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Joel replied to Joe's topic in Open Topics - men and women - General Muay Thai Discussion and NewsWhen I filled my bag I used a medicine ball at the top, worked it a few days, topped it off and repeated the process 4 or 5 times. If you haven't already refilled it, this may allow you to compact it without completely emptying it first.
I'll give this a go at the next class. I hadn't thought of the touch portion as a primary focus (even though it was the primary problem), but framing it like that makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
Hello! I am a senior student at a gym and have been running classes for new students while the head instructor is away. I am having difficulty getting some of the students over the natural inclination to not hit or be hit during basic defensive drills. All of the drills are done at low speed and minimal power. The issue presents by the students not standing close enough to come in contact with each other even if, for example, the punch is not parried/slipped/blocked. The head instructor said to give it time. However, I feel like this is more based in my inability to communicate to the students why it is important to make light contact or at least present the possibilty of contact. I am hoping to get some additional insights and or exercises that can help people get over this initial hurdle. Thanks Joel