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Old 02-01-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
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After watching one to many Remy Bonjasky highlight reels I've decided to get into Muay Thai. There are two things on my mind, one is the best way to train, and another is how to find a good gym.

I've just started kickboxing this week at my university, with the view of switching to Muay Thai and a serious gym when I grasp all the basics. I have been doing crossfit for about 6 months.

Currently my routine is as follows
Monday: Kickboxing
Tuesday: Max Effort WOD
Wedenesday:Kickboxing
Thursday: Rest day
Friday:Max Effort WOD
Saturday:Rest day
Sunday: Met con WOD

Although I am aiming to get to the stage where I do WOD's at 6am, and Muay Thai training at 5.30pm, five days a week. Do I need to worry about factoring in more Max Effort training as of all the met con I'll be doing with Muay Thai? Do I need to do less max effort, because at 190lb and 5'11, I should be leaner?

Also I am looking for a good gym in my area. What do you guys think of the below sites?

I had these two in mind:
http://www.sinosicperosh.com.au/ - Sinosic Perosh
http://www.thaiboxing.com.au - Bulldog Gym
(Work/family safe, some fight images have blood)
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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Elvis Sinosic!
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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Seconding Elvis
Whats more you can do BJJ/MMA there as well if you choose too.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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OK. I'm new to this stuff what looks attractive about Sinosic that Bulldog doesn't have?
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:09 AM   #5
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Elvis is a seasoned MMA fighter. Bulldog might be a great gym, but Elvis is world famous.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:13 AM   #6
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I would visit both gyms -- see what the atmosphere is like, see what the schedule and pricing is like, how the instructor treats you, how the students react to you. Usually schools let you try out one class for free before you're obligated to anything. Research the instructors at both schools to see what they've accomplished - but also remember good fighters and good coaches aren't always the same thing.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:45 PM   #7
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Main difference as I said is one specializes in Kick Boxing, the other offers KBoxing, Grappling Gi and No Gi and integrated MMA classes.

A Lot of people who start Kick Boxing at some stage will get their interest piqued by throws from the clinch and ground based submission work {grappling}.

As Becca said it’s worth trying them out and seeing if you gel with the vibe. I know that the Sinosic Perosh classes have a good representation of people your age.

If you like Kick Boxing only, and have access to the city, check out Jeet Wu Kwoon in Chinatown
http://www.jinwukoon.com/
Or for MMA
Boxing Works in the CBD
http://www.boxingworks.com.au/
(W&F safe Information on MMA and Kboxing training)
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:39 AM   #8
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http://www.thaiboxing.com.au/fighters.html - work/family safe

So you guys haven't heard of Stuart of Steve McKinnon? World champion kickboxers?
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #9
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I'm not sure what your point is?
But MMA and Kick Boxing are very different beasts.

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #10
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I just wasn't sure whether those guys were world famous as well. I guess they aren't. I'm not interested in MMA at the moment, but i've given Sinosic Perosh a call and they will get back to me about my free week, and then if I like it I'll chat to them about becoming a member. Thanks everyone for your advice :-)
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