— In each country, city, hall trained differently. In a word, it is impossible to describe.
In Russia, I train only in one hall, the hall of my sensei Max Dedik. He always has everything in mind, everything is properly planned and selected, very diverse, a lot of tactical work and analysis. He sees a lot of little things and knows how to fix it, and also he always sees the athlete's individual style and tries to supplement and improve it.
The only difficult moment for me in Moscow was that I always had a shortage of sparring partners. Almost all of our tactical preparations were worked out on training bags and paws, there were neither girls nor guys in a suitable competitive form, ready to constantly stand with me and work out all the preparations. My partners were mostly guys and very rarely girls, often distinguished by the style and style of fighting rivals in competitions. But despite this, they made a huge contribution to my development with help and support, and I am very grateful to them for that.
In Thailand, everything is different, large volume training for 2-2.5 hours, a huge number of athletes from around the world from amateur to professional. Many guys come to fight in Glory, UFC, OneFC (the largest and most famous Asian promotion) and other organizations. In a group, there are 50–60 people in a season, everyone is working, shouting, energy is mad, everyone motivates each other.
Training takes place in the style of "see and do" at the end of the workout, shots / combinations are repeated on the training bag 100, 200, 500 times. If you want to learn, you need to take a closer look and try to repeat exactly as they show, Thais do not like when you do not follow the style, you need to catch the rhythm and learn to work in the stream in long rounds. This is especially difficult because of the tropical climate, sometimes you can lose 2-4 liters of liquid, and heavyweights and even more - this is a great stress for the body, since we trained there 2-3 times a day, 6 days a week. But over time you get used to it, and it's not so difficult for you. Any trainer in the gym can give you an edge, and then cut you off in three seconds, they have a very high level of equipment and excellent experience. I can talk endlessly about Thailand, you need to do a separate interview about this.
It is very cool to plunge into this world of boxers, into the atmosphere of Thailand and Thai culture. If you ever have the opportunity to go there to train, be sure to use this. It's unforgettable.
As for America ... Here I was focused more on MMA. 70% of my workouts were devoted to the development of wrestling: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, grappling, professional wrestling. All workouts are here one hour (briefly, but intensely), as well as 2-3 workouts per day. At first it seemed to me that the load was not enough after Thailand, but then everything fell into place. In Thailand, you had to turn off your head in order to be able to do a lot of work, no analysis, just beat-hit and the round never ends. And in America switching. Constantly sensitivity and attention, thin gloves change everything, distance, passes to legs, struggle with finishing on the floor, you always need to be in focus, every second and centimeter counts, sometimes you do not have time to blink and you are already on the floor.