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Boxing vs Kickboxing


Ie dabbled in boxing and taekwondo, but recently after doing research, ive decided to seriously study kickboxing. But which would be more effective in a street fight, boxing or kickboxing?


not saying i know how to fight, but from a common sense perspective - most people can throw a punch but mostly never expect to get a roundhouse to the face if ya know what i mean :wink: kickboxing allows you to keep your distance while inflicting damage. why only use half ur body in a fight?


Only one thing you can do in a street fight



Break it down.

Kicks can be unexpected, but when the shit hits the fan, and your fine control goes out the window, you generally don't want to be kicking unless you're very good at it. It unbalances you and leaves you ripe to be tackled. Not to mention most places that violent confrontations are common, such as clubs/bars, there's not a whole lot of space to kick.

Also, hands will always move faster than a leg. An experienced boxer could drop the first guy and then start on a his buddies before an experienced kick boxer fires off his first kick.

Not saying you shouldn't add kickboxing into your skillset, just saying in the case your talking about, boxing is almost always going to be more effective. It's easier to throw effective punches in bunches when your adrenaline is through the roof than it is to pull off a proper kick.


This guy is a troll. Look at his other threads- created in all kinds of forums just to start shit.

And look at his stats- 5'11", 175, but puts up 145 lb. dumbells for 10 reps. OK.

Answer at your own risk.


Teep (sp?) and leg kicks would be the only things I can think would work in a self defense situation. But like others have said, just do what Bas says and dangity dangity dang, you know?




Boxing. No question about it


I was wondering how long it would take him to come to the combat sports forum.


Black men usually have denser muscles than men of other races, and are more inclined towards physicality than men of other races. There I said it!

I drink, smoke, eat what I want when i want, dont work lower body, and chase women. Yet i still can bench press a pair of 145s or 150s whichever one I decide to do and dont have a trace of fat on me. Imagine if I was a professionally trained powerlifter that stuck to a certain diet, didnt smoke or drink, and squatted alot. I would be a black man dominating an all white sport. Im starting to lean more towards incline presses now, when I finally incline the 150s at 175 lbs, ill try to have someone tape it and put it on youtube for me just to prove a point.


But even if i do post a vido, someone will inevitably say im lying about my weight, or the dumbbells are fake, or the video is fake etc etc


Everyone in the forum, please ignore this cocksucker's bullshit and don't prolong this any longer than it has to be.


you started it talking your bullshit, I wouldnt have said it if you didnt see the need to talk shit when i asked a simple question. But if it is bullshit, prove me wrong.


Nothing is ever simple when you post your "inquisitive" threads. If you wasn't so full of shit to begin with,people might actually take you serious...."my brotha."

"Take that monkey shit off...you're embarrassing us"


I wouldn't pay much attention to FightinIrish. Since you are black, you could likely outbox him with a couple of days training...


I got next.


Clip is obviously a nerdy white kid living in his mom's basement in suburban New Jersey. He has never seen a 145lb dumbbell in real life, let alone pick one up or press it. He may have dabbled in TKD though, because everyone knows TKD is for dweebs.


God damn it!

As soon as Jan 1st comes around I'm making a new account! No more 09er comments, no more jokes about tkd.

Although now I'm doing judo I kinda agree, I was a dweeb.
And most 09er's are dumb asses. Clip must have been an early starter I guess.


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