"Most martial arts avoid using the elbows and knees, because if you use them wrong you could KILL YOUR OPPONANT!!! However Mauy Thai utilizes the use of elbows and knees, because if you use them right you can KILL YOUR OPPONANT!!!" -Opachi
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This depends on the student. You can train for power, but you can't teach speed. Both forms are effective when performed by well trained athletes. Muay Thai utilizes more varied striking techniques and throws. Regardless, natural ability and personal commitment play a role in effectiveness of any martial arts.