Who has trained at Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts in Boston?

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Lido

Brookline, MA

#1 Jan 5, 2007
I have already been to the other 2 schools in the boston area and I wasnt really that happy with what I found. Has anyone else trained at Wai Kru yet? I have heard good things about both of the muay thai instructors there but wanted to ask others what they thought.

Thank you
L
Sam

Brookline, MA

#2 Jan 17, 2007
actually there a three muay thai instructors there. As well as two wrestling coaches and two jiu jitsu instructors. Wai Kru is pretty bad ass. I've never been to such a complete school. I've trained muay thai for 6-7 years as well as san chou and san da in bassically every gym in boston. The technique at Wai Kru is simply superior. They have a very scientific approach. Both of the jiu jitsu instructors are are pan am champs. Alex Costa took third in the absolute division in 2004 injured and at only 205 pounds! Dave Ginsberg has several gold medals at the pan ams and is a Lido judge and naga commentator. They let people come to Wai Kru and check it out for free. and the acual facilities are amazing.
muay_tizzle

Brookline, MA

#3 Apr 11, 2007
I train at Wai Kru as well, and have been to almost every place in Boston. The thing that really makes wai kru great, is that you can come as much as you like. They dont limit your classes that you can come to. Also, the muay thai isnt taught in a big class. The instructors work with each person individually.
SityodtongTraine r

Harwich, MA

#4 Jan 3, 2008
Hi Lido,

I'm curious if you have been to Sityodtong in Somerville, and if so, what didn't you like about it?

As my name indicates I'm a trainer there, so anything we can do to make the student experience better we'll try to do.
dpc

New York, NY

#5 Jan 26, 2008
Wai Kru is a great place to train. I highly recommend it.
scott

Weymouth, MA

#6 May 18, 2009
SityodtongTrainer wrote:
Hi Lido,
I'm curious if you have been to Sityodtong in Somerville, and if so, what didn't you like about it?
As my name indicates I'm a trainer there, so anything we can do to make the student experience better we'll try to do.
I have been trying to get in contact with you're academy via e-mail and phone but have not heard back. Is it ok to just show up for the trial class times?
Josh

Bangkok, Thailand

#7 Jun 8, 2009
Sityodtong is nice. Go there!
GGG

Smithtown, NY

#8 Jun 13, 2009
I did not have a good experience at wai kru. when i showed up at wai kru, i already had a relatively solid mma background, having trained with team serra-longo on long island (matt and nick serra, luke cummo, pete sell, george satiropolous, etc.. its a good pair of academies). the day i walked in, kru john accused me of not having been taught "real muay thai," a comment i found rather condescending considering the success of my other academy. i decided to let it slide, being that i was a student and had no other way to keep up on my training (all other schools were too far.) I kept it up for about a month, and all i really got out of it was kru john's blatant disregard of my time (example, i would say i had to leave to study and kru john would keep me there for an extra 45 minutes having me work on something), and a weak muay thai education. Kru John definitely knows his stuff, but I generally felt like he wasn't paying that much attention to helping my technique.. he would walk over an have me work on something from time to time and then leave me for a good half an hour to work on it, not paying attention to how i was doing. there was absolutely no team atmosphere (something that is heavily emphasized with my other team) and the academy's atmosphere really took the fun out of learning mma for me. i would love to have trained at sityodtong instead... i walked in and got a free class one day, and i immediately knew it was more professional, and more team oriented than wai kru. unfortunately it was in somerville and that was a little too far without a car. who knows, maybe i just had a bad experience, but i would never go back to wai kru.
Dave

West Lebanon, NH

#9 Nov 23, 2009
I live in NY and trained at a lot of different places. I also traveled to Thailand for Muay Thai training and have visited different camps there. I trained at serra-longo before for a little while and its not really very muay thai oriented. Its a little like american kickboxing or something. The technique just wasnt close to any muay thai i have seen over the years.

I dont know what the place you are talking about in Boston is like, since i have not trained there, but i can say that i wasnt impressed with my experiences at serra longo in terms of striking.
Dave A

Boston, MA

#10 Jan 4, 2010
I have trained at wai kru for a little over a year. All I've done while there is Muay Thai. Honestly, I haven't trained anywhere else and it might be closed minded of me to say this but I don't really want to. Wai Kru has a great set of muay thai trainers, they train their students for competition as soon as the student shows an interest. They are definitely tough, definitely not trying to be your best friend when you start going there, and definitely not going to pander to your needs. You go and train hard and earn their respect. Most of the time a trainer focuses on you and pushes you harder than you think you can be pushed, you learn that your limits are farther away than you expected. To the people that had a bad experience, maybe that isn't the style for you. For me, I feel like I am part of a team and I simply had to put real effort and time into it to prove it to the great trainers there. Try it, the first lesson is free.
Hope this helps
pork

Boston, MA

#11 May 23, 2010
I have trained there for the last few years.The big selling point of this place is the hours they keep.They keep the place clean and make reaguler upgrades at the gym.With that said, on the down side of things,if your not looking to fight in the UFC there going to charge you alot of money to train there and your not going to get a hole lot of atention.
neck lock

United States

#12 Dec 17, 2010
with the words of wrestling being used so profusely i must ask just how good are the clench fighters at these camps??

yes,we all know greco roman wrestling has a very powerfull and well developed clench ..

are all these schools mearly dirt rollers grabbing ass and smelling croches ?

i say just why cant these schools develope neck fighters like the have in thailand..

all the instructors boast of making multiple pilgrimages to thailand to learn .But i dont see the results ~
neck wrestling and all around style are deficient and thats to the extream .

dont try to hide behind the word traditional and respect ..we need results!!

i just love this anonymity ..but every thing i say is true .
BJJ RULES

Revere, MA

#13 Sep 6, 2012
I love how ignorant you are. But you're probably like that because you've never trained all-round-MMA. The ass grabbing is what will happen to you if you don't practice it. You'll be rapped in the ring. Stupid. BJJ RULES - BEST 1VS1 COMBAT FIGHTING STYLE proven over and over again!

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