Originally Posted by coog
What is the difference a kick is a kick a punch is a punch and a block is a block. I have a black belt in shorinryu I also wrestled in high school (was pretty good ) I have studied muay thai for a year it all depends on the individual and how they train some school never train full contact and others do. I have met a lot of martial artist that would make a formidable opponent for anyone. there are some out there that you would have a difficult time hitting. Keep in mind that some of the matches in the 60's allowed kicks to the groin.
It is a difference though..most karate schools will only teach one kind of punch...a stright punch thrown from the rib area. As for kicks...the kicks are good...but muay thai kicks are generally considered best. Also its how they train..if you never go hard...if you never spar with intensity...then when shit happens your likely forget most of what you learned.