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Muaythai Boxing

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:30 pm
by sprout
Anyone do it? I just had a taster lesson and from what we did, its good fun, effective, and brutal as hell.

Just wondered what other people know of it, and so on.

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:08 am
by Azeroth_Storm
Did it for a while but it didnt suit me really.
It is very brutal.
I prefer something with a bit more "Finesse" for want of a better word.
Its down to personal taste.
I also was the MC for the actual tournaments and competitions in
Leicestershire for a while so have seen some outstanding fighters.
If you enjoy it and you feel that it suits you then go for it.
Whatever you decide, wishing you the best.
Regards
Storm

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:35 pm
by Banzai Joe
Used to practice and teach (when the instructor wasn't there) kick/thai boxing. It was muay thai without the ceremony. It is brutal as you said, but certainly gets/keeps you fit.
But to me, its the essential 'rough before the smooth' that you have to experience in the martial/combat arts before you settle down and learn a more refined art.

if you like it, keep it up dude, its very street effective, i guarantee it

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:28 pm
by sprout
Yeah, we had Kru come in to our Gung Fu lesson to teach the class, think he was invited, he may have just turned up with a Land Rover full of pads though!

From what I saw, it does look effective on the street, but I'm not going to say anything about it until I try it again. I also have never skipped in my life, and we did 3 mins of shadow boxing and 3 mins of skipping, I had no probloms with the fitness of it, but...I just can't use a skipping rope! I was laughing myself stupid :D

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:58 pm
by wtf?
thai boxing is a wonderfull street art... add a little groundwork to it, and thats all you should ever need (from a self defence point of view)

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:45 am
by Banzai Joe
wtf? wrote:thai boxing is a wonderfull street art... add a little groundwork to it, and thats all you should ever need (from a self defence point of view)
totally agree m8. All threse nice an fancy martial arts, like aikido etc etc, have their place, but in modern urban combat, low knee-shattering kicks and jaw-busting elbows combined with a little ground action immobilisation are the recipe for victory on the streets.

btw....skipping is for gays!

Or,

I couldn't skip to save my life, its shameful to watch me, honestly. :S :)

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:54 pm
by wtf?
there art other complimentry arts... but everything you could learn, will basicly boil down to something brutal, and not part of an 'art' in any way, whatsoever.

i cross train a lot with a thai instructor down here... its not the perfect art, but it does have some attributes that put other 'street arts' to shame.