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Hello! I started training Muay Thai this summer and found that I really loved to train. So far I have attended Thai pad classes and Bag classes. I haven't been able to train in a gym since September because I am taking a service/volunteer year traveling around The United States and I won't be home in my region until August 2022. I want to keep pursuing Muay Thai but I am having a hard time deciding what my focus should be as I have little to no access to gyms and trainers. As of right now I spend time exercising, shadow boxing, and reading through the Muay Thai library. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I should do to stay engaged in Muay Thai?

Thank you for any feedback I greatly appreciate it!

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The best you can do without trainer first is (in my opinion):
"Skipping Rope". 
Other than a jump rope and some space, you do not need much to do this exercise while your life is on pause.
Skipping rope helps you warm up before you go on to more rigorous exercises. It also strengthens your feet and ankles, which will make them more resilient to injury while kicking.
ONE Super Series standout Superlek “The Kicking Machine” Kiatmoo9 points out a few other benefits.
“Skipping helps strengthen our bones,” he says.
“It also helps us concentrate because we must focus on the rhythm of the movement of our feet as our hand spins the rope continuously. This also helps our brain and nerve function, if done regularly. Over time, our various organs will work more harmoniously.
”If you do not have a jump rope, you can get some of the same benefits from mimicking the movements.
 

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1 hour ago, Tom Riddle said:

The best you can do without trainer first is (in my opinion):
"Skipping Rope". 
Other than a jump rope and some space, you do not need much to do this exercise while your life is on pause.
Skipping rope helps you warm up before you go on to more rigorous exercises. It also strengthens your feet and ankles, which will make them more resilient to injury while kicking.
ONE Super Series standout Superlek “The Kicking Machine” Kiatmoo9 points out a few other benefits.
“Skipping helps strengthen our bones,” he says.
“It also helps us concentrate because we must focus on the rhythm of the movement of our feet as our hand spins the rope continuously. This also helps our brain and nerve function, if done regularly. Over time, our various organs will work more harmoniously.
”If you do not have a jump rope, you can get some of the same benefits from mimicking the movements.
 

I totally forgot to mention that I have been skipping rope a lot to! I like to do it in the morning before I start work for the day and I like to do it at the end of the day. Thank you for the reply! I will look into this more.

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On 12/6/2021 at 4:54 AM, Evan said:

Hello! I started training Muay Thai this summer and found that I really loved to train. So far I have attended Thai pad classes and Bag classes. I haven't been able to train in a gym since September because I am taking a service/volunteer year traveling around The United States and I won't be home in my region until August 2022. I want to keep pursuing Muay Thai but I am having a hard time deciding what my focus should be as I have little to no access to gyms and trainers. As of right now I spend time exercising, shadow boxing, and reading through the Muay Thai library. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I should do to stay engaged in Muay Thai?

Thank you for any feedback I greatly appreciate it!

I think there is / were a wellknown thai Muay grandmaster, whom went the alone way.  He did learned by watching...  He had never a rational training.  After a time, he got work as assistant corner man, and used his time to observe closely and learn...   So, if you observe and learn deeply enough, doing the mental visualisation too; half of the job is done...  How to build up your physique, is next... But there are surely many ways and ideas.

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On 12/28/2021 at 10:17 AM, StefanZ said:

I think there is / were a wellknown thai Muay grandmaster, whom went the alone way.  He did learned by watching...  He had never a rational training.  After a time, he got work as assistant corner man, and used his time to observe closely and learn...   So, if you observe and learn deeply enough, doing the mental visualisation too; half of the job is done...  How to build up your physique, is next... But there are surely many ways and ideas.

That's also a very useful information!!! I'm at the same point... Thank you so much!!

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On 12/28/2021 at 11:17 AM, StefanZ said:

I think there is / were a wellknown thai Muay grandmaster, whom went the alone way.  He did learned by watching...  He had never a rational training.  After a time, he got work as assistant corner man, and used his time to observe closely and learn...   So, if you observe and learn deeply enough, doing the mental visualisation too; half of the job is done...  How to build up your physique, is next... But there are surely many ways and ideas.

Thank you for this! I appreciate the words!

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