Striking general - Muay Thai edition
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Try to find Master Toddy's gym. Really just stay in Bangkok for any gyms.
Do your research beforehand on places to stay, costs, etc.
Most of all stay hydrated during training, you're probably not used to tropical heat, let alone the heat + exertion of training
>but has elbows and knees along with the weak punching and weak kicks
>combines striking with grappling, which is good for MMA
>no elbows and knees
>combines punching and kicking well
>did I mention how much better the kicking portion of Kickboxing is compared to Muay Thai? Sure, the Kicking portion isn't as good as Taekwondo, but it's a lot better than Muay Thai kicking.
>in kicking, Muay Thai < Kickboxing < TKD
Idk man, in TKD it seems like the kicks are designed to simply make contact. In kickboxing and muay thai, it's meant to really put someone down. TKD emphasize "snap". Kickboxing and especially muay thai emphasize follow-through.
Here's TKD rules.
Punches have to be hard to score a point, most punches don't cut it.
Kicks have to be hard to score a point.
TKD is a very kicking heavy art, therefore, it has a variety of kicks. There just happens to be a lot of kicks with the "snap" mechanics.
Having snap does not mean there is no follow through.
Not to mention the wide variety of kicks in Taekwondo.
The rules in TKD are exactingly crafted to make sure matches are won via kick. You can't punch to the head and can't kick below the waist? The whole reason that any kind of kick pressure rule has to be made is because they've set up a system where contact matters more than effect, and they have to sell it. You know why muay thai doesn't have a pressure rule? Because it doesn't need one. Because they're actually fighting.
>TKD emphasize "snap".
Because it's a different way of kicking. 'Snap kicks still have follow through with pivoting on the foot, body rotation and the hip. Ands it's powerful and can K.O. just different. KSKM got it abit with 'distance'. Shin kicks farther away, 'snap kicks' closer
people get rushed through the belts and don't take the time to develop basics. you end up with black belts who know a bunch of fancy kicks, but will fall over from even attempting them on anything that isn't a heavy bag.
simple statement: do not skimp on the basics.
Anyone already had a lump on the shin that doesn't go away after almost 2 months, and hurt like hell when I hit with this leg?
Any way to fix this?
But I guess not, I shouldn't have start mt at 35 with no prior training...and now I'm pissed off because I fucking love mt...oh well, maybe I can take boxing instead if my shin doesn't heal. Or just say I tried and go back to being a lazy fuck that never leaves his couch.
how did you get the lump in the first place?
if you've never actually done any shin conditioning then it will take a long while to heal, don't continue to kick with that leg and look up healing techniques
Last hope here. Thanks.
Yeah I probably should stop trying and wait for it to heal instead of being stubborn. As to how I got it in the first place, I don't remember exactly since I discovered it at home the first time, didn't really hurt during the traning.
Probably sparring and hitting a knee accidentally with the shin. Happened to me a few times.