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    Need information on a MT school in NY

    Hello everyone. Sorta new to the forums, I stick to lurking usually.

    My question is about a school in L.I. called "Extreme Muay Thai". It's about 10 minutes away from me and I was interested in joining. I haven't spoken to them yet, I only looked at the website. The about Extreme Lacosta section kinda irked me. The way it talks about his street fighting career, then almost being undefeated in professional bouts if it weren't for a broken toe, pinched nerve and torn rotator cuff. That just sends Mcdojo flags up in my head.

    His team seems to do well and I read a few articles about his wins.

    Can anyone vouch for his gym? What about the Boxing portion of it?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2

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    I've heard it by word of mouth from members of my gym. I can't remember the exact details, but it seemed good from what I remember. Best thing for you to do, as always, try it out and see for yourself.

  3. #3

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    unfortunately I think that's the only MT gym on LI. so if you want MT that's it. If you want more boxing check out Bellmore kickboxing, they put out a lot of fighters.

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    I know Extreme quite well. I'm friends with him and some of his fighters. Sure, his website might seem over the top, but his team is for real. He's got some serious badass fighters on his team, such as Big "T" and Little "T".....

    There are other MT gyms in Long Island, not just Extreme. But if Extreme is convenient for you, I'd really recommend training with them!

  5. #5

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    Khun Kao can you tell about some of the other MT gyms on LI. I have not been able to find any. It's getting to the point where I was thinking about taking a week off a work and going to Boridin's in Brooklyn. Which is about a solid 1.5 hours from me.
    Last edited by ojgsxr6; 4/30/2007 8:10pm at .

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Also USMTA is really out of date.

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    Where abouts are you? I hear Ray Longo's is good (see Matt Serra vs GSP).

    A place I always wanted to try and find is

    K-1 Dojo (Seidokaikan Karate)
    Arne Soldwedel
    162 Jericho Turnpike
    Floral Park 11001
    516-328-7900

    I call and get voicemail and I have left like 3 messages. They have never called me back. It is like an hour away from me so I just never took the time to drive out there.

    If you do go there, tell me if its the ultimate knockdown karate/kickboxing gym I always dreamed about. If you don't mind above the waist rules there are a few places you can go on LI. For some reason, that just seems to be more popular around here.

    And if you are an idiot and want to become depressed over the futility of your training, I definetly suggest Enshin. It will break your heart more than once.

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    he's lucky he's out in nassau.

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    why will enshin break your heart?

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    Enshin is pretty much like all other karate, with punches and kicks in useless stances, kata and sparring. What generally separates Enshin and all KK offshoots is after all the stupid crap we're supposed to beat the crap out of each other (padwork and bagwork is supposed to be thrown in there to). Unfortunately my instructor has forgotten that part.

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