Muay Thai is an intense sport. As a martial arts discipline, it is a total body experience. Many practitioners rave about its benefits. Chances are, you’re reading this because you’ve contemplated joining a Muay Thai gym.
Muay Thai is a martial art that originates from Thailand. It is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it features strikes using your legs, knees, fists, and elbows. It is made up of various techniques that can be strung together to perform striking combinations.
Practitioners of Muay Thai have learned to strengthen and utilize various parts of their bodies. By training in Muay Thai, you become physically stronger, more agile and athletic, and exponentially more self-confident. Committed training promises improvements all throughout.
There are many reasons people take up training in Muay Thai. Reasons range from rapid weight loss, to expanding social circles, to simply finding something to do with spare time. These and many other benefits are quickly attainable once you dedicate yourself to training.
We’ve come up with a few reasons why you should definitely look into joining a Muay Thai gym. Today, Evolve Daily shares four reasons why you need to start Muay Thai ASAP.
1) It’s easy to learn
At first glance, Muay Thai training may be a little intimidating. There are many different strikes to learn, combinations, techniques on both offense and defense. If you’ve never trained in any martial art before, we can understand how Muay Thai must appear daunting.
However, it’s super easy to learn once you start. World-class coaches with years of experience understand how to train beginners, and teach them the basic movements and techniques. You’ll first learn how to throw a punch, working on your boxing combinations. You’ll then learn how to move your feet, and then eventually throw your first kick.
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From then onwards, you’ll find training is addicting. You’ll be absolutely hooked and eager to learn everything there is to know about Muay Thai. The learning curve is easy, and once you get the hang of the moves, you’ll start polishing your technique and start aiming for perfection.
Muay Thai is, no doubt, easy and fun to learn. The real trick is just pushing yourself to walk through the Muay Thai gym doors and start.
2) It’s a full-body workout
Looking to get in shape? If you’re like most people, getting in shape, losing weight, and being healthier overall is very important. It’s one of the top reasons why people workout in the first place. Everyone wants a body that they love and dream of.
If you’re willing to put the work in, Muay Thai training will help you reach your health and fitness goals. It’s the ultimate full-body workout.
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You’ll engage your core like never before, work your arms and legs until they become your weapons. Because you’re not only training for fitness, you’re training to become a true martial artist.
A single one-hour session of Muay Thai training can burn up to 1,000 calories. But not only will you hit your weight loss goals, but you’ll also develop the chiseled physique of an elite athlete.
3) It’s an effective martial art for self-defense
Muay Thai is believed to be one of the most effective martial arts in the world, especially when it comes to the deliberate science of striking. This is because it encompasses the complete range of stand-up combat. Making use of your elbows, feet, shins, and knees, Muay Thai weaponizes every part of your body, and trains you to become a striking specialist.
As a martial art for actual street fighting in real-life self-defense situations, Muay Thai is one of the most effective. It’s been tested in both competition and in actual practice for hundreds of years by the Thai people. The movements and techniques are efficient and effective.
There’s a level of comfort knowing you possess the self-defense skills necessary to protect yourself and the people around you, should you be faced with an attacker in a real-life street fighting scenario. All people have the right to access self-defense knowledge, and Muay Thai is the perfect discipline to use to defend yourself.
4) It will improve your life
Like many martial arts disciplines, Muay Thai offers a host of benefits that will impact and improve your daily life.
Muay Thai training instills self-confidence, giving you a better, more positive view of your inner and outer self. It brings you to peak physical condition, which helps you zip through the day at work, at school, or at home, performing even the most mundane tasks with ease.
It enhances mental clarity and sharpens focus, allowing your mind to function in its prime condition. This will especially benefit you in many ways with work and study.
It quenches your longing for social stimulation, as you traverse the Muay Thai journey with your fellow gym mates and build long and lasting relationships.
Lastly, Muay Thai training gives you a boost of energy and makes you feel genuinely happier with a positive outlook on life.
So what are you waiting for? Try Muay Thai today!
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