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  1. Torn knee cartilage is a weird injury.

    If the tears are small they can break off completely or lay back down and, either way, cause no pain.

    I've got torn cartilage in both knees but that's what happened to me so I am pretty much symptom free with normal range of motion and strength.

    That said, arthroscopic cartilage trimming is pretty quick to recover from.  I know one person who had it and was walking without crutches the next day (that may have been unwise but he had no discomfort/loss of strength from it)

    Another friend had the cartilage trimmed and went out dancing that evening.  

    I certainly DO NOT recommend that however the point is it's a simple surgery and recovery is comparatively easy compared to more invasive surgeries ... weeks vs months

    You're a young guy and it's giving you problems and if it was me I'd get it fixed.

    YMMV but I believe in fixing problems when they're small

  2. On 12/15/2022 at 1:02 PM, Misael Lucas said:

    I'll be having my first fight at 28/01/2023, amateur. I'm a bit neurotic and struggling how to prepare myself. Then i start to think about diet, lifting programs, training schedules, trying to fix and perfom at the best at everything despite being still a newbie. It's been hard to conciliate things, this is my currently training program.


    Stronglifts 5X5




    We recently have kids added to the same class, so the training is a bit lacking, i'm not feeling confident and find myself confused on what to focus and thinking into add more muay thai training (mainly drills and focus on creating combos (i mainly just answer to what my opponent does). I've been following sylvie content on youtube and i'm really inspired by it and by samart payakaroon teaching videos (i try to style myself around that).

    I accepted the fight and despite having fear and lack of confidence, i think it will improve during the "training camp". Any tips, suggestions, guidance in a program would be nice. 

    24 years old

    First - I'm just an old guy who's trained for a long time.  I am not, nor ever have been, a pro or amateur fighter.

    A few things strike me as worth questioning.

    "i start to think about diet, lifting programs, training schedules, trying to fix and perfom at the best at everything"

    What does your coach say?  

    I have read you may want to do your strength training AFTER your muay thai training.

    The idea being, you don't try to perform the finer movements of muay thai after having exhausted those muscles via strength training.

    I've found, as I've gotten older, periodically mixing strength training and bagwork together helps me perform while tired BUT I'm 55 and you're 24 so I don't know if this is reasonable for someone your age.

    I can tell you I trained for 30 years without mixing the two so I think any benefit I get from this is due to my age.

    This "We recently have kids added to the same class" bothers me a great deal.

    No place I have ever trained has mixed people heading for competition in with children. 

    There have always been special training sessions only for the competitors.

    Is this what you mean by  "training camp" and I just don't understand?

    Is your "training camp" going to consist of you and any other competitors undergoing additional training/conditioning not appropriate for children and/or those who are not competing?

  3. this is an old trick and was done in the 70s before sports science knows what it does today

    when you add weight you run the risk of using the muscles differently than they were intended

    for some, maybe that's not a problem.

    for others, it will lead to muscles not normally involved with kicking being recruited to help you keep your balance and sling the weight around which will lead to muscular imbalances and injury

    the chance for hyperextending your knees also increases because the joints were not designed for your foot to weigh 5 extra pounds

    IF you do this do it very very very sparingly and pay attention to your body

    IMNSHO it is a too much risk for too little reward kind of thing

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  4. Hi all.

    My name is Mark.

    I've been training (karate/jujutsu/m.a/kickboxing) since 1982 and taught from 1990-2018ish

    In 2018 the health club I was at cancelled my program and I gave up teaching to enroll at my friend's kickboxing gym and it feels like a vacation.

    I go to training, I stand at the end of the line, no one asks me any questions and I can concentrate completely on myself..

    I haven't had THAT since the 80s.

    Looking forward to the conversations here

  5. Long time martial arts practioner/teacher (karate/jujutsu/mma/kickboxing)


    Health club cancelled my program about 4 years ago so I said "I quit teaching" and enrolled at my friends gym.


    He calls what he does Dutch muay thai and I assumed that meant the style of muay thai done by the Dutch.


    I had occasion to train at a gym recently who had to say "Dutch" muay thai is a sloppy perversion of Thai muay thai and cannot be considered "real" muay thai.


    You all are practitioners of what I understand to be muay thai from Thailand so I've got to ask what are your views on Dutch muay thai:


    Garbage done by the Dutch


    I don't care what it's called, if they hit me good for them if I stop them and hit them better for me.


    I have a thick skin so I won't be insulted by anyone calling it garbage.


    I like my friend's gym, his coaching style, the people training with me and I'm learning stuff.   He could call it Combat Ballet for all I care.

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  6. "I often see the criticism repeated that nak muay have "bad" footwork, "no hands", and a "lack" of head movement, especially compared to western boxing. What are your thoughts on this?"

    Depends on who's talking.

    Someone untrained?  I ignore that completely and drink my beer.

    Someone who's only experience is boxing?  I'll take what they have to say about boxing seriously but lowering your head makes it easier to get kicked/kneed in it.

    Someone who's experience is in kickboxing/muay thai?  Them I'll listen too.

  7. On 3/6/2021 at 9:19 AM, Sirop de genou said:

    In regard to throwing straight knees / elbows in sparring:

    1. How much do knee pads protect your partner? Is the difference between padded / naked knee the same with padded / naked shin? Or should I still try to slow the knee as much as I can

    2. I really like elbows, however as an European amateur I won't be able to throw them naked. Do you think padded elbows retain enough of their effectiveness for me to base my clinch style on it?

    Thanks in advance

    1.  I'd say if you're hitting the ribs, then yes slow it down.

    2.  Having been hit with padded elbows doing MMA, a padded elbow will have enough power to ruin the other guy's day

  8. On 4/3/2022 at 3:13 PM, Carlos13th said:

    One of the biggest issues people can have is something called second impact syndrome, which can be fatal, it happens when some has another traumatic brain injury before they have recovered from the first. . 

    2nd Impact Syndrome is not a joke.

    A friend of mine went back to finish a bout after getting their bell rung and somehow being able to conceal any problems from the ref.

    They ate a head kick and it was bad.

    They lost color vision for a few days/weeks ... everything was brown like an old time photograph.

    They had tunnel vision for days/weeks as well.

    The Dr told them no more getting hit in the head ever and if they are lucky they may not develop Parkinson disease 

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