Is Kickboxing Good for Self-Defense?
Kickboxing, like any other martial art, can be effective for self-defense, but it may not be the best option for every individual. It depends on the individual's physical abilities, experience, and comfort level.
Kickboxing was designed for sport and competition, not specifically for self-defense. The rules of kickboxing for competition often restrict certain techniques that are useful for self-defense, such as grappling, clinching, and ground fighting. In addition, the training and competition focus is on hitting the target accurately and with power, rather than on self-defense techniques and tactics.
Is Kickboxing and Muay Thai the Same?
Even though many people believe that Muay Thai and kickboxing are the same, they are quite different in many aspects including fighting styles and the techniques used. Yes, there are universal techniques shared between the two sports, however, the implementation of these techniques varies depending on an individual fighter and the sport.
Kickboxing Styles & Tendencies
Though we train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in New York, we train MMA in New York and we train kickboxing in New York, everything that we do is tied to a larger body of work, with its own history and development cycle. This includes a rich, international history of variation, distillation and competition that informs what we do in the here and now.