Muay Thai, beside with savate, karate, and taekwondo greatly influenced the growth of kickboxing in Japan and other part of the world.
On the other hand, not like Muay Thai, a lot of kickboxing fights do not permit elbow strikes, knee strikes, or kicks below the waist. These ruling changes have led some martial artists to consider practicing a 'watered down' version of Muay Thai.
Beginning in the 1990s, Muay Thai has benefitted from an increase in recognition worldwide as it has been extremely efficient in mixed martial arts training. MMA artists such as Rua, Wanderlei Silva, and Anderson Silva have joint a lot of striking elements of Muay Thai with grappling, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into a hybrid mixture that has been greatly effective in their fights. Other fighters that have employed Muay Thai as their main technique in mixed martial arts including Rob McCullough, Duane Ludwig, Melvin Manhoef, Alistair Overeem and Gilbert Yvel.
Shoot-fighters and professional wrestlers who have trained and been influenced by Muay Thai including Satoru Sayama and Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
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