go with boxing. Even though Muay Thai looks deadly. But i too like to use my hands more than my feet.
     
  7. Tempo

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    try them both man, see what you enjoy..also try a few gyms out and see where you feel the most comfortable.
     
  8. FadeIntoViolenc

    FadeIntoViolenc Orange Belt

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    You can be a "puncher" primarily also in Muay Thai ... there a lot of good boxers in Muay Thai who are more concerned with DEFENDING kicks/knees than dishing them out. Look at Anuwat for example - devastating puncher, defensive clinching and not much kicks.

    And he mostly knocks people out left and right.

    You can be a very good hand specialist in Muay Thai and in some cases it's actually easier because if you are matched up against say, an outsider fighter who mostly throws kicks, teeps, you could really do damage on the inside with heavy hands.

    Just go with whatever you like better, please try both out.
     
  9. RMMaryport

    RMMaryport Green Belt

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    Sweet Science, god I hate that phrase.

    Show me a jab, cross, leg kick anyday.
     
  10. Smw

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    Chances are if you are a fighter you will enjoy them both.

    You are over thinking this...
     
  11. YCHR

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    Muay Thai.
     
  12. ASEGSEA

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    Saw a quote the other day on these here forums:

    "Don't choose a school for the art, but the art for the school."

    Whichever gym is more proficient in their style is a better choice. If they're the same, then give them both a shot--you may find kicking and knee's to be fun.
     
  13. dayroc

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    MT has a lot of boxing in it.

    I do MT, and do it based on the fact that how awesome/deadly would it be to control your legs as good as your can control your hands? You have 4 power tools to use.

    Just specialize in your hands, but at least you will learn to use your legs for defense and offence as well.
     
  14. Steakeater**

    Steakeater** Banned Banned

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    I heard great things about both gyms. Joshua Clottey trains out of Johns Gym
     
  15. Lionidas

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    8 power tools in Muay Thai. :icon_twis
     

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