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    Muay thai Photography

    One of the guys from my gym photographs our shows too, you can see some of his shots here:
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    Im shopping for muay thai gear is one of the bigger shops that sells Muay Thai gear so it'll be pretty safe. As safe as online shopping normally is. All the rest of your questions would be better put to the shop themselves. There's a 'live help' button on the front page.
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    Where to Look

    It just takes longer to acquire the skill. One day at training I suddenly found a could block a few kicks that I could never do before. For a while I only used my lead leg to block too, but that stopped after time too. Just keep sparring and it'll come.
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    A Guide to Boxing Gloves

    I've never used everlast gloves but I'd imagine that they'll be fine for MT use. I'm not sure what you mean about the flexibility, maybe harder to keep a good grip during the clinch if the gloves weren't designed with it in mind? But to be honest, that's a struggle with any gloves at 14oz cos...
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    United Kingdom: Turn in your neighbor if he has replicas

    Just you try it... :) Is there not another stipulation to that law? I've heard it but the Scotsman has to be in a kilt, or the Englishman must use a bow and arrow from the city walls. Or something like that anyway...
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    I hate these "What If" debates

    Yeah, but I mean, what if, like, the Bears/Dolphins could have one superpower each and the Patriots were all missing at least 3 fingers?!
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    how do you toughen your shins?

    good link. Although it dispels the myth that us Thai boxers are superhuman. Boo.
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    Just curious about this...

    Pec flys would probably be my favorite. Followed by bicep curls and pullovers.
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    3rd Party Ipod Software??

    Here are 10 suggestions...
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    A few muay thai questions.

    you'll be more amazed :)
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    user names once againe

    Here I was thinking he was just obsessed with Street Fighter :)
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    user names once againe

    Nice one. It's the crest from the Gordon clan. My surname is Adie, which is a sect of the Gordon clan, so that's my family motto you've got there :) I've always like the translation of "stand strong" personally. As for my username- my big brother was nicknamed "Big Dez", and all his friends...
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    A few muay thai questions.

    You've pretty much hit the nail on the head. From my experience anyway. First time you go you'll be shown the basic stance, the basic punches (straight punches, uppercut and hooks) and the basic kicks (thai roundhouse kick and front kick/teep). You might also be shown the basic elbows (cross...
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    how do you toughen your shins?

    I've never tried the method above but from what I hear it's not advisable at all. Hitting or rolling your shins will kill the nerves (so less pain = "tougher") but it can also damage the bone and cause problems later in life. I think the best way to prepare your shins is to kick a heavy bag...
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    YARRR! IT BE SEPT 19th!

    thank god for this thread, i almost forgot. arr.
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    Sparring Advice.

    I watch their eyes too, actually. But I don't stare so it's like tunnel vision, quite the opposite, I'm constantly watching for leg/hip movement too. When I started sparring it took me ages before I could block kicks at all so I was watching the legs more. Now that it comes a bit more...
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    Sparring Advice.

    Keep your head up. My favorite thing to do when I started sparring was to put my head down, and it's quite common. Not sure why I did it but I almost took a few knees to the face before I got out of that habit. Apart from that, keep your hands up, it'll get hard quickly but you need them up...
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    Don't take your iPhone overseas....

    No arguement there, it should be switched off. A phone should not be contacting the network when it's switched off. In fact, it sort of flies in the face of all these "please turn off your phone" signs in hospitals and in planes where the wireless interference is meant to cause problems. The...
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    Don't take your iPhone overseas....

    Things are sort of never off. They need to have a tiny bit of power to keep the time correct and remember some important starting up information. It's why your computer probably has a seperate CMOS battery on the motherboard, to keep these settings when it's "off". I guess apple took it a bit...
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    Ban Ultimate Fighting as well as Boxing...

    Holy crap! Someone ought to ban this savagery!
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    Muay Thai View of Kata

    I'd say that with all the shadow boxing we do (at my gym anyway) we're not too far off the same idea as Kata. OK, it's not a set pattern but it's still done by yourself, as slowly as needs be to learn the techniques properly. As you improve you add more advanced techniques. I do like the...
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    Any one here from the UK

    I'm from Glasgow, Scotland. I train in Muay Thai rather than Tang Soo Do though. BUT, your name caught my attention because the head instructor at my gym trained under the man who brought Muay Thai to the UK- Master Sken.
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    Don't take your iPhone overseas....

    That sucks. iPhone is advertised as a music player as well as a phone. People want to take their music with them, why should they be forced to leave it at home in case you get charged for stuff you don't even want. And that's without mentioning the fact that it does it while switched off...
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    If you're going to mug someone a blind person is a safe bet, right? Not so fast...

    darn, I just came in to post about Blind Fury too. What a film.
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    Ufc 75

    As one of my instructors likes to point out about himself when he makes mistakes- he does get punched in the head for a living :) I always thought Rampage seemed very likeable in interviews. He gives a bit of banter but doesn't disrespect his opponents.
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    Ban Ultimate Fighting as well as Boxing...

    To add to my previous post, if they ban these sports they wouldn't just go away. Not after they've been around so long. It'd just be forced underground. And the illegal MMA bouts that would start would be a lot worse off as far as rules and regulations go than the professional ones that...
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    The Last Person.....

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    Ban Ultimate Fighting as well as Boxing...

    I'm not so sure about the headgear. Head guards would mean that punches that would normally stop fights might not do so anymore, allowing for more punishment. I guess it's the same sort of arguement some people have for gloves- all they do is allow boxers to hit harder. I don't know the...
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    The Last Person.....

    Protein shakes... Delicious, powdery goodness. (postCount++)
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    Ufc 75

    I thought the deal with Setanta this year was 瞿9.99 a month? I almost signed up for this month to see this event (I'd get my moneys worth watching the football on it anyway). Glad I didn't go for that now. Hooray for Bravo. Not seen any of the fights yet but gotta say I'm surprised at Cro...