Muay Thai is one of the most incredible martial arts disciplines you can learn. It’s great for practical self-defense, which is a basic human skill everyone needs to acquire at some point in their lives. It’s also an amazing workout regimen that you can take up for your health and fitness.
Finding a Muay Thai gym is the first step, followed by a full-on commitment to physical, mental, and spiritual development. Accepting a lifestyle change, and trusting in the process of training will give you the best results.
Muay Thai in Singapore is growing extremely fast, and Evolve MMA offers programs for all levels, giving students access to a wealth of knowledge and experience from World Champion instructors.
The beloved ‘Art of Eight Limbs’ is one of life’s best teachers. Joining a Muay Thai gym will get you started on a lifelong journey of self-improvement. There are so many benefits Muay Thai has on your life that you may not realize.
At the same time, there are so many lessons to learn while training in a Muay Thai gym. Before you head out to experience your first Muay Thai class, let’s take a look at some of the lessons you may pick up while training.
Today, Evolve Daily shares five life lessons you learn while training in a Muay Thai gym.
1) Technique is greater than power
First taking up Muay Thai, and we’re eager to give it a hundred percent right out of the gates.
When we go out to do things, we think of power and explosiveness. In life, we always want to hit the ground running, relying on our brute force to will things into existence. What Muay Thai training teaches us is that, in order to be successful at something, you have to place great emphasis on doing things properly with the right technique.
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You can’t just muscle your way through life. In Muay Thai, technique is greater than power, execution is more important than explosiveness. Training to hone our skills daily allows us to master our technique and become more efficient with our work.
Muay Thai teaches us that you can’t rely on your raw talent to succeed, you have to be willing to put in the hard work each and every day. It’s a commitment to excellence that will score your life’s greatest victories.
2) You can power through adversity
At some point in everyone’s lives, we all go through adversity in one form or another. Our ability to handle adversity is important, as it gives us resilience and perseverance in the face of hardship.
Ask anyone who has practiced Muay Thai, and they will tell you that they struggle every single day. They face adversity on a daily basis. Whether it was training as a novice looking to move up, or when they hit a training plateau, or when they were destroyed each time they set foot on the canvas.
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Muay Thai teaches students a great deal about failure, and how to use it as a springboard for success. For in each failing moment, there is a lesson to be learned, and we never truly fail if we don’t give up on our dreams.
There might be moments of failure, adversity, and frustration in your life. Muay Thai will teach you how to power through these moments with confidence.
3) Focus is very important
Muay Thai teaches students how to remain focused on their goals. Every day there is a set of tasks to be completed, whether in training or in sparring.
Like the majority of things in life, training in Muay Thai demands complete and utter focus. This is a lesson students learn early. By being focused during training, students can take in all the important bits of information about techniques and ideologies. In this way, they are able to execute techniques correctly.
Live sparring also teaches students how to think and react quickly, which requires total focus by the second. Lose focus for a moment during sparring, and the consequences are evident. You’ll get hit, and you won’t see it coming. With focus, however, your mind is better equipped to think quickly and critically, and you gain the ability to make fast but calculated decisions.
This enhanced focus permeates into our everyday lives, improving our experience at home, school, or work.
4) You get what you give
This is one of the most important life lessons Muay Thai teaches. In training, you get what you give. If you give a hundred percent effort, then you receive a hundred percent of your desired results and more.
You can’t go into something expecting results if you aren’t willing to put in the man-hours required to reach your goals. There are no shortcuts to great results. Hard work is a prerequisite to anything worthwhile.
Muay Thai training teaches us to identify the requirements of our goals and how to achieve them. It teaches us how to be disciplined and stick to our training principles. Students of Muay Thai always put their whole heart into training, even on days when they have little motivation.
It’s this understanding about hard work that paves the pathway to success. Knowing and understanding the value of hard work is such an important lesson in life.
5) Treat yourself with respect
Last but not least, Muay Thai training teaches us to treat ourselves with respect.
The concept of self-respect is something that is lacking in today’s society. Muay Thai training teaches us to be kind to ourselves. And that means to treat our bodies with the care and respect it deserves.
There is no way you can train in Muay Thai effectively if you don’t change the way you live your life. This includes eating healthy, clean food, getting ample amounts of rest, and nourishing our souls with positivity. A happy mind and heart make a formidable fighter.
Treating yourself with respect also means we place a high value on the process and the journey, and not just on the destination. We learn to recognize the hardships and challenges along the way, and not just the destination. In this way, we understand that it takes time and care to learn proper techniques.
Just like in Muay Thai training, life also improves with better self-respect. Keep working towards being the best martial artist you can be, and you’ll improve yourself as a person.
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