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TheArtofDave

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So there's a brilliant UFC gym where I live in Florida that teaches Muay Thai, and BJJ. They also offer MMA classes.

After I get back on my feet, and start working again I'm thinking of checking it out. Any tips for somebody new to Muay Thai?
 

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Learn a real Kickboxing instead

Move to Battambang Kampuchea.

Where the world's best Kickboxers are from, Khmer Boxers, where nobody from Muay Thai is taken seriously.
 

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Learn a real Kickboxing instead

Move to Battambang Kampuchea.

Where the world's best Kickboxers are from, Khmer Boxers, where nobody from Muay Thai is taken seriously.
Um....okay...because he's really going to move where he lives for that
 

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Serious martial artists do.

I lived there for a year.

In China for 12.

How are you not going to move, actually
 

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Well you can't also expect to be interesting.

Get good snaps

Pro tip.

But really, you're not going to learn any sort of valuable Muay Thai without going through the hard beatings that they don't do outside of SE Asia. And Muay Thai is nothing but being tougher than your opponent, and beating yourself up harder than he does to get there.

Otherwise its just recreation, and its main use is in opening up your hips and training knees and elbows at distance
 

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So there's a brilliant UFC gym where I live in Florida that teaches Muay Thai, and BJJ. They also offer MMA classes.

After I get back on my feet, and start working again I'm thinking of checking it out. Any tips for somebody new to Muay Thai?

ignore the noise in the room...
do you run? i would start. i think the number one thing you could do pre sign up is work on your cardio. a little strength training is good to depending on your fitness level.
 

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I heard that most single males who go to Cambodia for vacation are pedophiles.
 

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Serious martial artists do.

I lived there for a year.

In China for 12.

How are you not going to move, actually

And yet elsewhere you said that no serious ma tutors in the east would ever entertain training outsiders, and that any school anyone who wasn't raised there could access would be a tourist sham.

Get ripped off much?

(Is this guy even still here?)
 

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do you run? i would start. i think the number one thing you could do pre sign up is work on your cardio. a little strength training is good to depending on your fitness level.
All tips you need, probably you will get from your gym. If you want extra work, I would reinforce the above: do cardio training. Another thing you can do is stretching (the same way you do in the gym, if you dont know much about).
 
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Hello everybody,,

I know its been 4 years since the last reply on this post but I ended up moving back to Memphis. There is a school in Cordova not even five minutes away.

They teach Krav Maga, Gracie BJJ, Kali, and Muay Thai. Since I've always wanted to do it, and because I've also got a girlfriend who supports me, that will help with my motivation I'm going to try it out. Being tall I think Muay Thai would suit me best. I thank everybody for their responses.

But, I cannot and will not be going to China. But I will take any tips and advice to make this new journey all that it can be. On my next work trip to Nashville, I'll be saving back some money after the trial classes end. You are all awesome and I appreciate all of you.
 

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I say, if that appeals to you after watching different level classes, then jump in and do it. Turn your contemplating into action.
 

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