Which MMA Style is Right For You?

Which MMA Style is Right For You?

    MMA is becoming popular for not only those that want to compete in the sport, but also people trying to find an exciting way to stay in shape and learn self-defense strategies. Within the sport, there are multiple styles and types of MMA that might be a bit overwhelming to the novice fighter. Interested in which type is right for you or is something you are interested in inquiring about? Read further!

Muay Thai Vs Kickboxing

There are several key differences between these two styles.  While Muay Thai may fit under the umbrella as a type of kickboxing, Muay Thai allows the person to use elbows and knees while fighting.  Kickboxing is a very broad term that describes any sport allowing use of hands and kicking movements. Listed below are the various types of kickboxing available:

  • American Kickboxing

  • Dutch Kickboxing

  • K1 / GLORY Kickboxing

  • Chinese Kickboxing (San Chou)

  • Muay Thai

Is Muay Thai better than kickboxing?

For the purpose of fighting or defense, Muay Thai is more effective to take down an opponent. This style of fighting allows use of punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, whereas kickboxing only uses punches and kicks. Practicing Muay Thai is great way to improve cardio vascular fitness, functional strength, decrease stress and above all else learn battle tested self-defense strategies

What’s in a Muay Thai fighter’s gym bag?

Here are 10 of the key must have items to safely practice the sport:

  • Boxing Gloves

  • Head Gear

  • Groin Protection

  • Mouth Guard

  • Hand Wraps

  • Knee and Elbow Pads

  • Athletic Tape

  • Ankle braces

  • Namaan Muay-apply to sore muscles pre or post fighting

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu better than Muay Thai?

Brazilian Jiu-JItsu  utilizes a very different style than Muay Thai. It offers grappling techniques to establish positional control, manipulation joints with the use of leverage and precise applications of chokes to overcome brute strength and aggression. Muay Thai uses very little grappeling and more stand-up striking tactics.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques where used by smaller and weaker competitor to defeat stronger aggressive opponents. This form of martial art made it possible for a smaller person to defend themselves and defeat a bigger opponent. This is why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered one the best forms of martial arts for self-defense

Further interest in either of these types of MMA? Check out  Jonesly Mixed Martial Arts Academy, Norwalk’s premier source of MMA training and fighting technique! It is an experience that promotes self-determination, self-improvement, and self empowerment to assist its members with reaching their true potential through Martial Arts practice.

Jonesly MMA

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Norwalk, CT 06851

Phone: (203) 939 1170

Email: info@joneslymma.com

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