Muay Thai

This week was my first and last week of Muay Thai. I can not believe how fucking gay it was. Maybe it was the Dojo, but I felt like I got scammed out of 140 bucks for a glorified boxing circuit training program.
>No elbow strike training
>No shin strike training
>30 mintues of warm ups
>rehearse basic boxing strikes for an hour
>go and hit a bag for the rest of the class
>no sparring, just easy focus mitt training
By the end of the first round, I already made up my mind about the whole thing and just started doing whatever striking combination, specifically elbows. I've been taking Judo for the last 11 months and had a better time with actual professional instructors who didn't waste time with random circuit training horseshit. I felt like it was too easy, the getting hit part wasn't bad and once you get a little amped you forget about getting the hit.

>tl;dr muay thai is gay and easy

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://mega.nz/file/GSQhTZCJ#B7t69iwrXRiFKQi3R0lJohUgeeUpAFahqKA4GMgTEzo

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bad ending

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >$140
    that should’ve been your first warning

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      6 week program
      i wasnt too caught up about it initially and ill be getting a refund

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but every mt, kickboxing, boxing, bjj, judo, mma, literally all martial arts schools ive ever seen in any drivable region from me are all fucking 140 a month or even more, the closest place is 245 a month or some thousands of dollars a year gay ass contract. where the fuck do i have to live to see places that arent obscenely expensive? its been this same way in chicago, la, and now southern florida where ive lived, literally always this fucking expensive

      where are the dingy gym options for people who dont want to pay 200+? where are they? ive literally never seen an affordable version

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        o shit, at the moment ive made this post ive just gotten an email reply from a place that is 100 a month. best ive seen so far. shit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        o shit, at the moment ive made this post ive just gotten an email reply from a place that is 100 a month. best ive seen so far. shit.

        good ending

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They all cost that much. The only thing cheaper is some boxing gyms in black neighborhoods. It's why it's such a meme if your goal is just to get in shape. You can get in shape at a $10 gym and not be a slave to someone else's schedule.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do they have a fight team? If not, it's a boxercise gym

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We've said it a thousand times here. Don't join a muay thai gyn unless they have a psycho jungle moron instructor with over 200 pro fights.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The instructors at my gym go to thailand to train and learn instruction. Have competed as amateurs or professionally nationally and in Thailand. It is the same way you rate a boxing gym, have they produced good fighters and do they win? There is an MMA gym in town that also does MT and around half of them switched over because we btfo'd them at tournaments.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wait did the mma switch over from MT or the MT from MMA

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon but i assume he means they switched gyms after his gym's fighters dominated the competition

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The MMA gym also competed in MT and taught classes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      also it has to be in like a fucking abandoned warehouse or a shed

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Might not be total bullshit. Instructors don't generally throw newbies into the fire. If you spar right now you're going to get rocked and it won't be productive. First things first, learn to hit the heavy bag without hurting yourself.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bro we already told you most gyms are scams for soccer mom cardio.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Coach Miller will return

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    90% of martial arts training is conditioning.
    they're not going you have you splitting forheads open with elbows in the first week ya goof.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The circuit training stuff here is just done as a finisher or warmup for the beginner's class. Advanced class is all sparring.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hitting pads is not sparring.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You wouldn't know the difference since you don't train at all.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    go suck some cocks in BJJ dojos, anon. seems like it'd be the perfect circuit for you.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ahahahhah
    now you fucking know why i bought a boxing bag at home. because if you are gonna make me "punch the bag" the first 3 months i might as well do it at home for free.
    140$ for a fucking week my god man.

    just need to find a buddy and spar with him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm just going to try and find somewhere that will let me spar without taking any classes. I just want to have fun while doing something active. Fuck those drills and shit they are not fun at all.

      OP here,
      I already took 2 years of boxing which was a mistaken in itself and now I've been taking Judo for the last year. Everything they were teaching me I already knew so it just felt annoyingly tedious and redundant.
      >muh 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 5-6 striking combos!
      >muh hooking!
      I could pick you up 7 feet of the ground and throw you like a hay barrel.

      Are you retarded? Do you think they are going to teach you advanced stuff in your first week? Martial arts is just doing the same exercises over and over again until your body doesn't have to think to do them, drilling the basics is essential.

      >I already took 2 years of boxing
      Have you tried, I don't know, TALKING to the teacher?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why are you assuming I'm

        ahahahhah
        now you fucking know why i bought a boxing bag at home. because if you are gonna make me "punch the bag" the first 3 months i might as well do it at home for free.
        140$ for a fucking week my god man.

        just need to find a buddy and spar with him.

        I'm just going to try and find somewhere that will let me spar without taking any classes. I just want to have fun while doing something active. Fuck those drills and shit they are not fun at all.

        And second, I already made it clear to the instructors that I already did 2 years of boxing but they still lumped me in with the newbie soccer moms. We didn't even learn any kicking the first week, just holds, breathing control, and striking. The 'instructor' was actually telling me to lean back more when throwing a straight and hooks instead of moving in forward which was just beyond retarded. They just sounded dismissive and wanted money from people.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When picking a place to train, look into the instructors. Do they have any accolades? Have they produced any decent fighters? Do their trainees compete on regional or higher levels?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm just going to try and find somewhere that will let me spar without taking any classes. I just want to have fun while doing something active. Fuck those drills and shit they are not fun at all.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like a moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unlikely due to insurance

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fuck those drills and shit they are not fun at all
      youre a fucking idiot and no actual decent gym will let you do that
      getting good at muay thai is actually just doing the same kick on a bag for 2 hours every few days

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NGMI

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, fuck proper form too and fuck using a helmet on a bike, I'm fucking king of the world bro

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm just going to try and find somewhere that will let me spar without taking any classes
      just start a fight at your local bar. doesn't cost anything either

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm just going to try and find somewhere that will let me spar without taking any classes
      Do you realize how dumb that sounds? lmao

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's my first week and they only taught me basics

    You fucking troglodyte I bet your hooks are dogshit, when you get good, they'll teach you more shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP here,
      I already took 2 years of boxing which was a mistaken in itself and now I've been taking Judo for the last year. Everything they were teaching me I already knew so it just felt annoyingly tedious and redundant.
      >muh 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 5-6 striking combos!
      >muh hooking!
      I could pick you up 7 feet of the ground and throw you like a hay barrel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        my friend, you come across as an angsty tryhard. Imagine being this worked up over not enjoying your first class. You'll be fine, just figure out what's making you so angry with your life and fix those things. Or maybe when you're out of your teenage years you'll mellow out naturally

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Post a vocaroo of what you sound like.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what are you even talking about, you just sound crazy

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Like other anons have said those are the two questions you should find an answer to if you want to know if the place is legit:
    >what fighting experience does your instructor have?
    >has he trained any decent fighter yet?
    Also there is literally no point in having you spar in your first week. You need to practice basic kicks and punches on the heavy bag for a while before sparring becomes even somewhat useful.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Obviously that was just a shitty gym. Find a place that spars frequently and has competitors

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You probably joined a rebranded “fitness boxing” gym. Should’ve done the research beforehand (checking their facebook/website/backgrounds of the instructors/etc).

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sparring
    If its your first week in MT you should not be sparing. In my experience at my MT gym, new people are often the most dangerous sparing partners. It takes skill and control to pull punches in such a way that you will not hurt your training partner. It also takes a kind of calmness under pressure that new people don't have. New people often just cower and run away during sparring, or, realizing that they have to fight back, they swing back instinctually at full power.

    >Elbows
    So how many days did you go for? At my MT gym we will focus on one kind of thing for a day. Like a knee day, or a clinch day, etc. There are so many topics to cover:
    - footwork
    - punching
    - round house kicks
    - teeps
    - elbows
    - clinching
    - knees
    - blocking

    If you took a 2 hour session and divided it by each topic, that is 15 minutes per topic. That doesn't include any time sparing, or doing combinations, or hitting the bag.

    So, if you didn't get in any time doing elbows, what do you expect?

    Furthermore, elbows seem to be hard to focus on as well, because:
    1. elbows are sharp and dangerous and its hard to throw them with a partner without risking injury to your partner
    2. The motion for an elbow is often really similar to a punch, so punching should also train your elbows a bit.

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