MMA thinking about starting muay thai

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  1. 58008

    58008 Ron Paul!

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    as the title says, i'm thinking about trying out muay thai. can anyone who does it give me some pros/cons, things to expect, etc?

    fwiw i have no martial arts or other fighting training, and i'm not interested in getting into mma. i've been doing capoeira for about 9 months now, but i wouldn't call that fighting or martial arts per se.
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    expect your shins to hurt.. and a bit of a learning curve. expect to start having to get used to be kicked and hit in the face a lot
     
  3. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    it doesnt sound like you really want to do it.

    pros: its muay thai
    cons: destroys your body & is expensive
     
  4. 58008

    58008 Ron Paul!

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    well i can't know for sure how much i want to do it until i've tried it.

    what do you mean that it destroys your body?
     
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    adrenalin112 New Member

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    more starting
    less thinking

    for me, fighting arts are addictive, you just start off trying to learn and experience something new. then you want to do it all the time and jump at a chance to compete.
     
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    Just do it, now. It's sick if you are going to a decent place.

    If you're not in it for mma, it will get you in shape, boost your confidence, and toughen you up. I think those three are pretty good reasons.
     
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    Ya just join. As long as you don't walk in with an attitude and do what the coaches tell you, everything will go great. You'll start off with basic things that anyone can handle. If things ever start to hurt too much its not like they'll beat you up for taking a break. They'll beat you up when you come back from your break.
     
  8. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    :ugh:

    I desperately wanted to train for almost 8 years before I actually got the chance to start trianing.

    and it destroys your body. your legfs will be beaten in every day, the bottoms of your feet will be blistered up, your instep will always be sore, your shins will be constantly banged up, knees aching, arms sore from defending head kicks, head sore from not defending head kicks, ribs sore, back sore, abs sore, etc...

    I dont see it as a bad thing, I well enjoy it, but a lot of people cant take the punishment trianing puts you through.
     

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