MMA Will boxing mess up my muay thai?

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    I was into Muay Thai seriously for about 2 years solid. Then a train of injuries came rolling through preventing me from training hardly ever. I'm mostly fine now except for my right shin. I'm dying to get back in, so thinking about taking boxing classes just so that I can take part in something. Would this not be a good idea considering I am really only interested in MT. I understand the I really want to improve my handspeed, but I don't want to get into any bad habits with guard/stance etc that might differ between boxing and MT. What do you think?
     
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    I think you'll be fine. Usually boxing stances are more bladed which makes it easier to protect your head and body, gives you a faster jab and harder cross. But I think if you know you're gonna be checking leg kicks you're gonna square up a bit naturally.

    My stance in MT is pretty much the same as it was in boxing. I square up a bit more to check the kick and throw my rear roundhouse. I don't think I'll ever be able to get any real power out of my lead leg so I'm not worried about trading my front roundhouse for a better jab, cross, and defense.
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    It can only help, when you get back into MT, you will adjust.
     
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  5. teep

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    it won't hurt it, but i've been just boxing for a couple months now and i'm not sure how much it will help. everything is just so different anything you improve on doesn't necessarily transfer.

    there's nothing wrong with cross training, but if getting better at muay thai is your only concern then just stick to muay thai.

    plus you can always just keep to your stance and just work on your hands.
     
  6. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Cool, thanks guys.
     
  7. 2ofdem

    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    Even if you do learn bad habits the good habits with your hands will outweigh them.
     
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    go for it.
    imma do boxing for about 3 months after my triathlon.. then brining it all back with me for the new year when i start MT again.
     
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    I can say that many times some of our crappier MT guys will start boxing on the side and their improvements are drastic.
     
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