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Posted: 07 April 2008 at 16:44 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

I am going to start Muay Thai at the start of next autumn when my GAA commitments lessen. I would only be able to do it for about 6 months max so without trying to sound like i want a quick fix can you learn Muay Thai reasonably well in that time frame. I think conditioning wise I'm there I just need to learn all the combos and stuff
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Posted: 07 April 2008 at 17:26 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

You can pick up some good basics yes. But master it to any real degree? hell no. Regardless though, it's good fun so just do it mansmileys/smiley2.gif"
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Posted: 07 April 2008 at 21:17 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

i realise that to be good at anything you have to practice it constantly and dedictae most of your life to it. wud you say it wud be good to do it even if i can only do it for max six months a year every year?
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Posted: 08 April 2008 at 17:48 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

it's good fun so just do it honestly
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Posted: 13 May 2008 at 22:50 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

I know its best to learn it from an instructor but do you know anything I could do until I get down to the Muay Thai club in my area? I just can't wait to start but i don;t want to be one of those people that start not having a clue about anything. I've read a bit on Muay Thai on the net, is there anything else I can do?
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Posted: 14 May 2008 at 18:14 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

Apart from get fit (which to be fair you are) there's not much I would do. There's nothing worse then guys like me who know a little but must constantly be corrected for bizarre self learnt habits. e.g. most people drop their hands if they are self taught at boxing or the karate style low kicks I use that my MT teacher dislikes.
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Posted: 14 May 2008 at 21:59 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

Okay. I'll just wait so that i don't have any bad habits to unlearn when I get there. I can't wait to start but I have training on every day so i can't get down at all. Really annoying.
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Posted: 15 May 2008 at 18:12 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

I was talking to a guy that went to that Muay thai gym and he says they don't teach knees or elbows. What do you make of that?

Also is it better to have a speciality martial art before going into MMA?

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Posted: 16 May 2008 at 16:29 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

An MT gym that doesn't teach knees and elbows is not really an MT gym in my opinion. That's just weird. If it's full contact kickboxing, that's still all well and good but in my opinion it's not muay thai. Though I can definitely understand not teaching elbows and knees to new people.

I think it is better to have a speciality art before going into MMA. But eventually you should be good at everything. But having a speciality gives you something to aim and go for.
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Posted: 16 May 2008 at 22:04 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

I don't understand why. The person that teaches it goes to Thailand for 6 months every year and i think he's been irish champion a few times, maybe it's to do with the rules or something? I'll check it out. Would it still be better for me to learn that first rather than head to a MMA school?
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