Login to Account Create an Account
Boxing emphasis for first fight?
Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:39 AM
We have a couple other guys at my gym who are gearing up for fights next month so I've been doing more sparring with them. Thing is, the schedule our coach laid out for us has us sparring Western boxing a strict three days a week. We're supposed to fit at least three rounds of MT sparring into each session but that hasn't been happening so far... at all.
I'm going to ask my coach about it tonight but I'm wondering what you all think about the apparent emphasis on Western boxing. My understanding is that a lot of gyms in Thailand dedicate one day a week (if that) to hands-only training. What is your experience with this?
Posted 30 September 2017 - 01:34 AM
If you feel the boxing is true boxing and not with muay thai in mind, then you may need to readjust the schedule so that you prepare for your actual fight. I hope that makes sense.
- 515 and Kaitlinrose like this
Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:38 PM
I do think that straight boxing is a good exercise and practice as you can really concentrate on hands and moving your head, plus the footwork is always useful. But surely you don't want to be doing too much on it so close to a fight - unless perhaps your coach feels you all need a bit more work on hands? My trainer often has a few rounds with me each session that are straight boxing in order to concentrate just on hands (same as we'll often have a couple of rounds that are kicks only).
Good luck with the fight!
- dtrick924 likes this
Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:41 PM
I agree, Fighting Frog. My coach says, aside from the benefits you listed, he also wants us to take a few hard shots to the face before we fight. He's usually very conservative when it comes to sparring so it's not like he's encouraging us to brawl. He just doesn't want our first time getting hit hard to be in the middle of a fight (we're all first timers).
Anyway, thanks for the well wishes! I'm excited for the fight... and also glad that I have plenty of time to prepare.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users