Thread: What to look for in a MT gym
1/25/2008 11:36pm, #21
I actually trained in Thailand for a while, and even they didn't play that godawful music while sparring. Only at their fight shows, and even then only during the fights. The rest of the time the music was hip-hop or dance music. Except at Lumpinee where there was actually a band playing the crap. But still at the gym, it was mostly hip-hop. I'm not saying this is entirely representative of every gym in Thailand, but that gym was definitely Muay Thai proper.
1/25/2008 11:44pm, #22Originally Posted by leec123
1/26/2008 12:21am, #23Originally Posted by leec123
I had an old thai dude tell me with a dead serious face that they play the music to try and get the fighters to end the fights earlier.
1/26/2008 6:14am, #24
Originally Posted by Alex
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i wasnt trying to say anyone else is wrong, just putting in my experiences of how i was taught MT. i have been to a couple of places where they were advertising as MT, but were actually doing kickboxing- was just trying to provide the OP with some info.
On a lighter note, think I am going to Thailand for 10 days training in April. Yay!!!!!
1/26/2008 2:13pm, #25Originally Posted by Alex
1/26/2008 2:21pm, #26Originally Posted by Draven"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.
1/26/2008 2:25pm, #27
Yes, but I guess it depends on peoples style. Those who are more technical and prefer outboxing their opponent might not want to tire themselves early. Kaman was a KO artist so he commited to each strike.
Mike Tyson is a guy that I doubt ever put anything less than everything he had into every punch he threw.
1/26/2008 4:23pm, #28
Conditioning issues aside, if you fight a good counter-puncher and sit down on every punch trying for a knockout, you're pretty likely going to take some punishment. If the guy doesn't want to stand in front of you, you'll need to set things up a little more.
1/26/2008 4:27pm, #29
Wanted to add that some people, like Tyson when he was good, could get away with knockout power behind everything, but this might not make it a hard and fast rule.
2/25/2008 12:57am, #30Originally Posted by Draven
In my opinion, wouldn't it be better (and less tiring) to use your jabs, your crosses, your hooks, to open up his defense for that knockout punch?