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Anyone trained with the Woodenman? His legendary elbow fight was awesome! I know he trained some UFC/MMA fighters. I wanted to learn from a real muay thai fighter and this is the closest one but still a long drive. Is it worth the drive? How much would a private cost? I have a leg injury in my dorsal flex that slightly affects my balance should I still learn muay thai? Thanks.

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On 7/20/2021 at 8:07 AM, wolverine said:

Anyone trained with the Woodenman? His legendary elbow fight was awesome! I know he trained some UFC/MMA fighters. I wanted to learn from a real muay thai fighter and this is the closest one but still a long drive. Is it worth the drive? How much would a private cost? I have a leg injury in my dorsal flex that slightly affects my balance should I still learn muay thai? Thanks.

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I suppose its best to mail there and ask...  Both about costs and his recommendations about your injury.   After all, as your coach he should be aware of it.  Either train a little easier on you; or better still; learn you techniques compensating in a real fight...

If its worth to drive in?  If its a good teacher, yes. 

Look.  Compare if you were a rider. or a dancer.  Training mostly with your own local coach, and / or on your own.  Yet you would do almost whatever you could, to regularly meet up with a top notch trainer.  And get part of his top notch coaching lessons...  Yes, you would do this even if your local trainer WAS good. But to get influences from another one good trainer, is wise.  Even if in the second case, you wouldnt bother to do it every week, but be happy with clinics at least twice a year.

 

Ps.  As I understood it, our Sylvie had to drive in to her first sensei, Master K.  Apparently it was worth it.   🙂    I also presume, she trained also lotsa on her own at home. Physical training, shadow boxing, some mental training, such can be done even if you dont have access to a good bag nor pad holder.

 

ps2.  Use the driving time for something useful.  If nothing else, to hear on a good audio book....  If so done, the long driving hours wont be no waste of time.

 

 

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Hey, hope this isn't too late. I've been training at Woodenman off and on for about two years now. They got a new location a few months ago and it's awesome. I would highly recommend checking it out but are actually quite a few authentic muay thai programs in the bay area. Where are you at? There may be closer options available.

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