Really? Nobody kickboxes?!

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    May 12, 2008 1:52 PM GMT

    So I figured I'd start the first topic here.

    I take a kickboxing class that meets twice a week. It's pretty awesome and I'm always drenched in sweat afterwards.

    Anyone else kickbox? I'm sure there are different styles of it. Enlighten us if you know of them!icon_biggrin.gif

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    May 12, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    Yup, I started kickboxing lately and I dig it. It's loads of fun and a great workout. I love punching and kicking the bag.
    I think the class I'm taking is pretty traditional. Lots of variations and intervals.
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    May 12, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    Muai Thai i believe is a brazilian style of kickboxing. I practice kickboxing but prefer doing hapkido over it.
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    May 12, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    I love my muay thai kickboxing class that meets once/week at my gym. I'm drenched so much I have to go wring my clothes out! I like it so much I practice street-fighting on Sundays with a different instructor. I totally recommend it to everyone.
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    May 13, 2008 5:12 PM GMT

    Yeah, the class I take is muay thai style. It's a cool blend of aerobic kickboxing and actual self-defense moves.

    I'd love to spar with someone! I've never done it before!
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    May 21, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    Paradigm, muay thai is from thailand. thus the thai part.

    i've done some muay thai but settled on san shou for quite a few years. it's a chinese sport that's part muay thai, part jiu jitsu. i really liked it. did it long enough to spar and stuff.

    jockoman there's tons of great kickboxing gyms in SF where you can spar if you go regularly. i strongly recommend fight and fitness. where do you do your umm "street fighting" classes?
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    May 21, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    There are so many different types its crazy
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    May 30, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    We finally got some good Muay Thai instruction here in South Dakota. It's pretty solid but nothing like how its actually taught in Thailand, but still better then the piss poor attempts by some MMA schools. In any case, I'm loving it, and until I can take a year to study in Thailand it will have to make do. I am really, really looking forward to being able to learn more forms in CA.

    RealJock is awesome because you actually have a group of guys that can enjoy stuff like Muay Thai, without fearing breaking a nail. Hell yeah guys!
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    May 30, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    I currently take Krav Maga and kickboxing, real deal kick boxing not cardio kick boxing which is very different! I also instruct 2 kick boxing based classes for Lifetime Fitness called Contact (heavy bag work) and Strike!

    I plan on starting Muay Thai in July just so i can add that to the list of martial arts and hand to hand combat techniques i've studied.
  • jockoman

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    Jun 04, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    roundhouse saidjockoman there's tons of great kickboxing gyms in SF where you can spar if you go regularly. i strongly recommend fight and fitness. where do you do your umm "street fighting" classes?


    Ok, I don't understand the ummm part. Seems like I'm being mocked for whatever reason.

    Street fighting class takes place at Gold's SOMA at 11:45 AM each Sunday. The term refers to the fact it is a mixed martial art, drawing from the other martial arts what would normally be considered "illegal" for the USMTA (United States Muay Thai Association).
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    Jun 05, 2008 1:42 AM GMT
    the ummm was because i've never heard MMA referred to as street fighting when talking about instruction. i was stumped, not belittling you. i guess it's hard to express that in a forum unless you write formally, which i think defeats the purpose. i have to be careful enough about what i say for work.

    anyhow, i think that considering MMA is pretty respectable these days, especially since it is recognized by the california gaming commission, that there's nothing wrong with calling it that. the USMTA is certainly not the only martial arts governing body in the US, even for true contact kickboxing. street fighting makes it sound either like fight club or like some sort of self defence beyond a style like krav maga - that's all.
  • jockoman

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    roundhouse saidstreet fighting makes it sound either like fight club or like some sort of self defence beyond a style like krav maga - that's all.

    OK, fine, I'll calm down.

    I sort of agree with you on the nomenclature: The instuctor (or the Gold's Gym manager) did not know what else to call it but "street fighting." All I know is: It's kick-ass difficult! When I'm done, I'm drenched as if I'd just endured a rainstorm. It helps a lot that the instructor is a sweet guy (who could really hurt you with his elbow-to-neck or foot-to-knee moves). It also helps that he's drop-dead gorgeous, so in a sick sort of way, I work harder to please him.

    Thanks for the pointers on the sparring gyms.
  • mks310

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    Jun 16, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Happy_Go_Lucky said
    So I figured I'd start the first topic here.

    I take a kickboxing class that meets twice a week. It's pretty awesome and I'm always drenched in sweat afterwards.

    Anyone else kickbox? I'm sure there are different styles of it. Enlighten us if you know of them!icon_biggrin.gif



    I agree. I do kickboxing classes at my gym in L.A.
    and I am also drenched in sweat by the end of the hour whereas the treadmill ( for instance ) never did that.

    The thing about the kickboxing classes that I really like is that you're sort of forced to go the whole hour because everyone else is too.. it's great peer pressure.

    oh yeah - great pressure valve for stress and great for flexibility.
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    Aug 14, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    I tried KB a few times, but my legs have so much mass to them (not bragging) that it actually hurt my knees to throw all the weight around, so I haven't done it since.

    Otherwise I loved it!
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    Sep 09, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    i LOVE my kickboxing class. The great thing about it is that it can either be a relaxed solid workout or I can push myself to the brink, I've even made myself a little sick after classes when I push too hard.
    But there's nothing like putting a face or a problem on the punching bag and LETTING HIM HAVE IT!

    Recently I've been putting my own face on that punching bag to teach myself how to deal with the punches the life throws at me.

    Who's on YOUR punching bag today?

  • zakariahzol

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    Oct 14, 2008 12:52 PM GMT
    I love and love and love Muay Thai. I am from Malaysia, Thailand is next door. So I just love to cross over to watch real live Muay Thai fighting, get some MuayThai DVD and some of their apparel like short, glove and etc.

    I wish I could join a Muay Thai class. But I just dont have times for it . There one class on the other side of the city. It out of the way from work and not really convienience for me. But I am sure if are suitable class available I be first to join.
  • ferko

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    Oct 17, 2008 12:22 PM GMT

    In terms of sweat, yes you have to see the real thing in Thailand where they have the tropical boot camps to work the men's bodies into hard steel for 8 or 10 hours a day. It's quite something.
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    Apr 27, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    I too take real kickboxing (muay thai style) 3x a wk @ my boxing gym.
  • zakariahzol

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    May 13, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    Wait a minute here.. I kick box. Muay thai . I dont go to class any more because it just to far away and not convienince for me. But I do have punching beg and do some kick boxing on my own in my house
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    May 13, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    I love to kick boxes, especially cardboard.

    but really, did it for a couple years, it was fun
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    Jul 12, 2009 11:35 AM GMT
    is there someone wants to fight?

    i can travel for fights

    msg me if you want
  • Akula

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    Aug 09, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    Love my kickboxing started in muay thai but now working in pradal serey the Cambodian style very fun and awsome instructors.
  • firecracker1

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    Aug 20, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    I stated with cardio kick boxing for about a year just to get my cardio and endurance up. I then did two years of muai thai, 2 years of boxing. I just moved and I started submission wrestling and I contiue with kick boxing. I have sparred, twisted a knee, pulled a forearm muscle, and have who knows how many bruises. Every time I get hurt I get back into the ring and train harder. I have been offered to join an amatuer boxing team but denied due to work demands. I am glad I found the sport and thanks to the UFC for all of its popularity. I have made many freinds throughout my training. Because I move around I am now on my third gym. Because I move I get diffrent instructors who all stress diffrent items on fighting, which only makes me better.
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    I teach kick boxing as a part of one of my Total Body Challenge classes. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 20, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    Kickbox on heavy bags several times a week