Taekwondo vs Muay Thai Underground Street Fight Knock out

5:52:00 AM Tkd kwan 25 Comments



Mixed style fights do not always say a lot about each martial art, but it is more about the skill of the fighter him/her self, and when a fighter from a certain style  wins a fight against another martial art, it does not mean that a style is better than another.
Fighters commitment and hard work can give a wonderful image about the martial art.
We have posted fights before about Taekwondo against Muay Thai, but all of them were in the ring, but this underground fight here is done in the street.
The tension in the beginning of this fight can give you a feeling that the fight is going to end up by a knock out.
Both athletes are good and we can see that through their techniques, the Taekwondo fighter is using well his kicks but maybe not too effective to cause a knock down or knock out.
The Muay Thai fighter was there waiting for the right opportunity, and when he got it he just knocked his opponent out -_-
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is referred to as the "art of eight limbs" or the "science of eight limbs",because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing and savate.
A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak Muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak Muay farang, meaning 'foreign boxer'.
 Lets watch the video and let us know what do you think about it.
Your opinions matter :)

25 comments:

  1. Teakwondo is a soft style, good for teaching speed and accuracy. I have a friend that was at the time a 2nd Degree back belt and an Olympic hopeful, she got into a fight with two female street fighters and they cleaned her clock. I practice KaJuKenBo, a hard style out of Hawaii. When we did open tournaments in Europe, Teakwondo practitioners would forfeit instead of fighting us. We had one female that a Teakwondo guy drew a fight with her and decided he would take it instead of bowing out. How bad could it be fighting a female right? She was disqualified for being to violent when she beat him into a bloody pulp... LOL... How do you get disqualified during an open tournament when you are not violating rules? No eye gouging, no groin kicks... SMH

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    1. TKD is definitely categorized as a hard style. Martial Arts that focus more on grappling, such as Judo or Jujitsu, are the soft styles.

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    2. My father spent three years in s.Korea before Nam. At that time tkd was for fighting. Now it's for sport. My father taught me. No pads, concrete floor, breakfalls, and the use of hands. This dude clearly thought he was in the ring. He never raised his hands. Moderns tkd is fun for the Olympics and that's all.

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  2. I am a teakwondo man and I think it's better to learn all styles.

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  3. When in real fights, you don't throw spinning back kick at that distance, especially when you are in a street fight where hands are also part of the game. Kicking alone without punches will give you a huge disadvantage when fighting fighters who are skilled both in hands and in fight. Taekwondo guys could have won if his kicks were fast and accurate. I found his kick so slow and inaccurate that's why he lose.

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    1. Yeah he relied too heavily on the spinning side kick.

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  4. he is a kick boxer, not Muay thai. A Muay thai will use front kick to kick the opponent's knee to stop opponent from getting away. A Muay thai will use a harder round house kick from his right leg to destroy, not his front left leg. A Muay thai will not use his arm muscle to block a kick to his head, he will use his fore arm's bone to block :)

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  5. How can that guy be black belt in Taekwondo? He is terrible. Yellow or green belt max. The winner is not a Muay Thai as somebody pointed that out already.

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  6. Ive practiced both martial arts. Im far from an expert. But TKD guy is sparring like he's at the Olympics. TKD ppl would donstreet right much differently. Muay Thai guy - he executes some MT moves but something seems like it is not his main style. Regardless, i would rarely put my bet on TKD. Beautiful art, not super effective against other martial arts.

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  7. I was trained in Taekwondo in my younger days, but it was for the street, neither one of these guys are that good. Notice the TKD fighter had his hands to his side, that is the new TKD fighter for tournaments. I can tell you for a fact, TKD in korea that dont train tournaments would have won that fight with eases. Also I notice the TKD fighter was very slow and moved straight back, I was never trained to move back, you alway moved offline. What I didnt like about TKD was, if you went to the ground, "THEN WHAT", So i went and trained in both TKD, Hapkido and Judo. Judo filled the hole I was missing.

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  8. Wrestling, Bjj, Koshin, Catch wrestling boxing, Muay Thai, Kyokushin karate, are good styles to learn.The rest is a!!

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  9. TKD guy just didn't want any part of that fight. He was backing up the whole time. The moment the MT fighter stopped being the aggressor the fight lulled. "When you're in a fight you have to attack, you have to Keep attacking. The opponent has to know he is not going to give up. You must break the soul of whatever the fuck is in front of you." -David Goggins

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  10. Lets face it. TKd is good in only one range. Even at that range they don't have the impact conditioning to take punishment or the aerobic conditioning to continue with effective strikes at that one range.

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  11. TKD is not just about the feet (kicks). He throws no punches or elbow strikes and he keeps moving backwards (big no no where I train). He spends way too much time on the ground with no way to defend himself. The moving back and staying on the ground tells me that he should not have shown up for this fight.

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  12. The taekwondo guy looked like he was using wtf version of taekwondo, where they rarely use hands and only focus on kicks, which is what they use in the Olympics. Had it been someone using itf style, where they do use hands and punch it may have been a different outcome, but who knows.

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  13. He is not Taekwondo i guess.. just jump jump moving backward..

    He is just a martial lover. I can KO him under 10seconds.

    Thanks to the Thai Boxer, he just waiting and counter, if he do a combination striking and continuous attack, the jumping man will KO in blink..

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  14. Taekwondo is definitely a hard style but definitely soft in its present format or even as demonstrated in this video clip as a relates to its relevance versus other styles or in the street. This has not always been the case!

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  15. A martial art is designed to beat specific contexts from which it has been created for. There is no point to oppose them in this kind of fight as neither have been created to beat the other.. It's not about MT beats TKD. At best, this vid is about two guys testing each other with their style, experience, fitness, will, and so on. Don't evaluate the styles but the athletes.

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  16. poor fight they both need to do a lot of cardio, just weak

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  18. 25 years ago I practiced Kick Boxing, and our instructor made us keeps our fists up to protect the head at all times. running, spinning etc with the hands up to protects the head. when I saw the TKD with his hands down I thought to myself, "he's going to be KO. head is not protected." and it happened!

    now, on ice, if I think I'm about to lose balance my hands go up in an instant to protect the head. EVERYTIME!

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  19. I was both tkd and muay thai and i was always on a real street fight on my younger days. In tkd i can only used roundhouse , 45, turning side, and side steps but in muay thai everything. 45 in tkd is more useful from hip to up to roundhouse. Muay thai is sweeter from hip down specially on the side knee sometime you can hear a cracking sound. Sweet!!!

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  20. When I was in tkd it was a waiting game slight move is a disadvantage but on this video he is not using side steps, timing and range.

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