Started MT yesterday

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Barut, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

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    After around 7 months of Krav Maga (which I enjoyed), I finally decided that I would find a MT gym in my area. It's about 45 minutes from my house, but the place is awesome and I get to train under Sakasem Kanthawong. I was exhausted when I left last night and somehow managed to tear the skin off of the bottom of my left big toe.

    Any advice from the vets would be appreciated.
     
  2. bigsho

    bigsho White Belt

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    athletic tape both big toes
     
  3. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

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    I'll try that.
     
  4. Matt

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    Sakasem got robbed in his fight with Danny Steele.

    As for advice on your training: Just be patient. Listen to the instructor. Work hard. The cool thing about Muay Thai is you can learn the basics and become relatively proficient pretty quickly.

    About your toe: Tape it up for training. The rest of the time, try to keep it clean and dry if you can. Try to stay off it if you can.
     
  5. chlorox

    chlorox Blue Belt

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    I had that problem for first month or so....I found that liquid bandage along with taping helped a lot. I applied the liquid stuff before and after training.
     
  6. miniaq

    miniaq Yellow Belt

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    Tell me more about the difference in training here and the CM place. You must have done a lot of sparring while going to CM since they have a lot of fight classes, did that help you? Do you get more instructions here? CM seems like a bite of free for all with not much real quality instruction. Good luck.
     
  7. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

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    CM=Krav Maga?

    There were two main reasons I left Krav.

    1. My instructor was going through a divorce and started acting flaky. Classes were cut short, cancelled, etc.

    2. No sparring. We did a ton of blocking drills, some grappling, but no sparring. I liked the system, but I really have no idea how well I could implement it in a fight...

    Other than my crap cardio (I did make it through the class yesterday, but I was nearly dead at the end.) I think KM was a good art to transition to MT from. I had already learned straight punches, hooks, elbows, knees, uppercuts, round kicks, and teeps. I'm not saying I have perfect technique, but I am familiar with the strikes.

    The school I studied Krav at was a MCDojo that had scheduled classes every second of the day. The MT gym I'm starting at is a MT gym. There are MT classes on the hour everyday. I can go as much as I like.
     
  8. tokian

    tokian Orange Belt

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    You should start running once your cardio advances well with the classes. One or two miles at first is good, about every other day or so. Then start to spar with lots of different people, at different paces. See where you're strengths and weeknesses are. I would try to get comfortable in the clinch.
     
  9. miniaq

    miniaq Yellow Belt

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    Barut, sorry about the error. I meant KM. thanks for the answer.
     
  10. Evilsteez

    Evilsteez Silver Belt

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    MT will show you a new meaning of pain. Enjoy it.
     
  11. Masakari-ken

    Masakari-ken Blue Belt

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    Rexholio, is Sakasem Kanthawong really good? I'm pretty unfamiliar with muay thai and I want to take classes at that gym too. How are the classes going barut?
     
  12. DrunkenMastur

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    My MT instructor had some time under Sakasem Fairtex aka "The Punisher" Sakasem Kanthawong. I did some reading on him and he sound pretty badass. I'll ask my instructor next time I see him about Sakasem

    Here is some info on Sakasem Kanthawong:
    http://www.joediamondkarate.com/history_of_muay_thai.htm
     
  13. Brand Nizzle

    Brand Nizzle Guest

    IMO Being sore is one of the best feelings there is. Mentally and physically. The sore-er the better.

    = )
     
  14. Recently_Reaped

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    I too started MT this week, my cardio is shite and I've never done any type of martial arts before.
    I've been hurting all week, but been enjoying the classes.

    If my body holds up, I'ma keep on doing it.
     

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