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one of the most brutal martial arts ever known to man. it's moves are very diverse ranging from punches, kicks to knee/elbow strikes to grapplings, triangle chokes and leg locks. every move is meant to KO the opponent and create huge amounts of force. overall, the kind of martial art art the one would learn to kick major ass.
Person 1: With Karate i kick your a..
(person 2 elbows person 1 in the face and leaves him bleeding to death)
Person 2: Muay Thai kicks your ass
by Red Stinger February 08, 2010
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Some of this is myth and exaggeration. I watch all combat sports, kickboxing, MMA, boxing, K-1 everything, and i also watch the real Muay Thai fights from Thailand although not on TV.

The guy who said "I saw some Muay Thai practitioner kill a guy with his bare hands."

Man that's just stupid. A MT fighter has no more chance of killing a guy with his bare hands than a boxer. Of course if a guy is unconscious you can beat him to death. From a guy who actually WATCHES guys like Dekkers, Kiatmontep and Buakaw(although he's basically K-1 now) they are weak punchers in comparison to professional boxers. I have not seen one MT fighter who hits like Rafael Marquez, Trinidad or any other top hard-hitting pro boxer. Their kicks are extremely powerful, they knee and elbow, but they have no real huge punchers.

Plus, it's nowhere near as brutal as you guys keep saying. I've yet to see a fight as brutal as Gatti-Ward or Corrales-Castillo in MT. Most of the fights consist of, just like boxing, the two fighters looking at each other waiting for openings, tapping their lead foot off the floor ready to block leg kicks. There are far fewer cleanly landed strikes to the head, in fact in the vast majority of fights i've seen they are sparse. Just because they knee and elbow and shin kick doesn't immediately make the fights all wars. It's mostly exchanging leg kicks. I have to admit i've trained in MT and leg kicks are actually far more painful than a punch to the nose, but this still doesn't make it a more brutal art. There are very few knees landed to the head, as the MT fighters are very upright for this particular reason. I've yet to see MT fights with knee frenzies like Wanderlei Silva in Pride FC.

BTW I call them Thai boxers i don't care if that's offensive to some retards it's a fucking real sport not an ancient "art", many of the top MT fighters like John Wayne Parr use the term so i don't care.

Anyways while MT is brutal, it's less brutal than boxing. There are FAR fewer head blows, a lot more pain but it's still less dangerous than boxing. In a 10 round non-championship fight a professional boxer takes hundreds of punches to the head let alone in a 12 round championship fight and these days with alphabet soup belts most fights with the top fighters are championship fights. MT brutality is WAAAAYYY overrated.
Muay Thai at the top level(not cans) has far fewer KOs than boxing.
by fight fan June 25, 2005
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an unarmed combative scheme from Asia that seems to work, and is all very well and good for, lightweight pencil necks against the same for opponents. Run into a 200 lb. monster with a neck like a dock pile, and it all seems to just quit working.

Ditto for guns...
Muay Thai punches and My Tais have one thing in common... They both hit like freight trains when used properly...
by J. Michael Reiter February 20, 2005
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An unarmed Combative scheme developed seemingly for thugs from money and privilege to be used in resistance to arrest by law enforcement... Not to mention as a tool of intimidation in the act of bullying...
Before Peter Sheard got expelled from school, he was the worst bully in school and his favourite tool was a here to fore unknown "martial art" known by the name Muay Thai...
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A martial art that is all very well and good until you face anyone more than 30 pounds heavier than you, at which point your speedy light blows happen to be useless, and you will have your ass reamed.
That 120 pound grand champion took on a 150 pound kid and lost.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 23, 2004
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