Muay Thai Schools in Vegas

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  1. MultipleSargasm

    MultipleSargasm White Belt

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    Hey everyone. I read the sticky regarding the different schools around the world, and I'd like to ask for more in-depth recommendations for Muay Thai schools in the Las Vegas area. The one I've been recommended most is Hardknocks, which I've heard has a good balance of reputation and price. I'm completely new to Muay Thai, and even martial arts in general, so it's not like I need a place that'll train me to win a UFC bout. It's more because I'm a huge fan of Muay Thai as a martial art and more importantly I think it'd be a great/fun way to get in shape and build discipline. But going to a school that has a good rep couldn't hurt :icon_chee
    thanks in advance everyone
     
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    Go check out Master Toddy's place. He is a thai trainer that has trained many world champions, including Kite Cope, Orlando Weit and Gina Carano. He is also a real down to earth, nice guy.

    Here's their website:
    MASTER TODDY'S
     
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    Thanks, Bluemirage! Master Toddy's facility looks like an ideal place to learn Muay Thai. I'm gonna give 'em a call later on. Thanks again
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'd do a search, this subject has been done a lot, especially regarding Toddy.
     
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    NinjaKilla187 Blue Belt

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    Would you seriously wanna learn MT from this guy?

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    LOLLLLLL has toddy ever fought before?
     
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    He's lost a few bouts with a buffet table. Other than that...no.
     
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    thats what i thought. how can you be a world class trainer if you never fought.
     
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    In his defense he has trained a bunch of good fighters. He has a weird personality, and is a wanna be actor/celebrity, and some people think he is sleazy, and sells Kru certs, and he for damn sure never been in any fights.

    But...a trainers job is to turn out good fighters, and he has done that.

    The world is full of great football and baseball coaches who were never great pros and just as full of great former pros who can't coach shit. In MT and MMA guys want trainers with cred as fighters, but whose to say that equals good coaching skills?
     
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    Have you seen Javier Mendez? American Kickboxing Academy - Instructors

    That dude's fat as hell nowadays but still runs a very successful gym and trains champs
     
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    Javier was a two time ISKA champ. Master Toddy...not so much.
     
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    May as well cut to the chase. This is the definitive "Master" Toddy thread. http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f11/master-toddy-624283/
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Problem is Toddy doesn't "train" his "good" Fighters. Other Thais do who have real credentials, and for shit pay.
     
  14. MultipleSargasm

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    Great arguments for and against toddy, guys (including the buffet crack. lol). Much appreciated. Wouldn't hurt to go check out a class or two anyway. But I'm really leaning towards the hardknockskickboxing school. Thanks everyone!
     
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    So he is basically the Lloyd Irvin of Muay Thai?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    1-kick Nick's is arguably the best MT School in Vegas, but it's far, at the base of Sunrise Mountain. Unless you're on the East Side, it's an impossible hike to make with gas prices the way they are, unless you're THAT dedicated.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on 1-kick Nick's. Will definitely have to visit them. Finally took my first class at HardKnocks. I liked it a lot guys, even if I almost yak'ed from not being able to keep up. haha
     

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