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#351802 - 08/01/07 10:11 AM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Meliam]
Taison Offline
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Meliam, you've got good sense.

I'll be honest, I openly baited you to promote a debate. So don't take what I wrote up there 100% to be what I really think.

If you ever come to Thailand, I could either get you in a good MT school worth your money, or you could train with me, but be warned, I'm an evil advocate of NHB fighting.

-Taison out
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#351803 - 08/01/07 12:41 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Taison]
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Taison that would be great
And how popular is NHB fighting in Thailand?
Are they jumping the MMA wagon like Japan,Europe,and the Americas?

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#351804 - 08/02/07 02:01 AM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Meliam]
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Actually, they're pretty much against it.

It somehow "ruins" the sport and is viewed as savagery in the eyes of Thais.

Methinks, MMA is a "truer" art than MT. It doesn't put restrictions or limits on you. I'm more of a western thinker, while they refuse to go against their traditions. Can't blame them though. It's their art after all.

-Taison out
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#351805 - 08/10/07 02:44 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Taison]
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Quote:

Actually, they're pretty much against it.

It somehow "ruins" the sport and is viewed as savagery in the eyes of Thais.

Methinks, MMA is a "truer" art than MT. It doesn't put restrictions or limits on you. I'm more of a western thinker, while they refuse to go against their traditions. Can't blame them though. It's their art after all.

-Taison out




Thanx for the info. Yeah MMA has less restrictions, and believe it or not I also found out that it was not as demanding on my body as Knock Down or MT was. Sure you have to be in shape to do the grappling part, but you can grapple for hours and have little or no damage from it. Where as Knock down and MT leave a lot of bruises on your body. The fact that you can shoot and take the opponent down to a grappling fight makes it easier on the body than fights where you stand up and trade hits for 20 minutes. Even the blows you deliver while ground fighting are not as hard and effective as those when you are standing up.

I still do some MT fights once in a while but MMA is in my opinion more fun at the moment and i take less punishment. I still love Knock Down fights and MT though

Meliam

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#351806 - 08/10/07 02:52 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Meliam]
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Quote:

but you can grapple for hours and have little or no damage from it. Where as Knock down and MT leave a lot of bruises on your body.




I don't know. I started grappling recently and I'm covered with bruises right now. Guess it depends on the person and how hard you're going.
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#351807 - 08/10/07 04:46 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: JMWcorwin]
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You will get bruised and you will be sore after grappling, but its not the same as taking punches, kicks. The goal in grappling is to submit the opponent, in MT it is to knock him out. Grappling is hard don't get me wrong and you will be hurt and get bruises. I was just saying that for me, in stead of Pure Knock-Down or MT I find it less punishing on my body to be able to do stand up or to go down and grapple.

Meliam

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#351808 - 08/10/07 05:23 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: Meliam]
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yeah, sure. I'll concede that point.
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#351809 - 08/10/07 09:22 PM Re: American kickboxing [Re: JMWcorwin]
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JMW think like this;

When you want to go extra hard for 1 whole week, if it's grappling, you can go that extra and the next week the worse that could happen is you're a bit exhausted.

If it was MT, you'd be covered in wounds, cuts and bruises all over and maybe have to take that next week off.

-Taison out
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