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Old 08-09-2012, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've just got into Muay Thai/MMA, have been training for 2 months and I want to train for a real fight in about 6 months time. I'm working in Thailand with an excellent Muay Thai trainer who trained/fought with the world champion for years but he has very little free time so we can only train twice a week if that. There are no good boxing gyms here and I will only have 2-3 oppurtunities to travel somewhere to a good training camp. Does anyone have any good ideas to improve my Muay Thai (I can deal with my fitness) without a trainer/sparring partner. Any help is hugely appreciated, I really want to fight and fight well.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are in Thailand there are plenty of gyms you can go to.. you will perform horribly without the help of sparring partners
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It can't be done...plain and simple, you need sparring, and lots of it.
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Find someone, anyone to get some sparring in. You can do heavy bag work yourself but timing, distance and just the feel of getting hit is something you need to prepare for before your match. If your looking for some bag technique or videos to train too here are a couple good ones I made.

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Hope that helps! Good luck!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers guys for the replies and thanks for the videos Will. I'm gonna look for a gym a couple of hours away to go to on saturdays and search hard for a sparring partner - the guy I was sparring with just left to work somewhere else and everybody I know here doesn't wanna get hurt! Knowing I'll be fighting for real is a huge motivation so I'll be ready when the time comes.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've just got into Muay Thai/MMA, have been training for 2 months and I want to train for a real fight in about 6 months time. I'm working in Thailand with an excellent Muay Thai trainer who trained/fought with the world champion for years but he has very little free time so we can only train twice a week if that. There are no good boxing gyms here and I will only have 2-3 oppurtunities to travel somewhere to a good training camp. Does anyone have any good ideas to improve my Muay Thai (I can deal with my fitness) without a trainer/sparring partner. Any help is hugely appreciated, I really want to fight and fight well.
Dude are you serious. Don't be so eager beaver...unless you're a prodigy and your head trainer agrees that you're ready...but unlikely. How can you possibily fight even at an amateur level with zero experience. Anyways you can spar with peeps there and if you're holding your own (not because they're easy on you) then sure maybe give it a try. You seem like a koo person, but ANYTHING in life requires dedication.
It took me six months alone to get the kicking down from a Tae Kwon Do style snap kick to the dead leg Muay Thai style.
Then another six months with combinations, techniques, conditioning, etc. Can I fight sure...but I know I'd get my ass kicked after watching the real fighters in the gym that is unless it's a street fight then anything goes.

If you do decide to fight still this early on in your career please send some videos.
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Hey No Mercy. To be honest, when my trainer first said I'd be able to do a fight at the end of the year I did shit myself a bit, but at the same time, it gives me a massive buzz. I've been afraid of any kind of confrontation all my life so this is me confronting that and I love it. Having this goal in my head means I'm working my arse of 5-6 days a week as opposed to doing it half arsed as a hobby, plus, I'm hoping I will be fighting a similar opponent but we'll see. I fully accept that I could just get destroyed but if I give it everything I've got then I'd be more than happy with losing. I'll try to remember to put a video on here after the fight. Cheers for the comments.
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Dude if you are in Thailand and want to fight there my biggest advice for you is work your boxing, Thai fighters generally have bad hands and head movement, don't trade low kicks or knees from the clinch, counter the low kick with a cross and aim to keep distance cos you can't learn the clinch in 4 months, you will get ragdolled.
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Thanks Capitan - that's exactly what my trainer said. I'm hoping to fight a Thai but I might be against a foreigner, but anyway, I feel much more confident with my boxing and with the way my legs have been feelin I'm not sure how much of 'em will be left to use in the fight. I don't want to rely on one thing or go in as a boxer but at the end of the day, I'm pretty sure my boxing will be my biggest weapon.

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Thanks Capitan - that's exactly what my trainer said. I'm hoping to fight a Thai but I might be against a foreigner, but anyway, I feel much more confident with my boxing and with the way my legs have been feelin I'm not sure how much of 'em will be left to use in the fight. I don't want to rely on one thing or go in as a boxer but at the end of the day, I'm pretty sure my boxing will be my biggest weapon.
You are right, you don't want to be one dimensional in there, but at the same time you don't want to throw a telegraphed low kick at a guy with conditioned shins who will check it. Try to develop a quick teep because if it's blocked it won't hurt, and it's harder to counter.

The most important thing is defense, practice disengaging from the clinch (easy one is to just push your opponent's face away from you), practice checking kicks and try to stay out of elbow range.

Until you are better at using your knees and shins you should focus on a boxing based offense with teeps to keep the distance and excellent Thai defense.

Seriously though if you counter the low kick with a hard right cross you will have a lot easier time.
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