Both Boxing and Muay Thai are beautiful sports; there’s a lot Muay Thai practitioners can learn from Boxing to improve their Muay Thai game. If you want to come into Muay Thai from a Boxing background, you will have a big advantage using your hands over those who don’t have a boxing background.
Is it better to learn boxing before Muay Thai?
If you want to achieve a good level of self-defense as soon as possible Boxing is what you should choose. Whilst 6 months of Muay Thai training is enough to learn the basics, you will be nowhere near competent, and you would have progressed for more in Boxing during those 6 than if you trained Thai.
Is boxing harder than Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is stronger than boxing simply because kicks, elbows, knees, and clinches uses more major muscle sets and result in a stronger move in the conventional sense of the word. However, there isn’t one Thai boxer who can pack as much of a wallop with his punch as a Boxer can.
Is Muay Thai better than boxing?
A few years of boxing is probably enough to defend you against most attackers. But muay thai is probably more effective in a real fight. Muay thai includes round kicks that are more powerful than any punch, low kicks, brutal elbows/knees, and clinch work.
How dangerous is a Muay Thai fighter?
Yes, Muay Thai is dangerous. As with all competitive contact sports, there are definitely health risks involved but the keyword here being “competitive”. Muay Thai fights in the ring can be brutal -and bloody- with flying knees, sharp elbow strikes, hard kicks to the guts, and swinging punches.