Boxing involves hitting with your hands as well as foot and cardio vascular training. This type of striking requires quick hands and head movement to avoid being punched. Boxers have a more advantage of learning their martial art much faster because there is much less to master and much less to learn. Spending six months training Boxing you will be focused on punching and footwork, while in Muay Thai each month of those first six months will be spent trying to learn and master something new altogether.
Easier to Learn: Boxing
Which Martial Art is Better for Fitness?
Both Muay Thai and Boxing are great for improving fitness and cardiovascular strength. Even in their purest forms, both are great for strength and conditioning. There are sloppy western boxing coaches who don’t stress the importance of fitness in fighting, however if you’ve ever been in a professional or amateur competition you’ll know fitness is important. Muay Thai will also require you in hardening your body, particularly the shins.
It’s critical to remember that when the emphasis is more on fitness and strength rather than skills and technique you won’t have the attributes to properly defend yourself. Classes like “cardio kickboxing” are great options for losing weight and improving your body and heart, however they aren’t so good for self-defense and real life situations. Better for Fitness: Both
Who Would Win in a Fight?
So who would win in a fight between a Muay Thai vs Boxing practitioner? Luckily for us this strange fight has taken place at least once or twice before.
An important thing to notice is that this was under a professional competition, real life situations and other professional fights won’t always be the same as this way.
Which Martial Art Should You Train?
Boxing and Muay Thai are different martial arts, so when it comes to training the question isn’t essentially about which fighting style is better. It’s more about which martial art is more appropriate to you personally. Do you want to just concentrate on punching or do you want to add kicks, knees, and elbows