The most obvious and most advisable answer is: look for a gym or school that teaches Thai boxing and ask for beginner classes. Muay Thai techniques are not simple blows, and a good coach not only shortens the learning curve but also, or maybe we should say “above all,” avoids mistakes, which learned at the beginning sooner rather than later will slow your development.
Muay Thai Training At Home
But what to do if you don’t have any school of this type in your city? The videos you will find on the internet, books and a mirror will be your teachers. Technique by technique, Blow by blow, read about the theory of their movements, and reproduce them very slowly, looking in the mirror. And look for a friend or a friend, a partner who also wants to learn Thai boxing, get your Muay Thai shirt (เสื้อ มวยไทย which is the term in thai ) ready and practice together.
Muay Thai For Beginners
Here some basic concepts and techniques, which must be mastered before moving on to the next level. So get your boxer t-shirt ( เสื้อ นัก มวย which is the term in thai)
- To improve the combat posture it is vital to maintain the proper balance while practising since a good posture will help you stay on your feet while throwing strong blows at the opponent.
- Flexibility is very important for a good combat posture, so the student must have warmed properly before starting to train, and also devote enough time to stretching exercises.
- Keep the knees slightly bent, separating the feet until reaching an intermediate distance between the width of the hips and the shoulders. In turn, place the dominant foot behind you so you have more momentum to kick with that foot.
- Tighten your abdominal muscles a little, just enough so that they do not end up restricting breathing or movement, although you should strain them a little in case the opponent hits you in the stomach.
- You should protect your face with the fist of the dominant hand, but at the same time keep it ready to attack, putting the non-dominant hand slightly forward or at the height of the nose.
- Place the chin down in the direction of your collarbone and keep it there. This will give you some protection against a fracture somewhere on the face.
- You must move to try to change the rhythm or cadence of the movements periodically, to make sure that your opponent cannot specify what your next move will be.