How to tell if MT training is legit
Already taking TKD, but I am planning to vary my training with Muay Thai. My college mate suggested that I join him and his friend for private MT sessions at a reasonable rate. Now I know next to nothing about this, so I don't know if the instruction I'll be getting is sound. They already agreed to a free trial session and a short demonstration. Will also interview the instructor.
What should I be wary of?
- is it proper to ask for credentials? Or at the very least, does MT have a ranking system so I can have a very rough idea of his competence?
- what are the bad MT habits that I should look out for?
- are there ways to tell if I am being taught real MT or a bastardized version of kickboxing or the training of someone who just took a month of lessons and is just passing himself off as an instructor?