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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2009, 05:30 AM
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A month after I started Muay Thai, I took three body shots that broke my ribs, severely bruised the surrounding muscle and damaged my spine from impact.

Three months on my back still isn't the same.

But your instructor should be spotting any hard sparring and quash it asap, mine didn't but if you ask I'm sure he'll be more than happy to oblige. Any good coach doesn't want a reputation for having banged up fighters.

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A month after I started Muay Thai, I took three body shots that broke my ribs, severely bruised the surrounding muscle and damaged my spine from impact.

Three months on my back still isn't the same.

But your instructor should be spotting any hard sparring and quash it asap, mine didn't but if you ask I'm sure he'll be more than happy to oblige. Any good coach doesn't want a reputation for having banged up fighters.

Holy shit where did you train? I hope that you have now found another gym to train at. They are serious injuries that you had.
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This was a Muay Thai gym where the coach is a well respected former world champion, but he was at one end of the gym with his pros when us newbies were fending for ourselves.

When the back is better I'll be looking at BJJ with striking as a little extra till I can balance the budget.

Just a pity this other guy didn't understand sparring ettiquette, sparring is a means for learning and developing, not to get your daily frustrations out.

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From my own personal experiences of my gym newbies would at least have had someone there to assist and give advice. But I suppose that is just not always possible. For a sparring partner to go that hard he couldn't have been going to the gym that long and sounds like he shouldn't have even been put into the ring to spar.

We have a lot of guys that compete including myself and if that happened the shit would hit the fan big time.

Good luck with the BJJ bro, it's wicked. I hope all goes well for ya.
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Thanks, working in education I also don't get a lot of time for any strength and conditioning training so I guess that also made it a lot easier to get injured in Muay Thai.

Certainly opened my eyes to how I should prepare for a combat sport.

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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-11-2009, 03:29 PM
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When we spar at my friends academy, we usually go at it. The way we see it is we'd much rather have our asses kicked in the gym then in a match. This style isn't for everyone, hell it's not even smart really, but it's how we learn to persevere and build our, "kill or be killed," mindset that we take into a match. From what I'm use to, if you're not bloody and beat down, then you took the day off.
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I usually spar at about 80% but my first sparring session was with a big 225 pound fire fighter whos been doing kickboxing for years and I had only just taken about 6 classes ( I was a 155 fighter at the time ). I got beat pretty bad, I landed a few nice jab cross combos on him but other then that I was just taking bombs to the head, dropping my head, turning my back, but a month later I dominated him, started training a lot harder then he did and was in the ring sparring everyday. Its just something that comes natural, after a while you dont really think about it and that was my biggest problem, I use to think when I got in the ring.
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Sometimes the thought of taking damage is what makes you take damage in the first place. If you go in there and treat is as a chance to refine technique and have a good partner, then the benefits are far more easier to get, and you don't get drawn into bad habits like turning your back or your head away.

I'm only just realising this.

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It really depends, usually I go less than 80% with head gear etc but remember your going to get back what you give. But take it easy when your starting, I've seen a bunch of guys get injured going to hard to fast.

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