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KICKBOXING vs MUAY THAI
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Where did kickboxing come from? Japan Why was it created? To create a sport that can compete with Muay Thai, and help teach the Japanese Karate Students a more effective ring sport vs. Muay Thai, that too failed. In the late 1970's the legendary self-proclaimed "world karate champion & world kick boxing champion". Benny "The Jet" Urquidez faced Prayoud Sittiboonlert of Thailand, in Japan. The rules of this fight aloud knees. The jet was punished so badly by low kicks that Urquidez corner threw in the towel in the 2nd round. What was funny about this is that Prayoud wasn't the current Muay Thai Champion. Benny The Jet would face a few more Thai-boxers in the near future, with the same results. Urquidez's writers would later write that "The Jet" could walk into any country and fight any fighter at their own rules, but this was simply not true. After losing several fights to Muay Thai fighters, he decided not to face any more thai-boxers for the rest of his career. The lies that surround this man never cease to amaze me on how far people will go to protect the integrity of a sport with lies. Today we find many kickboxers adapting Muay Thai into their arsenals to improve the skill set before entering events such as the K1. Maurice Smith is a great example of a Kickboxer turning to Muay Thai.

Benny "The Jet" being punished with a low kick
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