Muy Thai vs Karate

Muy Thai vs Karate

There are 69 comments on the story from Mar 15, 2007, titled Muy Thai vs Karate. In it, reports that:

RE: Muy Thai vs Karate - quote: If I were a betting kind of girl, I'd definitely bet on Muay Thai over Karate. via

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Saint Petersburg, FL

#64 May 14, 2009
Angharad wrote:
"in a street fight karate would win. More arsenal, dirty tricks and so on."
and also an inability of applying most techniques successfully. And what are these dirty tricks you speak of?---
Is that what you say!

Do you practice some martial arts but away ????
For beat an American karateist I think you don't need too much techniques .
ahahahhaha !

Saint Petersburg, FL

#65 May 14, 2009
Haksaw wrote:
If you want an effective style you need to spar against an unwilling opponent all the time that is why Muay Thai is so effective. there are also some style of karate such as Kyokushin and Kempo that do a lot of full contact sparring. Its not the question whos better its who is willing to train to the edge and push him/her self to get there

It is true it exist some good Muay thai practitioners in C.A.
but the rest of the country ?????? are funny people.

Waterloo, IL

#66 May 19, 2009
I think Muy Thai is overrated myself. Karate is a pretty aggressive technique, and although M uy Thai uses elbows and knees extensivley, those are very easy to block. I think a Karate master would win. But if the Karate user was a white belt, well, that would be different.

Berkeley, CA

#68 May 30, 2009
This question from the beginning is pointless.

Although, saying Karate it's worth to distinquish between really strong Karate styles (Kyokushin, and all its descendents) and all other "garbage" named also Karate which is usually non-contact.

And as some of previous writers mentioned, Kyokushin Karate DID beat the best fighers from Muay Thai in ALL their official meetings. That IS confirmed fact.

Thus, there's Kyokushin (and similar sub-styles) and all other "Karate". The last one is really a joke.

Sterling Heights, MI

#69 Jul 20, 2009
My opinion is that muay thai is the strongest martial art in the world. It has the most deadly moves. Elbows and knees to the face. Now thats deadly.

New York, NY

#70 Aug 16, 2009
I can't understand why most people think MT is the only style that uses elbows and knees. Karate and other styles use elbow and knee techniques but it's just that MT has more variations.

I take up Goju Ryu and though we "use" to prepare for point sparing tournaments (we don't anymore since the Sensei has a change of heart and focus more on self defense) in the dojo we do medium-full (don't know what it counts for with sparring mitts on) contact sparring especially when doing promotions.

I keep hearing people who say they do MT and always dominate a karateka but I never witnessed it in RL or footage or anything. But also I'll add that I never seen a karateka dominate a MT fighter either. I believe that is because neither style is better or worst than the other. Only thing that determines the winner is the fighter his/herself.

Singapore, Singapore

#71 Oct 14, 2011
If you train Muay Thai and Karate like they did in the old days, hard training seven days a week, both styles can be very effective. But in Muay Thai gyms today, especially those in the west, the students just hit the bags and pads and do some shadow boxing/kicking, hardly any sparring at all. Same for Karate, most schools hardly spar until you are close to black belt level. I think if you don't spar, you can't fight.

Seffner, FL

#72 Oct 14, 2011
Americans martial arts is for baby sweet heart in America......Awwwwwwwww!
I nned not persuaded you, go way idiots you are really.
U.S. people are so tender ,delicate to ( don't even touch me or I call the police....ahahahahah! Born Americans really.......a disaster for martial arts and the sports in generaly.

Targu-mures, Romania

#73 Nov 22, 2011

Please some comments for this match. Red athlete what is neccecery to worked on ?

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