New to Muay Thai kickboxing want 2 improve! Tips?

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  1. MuaithaiViper

    MuaithaiViper Banned Banned

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    Hey new member and been doing kickboxing for 3 months, mainly heavy bag work.

    I used to go nuts on the bag thinking that power was everything. After a few lessons from level 2 Muay Thai guys at my gym I realized I was approaching this all wrong.

    This is my thought and plan, please feel free to give me input.

    1. Work on basic form punches and kicks. Especially my jab and cross
    2. Work on foot work. Dance around the bag, body movement, practice bop and weave, blocking ect.
    3. Work on simple basic combination 3 hits the most


    I've been watching boxing tips on You tube.com I believe that if I get good with boxing techniques it will be much more beneficial from the start.
     
  2. grachuss

    grachuss Purple Belt

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    Footwork footwork footwork, I've been doing doing classes for 3 months also. I noticed that what I worked on during the shadowboxing portion of the class was all wrong. The first thing I lost during sparring was my feet. I could still kick, knee, and punch on auto pilot but I still had to think about my foot placement. Especially practice J-turns, that is this best defense to any strike I think.

    Also try to work out any idiot mistakes in your game like trying to block kicks with you hands. You can't grab the leg every time.
     
  3. Payak

    Payak Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    saying you do Muay Thai Kickboxing is like saying you do Kung fu Karate. They are nothing alike.
     
  4. phengeng

    phengeng Blue Belt

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    reminds me when people say Muay Thai Boxing....Muay Thai translates to Thai Boxing so they're saying Thai Boxing Boxing.
     
  5. Kosh

    Kosh Guest

    They want to show a particular emphasis on the boxing part... :icon_chee
     
  6. radman

    radman Purple Belt

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    Getting the techniques right. And most important, build your cardio! Running helps...a lot.
     
  7. luc[ifer]

    luc[ifer] White Belt

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    practise checking kicks. and using ur check to set up a big front kick or something.

    a thing i like to do is spar with someone, and everytime they step forward, turning kick to the front leg. every time. u can do variations obv. with fron kick, side kick, or inside leg kick.

    this helps alot with timing and is a good way to get your kicks on lockdown.
     
  8. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    Just work on whatever your trainer tells you to, he more than anyone else, should know what you need work on.
     
  9. KidKimura

    KidKimura Yellow Belt

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    Yeah I agree with the above, your trainer will be watching how you move and throw techniques and will know what you need to work on
     
  10. Rolf3000

    Rolf3000 Purple Belt

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    Some things you can do:

    Get someone to whale on you while you only concentrate on defending. This is usually very helpfull in the start as you get more relaxed with being pressured and hopefully learn how to defend yourself at all times.

    Footwork, shadowbox while moving, dance around the heavy bag, do padwork with someone where you move a lot.

    Do as legshot420 says, and let me add, as a trainer.

    Be patient.

    Your trainer can probably point out a million things you should be doing, but you need to give yourself and your trainer some time to work things in.
     

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