Muay Thai Vs Kung Fu - Your advice?
I have trained at least twice a week in muay thai for just over a year & I have also just started doing an MMA class. I also train at home on my heavy bag & do general conditioning (ie running & weight training).
I have done a fair bit of sparring with mixed results but have not done any for a while due to braking my ribs (in MMA sparring).
A friend of mine has been training in Wing Chun for about 20 years and has previously run his own classes etc. He has said he has never been in a REAL fight but has done a limited ammount of full contact sparring with other Kung Fu students. I have been trying to get him to spar with me for a while just to see how good he is as he talks a good game and keeps saying how Kung Fu is transferable to Muay Thai and also talks about the time he sparred with some TKD guys, destroyed them and how they then wanted to learn Kung Fu.
First of all he said he would, then he kindda tried to back out, then he said he cant spar with boxing gloves as too big for chain punching etc so I agreed to spar stand up with MMA gloves, so now he has reconsidered and we have agreed on 16oz boxing gloves.
I am hoping this will take place & will video it if it does. Any tips of what to watch for or what will throw him off his game (im thinking circling & throwing a lot hooks and smiling when he hits me with his best shot).
I enjoy fighting a lot and I dont mind about getting a beating....but Im going to never live this down if he comes out better.......