What Is Muay Thai Kickboxing?

Muay Thai (known to some outside of Thailand as Muay Thai kickboxing) is a national sport of Thailand as well as a national passion. It is a fighting technique borne out of combat reality. Known as the science of eight limbs Muay Thai kickboxing uses the knees and elbows as well as kicks and punches. Almost any part of the body is considered a fair target and any part of the body, except the head, may be used to strike an opponent. It is considered by many to be the ultimate in hand-to-hand fighting. Muay Thai kickboxing is a professional and amateur sport, a martial art, aerobic personal fitness program and a useful form of self-defense. But Muay Thai kickboxing is more than just learning how to fight. Muay Thai kickboxing is a strong and vigorous martial art that teaches self-discipline and self-awareness. It has been passed down through generations for the last 2000 years.

Why Learn Muay Thai Kickboxing?

On a physical level regular Muay Thai training will give you a well-proportioned physique, build stamina and get you in excellent shape. Fat will disappear and your complexion will improve. Muay Thai kickboxing teaches you to defend yourself and toughens you up. You will gain greater strength and agility, and will benefit from an immune system boost. On a mental level the study of Muay Thai kickboxing will improve your self-confidence, discipline and self-awareness.

In Muay Thai, you’ll develop various punching techniques, like the straight punch, swing, spinning back fist, hook, upper cut, cobra punch and over head punch. You also need to train your elbow techniques, like the elbow slash, horizontal elbow, upper cut elbow, forward elbow thrust, elbow chop, reverse horizontal elbow, spinning elbow, mid air elbow, and the double elbow chop. Almost all techniques in Muay Thai use the entire body movement, rotating the hip with each kick, punch, elbow and block.  The rotation of the hips in Muay Thai techniques, and its intensive focus on the “core muscles” – the abdominal and surrounding muscles – is what sets Muay Thai apart from other martial arts.

Who Can Learn Muay Thai kickboxing?

Muay Thai kickboxing is a form of unarmed combat accessible to all people everywhere, children and adults, male and female. Not everyone learning Muay Thai kickboxing wishes to compete. Nowadays people from all walks of life are turning to Muay Thai kickboxing for many different reasons. Taking a Muay Thai Kickboxing class is a great way to learn the art and skill of Muay Thai while increasing your fitness and conditioning.  Those graceful kicks and powerful punches can spice up an exercise routine, boost your metabolism, burn off calories and get you into great shape. It is also a great stress buster.

Learn The Art Of Muay Thai Kickboxing

Learn Muay Thai Kickboxing as part of a healthy lifestyle. The best way to learn Muay Thai is under a trained instructor.

So, are you ready to kick and punch, and give your old fitness routines a second wind?

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