When you think of Muay Thai, you might immediately visualize two guys in the ring, throwing all kinds of elaborate, highlight-reel worthy strikes at each other. Unfortunately, such thoughts intimidate people and make them think that Muay Thai is out of their league. As a result, they write it off without even trying it.
But here’s the thing: Muay Thai is actually for everyone! Known for its raw simplicity and maximum efficiency, Muay Thai consists of straightforward techniques that are effective when executed from a short range or long range. Also, it has been battle-tested, street-certified, and ring-proven for real life encounters. Hence, it’s great for self-defense, if you’re ever in danger.
Apart from enabling you to pick up essential self-defense skills, did you know that Muay Thai has the power to change your life? When you commit to your training and make it a huge part of your life, you’ll notice that it’s not a one-sided love affair – because Muay Thai will love you back, and change your life for the better.
Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Ways Muay Thai Will Change Your Life:
1) It enables you to roll with the punches
Let’s face it. We sometimes stick to what’s familiar because it’s comfortable and easier to handle. But how do we react when the unexpected catches us off guard and simply happens? Well, we can either choose to go with the flow or surrender to change and let it bring us down. Of course, there’s no point in giving change the power to affect us so negatively. After all, change is the only constant in life.
If you find yourself struggling with such situations, then perhaps you should consider training Muay Thai! This is because it would take you out of your comfort zone from time to time, and teach you to handle and embrace the unfamiliar. Over time, you’d learn to take things as they come and be bold enough to immerse in all kinds of situations – whether in or out of the ring. And the best part about this is that you’d learn to thrive in various situations, regardless of how unfamiliar or unexpected they are.
2) It pushes your limits
Some of us fail to realize that the only limit we have is our mind. This is because we let that inner voice of self-doubt get to us, and as a result we allow that to prevent us from maximizing our potential. However, once you commit to Muay Thai, you’ll understand that limits don’t exist, as long as you tell yourself – and believe – that. After all, the easy option of giving up is always going to be right there, waiting for you to cave in. Fortunately, training Muay Thai would forge a warrior spirit within you, so you’d always be able to push and go beyond your limits, in training and in life.
3) It shows you that winning isn’t everything
As much as we hate to admit it, we sometimes tend to get competitive and as a result, become obsessed with winning. But here’s the thing: your journey is so much more than your destination. In order to achieve greatness, you must be willing to stick it out through the tough and not-so-fun times. After all, World Champions aren’t made overnight.
There would be moments during your Muay Thai journey where you feel defeated or disheartened. However, you’d learn to get back on your feet, and come back stronger. After all, progress is way more important than perfection – and when you look back to see how far you’ve come, you’d know that you’ve gone the distance to get to where you are today. Psst! Anyone who stays motivated and focused in their training is a winner in our books!
4) It helps you get into the best shape of your life
Apart from having a lean, toned physique from the countless hours of pad work, drilling, and sparring, training Muay Thai would also build up your mental toughness. Hence, strengthening you in more ways than one. That means you’ll be getting into the greatest shape ever – physically and mentally! This would help you to overcome life’s daily obstacles and turn your weaknesses into strengths.
5) It empowers you to believe in yourself
The more you train Muay Thai, the better you’ll get at executing techniques. As a result, your confidence would grow by leaps and bounds. This would lead you to believe in yourself and your abilities, because you’ll learn that there’s no point in harping on your insecurities and breaking your own spirit with negative energy. After all, why waste that precious time bringing yourself down when you could be building yourself up?
What’s more, you’d also learn to embrace imperfection. You’ll understand that you’re a work-in-progress (like everyone else), and that the most important thing to work towards is daily improvement and growth, as a martial artist and as a person.
So tell us, are you ready to change your life for the better? Sign up for a Muay Thai lesson and get ready to evolve into the best version of yourself!