new at muay thai

Quakertown, PA

#1 Jan 29, 2007
Hi, I just started training, I am having alot of trouble keeping my foot work right and I am having trouble coming back to a good stance after every punch. About how long does it take to get used to it?

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2010
What you need to start with is working to keep your punches short and compact. If you keep winging your punches, you will be off balance. For footwork, I suggest you jump rope and also work on it while in a ring shadowboxing. Start off first by sliding as you move forward/backward/side to side and then as you get better, do a spring step. Always retract after throwing a punch. That way, you can maintain your stance. And do not forget to keep your hands up at all times. It'll take some time. You keep practicing the right way, it'll become muscle memory by then that you don't have to think about it. Only by proper, constant practice will you get it down pat. Also, keep asking questions to your trainers and take criticism to heart to improve yourself.

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