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chrissyp
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Styles: Muay Thai/ Shotokan

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Difference between a Kyokushin and Muay Thai roundhouse? Reply with quote

I can't really seem to tell the difference...can someone explain the difference in the mechanics? Anyone have a preference on either? I've only train Thai boxing btw, but i'd like some feedback on pros/cons on people who've trained both.
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Hawkmoon
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Joined: 17 Jun 2013
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Location: MK in the UK
Styles: Kyokushin

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... oddest ask ever ...

Can you search for (Youtube) for videos that show the kicks as you see them with the differences you are talking about?

A kick to an untrained eye is a kick to a fighter it can say much about the ryu of teacher, but like you only do Thai boxing, I only do Kyokushin, so I'd like to see what you see ... if that makes sense!
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bushido_man96
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure on the Kyokushin styles, but Thai kickers will rise up on the ball of the base leg to drive the kick around. In most "traditional" styles that I watch, kickers tend to keep their base foot flatter on the ground, more in contact with the floor.

That's just one subtle difference I've noticed, at least in the way I kick usually. There could be some differences in the way the base foot pivots, and how the hip drives the kick, as well, but someone with more experience in them than me will have to put forth an answer there.
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