Of course, the main question here is “what are you really looking for in your training?” Though, to answer that, you’ll need to answer a few other questions as well.
These four questions below should help those who’re thinking of going to Thailand to train in Muay Thai to see if making the trip is worth it or not.
- What Are Your Training Goals?
If you’re preparing for an upcoming fight and want to improve your clinching, chances are, you’re going to benefit a lot from training in Muay Thai. So too are those who’re looking for a more well-rounded general progression in their skills.
If, however, your goal is to simply have fun and to lose weight, you’ll still benefit from training in Muay Thai, but not in Thailand.
Remember, training Muay Thai in Thailand is far too different from anywhere else in the world, often harsher and harder on the body. True, the improvements are incomparable, you’ll want to consider first what your goals are as far as your training goes and what you want to achieve.
- Are You Willing To Live Uncomfortably?
When in a Muay Thai Thailand training camp, you may find that the way you live is far from what you expected when back at a home. You may find yourself sleeping in a small room full of other fighters on bunk beds, and that may not be something that you’d want.
Of course, if you’re open to that and want to throw yourself into the unknown, as well as avoid any distractions outside of the gym, all for the sake of improving your Muay Thai, you may very well learn much from your time in Thailand.
- How Long Do You Plan To Train?
If you’re planning to train for months or even years, your time in Thailand is surely worth it. However, if you plan on training only for a few days or weeks, you’re better off spending more time enjoying the scenery and exploring Thailand.
The best way to get the most out of your Muay Thai training is to make a long-term commitment to training.
To get the most out of your Muay Thai training,
- Are You Planning on Training Full Time?
While it is true that there are gyms in Thailand that does allow part-time training, it’s not exactly the best way to go about things. In fact, the best way to benefit from your Muay Thai training is to train full time, for a minimum of six days a week.
If you plan on wanting to have the freedom to drop in anytime you please, it may be better to stay where you live in and look for a Muay Thai gym there.
This is a lot of questions and you may not have the answers to them just yet. But then again, that’s not a problem. You can simply take your time to think about what works for you and if the trip to Thailand for Muay Thai training is worth it.
After all, you’ll be leaving a lot behind for Muay Thai, and whether it’s worth it or not depends on how important the training is for you.