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How can I learn Muay Thai on my own?

You may learn a little on your own but it is going to be very limited knowledge.

It is better to train with others so you can monitor your progress and get extra motivation from being a member of a group dedicated to practicing Muay Thai.

It is also good to have a Khru that will pick up all the technical errors that you may make and show you how to do things the right way.

Learn Muay Thai techniques, sparring and training methods

The best thing that you can do before you sign up is to do a regular cardio workout on your own. That way you don’t have to waste your precious time at a gym improving your stamina and getting in shape and you can start with basic techniques.

That said at some stages you can make some progress on your own once you learn the basics. For example, you don’t need much guidance to do shadow boxing cause it should be your own unique expression of fighting. You can also do some heavy-bag drills on your own.

But obviously, you cannot spar on your own. And sparring is an essential part of comprehensive Muay Thai training.

What should I do to prepare to start training in Muay Thai?

Get yourself in great physical shape. This way you will not waste precious time at the gym getting yourself in shape but instead, you'll start fighting techniques straight away.

What is an example of a daily workout routine for a Muay Thai fighter?

There are some simple combinations that you can practice on a heavy bag. Like basic 3-count combos:

  • Jab + Cross + [Right] switch kick
  • Cross + Left Hook + Right low kick

Muay Thai workouts

How do I overcome insecurity when sparring in Muay Thai?

In Muay Thai there are two major types of sparring:

  • technical sparring
  • competitive sparring, which can be light or full-power

Start with technical and light competitive sparring and build up from there. Once you're ready you can try full-power sparring and protect yourself with a headgear if necessary.

What is the safest way to condition my shins for Muay Thai?

Before you start rolling hard objects on your shins or kicking banana trees try to condition them on heavy punching bags. Once your shins are hard enough you can start kicking harder banana bags.

Conditioning for Muay Thai

How long does it take to become a black belt in Muay Thai?

There is no belt system in Muay Thai. The only belt you will ever get is a champion's belt if you are good enough.

What are Muay Thai armbands called?

Those armbands are called Prajiad. They are offered to a Muay Thai fighter by his Khru to increase his mental strength and courage. Traditions of Muay Thai

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