Sorry threeloaves. I was over prepared for my first Muay Thai class because I had previous martial arts experience. I have a huge gym bag and had more stuff in there than I listed. I forgot to mention the rib protector. I had trained in another style of kickboxing before MT and I got TKOed by a left hook to my right temple.
It was cool getting whacked hard for the first time in my life.
When you start sparring, be prepared to get your ass kicked if you're a newbie. Another newbie in my MT class, who had been training for 3-4 weeks, was sparring with one of our instructors. My instructor faked a low roundhouse kick, newbie dropped his hands, instructor kicked high instead, and kicked newbie in the head. Newbie got KTFO!