Muay Thai is one of the most popular martial arts in the world, and for good reason. It’s an intense workout that’ll leave you stronger and healthier than ever before. But it’s also one of the most challenging martial arts to learn. Muay Thai involves kicking, punching, kneeing and elbowing your opponent (or training partner), so you can imagine how much wear and tear goes into learning those moves! Still, if you’re committed to getting better at Muay Thai—and becoming a more powerful person in general—then read on: We are going to tell you everything you need to know about learning Muay Thai from scratch…
Find a Good Muay Thai Gym
Choosing a Muay Thai gym is one of the most important things you can do to learn how to fight. You want to choose a gym with a good reputation, location, schedule and price. The best way to find one is by asking around or asking the people who have trained at other gyms before. It’s also important that they have trainers who are experienced and knowledgeable about Muay Thai training methods. You should also consider if the atmosphere in your chosen gym feels right for you. Consider cleanliness, vibe, teaching methods and staff culture.
When it comes to price, there is a saying “You get what you pay for.” Prices can range from dirt cheap to super expensive. The best way to understand pricing is the value the gym provides. If the gym’s values line up with your values, delivers training in an experience that make sense, then pricing will sort itself into what fits best for you. Here at Impact, we will guide you through this and answer any questions you may have during our consultation meeting.
Start with the Basics
If you’re new to Muay Thai, it’s important to start with the basics. The first step is learning the basic stance and footwork. You’ll also want to focus on learning basic combinations and techniques, as well as conditioning yourself so that you can train for longer periods of time.
The most important part about learning Muay Thai is technique—the way in which one strikes their opponent will determine whether or not they win that fight! The more practice you get with different techniques, the better off you will be in any situation! Check out our YouTube channel for a few basic lessons on technique. Click here for our Muay Thai Learn the Basics series playlist.
Take it Slow and Be Patient
When you’re new to Muay Thai, the first thing that will probably occur to you is “I need to learn everything at once.” But that’s not how it works. You can’t just start training every day and expect yourself to learn everything in a short period of time—it just doesn’t work like that!
You need patience, persistence and consistency; these are all things that take time. By learning one technique or combination at a time instead of trying them all out in one go (even if it means starting small), we give ourselves more time between each session so our brain can process what we’ve learned before moving onto the next step.
The best way we’ve found ourselves getting better at Muay Thai was by taking things slow and being patient with myself while doing so – finding my own pace rather than rushing through things.
Treat Your Training Partner with Respect
The most important thing to remember when training with a partner is that you should treat them with respect. This means not being aggressive and disrespectful, as well as not condescending or rude. As a martial artist, there is more to the discipline that just having fighting capabilities. There are other pillars of the art that gives it its breath of life. This includes tenants like honor, respect and gratitude that go hand in hand with strength, speed and flexibility.
Relax and Have Fun
Muay Thai is a great way to get in shape and have fun. You will make new friends, learn new skills, get a great workout, and learn self-defense.
If you are looking for something different from the gym or martial arts studio, Muay Thai might be for you!