Tips & Tricks — gym

10 tips to maximise your sparring

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10 tips to maximise your sparring

Sparring can be some of the most enjoyable and informative parts of your training, yet it can also be the most stressful and painful. For beginners it can be incredibly intimidating and even the most veteran fighter can feel pressured when sparring at a new gym.  Nonetheless, sparring is essential for developing your Muay Thai skills, reaction times, conditioning and tactical thinking.   As such, it's important to have the right attitude towards sparring and abide by some “unwritten rules” which will help you maximise your sparring time and ensure you don't walk away absolutely beaten or injured.   Hit...

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What NOT to Do at a New Gym

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What NOT to Do at a New Gym

Joining a new gym, whether you're new to Muay Thai or a veteran, can be an intimidating experience. The new sights and sounds are the background to new faces, new coaching staff and new session layouts. It can be a lot to take in and adjust to. Your approach to that adjustment and your attitude to your new peers will influence the speed and ease at which you'll get comfortable at the new gym and start learning there.   In this guide, we flip the approach taken in the guide on getting respect at a new gym  and instead focus...

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How to Gain Respect at a New Gym

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How to Gain Respect at a New Gym

Whether your new to Muay Thai or a well-seasoned veteran, going to train at a new gym can be an intimidating and uncomfortable experience at first. Unless your name, skills and experience precede you, it's likely you'll not know many people, if any, and you'll be walking into an environment filled with testosterone, sweat, bravado and even ego.   While the coaches may be accommodating of all newcomers and do their best to make you feel as comfortable as possible, it's almost certain that not all the students will feel the same. In fact, some will see you as a...

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