MMA what do ya'll think about thai boxing?

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  1. R KriLLz

    R KriLLz Uncomfortable in my own skin.

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    I'm considering starting to train for muay thai...

    Trying to get in better shape to go to the army. I've been running a lot. some weights.
    I want to wrap my training into something fun and I've always liked thai boxing.

    experiences? advice?
     
  2. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    It's the most fun I've had in any of my martial arts training, and it's very intense. :)
     
  3. CrazyInteg

    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    It's definately a good full body workout. I've been doing it since Febuary. You didn't say much about your current state of health, but alot of the chubby guys in my class have lost 15 pounds after 2 months.

    I changed my diet, and have gained about 5 pounds since Febuary. Lost quite a bit of fat, and gained muscle.

    If you do decide to start Thai Boxing, then I suggest still running and lifting weights.
     
  4. JordanClarkson

    JordanClarkson OT Supporter

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    Do it man. You'll definitely get in better shape and it'll be useful if you ever see combat. :bigthumb:
     
  5. Skeletor

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    :werd: conditioning is a huge part of training for any striking art.


    Muay Thai is one of the most efficient and practical striking arts in the world. Great activity to get into.
     
  6. Trisomy21

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    Sounds like exactly what you're going for. Although, I think capoeira would be a lot of fun too and would definately whoop your ass into shape. Not quite as useful in a real fight though for the most part.
     
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    I just started, and am totally excited about it. You work out your core (abs) quite a bit, and spend the entire training session on the balls of your feet, heel off the ground. My calves have been sore since I started (which was only a week ago).

    It's very intense, and very fun. Seems like it could easily be applicable in real life situations
     
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    NovedYarg Drinks Their Kool-Aid

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    Knees, knees, and more knees. Love it! :big grin:
     
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    I wish there was a place in Colorado Springs to train Thai boxing......
     
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    there must be something somewhere... thats a pretty big city isnt it ?
    close to a city ? ( sorry for not knowing ) if not dude, that really sucks, i feel fer ya . keep looking theres something there.
     
  11. R KriLLz

    R KriLLz Uncomfortable in my own skin.

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    as far as using it in a brawl... I've heard that it isn't very practical from a few people.

    most of you say otherwise.
    hmmm...
     
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    elbows in a brawl? yeah I'd say they are very practical.
     
  13. R KriLLz

    R KriLLz Uncomfortable in my own skin.

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    ^ exactly what I was thinking!

    I wonder why people would think that. Whatever, I guess people like to talk out of their ass.
     
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    my bjj place is soon getting muay thai classes i can't wait!
     
  15. Trisomy21

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    It's because when a real street fight happens most people's training goes right out the window.
     
  16. Epik High

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    That's why you train by doing this over and over and over again until it becomes second nature
     
  17. R KriLLz

    R KriLLz Uncomfortable in my own skin.

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    ok.. help me compile a list...

    I'm not in the shape i want to be to get the most out of training yet.

    I already run a lot... what muscles should i focus on for Muay Thai?
     
  18. Bausk

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    Just start doing Muay Thai. That is how you build muscles you will use in Muay Thai. :)

    Otherwise just work on cardio and overall strength and endurance.
     
  19. Bausk

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    Most people who suck at their art.

    People who really, seriously train will train until it is natural reflex. That is why they are good.
     

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