Also known as Thai boxing, is the national sport and most widely used self-defence technique of Thailand. Widely known as the “Science of Eight Limbs”, it comprises of 8 points of contact (which are the fists, knees, elbows, and feet). Thai boxing is globally renowned as the most effective striking art, due to its simple yet powerful moves. Regardless of being in the ring or on the street, Muay Thai generates maximum power through simple moves, hence its effectiveness and popularity.
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Benefits Of Muay Thai
Muay Thai is one of the most popular martial arts today, due to its effectiveness, and the unbelievable winning record of 80% of Thai boxers. Other than self-defence, Thai boxing also has many other benefits.
Let me share them with you:
1. Great Physique – Through Muay Thai, you will be able to have a great physique and body shape that is well-proportioned. Along with that, Thai boxing burns fats quickly to give you a slimmer, healthier you. Soon, you will get a glowing complexion due to the toxins released from your body during the workouts.
2. Strength and Agility – With regular training, your stamina, agility, endurance, and reflexes will be built up to put you in a good stead for competition or just self-defence on the streets.
3. Mental Aspect – Muay Thai also works on the mental aspect of a person, by boosting their self-confidence and self-discipline. Thai boxing will improve your moral well-being, by incorporating virtues such as patience, determination, gratitude, honesty, and sportsmanship into the workouts and competitions.
4. Spiritual Level – Thai boxing provides mental peace and relief from stress.
Through our Muay Thai classes, you will be exposed to the effectiveness of Muay Thai in everyday life, and how to achieve the benefits mentioned above. Find out more about our Muay Thai training
Who can learn Muay Thai?
Anyone can learn Muay Thai, including women, kids, and even those who are obese. It’s a martial art which is effective for competitions, yet has many benefits in your daily life. So, whoever you are, as long as you are interested, why not just signup for a trail lesson with one of our friendly instructors. Many people also have a misconception that Muay Thai is only for men. Click here to read more about Muay Thai For Women.
Difference between Muay Thai and other martial arts
Muay Thai is unique in its own way, just like all of the other martial arts. Kickboxing is often confused with Thai Boxing. Both of the martial arts are similar, however, in Thai Boxing, kicking the opponent below the belt is allowed, and as mentioned before, it allows the use of more body parts to strike the opponent. Apart from that, Muay Thai matches are fought only leg wraps and no shin guards, unlike kickboxing, where leg protectors are used. Compared with Indian boxing and Chinese martial arts, Thai boxing has a higher and narrower stance, which allows for easier striking without the need for much agility. Also, the precedence given to kicking is probably native, since Indian boxing and Chinese martial arts keep kicks to a minimum. Most importantly, your entire body is used in Muay Thai as a dangerous weapon to attack and damage your opponent, while Karate and some other martial arts mostly involve self-defence, and getting out of dangerous situations and subduing your opponent.
History of Muay Thai
Muay Thai is the modern version of a traditional thai martial arts used by the Thai soldiers after losing their weapons in battle, called Thai boran. With a history of 2000 years, Thai boxing has evolved over the years to what it is today. Find out more about the History of Muay Thai.