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Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before?

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2009/07/22 20:12:13 (permalink)

Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before?

Im just after your thoughts on Thai Boxing contests
 
Have any of you guys competed/had fights at any shows?
 
Whats it like?
 
How prepared do you have to be?
 
Did you get injured / hurt and did you win loose/ did you enjoy it would you do it again?
 
 
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/22 21:49:57 (permalink)
    I did local competitions (club level only) about 15 years ago, I loved it and got my arse kicked on a regular basis (probably more than I one to be honest)
     
    I did about a years proper training before my first "real" bout and thought I was ready (young and immortal lol) The guy lamped me with something I never knew was coming and next I saw stars. Still kept going back though MT is addictive imo.
     
    It is the one thing I really missed when I had to give it up due to work, there is nothing like a competition to focus your mind, it is a whole new level compared to hard or semi-contact sparring.
     
    If I thought my body could hack it I would love to fight again, but I reckon those days are long gone for me. I still love watching Thai boxing on telly when they show it though.
     
    Are you thinking of competing?
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/23 14:58:20 (permalink)
    Yea im thinking about competing but it would not be for a good year yet!

    I need to get some hardcore training and work on my fitness, will see how i am in 2010, and if i feel ready might enter some fights
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/23 16:22:49 (permalink)
    i was thinking about taking a few muay thai fights myself, really im wanting to do mma but im thinking about having some stand-up fights and entering some submission comps to get in the feel of competing



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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/23 16:44:46 (permalink)
    think Jake did and Kickfighter also PM them

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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/23 23:16:30 (permalink)
    I was looking to take a fight this year but injured myself in sparring so will be waiting till next year
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/24 14:10:47 (permalink)
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    Yea im thinking about competing but it would not be for a good year yet!

    I need to get some hardcore training and work on my fitness, will see how i am in 2010, and if i feel ready might enter some fights


    Get a few full round "semi-contact" fights in just to check your endurance levels, it is amazing how quickly you get knackered if your training is not spot on.
     
    If you can punch like Nai Kanom Tom great, but if you can't last until the end of the round it won't matter lol !
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/24 18:36:39 (permalink)
    Would 'semi-contact' mean no elbows or knees to the head?

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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/07/26 16:43:47 (permalink)
    T_Dawg Jack

    Would 'semi-contact' mean no elbows or knees to the head?


    Depends on your school really, I mean't more "don't try to KO each other", but just test your endurance. i.e. headguards/ shin guards etc, but do more than two round of sparring lol As for the actual contact level just try not to brain each other, the key is endurance testing not KO power. I personally would do elbows and knees to the head just not full tilt.
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/05 16:33:03 (permalink)
    i'd recommend taking up a few fights in thailand if your willing to go the distance , although there is no health and saftey to speak of , and many of my fellow fighters came out of the ring with several stiches and bruises its well worth the effort .... and once you return to the Uk or wherever you will be more than ready and physically capable to go into competition...plus if your interested you get payed in Thailand for your fights ...so there's alittle bonus and insentive for you to fight [ or im my case , payed for my food and lodging]   hope this helps
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/12 22:53:59 (permalink)
    Had a few MMA fights over here and been to thailand to train and must say depending on what club your fighting out of i wouldnt risk fighting in thailand with the full thai rules+medical bills as its not like here with the NHS. U get cut from elbows, broken noses etc and you'd need to pay. Money from the fights aint great either but defo trainings second to none over there :D
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/12 22:55:59 (permalink)
    have you ever attended any events before? If you havent i suggest you do before deciding to fight
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/12 23:08:11 (permalink)
    Yea im going to watch a few shows soon!
     
    I competed thai when i was a kid.. aged 11 - 14 had 3 fights and 1 demo bout for part of an adult show

    Ive recently returned after a 7 -8 year gap and just finding my feet again!

    Trainings going good, need to work on the fitness ect.. it won't be for a good year til i even think about getting in the ring..
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/22 01:17:17 (permalink)
    Okay - first up (without trying to sound too gripey about the subject {I am sensitive to martial arts facts}).  Club dependant; some places may let you walk straight into a fight and flail your arms.  As you want to train hard first for a while - great idea.  "muay Thai" in it's most pure form (as far as UK goes) is under the Muay Thai council and they sanction bouts in this country.  You can take many fights, for instance on an MMA card who will advertise it as "Muay Thai" but the reality is that the rules are different.  Your first fight if sanctioned by the recognised body in this country, would mean at first you fight C class rules.  That is to say, you kick and punch, knee to the body, elbow to the body and clinch.  You'd be looking now at 5x1.5 min rounds.  It goes on from there if you are still interested but I would say get some interclubs in first.  If your club has ANY sense whatsoever, they would get you to go with some others to another club and either semi contact with other debutants to "feel it out", get used to adrenaline and controlled agression - there are even some interclubs that go full on scraps.  You can always take it at your own pace.
    I personally have kickboxed at full contact, but Muay Thai - only interclub level *K-Star Birmingham*.  Your injuries would most likely be un-noticeable until after the fight because of adrenaline; unless you fracture something of course.  I love to fight and always will but everything depends on your own psychology.
     
    Sorry for ranting so much :)

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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/22 22:00:40 (permalink)
    i had my first thai bout today, nerves killed me, but i loved it and will be back for more!!
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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/22 22:38:07 (permalink)
    Cheggers

    i had my first thai bout today, nerves killed me, but i loved it and will be back for more!!


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    Re:Thai Boxing contests.. anyone here competing or competed before? 2009/08/23 03:49:01 (permalink)
    i lost on decision, rocked him several times though including an 8 count, and felt i was fully in control, but he got more kicks in so i guess thats why he got the win
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