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.
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.