I'm not, but there is a school about an hour or more from me that is part of T.B.A. I met a guy 8 or 9 years ago that trained there and he said there muay thai was a joke so he quit. I have heard too many mixed reviews about Ajarn Chai. Never met him or seen him in person either. A few years ago, there were rumors that he never really fought in Thailand and that he was unknown by the World Muay Thai Council and that was why he developed the T.B.A. I read an article that said his father trained in muay thai and Chai would imitate him but his father would not let him train in muay thai and he stuck Chai in kyukoshin karate class.
Which TBA school did you train at? How often were you around Ajarn Chai? Was he as good at muay thai as I have heard? You never know, the stories I had heard/read probably came about after he made somebody look bad in their training.
Sifu's word is certainly good enough for me... I would tend to lend a great amount of credence to what he told me.
I tend to hop around between a few select camps, as they all do different things I like... but yes, I've since left the T.B.A. Its definitely good training, a great introduction for anyone. And if you haven't been to one of his camps in Oregon, I'd recommend it. He goes into the thought behind the techniques and really peers into his personal philosphy on Muay, among other things. Things you don't get in everyday training... or even at a Chai seminar. Even still, I highly recommend you checking out other camps as well, as I believe there are things Chai left out of the TBA cirriculum that are very important in developing your Muay game. :asian:Hi,
thanks for the reply. Where di you train at? Did you move on to another camp?