Kickboxing vs Muay Thai

Kickboxing is more generic than Muay Thai. Where Kickboxing is heavily influenced by other traditional techniques from different places, Muay Thai is a refined art that came from traditional Thai Martial arts alone.

Kickboxing involves kicking and punching with variations on the strategies of how these kicks and punches are administered. You are also encouraged to wear gloves.

Muay Thai allows the use of elbows and knees for attacks. You aren’t just limited to punches and kicks. You are also allowed to use clinches for attacks. Muay Thai practitioners don’t often wear gloves.

In a way, Muay Thai can be considered a kickboxing activity. However, it is more refined and it has more techniques.