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6 Tips to Drastically Shorten the Time it Takes to Learn Muay Thai - Tips to learn fast!

Muay Thai is a cultural and historical form of martial arts which was originated in Thailand but is now practised around many different countries around the world. If you are interested in learning Muay Thai without taking months to perfect it while you are in Thailand, given below are some tips on how to reduce the learning time in order to learn the technique effectively and quickly.


Work on hip mobility

The most important techniques in Muay Thai are roundhouse kicks, knees, and keeps requiring good hip mobility. Good hip mobility is also required when blocking your opponent, checking body kicks, and also head kicks. In order to do well and bounce back from the techniques you use, good hip mobility is absolutely necessary and requires a lot of training and development. While attending practices regularly is vital focusing on improving hip mobility is just as important to shorten the time period of leaving Muay Thai.


Solo training outside the gym

Sessions that are held in groups are important as you get to learn the basic methods and approach to the game. However, it is also important to make sure you train outside of the gym and have focused sessions on what you have already learned. If you are staying at a hotel like Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort or any other property you can always find time in the gym or outside in the open air to focus on your techniques and what you have learnt. Putting in that extra time solo practising with a heavy bag will give you an edge when it comes to improving your skills.


Sign up for private one on one training sessions

Taking Muay Thai classes, trying it out, or even learning Muay Thai while in the area is one of the best Ao Nang things to do for tourists. There are many different classes and sessions that one can attend in order to try their hand at the sport. If you are serious about learning Muay Thai during a short period of time, one of the best methods is to take private sessions with a competitive and experienced trainer.


Focus on rest, recovery, and nutrition

Practice does make perfect but one thing that is absolutely necessary when learning a combat sport is to make sure you take time to rest and recover. Recovery is something that is overlooked but it is absolutely necessary to take time to rest from all the practice you are focusing on. Especially when it comes to a sport such as Muay Thai which requires physical and mental attention. Nutrition is another factor that tends to get overlooked but is vital in order to become fluent in Muay Thai. Finding the right balance of food that will give you the stretch and energy to go on is important when learning a competitive sport such as Muay Thai.


Watch Muay Thai fights and technique videos

One of the most successful ways to learn techniques and strategies is by watching fights between professionals and learning from them. There are so many fights both professional matches and amateur matches available on the internet that you can find for references. Watch these videos during your spare time and find different approaches to apply so you can try these out during practice sessions.