Boxers are proficient at landing hard, solid blows to their opponent's body and use elaborate foot movement to avoid punches. Hits to the head and torso are especially devastating.
Kickboxers have the same powerful striking ability as boxers. In addition, kickboxers are equally effective at inflicting damage by kicking their opponents with focus, speed, and determination.
Muay Thai fighters have the ability to execute strikes using eight "points of contact" - the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively. Muay Thai is an especially versatile, brutal, straightforward martial art.
Karate fighters have a wide variety of weapons at their disposal - striking, punching, kicking, knee/elbow strikes and open-handed techniques. Grappling, joint manipulations, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point striking are powerful tools also.
Kung Fu fighters may emphasize kicks, jumps, and fluid, rapid movement, while another may focus more on strong arm and hand techniques and stable, immovable stances and footwork. Effectively mixing these styles will keep the opponent constantly trying to guess his next move.
Tae Kwon Do means to "strike or smash with the fists and feet". It is a combination of flashy technique, self-defense, sport, exercise, and philosophy. Fighters use advanced kicks such as jump, spin, skip, and drop kicks, often in combination.