In Muay Thai, we take no prisoners! This legendary fighting sport is one of Thailand’s proud heritage that attracts fans from all over the world. Unlike the western boxing which strikes mainly with hands and feet, Muay Thai uses the 8-point contact – the hands, the knees, the elbows and the feet – turning the entire body into an artful fighting machine while giving the body a full and fun work out.
Here are 3 great things you can expect from practicing Muay Thai.
♦ Get fit and fast : With the 8-point contact, Muay Thai will get every part of the body into action, toning and strengthening the muscles. Not only that, speed is of the essence in this sport so the body is trained to be fast and agile. Did you know that, when practiced at high levels, it has the ability to help you burn up to 1,000 calories per hour. Now that’s pretty impressive.
♦ Great self-defense : Muay Thai gets you into a super-efficient fighter mode, utilizing your defenses with every part of your body. This makes Muay Thai a great self-defense in any emergencies as you are pretty much working with all your body parts efficiently.
♦ Strengthen the mind : This full-contact sport is not for the faint-hearted. It requires the ultimate discipline, control and confidence. Every move requires precision, poise and perfection, and most importantly, bringing out the fighter spirit within that will carry you through life in full action mode!
If you’d like the explore the world of Muay Thai, make sure you work with accredited professionals to get you started. It’s an incredibly demanding sport and getting it right from the start will put you on the bright path of this legendary
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