Muay Thai has its roots in Thailand. It was first introduced by Thai soldiers centuries ago as a form of lethal close combat fighting. It involves the use of head butts, punches, kicks, elbows and knees. Even though it was once declared as violent, unsporting and barbaric, today the Thailand martial arts style has become quite popular across the globe. The use of all four limbs makes it very exciting to watch. It requires nimble, fast movement and agility to pull off especially in the ring.
Just like all other art art forms, it involves workouts. In Muay Thai, workouts can be very beneficial to those who take up training. They increase cardiovascular endurance, strength, agility and speed and also greatly help in stamina building. The art also promotes general fitness and health levels increasing mental alertness and physical well being. Participants get into the martial arts for different reasons, but the benefits are without a doubt reaped by all who take the time to learn the moves and tricks of this Thai martial art.
Good physique —
This is the obvious benefit that comes with the performance of this martial art. It is because it involves hard workouts, improving on the physical fitness. Good proportion is achieved physically to add to a good body shape. It burns fat fast leaving the practitioner thinner and leaner. It is also believed to promote a glowing complexion since the workouts enhance the manner in which the body flushes out wastes and toxins from the body.
Mental sharpness —
Muay Thai teachers different self defense methods which on the overall toughen individuals from inside. It boosts the immune system and this leads to building endurance of the muscles and adds strength to the same. They all together work to improving the mental psyche of an individual since he ends up gaining lots of self confidence and at the same time learners to be disciplined. Mental peace and stress relief are some of the other mental benefits of the martial art at a spiritual level. This is because it helps in promoting self awareness and self assurance.
For years, the art has not only been practiced for self defense, but also for the moral and physical well being that it comes attached to. It induces fear in the minds of other people and it is there suitable for women and children as well. Beside physical fitness, it comes with the added benefits of learning virtues like endurance, patience compassion, honesty and gratitude. Those dealing with cases of obesity will also find Muay Thai very valuable since it helps in burning the stored fats to achieve a lean physique. It makes it very easy to bounce back in great shape and glamor. People with low esteem learn to value themselves through the sport. The benefits of the Thai martial art are all round and it is suitable for any person for whatever reason he or she has in mind. It is also referred to as Thai boxing.