Originally Posted by PIRA
Hip roll technique is better for kicking, conditioning is better for kicking and checking which ****s up Savate, catching kicks totally ****s up Savate and Thai's don't wear shitty moon pants and ballet leotards to fight.
A lot of the questions you ask are answered in the video you posted and haven't watched going by your description. Pathetic kickboxing fights where the Thai fighter loses half of his weapons shows how confident Savate is against Muay Thai.
Is it possible to be a defensive oriented Muy Thai fighter? Do you know any Muy Thai fighters with elusive footwork?