Bryan has been practicing Muay Thai for over 7 years. He is Disciple MMA’s beginners coach.
I had been interested in Muay Thai for many years, watching fight after fight on the internet, however I never considered actually training. I was working a retail job back in 2010, and talking to one of my coworkers about martial arts, when I started to seriously think about training. I also decided it was time for me to get back in shape, and I can only lift weights so long before I get bored of it.
When I quit that job, I decided to take a little time off for myself since I hadn’t taken any time off from work in the last four years. I got bored after the second week, so figured I’d go ahead and try out Muay Thai. Well, I loved it from day one. The workout was what I was looking for, and I really enjoyed learning all these new techniques. Kicks were definitely my favorite, and I spent countless hours after class kicking a bag.
After a year of training, I was approached to start coaching some beginners classes. Although I was a little unsure of how I would be as a coach, I agreed to it. It’s now been eight years since I started coaching, and nine since I started training. That first day that I walked through the door for that Muay Thai trial class has been the best decision I’ve made in my life.