A Muay Thai & Kickboxing tournament is different than an actual fight event since it’s point sparring rules. However, there are still lessons involved when competing, even though the rules are different.
Any competition in martial arts is considered a lesson for everybody who competes, & a tournament is the first step towards a humbling experience. If you want to experience both victory & defeat, competing in a Muay Thai & Kickboxing tournament would be a great way to find out.
Going through this will help you see how much you learn from competing. The lessons you get out from it are mind-blowing, which is why I want to talk about the importance of each of them.
1. You See What You're Capable of
For each match that ends in tournament competition, you’ll see your level of capability rise. Every competitor you go up against is different, & you begin to see your capability on how you deal with going up against others with different styles.
2. You See Your Weaknesses
Whether you win or lose in a match, you will see your weaknesses exposed to yourself. Learning comes out more from losing because it makes you realize what you need to improve on when going back into training.
Even in victory, you see your weaknesses because you reflect on what you could’ve done better after the match.
3. You Learn About Your Competitor's Weakness
During a match & you’re the one dominating, you’ll begin to see your competitor’s weakness. Since your use of techniques exposes them, you’ll learn to capitalize on their weakness right away to win the match.
4. You Learn What Not To Do
Not every match you go through in a Muay Thai & Kickboxing tournament is perfect. No matter what techniques you use, there will also be something that you weren’t supposed to do.
- Not using proper clinching techniques
- Dropping your hands
- Not using enough angles
Whenever you make errors like these, you learn to adjust & not want to make these mistakes for each match. Plus, even after the end of the tournament, you have this mindset of not wanting to make these errors in training.
5. Every Competitor Has a Different Style
For every different match, you will realize how each & every one of your opponents have such different styles. To find out more about the different types of Muay Thai & Kickboxing Styles, give the “Punch It Gym’s” article a read.
Most of us have learned the same concepts of Muay Thai & Kickboxing. However, each competitor has different ways of using specific techniques & as well as has a different level of timing.
The more different styles you face, the more experience you begin to develop on how to deal with the many types.
If you want to experience what it’s like to compete for the first time in the arts of Muay Thai & Kickboxing, entering into a tournament-based competition is a good experience. There are levels when it comes to competition.
So, if you want to start developing your competition experience, register yourself to compete in a tournament to do so.
Once you compete in it, you’ll begin to see your capabilities, strengths & weaknesses, & as well as different styles from the number of competitors you face.
You learn so much going through this & you’ll see a significant amount of growth within yourself after a tournament competition.
If you have anymore questions about what you learn from competing in a Muay Thai & Kickboxing tournament, please leave a comment or send us a message.
Hi there! I’m Austin, editor & owner of the Mixed Martial Arts Life or Lifestyle (MMAL) blog. Martial Arts have been one of my biggest passions for years & I have spent most of my life learning different types of disciplines. To find out more about my adventures & passion for martial arts, read all about it here on my blog.