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At Excel Martial Arts we teach elements of Thai Kick Boxing (Muay Thai)
Thai Kickboxing gets you fit fast! Stop wasting time in the gym and combine your cardio workout and resistance workouts to burn fat and help you lose weight.
Kicking and footwork play a large role in Muay Thai. One movement that is distinctive to Muay Thai is the round house 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 incorporated in the sport. From muscle endurance, force production, agility, to just plain old good looking calves, & toned legs Muay Thai delivers.. You can achieve this without stepping in the ring and just by having fun in our classes.
Thai Kickboxing (Muay Thai) is a total body workout, increasing your fitness, flexibility and core strength. The classes are for all fitness levels and experiences with classes for total beginners.
What is Muay Thai/Thai Kickboxing?
Muay Thai is a striking art that utilizes attacks from the fists, elbows, knees, and feet. Strikes can be thrown from long, mid, or close range. There is also an element of grappling in Muay Thai referred to as the clinch. Very different from the grappling techniques used in Brazilian jiu jitsu, clinch makeovers are used to set up knee and elbow strikes or to throw your opponent to the ground.
Muay Thai is called the “Art of Eight Limbs” because combatants always have eight different methods of striking available to them, including punches, elbows, kicks, and knees.
Those eight strikes were meant to simulate the weapons of war – the punches, swords, elbows, hammers, kicks, spears, and the knees, sharp daggers. Likewise, the blocks using forearms and shins were meant to act as armour.
Here are the top benefits of Thai kickboxing (Muay Thai)
It is only natural that with such hard workouts such as those associated with Muay Thai, the physical fitness of a person greatly improves. Your physique will become well proportioned and you will get into a great body shape. Muay Thai burns fat quickly making youi lean and thin which is a great achievement in itself. It has been seen that those practicing Muay Thai have seen a better, glowing complexion as it releases all the toxins and waste from the body.
Muay Thai, as it teaches you methods of self defence, toughens you from the inside. It helps in boosting the immune system of the body, providing strength and endurance to muscles. All this works on the mental psyche of a person as he gains self confidence, and learns how to be disciplined. At a spiritual level, it surprisingly provides mental peace and relief from stress. Muay Thai also makes a person more self assured and self aware.
Thai Kickboxing is not only physical, but mental, too. It relieves stress, builds confidence, and demands self-discipline. It teaches your how to stay focused on the positive. It will give you a strong mindset to overcome any challenge in your life.
Strength and Agility
Regular Muay Thai training helps build up stamina and put one’s body in good shape. Arduous routines which are part of the training will help keep the body stronger. And because the training requires constant training and drilling, one will develop his mind and body for a quick response in effectively reacting to the opponent’s strikes.
It won’t happen overnight, but with time the kicking and kneeing movements of Thai Kick Boxing (Muay Thai) promote increased hip mobility. Having healthy hips alone can save you from serious pain and numerous terrible medical conditions later in life.
Part of Muay Thai training is learning about practicing discipline, respect for rules, and obedience to the instructor. By implementing various methodologies, one will eventually possess good manners, good spirit, honesty, sense of justice and self-confidence.
You can get addicted to the amazing benefits of Thai kickboxing. You will enjoy learning something new, which keeps you motivated, and you will be proud of your progress.
Thai Kickboxing is a great form of self-defense with effective striking techniques to keep attackers away. You will develop great speed, timing and power through the training so if you did ever need to defend yourself you could quickly and efficiently. Having these skills will increase your confidence.
Get ready to sweat and punch like a champ. Thai Kickboxing is one of the best total body workouts. You will love the class and have lots of fun.
Here are some other important points about martial arts
If you are concerned that martial arts places a great amount of emphasis on sparring or fighting, you don’t have to worry. Martial arts places little to no emphasis on violence, but stresses the importance of discipline and respect.
Instead of competition against others, the focus of martial arts tends to be competition with one’s self. Since respect is a huge aspect of martial arts, heckling and name calling is discouraged, rendering this a great option for anyone insecure about his or her current level of fitness who would like improve to their body image and health.
Best of all, classes are individualized, so don’t worry if you’re not in the same physical condition you were at age 18. Adults participate at their own fitness level while progressing in skill and technique.
When participating as a family, martial arts provides a unique opportunity for sharing in a non-competitive fun activity. Plus, parents have the opportunity to reinforce the life lessons taught in class at home.
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