Hello everyone. I would say the variation of punches,direct/range controlling footwork and ability to create angles are the biggest strengths of boxing,imo. Thai boxing is a bit more static,but of course allows the use of more weapons and involves some clinch and throws,I found it to be a more aggressive style,not wanting to give ground or allow the judges to perceive much impact,but that could just be my interpretation. I have competed in both styles,boxed since I was about 11 at different levels,so not completely talking out my hoop but I'd be interested to hear any different opinions anyone has. What would you say are the strengths of full contact kickboxing as a martial art? I've never done a class,none near here and it doesn't hugely appeal to me as a style (to the point where I'd research a good class and travel to try different ones etc) I may give it a try one day if I hear of a good class nearby.