Is It Worth It For Me??

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Hi Guys,

Wanted to get your advice on something. I'm 29 yrs old and I've been training in one form of martial art or another since I was a around 14 and I'm obsessed. I used to train a lot of muay Thai but unfortunately had a couple of nasty knee injuries that have left me with a lot of cartilage damage in one of my knees and I probably shouldn't be kicking with it anymore. I've always wanted to go to Thailand and train because I feels like it's a pilgrimage that should be made at some point and I had planned on going for a couple of years before I got injured.

I wanted to know if you guys thought that it would be worth going even though I'm injured and wouldn't be able to train properly. I would not be able to run and I would only really be able to kick with one leg. It's something I've wanted to do for years and I still currently train in western boxing but I wondered if you thought it would be worth it.

Any input would be much appreciated

All the best


What leg has the problem? Your power leg? If your strong leg doesnt have the problem then its more then worth. No need to make mt complicate' you dont want to fight right? Just get a strong kick and some basic boxing and you can more then defend yourself and get a great workout doing the sport you love..

If it is your strong leg that is hurt then I would still go but focus on boxing only and look for a gym that has western boxers so they ll know how to train you.

I always ask to just focus on boxing and my left middle kick

rarely does anything good occur without taking risks...

It's actually not my power leg but my "good" leg is a bit worn out from compensating.

I think you guys are right. I'm going to do it! Only live once and dont want to have any regrets and I can always take it easy when I'm out there if it gets sore.

I'm at medical school and I have a 3 month summer holiday coming up which will be the last before I graduate so I think that that it is a now or never situation for me.

Thanks for the input guys


enjoy your trip Andrew,
you already know what gym you are going to?

let us know how it goes!


I'm not 100% but I'm very interesting in going to Sitjapho/Hua Hin because it looks quiet and the training is meant to be incredible. Possible KYN as well because I like the idea of being secluded. Do you have any recommendations?

All the best


Not really,
i plan a trip in April but don't want to stay at a fixed location...
Probably be hanging around in the BKK region.
However I find out Nong Toom is still training in Hua Hin I might look her up..( she had a gym in Pranburi, Hua Hin but it closed)

my friend just got back from kiatphontip (BKK) and loved it

Sounds great. Thanks again for taking the time to convince me!

Hope you have an awesome trip, keep me updated!

Take it easy

Who is your friend Rambo?

a Belgian girl named Fien, I told her to go to your gym ( even if I never trained there) bcs of the good things I ve heard here.

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ah yeh Fien that makes sense as you are both Belgian :P

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