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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by cali_chute_boxe, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. BigPapaShango Green Belt

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    That is a shame, was thinking about heading out for a bit next year.

    Ah well, suppose these things happen.
     
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  2. kingkokong Purple Belt

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    Anyone been down to Chok Chai Muay Thai Phuket on Soi Taeed (Tiger) RD? http://chokchaimuaythai.com/

    Was thinking of checking it perhaps in late August.

    Either that or Kaewphitak in Rawai
     
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    First ever post in here, so hope this is the right sticky thread as opposed to making a new one.

    I've been doing Muay Thai for close to a year now. My old body was breaking down so I left bjj and found a stand up I liked.

    I do most sports orthodox, but I do write left handed and hit a baseball left handed. The trainer has told me a couple times I get way more power on switch kicks and knees.

    He asked me about trying to train south pay for a bit. It feels awkward as fuck, especially throwing combos with my hands.

    Any thoughts? Is this normal for some of us?
     
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  4. esum80 tiger knee

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    just booked our tickets for end of march, gf and i will be heading to bangkok to train for 3 weeks. will be outside of bangkok proper for at least 2 weeks but looking for gyms in the city to hit up in the last 2-3 days before we pack up and fly back over.

    was thinking eminent, sittsonpeenong or kiatphontip...any other recommendations?
     
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  5. Spaghetta Taps too early

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    Do what feels right, if you're new you shouldn't even be focusing on power

    Edit: To be clear I mean do what feels natural, if you feel awkward on one side don't go with that. I ride a skateboard, scooter, etc goofy so I'm sort of in the same boat. I just went orthodox
     
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    thanks. I was at the gym last night and went soutpw and another dude at the gym (good guy) lol when I was throwing a left to the body.

    Another neat thing. While throwing a push kick then inside leg kick, it felt really smooth with my foot placement.
     
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  7. AusTosh White Belt

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    I can't speak for others but I just came back from a month stay at Kiatphontip a few weeks ago.

    I've heard good things about Eminent but can confidently say that Kiatphontip was an awesome gym to train at. (Solid clinching everyday as well).

    Great trainers, great food, great people and the gym's set in a nice relaxing environment away from the pollution and the busy bangkok life, but also close enough to commute into town (bangkok city) whenever you feel like.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any furtherquestions.
     
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  8. Kirks White Belt

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    Hey guys, I will be heading over the Thailand at the end of the year for probably 2-3 months to train. I’ve been travelling the last 3 or so years and haven’t trained properly in this time and due to shoulder surgery won’t be training probably until I go to Thailand. Prior to that though I trained for probably a year and had two fights, though I’m only 50/50 on whether I will fight when I go to Thailand.

    I know the training is best in Bangkok but I’m not that keen on doing it there, would love to ideally be near a beach (what better way to recover) but would also be keen on Chang mai or Pai area, just somewhere away from the chaos of the city.

    Has anyone got good suggestions of gyms? Bonus points if the gym likes boxing too.

    Also does anyone know anything about doing something similar with Brazil and bjj? I plan to travel in South America next year and it could be cool to work something like that into my plans.
     
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    You're better off going to Phuket or Samui for the beach, bjj and boxing. Look at either Phuket Top Team or Superpro in Samui
     
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  10. Kirks White Belt

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    Thanks for the advice. I’ve had some time off the last few days and have been doing a lot of research and didn’t realize how expensive it was going to be. I’m looking at Chiang Mai and Pai now cos it’s almost 1/3 the price.

    Do you know much about that area? I’m looking at Santai or Hongthong in Chiang Mai or Charn Chai/Bee’s gym or Sit Je Mam in Pai.

    I’ll probably go and spend a couple days at each to try them out then settle somewhere long term. But does anyone have any feedback on any of them before I go there?
     
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    anyone have suggestions for places to stay around the sitjaopho gym in hua hin? looking to stay between 2-4 months. maybe even more depending on my work situation at the time. i got a recommendation from Ryukyu Damashi, looking for some others if anyone has trained at the gym before.

    if there aren't many recommendations then i'll probably stay at the gyms rentals for a couple weeks while i look around.

    thanks in advance!
     
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    did you end up going to Rattachai? how was it?
     
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    ended up going to FA group for a private and yokkao for a morning class while in bangkok. took 1 day off to visit the grand palace, wat pho, etc.
     
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    Yeah went out, was really impressed with it actually.

    Technique focused and good hard training. If you are looking to fight they can sort that out really quickly, they also done a good job of getting you working with people of the same level. For example when clinching, i was not clinching with people who had never clinched before, so it was really helpful that way.

    Kru Bas and Kru Piew were the main guys I worked with and they were excellent, both still active at the moment.

    Kru Rattachai was amazing, he was always around to help out and noticed very small details which he corrected.

    Since I have been, Namsaknoi has now become a trainer there, this is huge, i would go back for the fact the place was great but his addition makes it even more appealing.

    Give me a shout if you have any other questions about the place.
     
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