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Wrestling training

Workhorse

Posted 5:14 pm, 12/02/2007

If your going to compete in MMA then definately cross train. If your sticking with Muay Thai then crosstraining in wrestling will help your strength and endurance as mentioned by others but also just like Judo it can help your balance and center of gravity. If your goal is to be effective in a real world fight situation then you definately need to add wrestling or some form of martial arts that incorporates grappling into your training.

texmo

Posted 1:24 pm, 11/27/2007

Yeah I know mate thats why I said sorry but it really did make me laugh. I have been attacked before by people who read somethign of mine and though I was having a go at them. Only 13% of human communication is done via words the rest is done through tonality and body language so it makes it very hard over the net.
But it did make me chuckel

Crashsti

Posted 1:05 pm, 11/27/2007

texmo

LOL. Maybe you guys should have a hug? Sorry that just made me laugh...



It is sort of funny. But it beats the way alot of other members handle misinterpreted posts. Better to be patient and tolerant then to resort to cursing and other childish behavior.

texmo

Posted 1:01 pm, 11/27/2007

LOL. Maybe you guys should have a hug? Sorry that just made me laugh...

Crashsti

Posted 12:00 pm, 11/27/2007

Dirty Fighter

If I came across agressive it was unintentional, Crash. Sorry if you took it that way.



Not a problem. Tone is very hard to interpret over the internet. i did'nt see you as aggressive and at the sametime i hope you did'nt see me as being confrontational.

Dirty Fighter

Posted 11:57 am, 11/27/2007

Crashsti

I understood you. I agree that it might strengthen your clinch. My point is, why would you spend time training something that might indirectly improve something when, as you said, you can train Muay Thai to become better at Muay Thai. On the other hand if your goal is to be more well rounded then wrestling is a great option. i was'nt disagreeing with you.



If I came across agressive it was unintentional, Crash. Sorry if you took it that way.

Crashsti

Posted 11:48 am, 11/27/2007

Dirty Fighter

Like I said, it MIGHT strengthen the clinch. Definitely agree that his time would be better spent training Muay Thai technique. I am sure that there are clinch strengthening exercises available to him there. If you want to get better in Muay Thai, train Muay Thai. If you want to become more well rounded, then include some form of grappling.



I understood you. I agree that it might strengthen your clinch. My point is, why would you spend time training something that might indirectly improve something when, as you said, you can train Muay Thai to become better at Muay Thai. On the other hand if your goal is to be more well rounded then wrestling is a great option. i was'nt disagreeing with you.

Dirty Fighter

Posted 11:44 am, 11/27/2007

Crashsti

i was going to mention the clinch as well. However the clinch in Muay Thai is very specialized and i don't see any wrestling techniques that would be better then just spending alot of time working your Muay Thai clinch. Anderson Silva is a good example of a fighter who has a deadly clinch without appearing to be thats strong. doubtful he spends alot of time wrestling.



Like I said, it MIGHT strengthen the clinch. Definitely agree that his time would be better spent training Muay Thai technique. I am sure that there are clinch strengthening exercises available to him there. If you want to get better in Muay Thai, train Muay Thai. If you want to become more well rounded, then include some form of grappling.

Crashsti

Posted 11:12 am, 11/27/2007

Dirty Fighter

Wrestling, or any form of grappling, might strengthen your clinch. Won't help at all with the actual striking aspect of it, of course.



i was going to mention the clinch as well. However the clinch in Muay Thai is very specialized and i don't see any wrestling techniques that would be better then just spending alot of time working your Muay Thai clinch. Anderson Silva is a good example of a fighter who has a deadly clinch without appearing to be thats strong. doubtful he spends alot of time wrestling.

Dirty Fighter

Posted 10:19 pm, 11/26/2007

Wrestling, or any form of grappling, might strengthen your clinch. Won't help at all with the actual striking aspect of it, of course.

Crashsti

Posted 6:41 am, 11/26/2007

Wrestling will improve you overall strength and conditioning but it won't make you a better stand up fighter. All you have to do is look at the best Muay Thai fighters. they're lean and don't have alot of bulky muscles when compared to a wrestler. you don't need alot of muscle to be a good striker. If you're a wrestler you just develope more muscle naturally. So in a nutshell there is no point to doing wrestling if you plan on being a stand up fighter.

ExplosiveStrength

Posted 4:14 pm, 11/22/2007

Dr.Robotnik

Hi guys,

Just wondering how much training in wrestling will help my Muay Thai strength and conditioning etc

Also, do any of you guys know a good place to train wreslting in London? Ive been looking on the internet but cant find anything anywhere!



Wrestling is definetly something you should get into if your looking to start fighting, its one of the most important styles of fighting, and yes it will increase your strength and conditioning, wrestling someone the same weight as you and trying to pin each other is VERY tiring and it develops your static strength and forearm power aswell as teaching you a full arsenal of moves to get your opponent on the ground.

As for your second question, im in Canada, so i wouldnt have the faintest idea:p

Dr.Robotnik

Posted 6:32 pm, 11/21/2007

Hi guys,

Just wondering how much training in wrestling will help my Muay Thai strength and conditioning etc

Also, do any of you guys know a good place to train wreslting in London? Ive been looking on the internet but cant find anything anywhere!

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