MMA Started to take some private lessons from a boxing coach at my gym...how can I max?

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  1. Unknown User

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    How can I maximize on the experience? I take MT and decided to polish up my boxing skills by taking private lessons. I took my first lesson this past Friday and we corrected and tweaked lots of little things.

    Learned some good footwork and corrected my jab/cross combo along w/ my stance. I was disappointed that my MT class instruction didn't correct these during class. I'm hoping to get a couple per month.

    How would you recommend that I take full advantage of my few private hours of training w/ a boxing coach? Any recommendations are welcome :)
     
  2. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    not all boxing translates to MT or MMA. make sure you know why you are taking it.

    other than that, give it 100%
     
  3. Bausk

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    The focus of Muay Thai is not Boxing (punching). So it's not reasonable to expect a Muay Thai coach to correct your Boxing unless he is also a Boxing coach.

    Work on the constant transition between "Boxing stance" and "Kicking stance" in Muay Thai. If you are learning for Muay Thai; because like what checkii said it is again different when you apply to MMA. Depending on what you are throwing. It also my depend on your coaches Muay Thai "style".
     
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    Punch mechanics and footwork are the two biggest things youll benefit from.

    Also slipping/parrying punches its probably my biggest advantage in MMA not many can handle good counter punching.
     
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    A boxing and MT stance are very different. A boxing stance isn't going to be ideal when you have to worry about checking and/or throwing kicks. I wouldn't expect a MT instructor and a boxing instructor to be on the same page when it comes to a lot of things.
     
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    The MT instructional training is done by 3 different trainers. One of those trainers happens to be the boxing coach and he generally focuses on the boxing side of MT.

    So far, for $30 for the hour I've learned and cleaned up my form a lot. I'd like to take more one-on-one time with him, however don't want it to hurt my MT leg striking after reading your post.
     
  7. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    take lots of notes.
     

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