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My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai (Part 10) Wanna Fight?

In this article, I put my training to the test, and accept a Muay Thai fight in Thailand. This would be a bucket list item for me.

Going Beyond My Tai Chi and Wing Chun Limitations

I had been looking for a martial art that satisfied two critical criteria for me: 1) it was ‘real’ in the sense that it would be combat ‘street’ effective, not based on sport, exercise or moving meditation, 2) it would allow me to progress beyond my skills as a competitive boxer and the martial arts training I had begun at the age of 11, over 40 years before. I’d add in one more thing: it had to be “doable” by a 53 year old man, and not dependent upon incredible, world-class natural talent, gymnastic athleticism, super-human strength or take five years before I could expect enough proficiency to use it should the time come.

How Do I Make My Jiu Jitsu Better?

Every Jiu Jitsu player can make their JJ better. These three principles can teach you how.

Two Popular Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Chokes

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an extremely popular martial art. This exiting grappling game involves the usage of leverage techniques to overcome the opponents. This sport is basically inspired from Judo, an old Japanese martial art. New innovations were brought to this sport by the Gracie family of Brazil. They were the ones who launched the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Some of the choke-holds used by Bjj players are also used by samba players and catch wrestlers. Some of the most popular chokes used in this wonderful sport are:

My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai (Part 8) One-On-Ones

I was a bit apprehensive about my first one-on-one session at Tiger Muay Thai. I had traveled a long way to learn Muay Thai from the masters, but found the group sessions to be more for those who are trying to do Muay Thai for a living. They put a lot of emphasis on conditioning.

My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai (Part 7) Back to Training

After recovering from a brutal 1st day of training, and a hike up to Big Buddha, I drag my ass back to class, and face an enforcer in sparring. Day 2 was much harder than Day 1 because adrenaline had gotten me through Day 1.

My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai (Part 6) Some Tips About Thailand

There are some things you should know about Thailand. In this article, I offer some helpful tips to the first-time traveler to Thailand.

MY Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai Part 5 (Climbing to Big Buddha)

Upon traveling to Thailand to study Muay Thai, I learn Thailand is more than 95% Buddhist. I set out to climb to the Big Buddha shrine in Phuket.

My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai Part 4 TRAINING BEGINS!

After having traveled to Thailand and experiencing some cultural differences between what I am accustomed to and Thailand, I finally get to work, training on Muay Thai. This is where the fun begins!

My Trip to Thailand to Study Muay Thai Part 3

I travel to Thailand to study Muay Thai. This is a part of a series of articles detailing the trip, the training, and the experience.

A Brief Overview of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

razilian Jiu Jitsu is a popular martial art and combat sport which originated in Brazil in the early 20th century. This sport is inspired from Japanese sport Jodo and primarily involves grappling and ground fighting. It was pioneered in Brazil by a number Japanese legends like Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. This sport further developed under the patronage of Carlos and HΓ©lio Gracie with practice and experimentation. The popularity of this sport has spread to different parts of the world including Europe and Australia.

My Trip to Thailand Part 2

In effort to improve our Muay Thai program, I make the journey to Thailand in order to train in Muay Thai at a REAL Muay Thai gym. This series of articles will chronicle this journey, as well as my exposure to Thai culture.

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