I'm not going to disagree with you, but the classes I'm taking right now are just fundamental classes. For the bjj, we usually just go through a couple moves, pair up with a partner (usually a blue/purple belt) and practice it. After the class is done, there is a 30min rollin session. If Im feeling sore or what not, ill just pass up on the rollin. As far as the Muay Thai, we are just doing some basic combos, blocks, and working on throwing some knees (haven't even started kicks yet) and half the class, Im holding mitts for my partner. I'm sure after the foundation classes, it will get more intense, but the schedule doesn't really feel that overwhelming right now. The problem I had was coming into this with some pretty bad mat burn on my right knee. It just feels like some minor bruising, but it has swelled a little, therefore I'm really focused on taking it easy on that knee right now. As far as the muscle soreness in my arm, I believe its due to not getting my hips into my punches enough and getting a little too "arm-y".
I'm going to try and take 2-3 days away, see how my knee/arm responds then take it from there. If I find the training becomes too much, i'll definitely have to tone down one or the other.
Last edited by Bme26; 02-04-2013 at 01:34 AM.