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Hey everyone reading this,

as the MTL and this forum was the initial factor of me going to train at Bangkok i want to share my experience of training with Sagat for a week and what i learned from it.

First of all Sagat is a really nice person overall, He was willing to pick me up with his car and bring me to the training and also take me back afterwards every single day. He also shared several lunches with me and invited me more or less to a fight event at lumpinee stadium to show me more of muay thai. You also get a very nice feedback during training with him, depending on your technique the responds vary from critique, to good, to perfect, to uwee and of course "how feel" with a bright smile.

What i learned:

1. Go straight: Sagat teaches of what i would call a traditional/old school way of everything. Most of the basic strikes we went through were supposed to travel the minimal distance. For example the kick is supposed to angle at about 45 degree and go straight up like a soccer/football kick, returning the foot by going directly back. Thus the hip snaps more, so you dont fully close the hip(if that makes sense). Also you dont turn in the shin on the last second like in "the golden kick", he corrected this many times as i was very confused with this. 

2. Acceleration at the end of strikes: With punches and elbows there was big emphasise on accelerating "after" the hip and body rotation or even more so at the end of the upper body rotation. This way you can go through the target more easily (like when somebody tells you to hit behind the bag).

3. Straight punches: Sagat teaches to throw without turning the fist. Instead you lift the elbow at the end of the arm movement, so that your elbow (not the upper arm) ist positioned behind your fist, this way you get the "snap" in the punch or at least i feel this way. You also come in on a little angle with the fist, instead of coming pinpoint straight. Thinking about it i believe all of his punches work with the "elbow behind the fist". This way the wrist, the elbow joint and the fist feel more supported and the forearm comes as a whole.

4. Stepping in on strike and afterwards step out: I was supposed to step on every punch with the weight mostly on the front leg. I tried on different ocassions to switch my weight back and forth (like in the chatchai sasakul sessions) but i was corrected about it, because i couldnt get back fast enough this way. He also tried to teach me to breath in deeply before stepping in, so that you have enough energy to throw your strikes.

I hope somebody finds this in any form useful.

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Hello Soren,

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences.

I am really interested to learn from him.

May i kindly check where did you train with him and how can i contact him for PT arrangement?

I am going to BKK next week, wondering if he is in BKK and if it is too late to arrange now.

And do you mind PM-ing me the cost etc?

 

Thanks and best regards,

GX

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On 6/9/2023 at 1:16 PM, 10e5x said:

Hello Soren,

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences.

I am really interested to learn from him.

May i kindly check where did you train with him and how can i contact him for PT arrangement?

I am going to BKK next week, wondering if he is in BKK and if it is too late to arrange now.

And do you mind PM-ing me the cost etc?

 

Thanks and best regards,

GX

Well he picked me up at the Sports Authority of Thailand and we went to Jaroenthong Muaythai Gym/Pracha Uthit Rd, Phlabphla, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand. One sessions costs 3000 Baht. If u want to contact him either just call him (if you speak thai) or try to contact him via sylvie through insta or facebook.

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