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The Differences Between Karate and Muay Thai

Are you considering registering your children in martial arts? Kid’s martial arts classes offer many benefits, so how do you decide which one to choose? Understanding the difference between karate and Muay Thai kickboxing can help you determine which course would be best for your child.

 

What is Muay Thai Kickboxing?

Muay Thai is a kickboxing martial art that involves using hands, feet, knees, and elbows in self-defence. Muay Thai is an excellent way for children to channel aggression and increase mental toughness.  Originating in Thailand, Muay Thai is about discipline and developing good sportsmanship skills. Children that learn Muay Thai may choose to compete in local and national tournaments and competitions.

 

What is Karate?

Karate is a high-energy martial art that combines structure, discipline and fun with skill and technique. Children can learn how to control their bodies while building mental and physical strength, balance and flexibility. Karate is also about learning self-defence and developing confidence. Karate is now a sport in the Olympics; enrolling your child in a kid’s karate class today could land them with a gold medal down the line!

 

Why Enroll Your Child in Muay Thai?

If you want your child to be tough, with the ability to handle him or herself in the face of conflict, consider Muay Thai as an after-school activity for your child. The purpose of kids martial arts is not merely a physical exercise, and Muay Thai is more than learning self-defence. While they will have fun wearing boxing gloves and learning how to punch and kick, the values of respect and control are implicit in a kid’s Muay Thai class.

 

Why Enroll Your Child in Karate?

Are you raising an athlete? Do you want a safe place for your child to make healthy and stable friendships? Kid’s karate classes accomplish all this and more. As children learn the skills associated with each level of karate, their confidence will increase. The experience of learning self-respect and respect for others, as well as accountability and healthy discipline will be character building for your child as they progress towards adolescence and adulthood.

 

Now that you know some of the difference between Karate and Muay Thai, you have the information you need to enroll your child in an after-school martial arts class.

 

Arashi-do Martial Arts studio provides skilled instruction in multiple martial arts for children and adults. If you’re looking to improve your physical fitness, learn self-defence or learn important life skills, come into Arashi-do. To sign up for your first free lesson, visit our website at arashidomartialarts.ca. If you have any questions, send us an email or give us a call.

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