Evening forum brethren,
I was trying to nap a little earlier, but a perturbing paradox has been pestering my cognizance for the past few hours (it has had me tossing and turning, more tossing than turning mind you) and I can not seem to discredit its infallibility.
Now that I deeply catechize my ratiocination in an awakened state, with the aid of the written (or typed as it may be in this case) word, I see things a little more clearly.
I truly believe that kicks from a Traditional Martial style are more effective for street combat than Muay Thai kicks.
Allow me to provide an example or two old chaps.
Muay thai kicks are designed to slowly wear away at an opponents legs and body for the duration of a MT bout, causing bruising, swelling and some pain to the opponent.
However kicks from a TMA backgound such as Karate, TKD, Kenpo give the street smart practitioner the ability to put their would be attacker in severe danger.
Let me give you a for instance...
One evening I was perusing a mall in the Southern Californian area when I was presented with a fellow who tried to abscond with my wallet. I immediately delivered a scintillating thrust kick to his solar plexus region, launching him through a nearby window as I had seen Steven Seagal do in a movie. I left the scene immediately with my wallet intact.
Had I of attempted a Thai low kick, it would have surely angered this man and it would have turned into a brawl with punches in bunches and we all know what can happen in a throwdown hoedown like that...ANYONE can get caught.