MMA What are good signs for a muay thai class and what are red flags?

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  1. XJ3B

    XJ3B wat

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    Looking to start muay thai soon, never really done striking work before. What signs should I be looking for when I take the class?
     
  2. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Asians are a must. And sticks to beat you with. If you see those two things, sign a contract ASAP.
     
  3. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    credentials of instructors.
    Relax rules on sparring and pad training.
    structured classes (beg, int, adv)
    actual fighters that have come from that gym
    fighters currently training at the gym
    Good sanitation
    and Asians with sticks
     
  4. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    What if they're Dutch?
     
  5. XJ3B

    XJ3B wat

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    whats a normal class like
    how long are warmups/what kind
     
  6. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    See how good the students are at keeping their hands up as they work mitts or spar.

    WTF asian with sticks LOL
     
  7. jag6984

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    I've been to some good and bad gyms. It's usually pretty obvious, and most of it has been covered.

    Look for the credentials, and affliations with the big organizations (WKA,WMC,IFMA). Also an affliation with a gym in Thailand is a good thing. Although Dutch gyms are good as well.

    The quality of the fighters at the gym, or if they have any at all

    The class structure and how organized they are, how much the instructors actually instruct. i.e. do they just make you do drills and not really review your technique

    Beginners, intermediate, advanced, and fighter classes is a good sign. In the beginner and intermediate classes they should be pretty strict about the sparring IMO, not just beating up on people.

    The last thing is how the instructors and fighters are. At the more professional gyms, they tend to be very helpful and friendly. At the shitty ones, they tend to be macho jerks.
     
  8. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    #1 quality of fighters - find a gym that has alot of competitors. in my experience the instruction starts lacking and gets watered down when there are little to no fighters that train there. Muay thai is a ring sport "the belt is in the ring" not in the gym.

    #2 find all the MT schools in your area and take a free intro class to check out the training environment.
     
  9. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    couldnt agree more.
     
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    find a trainer thats actually fought muay thai before. not just some glorified tae kwon do match they called kickboxing
     
  11. teep

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    oh also be wary of gyms that offer too much. usually a gym that says they have muay thai, jiu jitsu, ninjitsu, krav maga, eskrima, joe son do, etc means they probably don't do any of them very well
     
  12. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    if they advertise "ultimate fighting" then take your UFC gloves out and get going!
     
  13. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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  14. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    has anyone heard of Mike Miles national kickboxing based out of alberta canada?

    i think im gonna check them out. do most classes offer month to month or do i have to sign up for a year/etc
     
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    I was at Mike Miles for a couple of years, it's a very good school. He trains some very good fighters, Trevor Smandych was on The Contender Asia. I highly recommend it.

    It's somewhat strict, you have to bow when you enter or leave the training floor. They somewhat frown upon people showing up late, and don't put up with a whole lot of chatting (especially if an instructor is talking). But you won't find a better one in Calgary. Mike knows his shit and they will get you into shape quick.
     
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    has anybody heard of a guy named Chris Chandler?
     
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  18. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    im going to Edmonton one. I want something strict but just have to look if it works into my schedule pretty busy.
     

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