Damn that sucks about your boxing coach......but I already got my first shot and getting my next in a couple weeks. I'm not worried about myself. Just don't wanna pass it to any of my older family members.Bro leg kicks literally change everything man. I cant recommend Muay Thai enough especially if you already got some boxing in you. There are small things you gonna have to unlearn in your head that will take some time but once MT "clicks"
I dont plan on getting into any street fights either but imagine how a trained person could win a street fight off a jab now your reach is even crazier and no one is expecting a leg or mid kick in a street fiht unless they trained too. The avg dude doesnt know his range, will be throwing bolos etc. Now imagine all the options w leg kicks and teeps(a front push kick that you could work like a jab or put some sauce on it and fukk someone up. All this while being no where near of a dangerous range for your opponent to catch you. And once they start focusing on you fukking their legs up you now have them open to give em some boxing work or get even closer and fukk em up w knees and eblows
I was doing calisthenics in the park when rona first until about late fall. Mendez boxing gym shut down soon as rona hit and Mr Mendez passed away from rona lived to beat cancer and died from this demonic virus . Mendez still isnt open but they plan on opening n his brother gonna run it.
My son wrestling gym is in the same building as the mt/bjj but w rona there are no classes just 1 on 1 privates. So while Jr does his wrestling shyt i do my MT private. You have to test weekly and the coach wears a mask/face shield so i figured i would do MT help stay in fighting shape and ended up loving it.
Now i do maybe 3 days week lifting(squat/deads/cleans/press/pullups/pushups/dips/cardio ect) and 2 days MT/Boxing. Love their sparring too its very technical, relaxed, touch sparring working on techniques instead of fukking each other up. You should give it a try shyt is mad fun. Peep the difference in my body composition since I stared it.....shyt will get you in shape shape
Also the vids i put up was from back when i had jr to record i was still in "boxing mode" but yeah the muscle memory starting to get there i feel a lot more comfortable now in the MT clinch n throwing knees and elbows. Not saying im good or anything just that stuff is starting to come together. Unfortunately we in wrestling season so i got nobody to record my shyt ima try putting it in the ring corner maybe to update the thread more.
But yea you pretty much confirmed why muy Thai is so enticing to me. Those leg kicks give you so much more reach and make you lethal. Also love how they train you to work from the clinch. And the idea of working a front kick like a jab is dope .....Gonna have to wait til things open back up and see what I can find near my area. Also wouldn't mind private lessons starting out. Just to get the technique down.
But yea it's crazy how much more definition you have......that's why I hit you up too. Figured your workout regimen had to be way different. So you attribute that all to Muy Thai .......I pretty much been doing nothing but calisthenics since the rona started. It's been enough to keep my physique but I know my stamina is right now. When everything shut down it was easy for me to start slackin. Cause I had an excuse. But it seems like it made you work even harder......after seeing your results I'ma have to get back on my shyt. No more bullshyttin