A Muay Thai Sparring Philosophy Discussion

The Muay Thai Guys Podcast – Episode 58

We all love to spar. It’s the time during training where we get to test the techniques and tactics we’ve learned throughout our bag work, pad work, and shadowboxing and see if the stuff we learning is actually applicable in a fight.

There are a number of Muay Thai sparring tips out there (like the ones I share with you below) but very rarely do we get to go more in-depth about the philosophy and strategy of sparring… and that’s exactly what Paul and I decided to do in this weeks Muay Thai Guys podcast.

We cover a whole range of sparring topics including:

  • Hard sparring vs. technical sparring
  • The pros and cons of hard sparring
  • The pros and cons of technical sparring
  • How to choose the right sparring partners
  • Intentionally choosing aspects of your game to work on during sparring sessions.
  • Why “winning” isn’t a thing in sparring.
  • How and why you should check your ego at the door before sparring.
  • Why MMA fighters and boxers tend to go harder during sparring sessions than Muay Thai fighters.
  • And much, much more.

Click here to listen to TMTG 058: A Muay Thai Sparring Philosophy Discussion

If you want more sparring tips, tactics and strategies to implement into your game, make sure you check out the links below too:

5 Great Posts To Improve Your Sparring

Top 10 Sparring Tips for Muay Thai – Whether it’s your 1st or 100th sparring session, there is ALWAYS something that you can be improving on. Here are a few tips so you can sharpen your striking skills during your next sparring sessoin.

Muay Thai Sparring Session Breakdown – In this video, I break down the techniques, strategies and combos that both Chris Mauceri and I use during our light technical sparring session together.

10 Types of Muay Thai Sparring Partners – Chances are you’ll run into a variety of sparring partners throughout your Muay Thai journey, so here’s an idea for what to expect.

Drills and Sparring Tips for Muay Thai (How To Take a Beating) – Scared of getting punched in the face? Worried about wearing a body kick on your ribs? Don’t like the pain of getting your kicks checked? This article is a must read then!

Muay Thai Mondays: How Can I Relax During Sparring? – In this week’s Muay Thai Monday Q&A, Lucy Stanyer asks for any tips and advice when it comes to overthinking and freezing up during sparring sessions. My training partner Chris Mauceri and I share our tips on how to improve your sparring.


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