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  1. Standard member asromacalcio
    asromacalcio
    10 Feb '07 03:52 / 1 edit
    I would like to take up thai boxing but I always think of something somebody said to me once after an aikido class, that thai boxing changes your body language and can get you into more fights. Having asked various practitioners of martial arts over the years if they'd used their art outside the dojo (whether by design or not), I found that the answers varied massively. Aikido practitioners all said no, judo practitioners all said no (except one), thai boxers all said yes.

    The skill of a thai boxer is what I'd want, it would complement the skills gained from 15 years of doing judo, but if there was any danger of becoming more aggressive then I'd steer clear.

    Does anybody with first hand experience have any comment to make about this?

    Can I also ask for general advice, in the event that I do start.

    Thanks

    asromac
  2. Standard member telerion
    True X X Xian
    10 Feb '07 03:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by asromacalcio
    I would like to take up thai boxing but I always think of something somebody said to me once after an aikido class, that thai boxing changes your body language and can get you into more fights. Having asked various practitioners of martial arts over the years if they'd used their art outside the dojo (whether by design or not), I found that the answers his?

    Can I also ask for general advice, in the event that I do start.

    Thanks

    asromac
    Muy Thai is good stuff. I've never done it myself, but it is the shiznit for striking. As far as being aggressive, I think that's entirely up to you. If you keep the fight attitude in the gym, and remember that outside most people around you just want to go on through their day, you'll have few problems. If you carry a fighter attitude out into public then you'll probably send the wrong signal (even if you don't mean to).

    Anyway, I do judo. I'm starting to train in BJJ just to help my judo. I'm all grappler, but if I had time to train something else, Muy Thai would probably be it.
  3. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    10 Feb '07 11:07
    Originally posted by asromacalcio
    I would like to take up thai boxing but I always think of something somebody said to me once after an aikido class, that thai boxing changes your body language and can get you into more fights. Having asked various practitioners of martial arts over the years if they'd used their art outside the dojo (whether by design or not), I found that the answers ...[text shortened]... his?

    Can I also ask for general advice, in the event that I do start.

    Thanks

    asromac
    I've done Karate, Taekwondo and Muy Thai. Muy Thai is probably my favourite. I'm not sure whether Muy Thai changes your body language or whether the different martial arts attract different types of people.

    I haven't had a fight (outside the ring) since I took it up.

    All you can do is go to a couple of classes and see if it is for you or not.

    D
  4. Standard member asromacalcio
    asromacalcio
    10 Feb '07 12:20
    I went to find the club today, it seems to have disappeared. I'm off that way again now, I'll ask somebody this time.

    Thanks both

    asromac
  5. Standard member slimjim
    Death from Above
    11 Feb '07 03:33
    I do Colt .45.
  6. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    11 Feb '07 10:25
    Originally posted by slimjim
    I do Colt .45.
    I did Jack Daniels. Never felt a thing!