Hello the wonderful bloody elbow community.
This would be my first post after about a year of reading the sometimes great sometimes terrible fan posts on here. I've decided to join up and create a post myself to talk about my introduction to mma and to ask about mma camps in Thailand
I live in a small town in Western Australia, I first discovered mma when I went to a mates house because he wanted to show me in his words "something awesome on tv" the date was April 2, 2008, and I watched Nate Diaz choke out Pellegrino with his legs while he flexed to the crowd. At this time in my life I had watched probably 2 boxing fights in my life and thought it was really the only fighting style out there besides karate. So watching a guy choke someone out with his legs was pretty radical at the time. The next day I immediately searched for a mma gym close by without luck, not even a boxing or kickboxing class. However I discovered a BJJ class which was running 3 days a week just up the road so I went and checked it out loved it and have since won a state championship in the blue belt 57 kg division.
However I have no striking game whatsoever so I plan on taking month trip to Thailand for my first lesson. I have read previously some reviews of Thai camps and this is basically asking the readers preferably those who have been to thailand to provide there thoughts on which camp I should sign up to?
A second important question, for those with general kickboxing experience. If you could have your first lesson over. What would be the most important thing to learn? Good footwork? Controlling distance? Something different? Any help will be greatly appreciated
Also just for fun, fuck Carlos, long live Diaz :)