Re-incorporating MA to physical training - *Slightly different*
I'm not really sure WHERE to post this odd question but since my primary objective is getting stronger and faster, I picked this forum.
So yeah, here's what I'm currently doing :
Wed : 5/3/1 reloaded
Fri : 5/3/1 reloaded
Sun : 5k Run OR Sprint
Now, I've come across a cheap boxing gym (also offers Muay Thai) on the way home.
The best part is that it's so accessible and cheap, I'll prolly spend 5-6$ a session at most and to be honest, it sounds pretty damn good.
The BAD part is, they only allow you to spar with a trainer who's been assigned with you, and I heard it's not changeable every session meaning you're stuck with the guy.
He pads you with 100% attention and stuff though and you pay him to spar.
Here are my questions :
1.) Is this EXTREMELY limited sparring pool enough to learn self defense considering the following conditions?
-I have prior sparring experience in Muay Thai (Twice the price) and Judo (Closed down) but the sparring pool is at least decent.
-By self defense I mean sucker punching someone before they draw a knife and sprinting fast as a gazelle out of the situation.
-I mostly use observation and common sense as my primary layer of self defense. Born in a tough third world city, I wear backpacks in front and constantly look behind me and avoid groups of men.
2.) I will probably go with this schedule :
Wed : Bawxing / Muay Thai
Fri : Lifting (2 Main, 1 Assistance using 5/3/1)
Sun : Run/Sprint
TL;DR : Can I incorporate boxing in my workout and only have one sparring partner and expect to be able to rely on it by sucker punching strangers and sprinting if avoiding trouble didn't work?
Thanks for your time.