I've been looking to get into a kickboxing or Muay thai gym in my local area and I've been wondering something...

What's the difference between training in Muay Thai and training in Kickboxing? I know there are supposed differences and muay thai supposedly uses more elbows and knees, but is there really any significant difference? Are there general differences in what to expect from training in Muay thai and training in "kickboxing"? Or is it all based on individual gyms with no general expectation of what to expect from one style as opposed to another? I'm sure you're used to hearing this question, I'm just curious as to what I can really expect to be different, if anything, between the two.

Any information you give will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

-Nate
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