Boxing bs Thai Boxing

Holmejr

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Yes.
In boxing you are not worried about kicks, knees, elbows and clinch. When you bob and weave in boxing you need not worry about knees and feet coming up to meet you. Boxing foot work tend to be more complete and subtle.
 

drop bear

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Yeah. Not just the obvious like there are a bunch more weapons in Thai.

But it changes the strategies.

So for example if you did boxing head movement you are a lot more at risk to being kicked in the face.
 

Monkey Turned Wolf

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The path should be:

boxing -> MT -> Sanda -> MMA

boxing - punch
MT - punch + kick
Sanda - punch + kick + throw
MMA - punch + kick + throw + ground skill
One of many paths (if MMA is your goal). You can start with mma if you want and learn everything there. You could go kickboxing - judo - BJJ - MMA, where you learn each separately and combine. You could replace kickboxing with MT, or boxing and TKD. You could replace Sanda with BJJ or kenpo, or judo with wrestling. Or start out with just MT and go straight to MMA. Any number of paths are possible.
 
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