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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a common sport in many countries around the world, but there are probably some things you don’t know about the martial art.

#1. Most People Begin Muay Thai Training as Children

While many people take part in Muay Thai classes as adults as part of a fitness regime, professionals in the field usually began training as children. Muay Thai for kids is an excellent way for them to learn confidence and gain physical strength.

#2. Muay Thai is From Thailand

It may seem self-explanatory from the name, but not everyone is aware of how important Muay Thai is in Thailand. It is the national sport in Thailand and has a deep and rich history in the country. When you are looking for a place to take Muay Thai courses, consider signing up for a class where the instructors have trained in Thailand.

#3. The Art of Eight Limbs

Not everyone considers what Muay Thai for kids and adults actually entails. Muay Thai is a full-body workout and involves the use of your hands, feet, knees, and elbows. Fighters not only punch and kick each other, but also utilize knee strikes, elbow strikes, clinching and sweeps.

#4. Muay Thai Involves Discipline

Traditional Muay Thai involves a great deal of both mental and physical discipline and strength. While it’s a great way to channel aggression, Muay Thai requires disciplined control over your mind and body. Muay Thai classes for kids are a great opportunity for children to learn how to take a stand against bullies and use their energy in a positive and productive way.

#5. You Can Compete in Muay Thai Tournaments

If you are of a competitive nature, you may be interested in competing in a Muay Thai tournament. Several martial arts studios in Calgary host clubs that are dedicated to Muay Thai students who want to compete. While Muay Thai is not yet an Olympic sport, there are opportunities for high-level competitions, especially in Thailand.

Now that you know more about Muay Thai, you may want to consider signing you or your child up for a class. Muay Thai is all about strength, agility, mental toughness, and of course, having fun.

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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