Did you know that there are 3 easy ways to master your Muay-Thai skills? Let me list down a few forms of improving your skills.
One is through the use of shadowboxing. This technique is recommended for your footwork and flow. What need to do is move around 360 degrees, this is also a good help for your defense. However, take the time to position your chin and your hands; what height are they supposed to be? As well as the placement of your elbows; and moreover be very considerate of your stance. There is a technique called the mirror shadow box. This technique is very good but you need to make sure that the only reason you are using it is for you to get a feedback on your style and stance. In my observation, there were a few who uses this technique not for the benefits stated above. They have been using this technique for muscle flexing. It seems that some people were much more concerned about how they look than that of their techniques.
Second is through Bag Work. There are various types of bags to practice with. However, it is recommended that you ask your personal instructor for their assistance in choosing the right bag for you. Now, working with your bag is just as easy but, you will need to take note of your stance. It feels good to some to simply smash that bag enhancing the power you are releasing, but then again, you wouldn’t want to sacrifice your stance, your guard and technique. Another point that could be clarified on the bag work is that, you need to make sure that the bag is not only flying over, it would only mean that you are exerting on the “push the bag” rather than penetrating on it. Make sure that you are working both your defense and your foot work on a combination.
The third recommended way is to train with pad work. Now, you can choose on the pads that suit you but, do not forget to keep your stance and your technique sharp and as perfect as always. This work out is best suited for your defense. All you need to make sure is that you have a decent pad holder. These pad holders are poised to take the place of your target in many ways, helping you to get your mind and body stimulated.
Finally, remember to put up your stance and technique and you might actually do great.