Thread: muay thai training in bangkok?
7/17/2006 10:07pm, #11
Fairtex is pretty touristy I think, but I imagine the training is pretty solid.
7/17/2006 10:21pm, #12Originally Posted by Amp
Sparring in thailand is very relaxed. when you don't have a day job and spend all day training, and then fight every other week, what the **** do you want to rip into each other in sparring for? again you display your ignorance. im going to break it to you- kickboxer wasn't a documentary. i know its tough to believe, but thems the facts.
Every camp in thailand is a "touristy place" because thats how they make their bread. now go back to whining about lineage and playing slapsies. fucking chunners.
7/17/2006 10:47pm, #13Originally Posted by bornsceptic
He wants to spar in Thailand but obviously hasn't sparred for **** in the USA. He has never faced an elbow or knee.
He is a tourist but wants something that isn't 'tourist-oriented.'
I was pointing that out.
7/17/2006 10:56pm, #14
and i was pointing out that you are unlikely to find a camp in thailand, especially in a major city like bangkok, that does not cater to tourists while still training pro fighters. you can go there for a day lesson if you want, you can go for 20 minutes if you want so long as you pay. ****, you could have a ring fight with one of their guys if you paid them. camps are a business and like any business the good ones operate under the idea that the customer is always right. what the customer wants, he gets, so long as he pays for it. do you understand where im going with this?
oh and like i said people in the west spar harder than they do in thailand. we send guys to kaewsamrit every year to train and they don't go there for a ramp up in sparring, they go for clinchwork and because you get to train all day and pay **** all to do it. and get a killer tan.
he said he wasnt interested in a camp because he doesnt want to spend his whole holiday there. this is not a fact, you can spend as much or as little time as you want depending on- thats right- how much you pay.
7/17/2006 11:03pm, #15Originally Posted by Alex"You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
7/17/2006 11:07pm, #16Originally Posted by Alex
I understand what you are saying...it just seems strange to me to go to Bankok to train in a martial art that you have never trained in your life and spar when you have really never sparred in your life.
7/17/2006 11:10pm, #17
well it appears to me he just wants to try it out for a day or an afternoon or whatever. see what its like. this is not an unusual thing to do in my book, **** if you have an interest in martial arts, went to thailand, and didnt do at least a little training id think you were a bit of a weirdo (or some kind of aikido faggort)
7/17/2006 11:20pm, #18
if I were visiting THailand, regardless of my previous experience, I'd sure want to try out "teh real" muay thai while I had such a good opportunity to do so. But yeah, though the real muay thai is fucking exhausting, he's not gonna get hurt at any camp that isn't some hole full of criminals or something.
7/17/2006 11:20pm, #19
"Muay thai mean no rules" - old guy in kickboxer 2
7/18/2006 7:04am, #20
Thanks Amp, I appreciate your concern for my welfare. I'm well aware that knees and elbows hurt and worse (I copped quite a few playing rugby for years). If I wasn't prepared to wear them then I wouldn't really be wanting to try MT would I?
I'm going to check out the gyms and have a talk to the trainers and if it seems cool then I'll go for it. I'm not looking for a 'learn MT in three easy lessons'. I'm looking for a place to train several times a week in between other commitments. I have to agree with Alex that there would be little logic for the Thais to maim one of their primary sources of income for little more than machismo. I know I suck and they'll know I suck. They're professionals and they're probably far less likely to do something dangerous than an enthusiastic amateur.
As to being a wide-eyed tourist - I was born in Thailand, spent the first few years of my life there and have been going back almost yearly for some time. My parents have lived there for nearly 10 years. The Thais are as easy going, hard working, friendly and honest a people as I've ever come across. They're not the bunch of shady, tourist milking underworld figures that some people seem to assume. Granted there are some hard cases, particularly in Pattaya (though the worst lot around there are the Russian mafia) but this is a reputable gym.