Muay thai kick vs Dutch Kick

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  1. faijaii

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    I was wondering in competition do muay thai fighters use dutch style kicks sometimes? I see that sometimes they dont step out to a 45 degree angle before they turn their hips -- which is considered a dutch style kick. is this used a lot by muay thai fighters?



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  2. faijaii

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    anyone else notice?
     
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    Yeah. There is this thing where people will use these tiny stylistic variations depending on the circumstance.

    Karate style kicks with the knee forward then pop are also coming back in vogue.
     
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    Both ways (with and without stepping out to 45 degrees) are standard tools in Muay Thai. I prefer to use the step when I can, but the timing and flow of the match don’t always allow it.
     
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    dvcochran Senior Master

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    A lot of it is predicated on the flexibility of the kicker. Other factors are getting tired and a little lazy. Guys who can make the same power without the full pivot a slight speed advantage. IMHO
     
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    I wouldn't call the step off line and kick Dutch Style. The traditional Muay Thai I learned has a pivot and kick, a step and kick, a hop and kick as fundamental kicks.
     
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    It depends. If they are moving off line you don't need to step off line.
     
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    Does it not depend which side they step off to?
     
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    Well sure. They'd be circling into it.
     
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