muay thai training in bangkok?
I'm going to Bangkok for up to a month in September and I thought I'd do some MT training while I was there. I won't have the time to go to any 'camps' and I'm not interested in the tourist-oriented glorified fitness programs that seem to be common, just some day time training, preferably with some sparring.
I've never done MT before but I do spar regularly at a reasonable contact level (have cracked ribs to prove it, lol), though without knees or elbows. I'm in fairly good shape and I don't mind getting smacked around a bit.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good place to go, based on their own experiences?
TBH its going to be a bitch to find somewhere that isnt either a camp or a tourist trap. pretty much all the fighters come from camps. you could go to a camp for just a day if you want though, lots of them offer one off deals like that. theyd probably let you spar as well if you want.
Kaewsamrit gym is supposed to be the best, Anuwat trains there. You can pay for just one day.
Bag that. Go into the wilderness and find that guy that trained Jean Claude in Kickboxer.
Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
...cause kicking trees is actually healthy for you.
Thanks guys. I think Kaewsamrit looks good, though I didn't notice any kicking of concrete pillars in their training routine which was a disappointment frankly. Despite this, I think I'll give them a go.
kaewsamrit hasnt got the REAL muay thai. only jean claude can teach you that.
doesnt work for me?
heres a link to that HL clip. i love anuwat too. he is manly with punches. what the **** was up with that padholding at the start though? holding the pad on the side of your neck isnt something ive seen before. although not such a bad idea i guess
edit- works now. weirdness. ill leave it there anyway if it doesnt work for THE OTHERS
Last edited by alex; 7/17/2006 8:39pm at .
Not that this is any kind of a recommendation or anything, but does Yodsanklai train at Fairtex in Bangkok?
The people above who have given you advice mean well. They are a good people, these Bullshido natives, but sometimes in their eagerness to help a fellow martial artist find the best training, they ignore some fundemental facts that need to be in place in order for good training to occur.
You have never done MT.
You have never trained w/ elbows or knees.
You are in "fairly good shape."
"Reasonable contact level"..."cracked rip to prove it"...but w/out knees or elbows.
You are going to get killed.
You are a tourist. Go to a touristy-place.
No real MT gym is going to stop what they are doing to train some guy in 'day 1' MT. Or they will take your money and put the most junior student with you.
If you go look for some hardcore place asking to spar...be careful...you might find a guy who throws an elbow or knee.
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