- Aug 4, 2007
Looking to start muay thai soon, never really done striking work before. What signs should I be looking for when I take the class?
couldnt agree more.#1 quality of fighters - find a gym that has alot of competitors. in my experience the instruction starts lacking and gets watered down when there are little to no fighters that train there. Muay thai is a ring sport "the belt is in the ring" not in the gym.
#2 find all the MT schools in your area and take a free intro class to check out the training environment.
I was at Mike Miles for a couple of years, it's a very good school. He trains some very good fighters, Trevor Smandych was on The Contender Asia. I highly recommend it.
It's somewhat strict, you have to bow when you enter or leave the training floor. They somewhat frown upon people showing up late, and don't put up with a whole lot of chatting (especially if an instructor is talking). But you won't find a better one in Calgary. Mike knows his shit and they will get you into shape quick.