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    This is taken from the Bangkok Post recently; aside from the referral of "UFC" as a combat sport, it's a well written article and Grand Master Sken is thinking in a very modern approach, which is good.

    (PS. I know it's not technically MMA, but there isn't a forum for Muay Thai related posts)

    Grand Master Sken addresses why Muay Thai needs to change

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    Nice read, think he has a lot of really valid points, more and more people are looking to do MMA due to how it is marketed and the amout of tv time it gets.

    I think MT is equally as exciting as MMA

    I think another valid point is the money issue, the money is just better in MMA in general, for example Sportfight Scotland and Cage Kombat pays first time semi-pro fightere more then i got paid for fighting for the STBA scottish title.

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    Contrary to some former belief; Grand Master Sken is actually a supporter of MMA, one of his former students; Phil Nurse, is a coach of GSP and Grand Master Sken is in constant contact with him and supports him all the way.

    But, like you say; yeah, the money IS a lot better in MMA (and even then, MMA isn't exactly a big paying sport compared to Boxing) Muay Thai is getting some exposure with the contender: Asia show and The Fight Girls reality series from awhile ago, hopefully it continues

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanCrase View Post
    Contrary to some former belief; Grand Master Sken is actually a supporter of MMA, one of his former students; Phil Nurse, is a coach of GSP and Grand Master Sken is in constant contact with him and supports him all the way.

    But, like you say; yeah, the money IS a lot better in MMA (and even then, MMA isn't exactly a big paying sport compared to Boxing) Muay Thai is getting some exposure with the contender: Asia show and The Fight Girls reality series from awhile ago, hopefully it continues
    Peter Daves is also one of Skens students, he teaches MT and MMA at Next Generation:

    http://vimeo.com/1787354?pg=embed&sec=

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    most MT clubs will (like BJJ) be able to retrace their lineage - and its generally goes back to sken/a/toddy -

    Ajarn Sken has done a hell of a lot for MT in this country.

    Plus sported some awesome fashions and hairstyles over the years ;-) (obviously with the greatest of respect)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yak View Post
    most MT clubs will (like BJJ) be able to retrace their lineage - and its generally goes back to sken/a/toddy -

    Ajarn Sken has done a hell of a lot for MT in this country.

    Plus sported some awesome fashions and hairstyles over the years ;-) (obviously with the greatest of respect)
    Speaking of hairstyles and Grand Master Sken's former students; Sandy Holt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanCrase View Post
    Speaking of hairstyles and Grand Master Sken's former students; Sandy Holt!
    The first time Sandy introduced himself to me at a show, I think, he called himself "The Ultimate Sandy Holt"......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDR View Post
    Peter Daves is also one of Skens students, he teaches MT and MMA at Next Generation:

    http://vimeo.com/1787354?pg=embed&sec=
    Don't know Peter, personally, but he looks more than capable.

    Like the flying punch at 0:50, got caught in sparring with one of those today as I was moving in and it tore the contact lense right out of my eye!...bugger

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanCrase View Post
    Don't know Peter, personally, but he looks more than capable.
    British Champ http://vimeo.com/1803282?pg=embed&sec= Pay attention to 2:35
    Last edited by SDR; 27-05-2009 at 08:14 AM.

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    I agree that MR is just as exciting as MMA but it could never be as big coz ppl are used to boxing and it's easy to describe MMA as being close to a street fight, MT is inbetween the two and I don't think it'll ever be that big.

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