Newbie from SLC
I'm new to the Martial Arts world. I'm a distance runner who was looking for cross training. Once I tried Muay Thai I was hooked. I'm 6 months in and still feel like a clumsy fool, but I'm having a blast. I'm a south paw to make it even more challenging.
I train with "The Punisher" Sakasem Kanthawong at his gym.
Welcome to Bullshido. I actually started doing Muay Thai partly to AVOID having to run to lose weight. Then I realized that "road work" is an integral part of any boxing training. Sounds like your gym is pretty intense, you train with a pro fighter from Thailand?
You're lucky! With that distance running background, your cardio's got to be top notch. I bet you're one of those rare breeds that didn't puke after your first practice! I remember my first few weeks of Muay Thai/MMA training were more focused on not fainting/improving my cardio than learning actual moves. Such a waste.
Originally Posted by summ3rhays
Welcome to Bullshido.
Originally Posted by Devil
Thanks for the warm welcome. I've come pretty close to puking during training. It's hard to adjust from an endurance mindset to a sprint/sparring.
Yes, Sakasem "The Punisher" Kanthawong is a 4x World Champ from Thailand training right in my home town