I have trained in what I thought was a muay thai/kickboxing style gym for a few years, and figured I knew something about muay thai. I just trained yesterday with some guys (not thai guys)who did pure muay thai they learned in thailand over a couple of years. I thought it was really wierd and akward, there was almost no foot movement aside from small steps forward and backward and when you step you move your rear leg first. They said that foot movement was a waste of time...but I'm not so sure myself I guess my old gym was more of a boxing style standup with thai kicks and clinching, like K1 with clinching...these guys were pure muay thai. It just seems totally based on kicking and not much hand skill/ring movement...moving straight forward/backward, no evasion etc.. I'm thinking about training with these guys some more, but it seems that everything I have learned from before would have to go out the window... Any opinions on this?