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  1. illuminati is offline

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    Beginner to striking training

    Hey guys,

    I wanted to know how intense is the beginner muay thai striking training? Should I be prepared for bruised knees and is there long-term health effects from such training with the heavy bags?

    Thanks
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    Contrary to what a lot of dorks say most muay thai classes are not anything paticularly harsh on the body, it's going to be tiring but you're not very likely to damage your body unless you get into the territory of training to long, to hard, and to fast.

    Your body will adapt given time and it will give you signals (weird pains) before it breaks down on you.

    As for what to expect, you'll hit pads and you'll hit bags and you'll spar and probably the last item on the list is where you're most likely to get banked up because to one degree or another thats the point, but even then it's not to bad :)
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    Yeah my initial plan is to keep conditioning my body with cardio and light weight training at the gym for 2 months before I dive into muay thai training. I have little experience with martial arts but I wanted to try something effective for self-defense purposes and keep my body fit. I was just a little worried in terms of the whole damage factor onto the system. Thanks for the reply!
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     Style: Judo. Some BJJ/Kickboxing

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    Working cardio and weights is a good idea, as you'll be able to learn and make progress much more quickly if you're already in decent shape. It probably isn't necessary for you to actually lift weights; bodyweight would probably be okay - but if you're doing it, then great.

    Starting out in martial arts is like starting out in an exercise routine; it will be tiring at first and tempting to quit (perhaps) but after a month or so you should not only see results, but you should also be enjoying yourself.

    In movies and whatnot Muay Thai is portrayed as a brutal art that will destroy your body with its harsh training. In reality, as Kat said, the worst you'll have is working a heavy bag, some pads, and light to hard sparring.

    Best of luck, and have fun!
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    Posted On:
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    How the hell is your primary style MMA if you have little experience with martial arts?

    And yeah, to repeat what's been said, unless you're fighting pro in Thailand every week, you won't get much damage to the body. Sparring isn't an all out fight, it's just a training tool to test what you've been learning in an alive environment.

    Most of any damage I've ever received was because of being stupid, not because of the training itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    How the hell is your primary style MMA if you have little experience with martial arts?

    And yeah, to repeat what's been said, unless you're fighting pro in Thailand every week, you won't get much damage to the body. Sparring isn't an all out fight, it's just a training tool to test what you've been learning in an alive environment.

    Most of any damage I've ever received was because of being stupid, not because of the training itself.
    Well the site forced me to choose a primary style, and the option I'm going to choose at my gym will be BJJ and MT .. hence the MMA. I figured I'd put that in without having to modify and/or create a new user once I begin training...I'm sorry that it offended u lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by illuminati
    Well the site forced me to choose a primary style, and the option I'm going to choose at my gym will be BJJ and MT .. hence the MMA. I figured I'd put that in without having to modify and/or create a new user once I begin training...I'm sorry that it offended u lol!
    Well if you're not doing MMA, then you should put "BJJ/MT" in your style field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    Well if you're not doing MMA, then you should put "BJJ/MT" in your style field.
    imaginary +rep. I wish more people got that.




    OP - I say skip the "gym, then MA" plan. Don't worry about not being ready. Just jump in there.
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    Seeing MMA in a style field usually is a sign for me to not listen to whoever is talking, unless they have a "fighter" tag up there as well.

    And I agree with Jon. The school will get you in the shape you need to be.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Muay Thai

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    I'd prefer to be in better shape when I begin the program, thats all.
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