Discipline Leads to Success
Muay Thai was born in Thailand and is also known as the “art of eight limbs”, as it uses eight contact points on the body as weapons. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century, but over the last decade in particular it has experienced a great deal of growth around the world. Muay Thai was recently included in the International World Games Association (IWGA) and as of 2017 will form part of its official programme.
Muay Thai is a full body contact sport using fists, arms, elbows, legs, knees, shins and feet for both attack and defence. Almost all techniques in this martial art involve full body movement, applying rotation of the hips for increased leverage with each attack. It is a great form of self-defence and many of its moves are utilised in MMA.
Muay Thai At TND
We hold our Muay Thai classes on the mats by the punching bags and we provide gloves and shin pads for beginners. Our class starts with a high intensity warm up for the first 10-15 minutes, followed by stretches. Students then get into pairs and the coach teaches various techniques. The class concludes either on the bags or with optional sparring.
Muay Thai Benefits
Increased Cardiovascular Conditioning
Being both aerobic and anaerobic, Muay Thai places great stress on your cardiopulmonary systems. With continued practice, your body adapts to the demands of the sport, and improved cardiovascular performance is one of the pay-offs.
The rotational nature of all of the movements in the sport truly does strengthen your core. Striking, defensive movements, and clinching all help the Muay Thai student develop a strong core.
Lower Body Strength
Kicking and footwork play a significant role in Muay Thai. One movement that is distinctive to this martial art is the roundhouse kick. Learning how to kick strengthens the musculature of the lower body. Every muscle in your lower body will benefit from practicing the various kicks and footwork drills.
Having an outlet for daily, accumulated stress feels fantastic and can work wonders for your mental and physical health. Practicing Muay Thai, whether drilling or sparring, allows you to focus on yourself and nothing else. And this detachment from the stresses of the day help you become a happier and more carefree individual.
Muay Thai Class Requirements
What You Need to Bring
Boxing gloves, hand wraps, shin pads
Advanced: mouthguard and headgear
What's in it for Me?Why should I start this discipline?
Reasons to start Muay ThaiProven combat sport. Promotes physical and moral wellbeing. Energetic and exciting workouts that involve cardio and technique with a champion coach. Muay Thai is widely known for fast weight loss and helps build coordination, reflexes and good conditioning.
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