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Everything posted by MadelineGrace

  1. Any idea when you’ll be able to fight again Sylvie?
  2. I just started training Muay Thai again for the past 2 weeks or so after 4 months off due to covid restrictions. it makes me sooo happy and I leave class feeling alive
  3. Ok you said Patterson nj not Clifton but it’s about the same distance
  4. How far would you be from AMA fight club in whippany nj? that is where Kaensak ( did I spell his name correctly??) teaches. ( he is a legend and a 3 x fighter of the year. Sylvia has trained with him) I goodled/wazed ‘ Clifton to whippany nj ‘ it’s like 17 miles/24 minutes of course rush hour traffic will play a part. take a trial class there!!!
  5. Sorry that no one seems to have any tips or advise! i know how to lose weight in general. ( not necessarily to cut weight for a sport or fight) ( I don’t want to post numbers bc I hate it.... ) but I had gained weight after multiple close, immediate family members passed away only months apart. And I lost it all plus some. ( I just counted calories and protein on the free app called lose it plus worked out) good luck!!!!
  6. Most weeks I work out 6 x a week. I do muay this 4 x a week and weight training 2 x a week sometimes also cardio ( such as a jog or stationary bike, or group fitness class ) and yoga
  7. And lol now I’m fb famous Bc you posted my question and photo on fb ( Lol. I’m quiet and reserved til I know someone and non attention seeking) thank God my gloves are in front of my face in my pic! Or id be embarrassed ! ( note- clarifying Bc one can’t read tone in type- it’s totally fine! I don’t mind at all ! I’m thankful for my gloves though )
  8. Helpful. thanks It was very useful to have these questions answered just now while I watched the live stream of fight 261! ( congrats Sylvie) especially how the backwards or forward fighting works. I totally saw that played out in the last round!
  9. These are questions I have when I watch the live streaming of Sylvie’s fights and listen to Kevin’s commentary what is Derning? ( durning?) if clinching is part of MT, what is the rationale for it to be broken up so quickly? Also why would someone be a backwards fighter .... I feel like it makes the person look like the weaker fighter whose struggling and always running away from the forward walking fighter I had a few other questions but I forget now. I’ll add to it as I remember. ( Started MT about 10 months ago. So I’m just curious about many things. Obviously there’s a lot to learn. More than I ever will be able to )
  10. Since I started working out six times a week sometimes twice a day I gave up my moderate ( at most ) alcohol consumption and now I just drink on a very infrequent basis. I can’t afford to not feel my best at my workouts. (If I was still young and single I’d probably drink a little more) but now I focus on adequate sleep, fuel, hydration and very limited/infrequent alcohol i want to feel my best. Sometimes I get ’ tired’ during the work outs or class but don’t give up. ( plus there is no option to give up during my Muay Thai class. You do what he says. Period. Only exception is an injury ) If I drank I’d think i’d just suck wind and not be at my best. Not worth it to me.
  11. I was just going to say that in class this past Wednesday we learned that elbows are not about power but rather to cut.
  12. Thanks for your suggestions and ‘ getting it’ These are all good tips. Going to re-read and put into practice.
  13. I recently heard (in a Muay Thai class in the US) that some are recommending higher teeps ( ? Maybe chest height) to avoid the problems you mention ( it’s harder to catch a high teep) Note-I’m just repeating what I heard. I am hoping more knowledgeable and experienced people will weigh in. I’m am newer to Muay Thai and not experienced enough to advise.
  14. yes!!!!!!!!!! ( whenever I’m with a person bigger and more advanced than I) which isn’t infrequently!!
  15. So I’m 5’2” 118lbs ( female) and started Muay Thai 8 months ago. I want to see if you all have insight or advise to make me better at pad holding or even insight as to the reason. ( body size/strength/relative inexperience ????? and so on) this happens when I hold pads for people better And stronger than I: either we go slower and I think I can provide a decently solid pad for them to punch as well as I ‘ meet them’ with the pads to provide resistance or whatever you call it. Or - especially if they want to go faster - I try soooo hard but i can tell and feel my pads are ‘ wobbly’ Know what I mean? Like not ‘sturdy’ and strong for them to land punches on, there’s sometimes a bit of a wobble to it. I mentioned it to my partner yesterday and she said ‘ yes, I can feel that so I'm not hitting as hard’ ( she is much more advanced and good. And younger than I - ie late 20s) that bums me out. ( incidently she recently commented out of the blue that I look strong . I’m middle aged , was never an athlete , but I’m trying to get some Sara Conner arms ie from the terminator movie) I strength train with a trainer 2 x a week w/out fail for the past 14 months! I work out 6 days a week. Occasionally 2 x. I do Muay Thai no less than 3x a week. Starting to go more often. So for you experienced people or trainers out there- what is the deal with my ‘wobbly armed pad holding’ when I’m with more advanced people or else men or some women who are stronger that I and punch harder? I mean - sometimes the pads are awkward to hold and after many drills maybe a bit of arm or wrist or hand fatigue occurs. They get a bit ‘ heavier’ to hold after many drills. is it just going to take time and maybe in a year I’ll be better and in 2 years even better yet? Or am I just a small not-so-youngish female and .... it’s slways going to be hard ??? the new men don’t have this problem, I don’t think. Even if they are middle aged like me they are just physically bigger and stronger. ( Sylvie - or anyone else- if you read this: way way back when you started - did you struggle to hold pads well for advanced people? Youre obviously extremely experienced now and train like a beast- but let’s say you hold pads for Kru Nu’s Son or some other young male fighter- is it even hard for you? Im trying to understand it. To see if I can fix it. ( I suspect there’s no quick fix) What makes it hard is I’m a conscientious person- so I truely want to be a good partner and not fail whoever I’m paired up with . I’d rather be paired with a crappy partner than be the crappy partner. To end on a positive note- my classes overall have been going well and have been very fun!!!
  16. Good point for sure! its only typical behavior for a certain type of female. Definitely not typical of all females or even most. Just ‘some’ (I sort of suspect three oak may agree. But she was just pissed and spewing as she vent posted!) Yeah, all men aren’t like they either, luckily.
  17. One guess is he likes it. It makes him feel good. (Her throwing herself at him) I find myself turned off and disgusted by her always throwing people under the bus and him being amused. Yuck. If you feel good about yourself you don’t need to do that. Plus martial arts is supposed to be focused on respect but ... I like your attitude about just training harder!
  18. I’m 5’2” 118 lbs, started Muay Thai 8 months ago.... my trainer ( a retired professional fighter) ordered me 12 oz gloves to train with. ( that’s ~ 157cm and 53 kg )
  19. I’m glad to hear that, and your work ethic is impressive! I wish you luck and success!
  20. Update is - I’m still having fun classes. I am putting the recommendations into practice. It works. ( but also I’ve had a relapse and over thought and had to get myself back on track) the NEW thing I wanted to share is a joined a second gym to take Muay Thai classes. The reason for this is... my original instructor is simply a hard ass ( hey! That’s his perogative! ) and my new second gym has MORE APPROACHABLE TRAINERS who I’m more comfortable with and I don’t get intimidated. It’s a ‘ family oriented ‘ martial arts gym. I don’t like it as much as my original gym but that’s ok. I joined it for a reason and now I go to both. So I’m starting to take 4-5 Muay Thai classes a week. I’m determined to get better! I’ll never be ‘great’ but I can be good on my own terms and taking into account my abilities!
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