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Today was my first day of Muay Thai training. Questions

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by JitsOrGTFO, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. JitsOrGTFO

    JitsOrGTFO Yellow Belt

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    Today I was shown stance, footwork in pushing off the foot when moving and the form of a jab and a cross

    Besides simply shadow boxing, what things can I do to sharpen these skills if I have no equipment at home. Is maybe stretches I can do that target these ligaments?

    Or just any general advice on how to follow up on my first day of training

    EDIT: I just noticed the stickied thread about training at home. This answer my question and if I know how to lock this thread now, I would
     
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    juji gatame** Brown Belt

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    Shadow box in front of a mirror. Seriously it does wonders for your technique and for breaking bad habits.
     
  3. ECS123

    ECS123 Purple Belt

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    Stretching, physical conditioning, and practicing shadow boxing what you have been taught so far. I would not incorporate anything that you have not been instructed in, because if you inadvertently start any "bad" habits, they may be difficult to break.

    :icon_chee
     
  4. MilitantWorker

    MilitantWorker Blue Belt

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    jogging is good for cardio

    there's a plethora of dumb bell techniques and stretches you can do

    just google "boxing exercises" or "boxer exercises" and don't get hurt

    also, start eating right if you don't already and you can also go outside and kick trees to toughen up your shins (JCBD kickboxer style, lol...but really:icon_lol::icon_evil)
     
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    MilitantWorker Blue Belt

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    oh shit! forgot something crucial...

    ...start watching AS MUCH muay thai and kickboxing fights you can find

    check youtube for those, it's loaded

    boxing is good, too
     
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    RMMaryport Green Belt

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    How is this crucial? Or are you joking?
     
  7. panamaican

    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I don't know if it's crucial but watching skilled competitors definitely helps. The short answer is that whenever we watch others perform physical activities our brains walk through the motions in our head. It actually fires off the neurons needed to perform the action it is observing, laying the groundwork to repeat the motion in the future. We literally learn by watching. That makes it easier to pick up new things when your trainer finally gets around to teaching the details because your brain has already started figuring out the gross motor movements.

    Of course, how quickly you can learn just by watching is relative to the individual.
     
  8. pliftkl

    pliftkl Green Belt

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    At home you are better off simply focusing on being in great shape so that you can get the most out of the couple of hours a week that you are in class working on technique.
     
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  10. JitsOrGTFO

    JitsOrGTFO Yellow Belt

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    thanks for all the advice everyone. being on these forums has helped me see aspects of Muay Thai that i never really thought about before which makes me more excited to learn about it.
     

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