Do modern day Kickboxing clubs teach the Muay Thai Roundhouse kick exclusively?

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I've heard since the Rofus match that most modern Kickboxing clubs since that fight use the shin for their roundhouse kick, influenced by how effective it was used by the Thais. I'm not sure if the Karate roots are still there or if it's just a blend of everything.

So those of you who transitioned to Kickboxing from Karate/Taekwondo, where you taught to throw the roundhouse kick with the Shin instead and no chamber, like the Thais? Or a mixture of both a chamber and the shin, as in Kyokushin Karate?
 

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The power of the MT roundhouse kick is it's 45 degree downward power that most MA systems don't develop it. It requires full boy rotation (without chamber and without pulling back). IMO, it's completely different training from the Karate roundhouse kick.
 
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The power of the MT roundhouse kick is it's 45 degree downward power that most MA systems don't develop it. It requires full boy rotation (without chamber and without pulling back). IMO, it's completely different training from the Karate roundhouse kick.

That's not what I asked.
 

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Not sure what you are asking. Are you referring to Rick Roufus or his younger brother, Duke?

And which fight?
 
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Not sure what you are asking. Are you referring to Rick Roufus or his younger brother, Duke?

And which fight?

I'm asking if modern KB clubs teach the muay Thai roundhouse instead of the Karate/TKD version, of if they do both
 
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Not sure what you are asking. Are you referring to Rick Roufus or his younger brother, Duke?

And which fight?

I was referring to this fight
 

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No there are still karate based kickboxing clubs that do the chambered kicking.
 

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And an oddball one for you Saenchai?


Easier to see when he is dominating.

 

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That's not what I asked.
When full contact Karate started to get popular, I was a kick-boxer's training partner. Most of the Kickboxing from Karate/Taekwondo that I know, after they have trained the MT roundhouse kick, they "replace" their Karate/Taekwondo roundhouse kick by MT roundhouse kick. The reason is simple. It requires completely different training (such as the full body rotation).
 
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When full contact Karate started to get popular, I was a kick-boxer's training partner. Most of the Kickboxing from Karate/Taekwondo that I know, after they have trained the MT roundhouse kick, they "replace" their Karate/Taekwondo roundhouse kick by MT roundhouse kick. The reason is simple. It requires completely different training (such as the full body rotation).

There is full body rotation is in both Muay Thai and a traditional Taekwondo. The difference is only where you end up post kick, and what you land with. In Muay Thai you often end up with your back to your opponent.
 

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In Muay Thai you often end up with your back to your opponent.
Is that what a side kick is for?

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Is that also what a spin hook kick is for?

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