Muay Thai vs pencak silat?????

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  1. mrhiggins38112

    mrhiggins38112 White Belt

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    Training in which MA will make you a good fighter the quickest. I heard wing chun takes years before you can actually apply it in real life while muay thai takes about 6 months before your fighting with confidence. What about Pencak Silat??? Which prepares you as a good fighter the quickest? MT or Pencac Silat?
     
  2. Blindead

    Blindead Brown Belt

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    What the hell is Pencac Silat?

    Serious question?
     
  3. Jae102

    Jae102 Purple Belt

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    Indonesian Martial Art similar to Krav Maga.
     
  4. Ringluv

    Ringluv Yellow Belt

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    Until you get in a fight you don't know how you will react. Whoever is telling you 6 months this 1 year that is just blowing smoke your way ts. Any legit martial arts training is better than none at all. Find something you enjoy and want to learn and you'll probably be better off at the end of the day.
     
  5. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    You planning on getting in a fight soon, TS?
     
  6. INeedARemedy

    INeedARemedy GOAT

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    "Which prepares you as a good fighter the quickest?"

    I feel as though it'd be Muay Thai, by a pretty large margin. IMO it'd be faaar more natural to the average person.
     
  7. 394Ever

    394Ever Purple Belt

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    Do you seriously want to do this shit?

    Pencak Silat body conditioning



    More crazy Silat shit!

     
  8. DhakaMMA

    DhakaMMA Purple Belt

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    Silat has good knife techniques from what i hear. Weapons>Muay Thai.
     
  9. pigjohnmcarthy

    pigjohnmcarthy Orange Belt

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    Do 'em both. Preferably I'd say if you're just gonna do one start bjj and never look back. Otherwise between just those two you mentioned muay thai. By a mile.
     
  10. UnshavenRaven

    UnshavenRaven White Belt

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    Learn both if you can. Always be open to learn as many martial arts as possible. It helps you to develop into the best martial artists you can possibly be. There are many different styles of Silat throughout Southeast Asia. Some are more similar to Muay Thai and Muay Boran than others. Legit Silat gives you a lot of techniques (for grappling and striking) to choose from. But high level teachers are few and far between, so it's not always easy to find good teachers on that system. Best of luck and train hard!
     
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    theblackknight Purple Belt

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    Muay Thai or kickboxing most likely but it depends on where you live, a lot of it will be who's teaching it and who your sparring or competing against, etc. Wherever people are training for prize fights I guess sometimes mma gyms even
     
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    Lan Jiao Orange Belt

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    Train both couldn't hurt. Rob Kaman also train pencak silat when he was young
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  13. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    pancake slate for sure
     
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    mrhiggins38112 White Belt

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    two or three of you gave me the most helpful replies I have found on the net. thanks. I suppose I will train in Muay Thai and Judo at the same time if I can, then when I have mastered those two martial arts, I will try either pencak silat or krav maga. I am just drawn to pencal silat because of the culture behind it. The black arts and voodoo type shit that is aligned with it in the INdonesian culture. I would never practice that because of my religious beleifs, however I find it so interesting.
     
  15. BukHumLae

    BukHumLae DA BAWS

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    this is actually pretty fuggin sick...

    those kids! tough as chit..
     

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