Muay thai belt system

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  1. Paradigm

    Paradigm Gold Belt

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    I'd assume Thais that run schools like this are not immune from this McDojo label...even former pro fighters.

    American ideals tend to corrupt everything, I suppose.
     
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  2. Airdack

    Airdack Tiramisu can't melt steel pipes.

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    funny you say that. My academy's MT instructor (luiz azerado) is chuteboxe and we do the whole colored band system. Only put on at end of class and sparring days usually.
     
  3. Paradigm

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    Well, Brazilian MT came from TKD guys, right? It (ranks) would make sense in the Chute Boxe context.
     
  4. eneck

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    MUAY THAI LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY

    This and the Muay Thai Amateur graduation system used by all federations
     
  5. eneck

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    All amateur muay thai organizations recognize this Undergraduate system

    See below for:


    Kru Muaythai Association


    http://www.krumuaythai.or.th/muay/


    WMC - World Muaythai Council

    and

    IFMA - International Federation of Muaythai Amateur


    http://www.wmcmuaythai.org/2017/10/10/ifma-and-wmc-continues-sport-education-and-cultural-exchange


    World Muaythai Federation W.M.F.

    http://www.worldmuaythaifederation.site/campaigns-and-initiatives/


    ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE OF THAI MARTIAL ARTS

    http://www.aitma.de/curriculum_muaythai.htm
     
  6. NAKMUAY18

    NAKMUAY18 Brown Belt

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    5years later and my opinion is the same, bullllllllllshhhhhhhit!
    Although I like @SummerStriker now!
     
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  7. SummerStriker

    SummerStriker Black Belt

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    lol you too buddy. Thanks for the education
     
  8. CUAPO

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    <[analyzed}>
     
  9. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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  10. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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  11. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    negative white, more like dingy belt
     
  12. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    You're like those dirty BJJ guys (scratch that, all grapplers. Grapplers are naturally dirty people in general) who never wash their belts and end up with belt worm
     
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  13. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    no shoes on the matt

    take a shower

    wash your gear


    RINGWORM
     
  14. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    The fact those need to be placed on a poster every other square foot is proof.

    Gotta spend money and resources to constantly remind grapplers not to be filthy bums is a bad sign
     
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    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    lol

    I think its just people in general. 9-10 people are complete idiots.
     
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  16. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    in all seriousness I dont see anything wrong with a belt system in muay thai though. Not for elite fighters, but for the average person and kids etc. i think its a good thing. The reason is this, if your not going to fight, theres no "advancement". I think its good for kids and the like to know they are improving and progressing even if they arent fighting. Maybe like a coaches personal program. but dont run around telling people your a muay thai black belt.
     
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  17. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    The problem with the belt system is there's going to be inflation of some sort. Athletic competitive belt #2 will obviously outperform a hobbyist belt #3 or 4.

    Rank is nice, and we have a reward, but it should be kept internally with the gym, and not used as a criteria.

    I've seen quite a few times guys who have done great things in wrestling ask to be placed in the blue belt div, only to be told no, your BJJ rank ain't that, and he ends up looking like a sandbagger because Joe blow after 6 months of BJJ wanted to see what the waters were like
     
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    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    yes, i think belt system is good for non fighters. unlike muay thai, its pretty had to water down BJJ.
     
  19. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    It can kinda

    There's guys that focus on winning the game by compu-strikes opposed to going for the finish.

    Lower level that basically ends up being they lock them in a greco type clinch throw bullshit rounded knees and stall, then repeat.

    BJJ started that way, then now its on the autistic retarded inverted bootscooting nonsense.

    to me it comes down to competing and not which is what will determine if a gym's more McDojo than another.
     
  20. William Huggins

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    Not this crap again......Muay Thai, ranking system.......for kids and OAP's maybe
     

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