Ajarn Chai Sirisute

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  1. Bennosuke

    Bennosuke Blue Belt

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    Are thai gyms associated with Chai Sirisute reputable? I think he started the USA Thai Boxing Association.
     
  2. gotobread

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    Instructors certified by Sirisute seem to be a dime-a-dozen these days. I personally know a couple and they're definitely competent instructors, but the certifications are so common that I wouldn't feel comfortable speaking for all of them without knowing more information.
     
  3. Murmillo

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    My Kru is certified under him. He was an experienced fighter beforehand though, and most of his students are competing in amateurs with a winning record.

    I think he just got it so he had something to show
     
  4. Centaur

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    This.

    A lot of teachers don't have physical proof of their ability to teach, which makes it hard to attract students. In the West, if you have a Black Belt in anything, people automatically assume you're great and will give you money to teach them. Since there is no ranking system in Muay Thai, a lot of teachers want something to prove their credentials.

    Of course, having a championship belt could also work, though not all great fighters are great teachers (and vice versa). Even better, imo, is having your students earn a belt under your tutelage. But, it's hard to get students without the aforementioned "credentials".


    That said, I have trained briefly with a Chai Sirisute school in Montreal, and it was pretty good.
     
  5. dat1978

    dat1978 Brown Belt

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    Chai is legit, but its like anything else, you want to find out about the actual person you will train under and be giving money to. Take a couple trial classes and see.
     
  6. Ryukyu Damashi

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    I have no direct experience with Chai, but what I have seen some of his certified instructors teach looks nothing like what I have seen in the camps in Thailand. I think many of the instructors blend JKD or something into their Muay Thai.
     
  7. NuTzOnSwOll

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    how was Sinbi ?
     

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