Thread: Calling all Nak Muay
7/24/2008 9:06pm, #41Originally Posted by Kid Miracleman
Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
7/24/2008 9:24pm, #42
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
Heaps of gyms in Australia use ranking systems for Muay Thai, including — as far as I know — JWP's gym and the gym Soren trains out of. It's not my personal preference for training, but it definitely doesn't necessarily = McDojo (McGym? Burger Gym? Whatever). Obviously most don't use belts — usually coloured singlets, prajiets, hand-wraps, badges or whatever — but same diff.
As was mentioned, Contender Asia has been playing in Aus in primetime on one of the most popular cable stations, and it hasn't made a heap of difference to the local scene — possibly some more newcomers, but that's about it.
Given there's only one American on the show and he's not one of the stronger competitors (and he cries a lot, from memory), I can't see it having a TUF-esque impact in the States.
7/24/2008 9:27pm, #43Originally Posted by Squerlli
i was her primary trainer for her last fight though."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj