I've been practising Muay Thai for about 8 months now, I really like the sport and I plan to continue practising it. Later on I would like to add some ground skills and move on to MMA. My ultimate goal is to eventually become a well rounded fighter, adapted to various situations, not a Muay Thai pro. Muay Thai IMHO has a significant value as a striking base, and definitely is my favourite so far, however it lacks grappling skills and I would like to transition to MMA and Krav Maga eventually.
I took boxing for 3 months now in my Uni, and I noticed that I improved my hand skills tremendously, learned the technique how to strike properly.
Would a time period in boxing help me build a solid hand striking base before returning to Muay Thai? If yes, then long would you recommend me to take boxing?
Also, I noticed that I learn well when it's one skill at a time. I started in an MMA group, and felt like they were teaching everything at once and I learned nothing. I moved to Muay Thai to concentrate at striking and noticed that I am learning well. When I took boxing for a few months, the group consisted of beginners, and the coach taught every move from scratch focusing on technique, it filled a lot of gaps in hand technique for me.