- Leave your ego at the door.
No one wants to train with someone who thinks they know it all. From beginner to fighter- we are all constantly learning, evolving. Stay humble and thirsty to always learn more.
Shadowbox whenever you can. Spend 10-20 min outside of class time to work on technique. You’d be surprised how much you can improve by just training that little bit more.
- Rotate partners.
Don’t get caught in the comfort of training with one person. Working with different partners will help you figure out your weaknesses and improve your strengths.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
If you don’t understand something, ask! It is very important to understand the technique given to you by the trainer. You and your partner cannot have a productive training session if you don’t really get the combination shown to you. KMT wants you to progress, questions are welcomed and encouraged.
- Watch Muay Thai.
Training, fighting, technique videos- all will help the skills your trainers teach you click.
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Everyone was a beginner. We all had the awkward first shadowboxing moments or the uncoordinated pad work. With time, you WILL improve and that uncomfortableness will slowly fade away. The trainers only care that you are trying. No one is judging you. KMT wants you to love Muay Thai just as much as we do. Come to class with an open mind, ready to learn, and ready to try new things.