I Fought A Muay Thai Champion

Feb 18, 2021
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Thai Boxing vs Karate started in 1963, when Kyokushin co-founder Kenji Kurosaki got knocked out by a Muay Thai fighter in Thailand (Bangkok) at Lumpinee Stadium. This sparked the Japanese invention of Kickboxing. As a result, the feud between Karate and Muay Thai escalated. In today's video I aim to end the rivalry by fighting Petch Aek Sitjaopho (Poonnasit Kambung). Enjoy! :)
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WARNING: The advice and movements shown in this video are for informational and educational purposes only. Consult a health professional before engaging in any exercise or martial arts program.

  • What martial art should I face next? 🤔

    Jesse EnkampJesse Enkamp15 days ago
    • Taekwondo

      LetrandoLetrando14 days ago
    • Jiu Jistu

      Felipe EsparzaFelipe Esparza14 days ago

      Hakuryu TeamHakuryu Team14 days ago
    • Ryan Garcia

      Jelit DuremdesJelit Duremdes14 days ago
    • French Savate

      LawrenceLawrence14 days ago
  • My experience of sparring against MT is extremely painfully bruised inner and outer thighs 😳😆

    J FilmJ Film25 minutes ago
  • Tadashi Nakamura 😀 Osu.

    J FilmJ Film41 minute ago
  • And the reasom for praying It's to teacher yes like the others comment, but the teacher here mean his own normal teacher and also the ancestors like those who invent it, improve it, include the teacher from the ancient times and etc. That's the meaning of Wai kru And actually it's not just Muay thai that do this, most of the thai culture thing have this too, like the dance, performer things, all have this culture, praying to teachers before using it, it's like showing respect to the art.

    KNT ChannelKNT Channel41 minute ago
  • Oh, so the reason he lean back on the kick is because that umm... go through with it thing If you block it can probably break your arm And it's kinda too fast to dash dodge if it's muaythai kick?

    KNT ChannelKNT Channel52 minutes ago
  • Poonnsit is so low key it's terryfing.

    JoQanJoQanHour ago
  • Sensei Taidji Kase and his student sensei Ilija Jorga went to Thailand to try Ilia's skills. Ilija Jorga beat couple of Thai boxing champions, and main impression was that they are very resilient. Hi has to nock them couple of time before they can not stand up again.

    Марко СтојановићМарко СтојановићHour ago

    Gabriel ÂngeloGabriel Ângelo2 hours ago
  • Karate looks like its based more on control and power while muay Thai looks like its more focused on unleashing more power, in my opinion

    Luis de VeraLuis de Vera5 hours ago
  • "Jesse, why do you fight a Muay Thai champion?" Jesse: "Because i want to learn martial art the hard way, so that i can upload clips for you guys to see" Me: "You should've fought Tony Jaa"

    HungGamer OfficialHungGamer Official6 hours ago
  • He's flexible.

    Raheem WilliamsRaheem Williams6 hours ago
  • Big red flag pausing right before cool thing isn’t cool bro

    Oliver RossOliver Ross8 hours ago
  • "Kick boxing was featured in comics and cartoons" *WEEBS: So you have chosen... DEATH*

    Skylin3Skylin38 hours ago
  • I'm sure you went in knowing that putting your foot anywhere near someone's face is super disrespectful in the buddhist culture, which is most likely why is was on your ass in .2 seconds when you threw that second kick.

    Nicio Aponte-AndradeNicio Aponte-Andrade10 hours ago
  • He’s actually THANKING his teacher because we were taught that Muay Thai is a weapon of friends and enemies. In combat your enemy but outside combat your friends.

    MurkoVEVOMurkoVEVO10 hours ago
  • Looks like youre learning some fighting ;)

    OstrichfaceOstrichface10 hours ago
  • Drag them down to solo Kata and beat them with experience. The Karate way. Osu. Lol 😉😘

    bradda01bradda0110 hours ago
  • Maybe you forgot more boxing skills , in close distance 🤔

    Judo DaimonJudo Daimon11 hours ago
  • very good sparring, love to see their passion to their arts

    RyoHa GamingRyoHa Gaming12 hours ago
  • You rock. I feel kinda motivated and almost need to try martial arts again :c

    Chris M. Wistuba GalazChris M. Wistuba Galaz12 hours ago
  • This is fun to watch because of the commentary.

    mathburn1mathburn112 hours ago
  • This was awesome.

    Robert WellsRobert Wells13 hours ago
  • Great video! One thing i noticed is his body is looser until the moment of strike. Your form is excellent, though rigid perhaps by a mix of nerves and the karate style. I certainly would also be very nervous as well fighting a master. His attitude is great.

    Guillermo MonroyGuillermo Monroy13 hours ago
  • I really like the roundhouse comparison, it really sums up the techniques of the two styles. Karate uses a more quick tap to the ribs, while Muay thai is like a fucking baseball bat too the inner organs.

    Super BoredSuper Bored14 hours ago
  • Love the background knowledge you spread 🙏🏼

    Tyler BradyTyler Brady15 hours ago
  • Everyone gangster till he fights an mma champ

    RITZZZRITZZZ15 hours ago
  • Bro come hawaii lol kick boxing is insane out here

    Justis Davis-FragasJustis Davis-Fragas15 hours ago
  • Are you going to start training Muay Thai now? Lol

    tookurjaerbstookurjaerbs16 hours ago
  • As a whole Karate is better. But if you’re talking fast learning Muay Thai is much simpler too learn, Very very hard too perfect. Karate is alot more complex and is better but takes a lot longer too learn in its entirety. Imho.

    MW2 DietyMW2 Diety17 hours ago
  • What??? kyo kushin (I hope I wrote it correctly) I was trained this type of karate for like a year

    Trixzy FTWTrixzy FTW17 hours ago
  • Respect to you both. You are very humble Jessie.

    Tom SmithTom Smith17 hours ago
  • Im doing karate 7 years and normally now i would have black belt but covid19 destroyed us 😭😭

    キツネ浪人Harryキツネ浪人Harry17 hours ago
  • One of my favourite films from you. Tak 😁🇩🇰

    Roland VogtRoland Vogt17 hours ago
  • Easier said than done. Does not matter on what the martial art is practiced, but how skilled the practioner is. Training as a professional fighter since 9 ... well. He seems like agreat person to train with.

    Male NurseMale Nurse17 hours ago
  • 12:59

    ticanic 42ticanic 4218 hours ago
  • Karate looks like showing off techniques. Mauy Thai is trying hurt you.

    devil lonesomedevil lonesome18 hours ago

    Fortnight NoubFortnight Noub18 hours ago
  • i found out quickly when i used to enter all styles competitions as a karate based fighter,that our style needs major modifications to hang with a kickboxer,or thai boxer. The karate guard is not tight enough to protect from hook punches especially...which isnt a technique thrown in karate kumite.I went on to thai/kickbox as well as do karate,which then i believe gives you all the benefits of karate striking, and movement,with a far tighter guard of boxing. Also it adds elbows and clinch knee strikes to you attacking ability..It will make you a far more acomplished fighter.

    amy jeffsamy jeffs19 hours ago
  • only khabib can beat them all

    the deadly war zonethe deadly war zone19 hours ago
  • The humility in this exchange is so refreshing, this is what mixed martial arts is all about.

    GoTcHyA ShaedestalkerGoTcHyA Shaedestalker20 hours ago
  • you know both are great martial artists because they know the most important thing after all is RESPECT

    Diego RodríguezDiego Rodríguez20 hours ago
  • go to mma gym so they can beat you up

    thug nation 420thug nation 42021 hour ago
  • That ritual is called the Wy Kru, highly based on their superstitions of good luck and fortune when fighting. Dave LeDuc of lethwei also uses the jabbing kick all the time

    P Bas2020P Bas202021 hour ago
  • Best advice: Do not engage.

    Rockin' RolandRockin' Roland22 hours ago
  • Thanks for fillin me up with lots and lots of knowledge

    CYPHERCYPHER22 hours ago
  • Its funny to see that karate seems do not know anything about muay thai like this weird sounds are not a mindgame Its the same like the " SH SH SH " Boxer do all the time But muay thai use other grunts then in boxing/karate and all the sports Some say its even better to do muay thai sound but its a lot heavier ( Just search for muay thai grunts ) If its better idk Il stay with the " Sh " till im better in muay thai :) ( No hate! )

    SonicArtZ l Designer ClanSonicArtZ l Designer Clan22 hours ago
  • muay thai is very much better than karate unless a mma fighter who understand a mix martial art will be better ..

    Dimitry KingshipDimitry KingshipDay ago
  • sport karate joker? l0l0l0l0l

    TJTJDay ago
  • The beauty of martial arts.

    J caSJ caSDay ago
  • Fight? I​ wouldn't​ calling​ it​ that.

    Chaon Shawn XanChaon Shawn XanDay ago
  • Jesse: ‘Hi bro, I am about to fight a Muay Tahi champion, what advice do you have for me? Oliver: ‘Just don’t do it’

    David BerenyiDavid BerenyiDay ago
  • เหมือนมวยไทยปลอม ต้องเอาbuakaw

    Sanuy HuakunSanuy HuakunDay ago
  • Wushu, Karate and Tkd thinks in terms of continuous linear systems and kuzushi. Boxing and muay tai are static, they maintain limited but very firm grounding .There is no kuzushi or exploiting movement imbalances on each step and retreat. Try fighting sanda or kick boxing ...

    Newbie ATXNewbie ATXDay ago
  • Soon as that second round kick landed he was like "oh hell nah"😂😂

    drake hatterdrake hatterDay ago
  • I don't usually watch your video's! But this video to me is the best video that you hav ever made !! THANK YOU 😁

    Phil PowellPhil PowellDay ago
    • Thanks a lot! 🙏

      Jesse EnkampJesse EnkampDay ago
  • the "jab" low kick look like the savate kick "le chassé". There are also forbidden blows in savates that are not in muay thai which makes both boxes very complementary.

    trorisktroriskDay ago
  • I was hoping for a shoryuken to the chest causing a giant scar.

    jgatchal jgatchaljgatchal jgatchalDay ago
  • Awesome video! Would love to see you try some Jiu Jitsu.

    Kuwy JitsuKuwy JitsuDay ago
    • I love Jiu Jitsu!

      Jesse EnkampJesse EnkampDay ago
  • Im really tired of art vs art discussion, "Which one is THE best".. I'd say it like this, Any martial art can offer something useful. Its about having an open mind and love what you do.

    AlexanderPewsAlexanderPewsDay ago
  • Wow muay Thai guy can't control his feelings. Gets hit in the head and imedetly gets pissed off

    Joseph PruittJoseph PruittDay ago
  • Poonnasit fighting stance is amazing, would be a great fighting game character.

    Danilo PabloDanilo PabloDay ago
  • That 'woo woo' noise is sound when Thai boxers throw punches like boxing and karate. It a sound that Thai people make when we satisfy with something.

    Anumat SittihoAnumat SittihoDay ago
  • This is so awesome man

    Johnny KnowlesJohnny KnowlesDay ago
  • Great job at staying in character 🙏🙏

    Amal AlaskarovAmal AlaskarovDay ago
  • Why would you fight a real fighter 😂

    The WizardThe WizardDay ago
    • For your entertainment!

      Jesse EnkampJesse EnkampDay ago
  • All the weird noises and laughing are because Thai fighters never spar hard. Sparring is playing. Thai people save the fight for the fight, sparing is just for training muscle memory.

    Gary HostGary HostDay ago
  • 4:21 he literally looks like the most innocent man and then you see him fight

    ShadoWShadoWDay ago
  • Hey Jesse, love your channel. I'm the guy who's always saying that you're going to be the guy who saves Karate in the new era of BJJ/MMA dominance. So, my black belt was in Isshinryu and I've dabbled in Mixed Martial Arts and TaeKwonDo. I've NEVER liked the axe-kick because if your opponent catches said kick they can take out your supporting leg or worse, hyper-extend the axe-kicking leg. My question is, do you personally see value in the axe-kick?

    The Jerald McClain ShowThe Jerald McClain ShowDay ago
  • i think the main reason karate does win against what ever is because there is less sport technique behind it. if it was you or him being able to walk out alive its anyones game but since it was sport you had to Jesse needed to move more and needed to be more aggressive

    charles gravescharles gravesDay ago
  • Almost read it as Kuroki Gensai

    Kashiho KasuganoKashiho KasuganoDay ago
  • White dude looks like his kicks are strong and effortless, and if he unleashed it for real, it would definitely fuck your ass all the way up! 🤕

    Johnny BlazeJohnny BlazeDay ago
  • soo a white man is going to restore the honor of karate

    Bound Boxing BlogsBound Boxing BlogsDay ago
  • Great content! And yeah man you lost but you got a New subscriber.

    Fellow TravelerFellow TravelerDay ago
    • Thanks!

      Jesse EnkampJesse EnkampDay ago
  • I took both kickboxing and muay thai in the same gym so I learned boxing/kartee and muay thai in tandem, it's weird for me to think of them as separate.

    champion3433champion3433Day ago
  • i think the muay ta fighter just enjoy the fight xD

    Daigo BelmontDaigo BelmontDay ago
  • Karate practitioners always keep their hand guard low and most of them never follow up with their kicks because they are so used to skin contact kicks and punches and not to the face but only to the chest (kumite rules). Henceforth making karate a somewhat obsolete art form unless you practise it with other full contact striking art forms like muay thai or Dutch kickboxing. Even though these styles have been influenced by karate itself, the rules of these combat styles allow for more freedom to dish out damage.

    Lester JonesLester Jones2 days ago
  • What i want to know is why you fight in a karate style?

    Blunt BeagleBlunt Beagle2 days ago
  • Muay thai 👌💪🙌

    Hoki MokiHoki Moki2 days ago
  • He did not pray to the gods. But I paid respect to his Muay Thai teacher. It's a tradition to do these things. Sorry I may have typed something strange. I am using google translate.

    TwentyTwoPT้hreeTwentyTwoPT้hree2 days ago
  • U don't know even Karate,thats funny 😄🤣

    Pasko MadcapPasko Madcap2 days ago
  • 5.14 the thing he do is "ไหว้ครู" or pray for teacher you can tell what part of Thailand or sub-style of him by look at this movement if you familar with muay thai enough It is culture form ancient that we fight in the ground not in the ring so fighter need to look around the ground for know how surface it is and take adventage with it

    Thai guyThai guy2 days ago
  • he was summoning fighting demons

    Navi SacdalanNavi Sacdalan2 days ago
  • Hitting the head in Muay Thai is disrespectful Senpai. Especially since it was a spar

    Everardo BenitezEverardo Benitez2 days ago
  • 5:00 that is tradition from Cambodia from the art called” bokator” it is about asking the spiritual to save and make you stronger...

    Tech leanghorngTech leanghorng2 days ago
    • We called Wai Kru ใหว้ครู​ in Thailand

      จิ๊กโก๋ บ้านนอกจิ๊กโก๋ บ้านนอก11 hours ago
  • 5:58 I'm surprised you've never seen a teep to the thigh before. They're a common technique in Muay Thai.

    gg iogg io2 days ago
  • similar kicks...only mui thai looks intent on destroying rather than looking cool

    wheelmanstanwheelmanstan2 days ago
  • Muchas gracias sensei, usted hace una admirable labor educativa. oss

  • Only one who can do karate justice in the UFC against Muay Thai is Wonderboy.

    - Tzadakim -- Tzadakim -2 days ago
  • Whatch saenchai train..really dangerous

    Haitini SteinHaitini Stein2 days ago
  • 10:57-11:14. Sage advice.

    Justin LujanJustin Lujan2 days ago
  • Sorry but if a Muay Thai artist and karate artist faced off Muay Thai would murder every time

    Zombie SlayaZombie Slaya2 days ago
  • My phone hanged at exactly 2:46. I thought I was being trolled.

    Paolo ValbuenaPaolo Valbuena2 days ago
  • Why are Nok Muay's always stripped of half of their arsenal when they fight Karateka's?

    OpnDoarPlcyOpnDoarPlcy2 days ago
  • When you got that head kick he got excited and had to catch himself.

    Real American NegroReal American Negro2 days ago
  • The difference was really experience and many Karate people simply don't know how to deal with leg kicks.

    Real American NegroReal American Negro2 days ago
  • Much respect to you for all your efforts. Unbiased, accepting of international historical influences, fair, and investigative. Thanks for real. Good work.

    bu qtairbu qtair2 days ago
  • What TF pet aek it ther miss your guy.

    แสนสะท้าน 11มิลลิเมตรแสนสะท้าน 11มิลลิเมตร2 days ago
  • Dude let me watch the sparring dont interrupt I have eyes also goddamn...

    YoSmaYoSma2 days ago
  • MT fighters especially from Thailand are machines

    Ad m.Ad m.2 days ago
  • this is beautiful mate, I'm literally crying here. Its interesting how different martial arts have so much in common. Also I got really pumped. I think theres a kickboxing gym close to home..

    Dener WittDener Witt2 days ago