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Old 05-06-2006, 07:00 AM   #11
Larry Lindenman
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Agreed...Boxing has been around awhile, American kickboxing evolved in the 60s and 70s from point fighting. Getting hit a lot helps too.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #12
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Some American style kickboxing gyms have very good boxing. I trained at Ray Casal's Kickboxing Gym in Niagara Falls, NY and it was outstanding boxing. Ray was a pad man for Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini back in the day and has produced very good boxers and MMA fighters.

I teach many of his dirty boxing concepts in my Muay Thai class.

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Old 05-07-2006, 09:36 AM   #13
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Jean Yves Theriault is a good name for a club to be linked with. Couldn't you go watch a class/session and decide from there? It's not like you're a total newbie at this so you'll know what to look out for.
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:15 PM   #14
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Yeah, it's pretty hard to beat JYT when it comes to names in kickboxing.

After thinking about this some more, I am leaning towards the kickboxing club for a few reasons:

- It has strong leadership and produces good fighters. Basically an all round good reputation.

- I've sparred with the head coach outside of the club using boxing and takedowns and I thought he was great at teaching a non-striker (me) how to feel comfortable in the ring. He was one of the main reasons I started to consider focusing on striking for the next while.

- From what I've seen during their training, they do mostly hand work and use the kicks to create space (I could be wrong, I've only seen bits and pieces, but that's my impression). Based on the comments above, the main concern with american kickboxing was not enough hand work and too much fancy kicks, so I'm not overly worried this exists at this particular club.

- I've trained at the same club for hapkido and know a few of the boxers.

- If I sign up, I can pay an extra $10/month and get access to the hapkido classes again (useful for some light grappling practise on the weekend).

- It's literally down the street from me (very convenient!)

Worst case scenario it doesn't work out and I switch to boxing.:biggrin:
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