So, as mentioned back here, midway through my Tiger experience, I was feeling a bit frustrated. The hefty conditioning:technique ratio was killing my attendance, and leaving my questions about form unanswered. Overall progress was slow, to say the least.
By the last week, Andy had been promoted to the Advanced class, and in all fairness reported back that the technical content was more focussed in those sessions.
Dragon Muay Thai and as a consequence we normally walked past their gym a couple of times a day.
Rolex has been training Muay Thai since about the age of six, and has, by his own admission, had something like 500 fights. Given my demeanour at this point was about as threatening as a week-old kitten, his experience was about to be put to the test.
“Stop leaning back”
“Don’t jump into it”
“Move your hips”
…and the like, for 60 minutes (interspersed with some water and massages, which, having the inhibited nature of the British, I found mildly awkward).
We were leaving for Cambodia a couple of days later, so I couldn’t stack up any extra sessions at Dragon, but we’re hopefully returning to Thailand in March, and I’m definitely factoring more privates into the training equation.