MMA thinking about getting into some training for Muay Thai...need help

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  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    do i need to provide my own equipment or anything?

    also anyone in CT know where they i could find someplace to get training?

    for any other info that's somewhat related:

    *wrestled 2 years in HS (senior this year, going to UConn in the fall) @ 171 and was able to push my weigh down to 155 for about a week (took a lot out of me though)

    *i have lots of heart, and always listen to coaches (won coaches award my first year wrestling)

    *18 (19 in the fall) :dunno: if its too late to start training or not

    *not looking at doing it to get into fighting, just to stay in shape and be somewhat prepared for the unlikely event of getting in a fight (i've yet to be in any fight outside of school sanctioned sports)

    *have a bit of Tae Kwon Do experience (from when i was 10)

    *know some boxing techniques, but never trained properly


    any help/advice would be greatly appreciated....:wavey:
     
  2. kronik85

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    search google local for a gym, go to the gym, start training.
     
  3. Nomad

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    can't find any near my town :hs:

    and just want to get any advice from others who are already training
     
  4. Scream_Phoenix

    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    depending on the class you probably wont need any equipment. maybe some hand wraps. they will have the pads you need, if there is stuff that is recommended, they will let you know. dont worry about it on the first day tho.

    its never to late to start, i just got into it a few months back, its a tonne of fun and a great work out. i wish i started when i was 18 :hs:
     
  5. Nomad

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    :werd:

    i miss training for wrestling, that shit kept me in such good shape.....plus it was tons of fun for me...
     
  6. Nomad

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    never mind....the closest martial arts school that i think i could get to, and would benefit from is a BJJ school, which is about 30 minutes away.....

    still pretty :cool:

    gonna try my hand @ BJJ


    edit: turns out there is a BJJ/Muay Thai school nearby, which is also sponsored/supported by Royce Gracie....so that's pretty :cool:
     
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  7. JordanClarkson

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    what you'll need:
    tape
    handwraps

    for sparring
    cup
    gloves
    headgear
    mouthguard
    ankle support
    shinguards
     
  8. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    royce gracie sponsors muay thai :hs:
     
  9. Nomad

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    apparently he sponsors classes that teach it along with BJJ

    http://gracie-jiu-jitsu.com/
     
  10. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    what would the ballpark price estimate be for all of those?

    also what type of gloves? regualr boxing for sparring or open finger gloves?
     
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  11. JordanClarkson

    JordanClarkson OT Supporter

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    about $200 for good stuff

    www.combatsports.com

    for sparring we use boxing gloves and some places use fingerless to train
     
  12. apman0000

    apman0000 OT Supporter

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    just be humble, I wrestled through HS and college and it helped for sure but it doesn't translate completely to BJJ so while you're trying to get off your back since that's what we wrestlers are always wanting to do until we break the habit, the BJJ instructor or more experienced student is submitting ya, so don't walk in like you da shit, check ego at the door and learn. sounds like most your expierience is wrestling so you'll have the same issues i had lol, enjoy
     
  13. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    wrestlers make kickass transitions to bjj guys from what ive seen.
     
  14. Nomad

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    i've always been humble....hell...my wrestling coach never had to ask if i was willing to wrestle a guy....he knew that if he told me to go in there, i'd give it my best and whatever happened happened...

    also what issues did you have? giving your back to your opponent, or something?
     
  15. Nomad

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    whoa....it turns out that there is a BJJ club @ my college, but don't know if its @ the campus i'll be at.....my school is gay..."A student must have 54 credits to have a car on campus"

    wtf? how will i get around and shit?
     
  16. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Just find somewhere and show up, theyll help you out.
     
  17. Nomad

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    what's pissing me off is that there are several BJJ/MMA schools in towns about 45 to an hour away, but the school i'm going to (UConn in Torrington) has a rule that says the for a student to have a car on campus they have to have 54 credits.....:madfawk::madfawk::madfawk::madfawk:
     
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  18. apman0000

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    i just can't get comfy on my back, i wrestled since i was a little kid through college so being on my back has always been the worst thing in the world lol, so staying on my back and working with someone in my guard isn't comfy to me, i get stupid sometimes and try to get off my back when i should just stay put and work from that position, i'm sure the warning siren will go off in your head too, i'm sure every wrestler has this issue in the beginning, i just feel like i gotta get off my back sometimes when i know i should stay put.
     
  19. Markus

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    Does anyone recomend muay thai? (wathc Ong Bak!!!!!)
    Id love to give it a go, and really would like to try kickboxing. I do kendo.
    My dad teaches Akido, and i did that for a while until i wmas like ten or something.
    Recomendations? Im pretty lazy, but at least want to try it. Would really help my attitude, um whatsit, make me feel better about myself? In general, as well.
     
  20. Nomad

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    yeah, i got to do a three week Muay Thai introduction class when i was on vacation in Thailand....most fun i had in a while. i can't wait to restart training, but i'm gonna cut about 30 lbs before i start this summer :o

    present weight: 185-190lbs
    end of summer goal weight: 155-160lbs.
     
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    so your av is true :eek3:
     
  22. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    why wait? this is something that will help you lose the weight...
     
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    I just got into a Muay Thai class at my university, first class is tuesday (I missed todays), I can't wait :eek5: :bowdown:
     
  24. JordanClarkson

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    Is that rule for students living on campus or all? Might want to check on that
     
  25. Markus

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    How much is that in kgs?
     

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