No one starts from the top. You cannot reach the end of the stairs without stepping on its first step. Same as in entering a house which is too impossible if you don’t pass through the door. Everything has simple beginnings and these beginnings might give you fear at first but you should not be distracted by this, for the presence of fear will bring you nowhere. But a fearless spirit will surely bring you to the top.
As newbies, your first time experiences on a Muay Thai gym may make you feel uncomfortable, awkward, and even puzzled at first on what should be done. These tips listed below can definitely help you as you decided to engage yourself in Muay Thai and enter the gym for the first time.
1. Be Acquainted. You will never know how Muay Thai materials are being used unless you know what these things are. Make sure from the start, you have made it clear to yourself how are these things called and what are they for.
2. Be Exposed. Indulge yourself to watching fights for this does not only give you entertainment but as a Muay Thai learner, you will be able to acquire new techniques done by your favorite fighters. Watch them, admire them, and of course use them as your guide in becoming like them one day.
3. Be Opened. If everything was easy, then everyone would do it. You may find yourself not being able to perform strikes or combination perfectly but never let this bring you down instead let this drive your passion to practice more and attain your goal. It is a cliché to say “try and try until you succeed,” yet it is still very much applicable.
4. Be challenged. Take every technique taught as a challenge and deal with them with focus and patience for this can help you in doing things faster and harder. Things might be difficult at the start but as soon as you get used to them you will just then be doing things naturally and easily.
5. Be supportive. Being a good pad holder does not only make you a good partner for it does make you stronger as well. Make sure there is communication between you and your partner with regard to the angle, height, and of course resistance.
You do not need to be in a hurry. Just do things slowly but surely. May these tips take you to every step in becoming the best of what you wanted to become when it comes to Muay Thai.