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seikokaistudent
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Tough situation Reply with quote

So I have been training at my current dojo for a number of years, and have literally breathed karate for a very long time. Just recently I tried an 8 week Muay Thai course, and I totally loved it and would like to more, but the only gym in my area offers courses at the same time as my karate courses. I have trained at my dojo for a very long time, but I really want to try Muay Thai. What should I do?
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Lupin1
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many nights a week do they offer classes? Could you do a few nights of Muay Thai and a few of karate? Or if you've been doing karate for years and are advanced enough, you may be able to do mostly Muay Thai for awhile and train on your own for karate and just stop by your karate club every few weeks to keep it fresh. Neither of those are ideal, of course. You've got some tough decisions, I'd say.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps you could work it so you do one night a week Muay Thai and one Karate? Or alternate weeks?

Unfortunately no-one can really tell you want to do - some tough decisions to make!
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Zaine
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go alternate weeks unless you take karate more than once a week, in which case I would do both every week.
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andym
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:
Perhaps you could work it so you do one night a week Muay Thai and one Karate? Or alternate weeks?

Unfortunately no-one can really tell you want to do - some tough decisions to make!


I recommend what DWx say's. alternate weeks would allow a better focus on the training and prevent confusion.
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think DWx has the right idea, as well. That would give you a good mix, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only issue with alternating weeks that I would see is that if either school follows a strict curriculum where something specific is taught and built upon each week, you'd have to try to catch up on last week's lesson first before tackling this week's material.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:
The only issue with alternating weeks that I would see is that if either school follows a strict curriculum where something specific is taught and built upon each week, you'd have to try to catch up on last week's lesson first before tackling this week's material.
I agree that could be an issue. It could also be lessened if you are a higher rank. Higher ranks can probably squeak by on one forms class per week, and maybe on the technical sessions, as well, depending on how well you think you are doing. A lower rank might suffer more with this.
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Nidan Melbourne
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you train multiple times a week in karate and the muay thai class is run on the same days, then as said previously by others you can do one day at karate and then the other at Muay Thai.

That way you can do both during the week without giving up karate.

Otherwise alternate between the two each week
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