MUAY THAI for kids and adults

KAZAAN TALIB

Muay Thai Instructor

BACKGROUND

I started training Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand in 2012. What started out as an experiment turned into a passion and then an obsession. Through rigorous training and preparation i went from being a novice to a amateur fighter and then onto being a professional Muay Thai fighter and Kickboxer. Over the years, i discovered that i had the capability to teach Muay Thai as well. 

I started learning Muay Thai at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand under world champions like Lamsongkram Chuwattana. In Mumbai, i train under Chaitanya Gavali, who is a two-time Mixed Martial Arts World Champion. I believe that in order to be a good teacher you must first be a good student. I learn and grow every day and therefore i keep gathering new methods of training, different approaches to fighting as well as various ways to sharpen techniques.

 

WHY I TEACH

I teach because i genuinely believe knowledge and information should be shared and passed around. I was and continue to be fortunate enough to train with and learn from those who know more than i do and rather than seeing it as a disadvantage i see it a privilege. I have learned a vast amount over the years and it is my passion to share my knowledge. 

 

WHY I TEACH MUAY THAI

I teach Muay Thai because without any exaggeration i may say that Muay Thai saved my life. It taught me humility, honesty, confidence and self belief. All of these traits are invaluable not only in competition and training but more importantly, in day to day life.

Muay Thai has many physical advantages as well. For example, defending oneself, developing new techniques and ways to master your own body and frame. As well as being able control someone else's frame. 

 

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that technique and skill trumps everything else. My method of teaching reflects that. I spend time on every single technique, sometimes working hours with a student in order to master to Push Kick or a Rear Knee or in order to perfect a sequence of movements that may be used in a fight. I am patient and constructive and i do not believe in tough love. I don't shout and scream as it has never worked on me and i don't believe it would work on anyone else.