3440 Chandler Creek Road #104, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453                                Call: 757.675.7771

The ‘Super Seven’ Benefits of Muay Thai for Beginners

23-01-2014

Why is Muay Thai for you?

In today’s hectic world, people sometimes forget about satisfying their personal needs.  We all have jobs, families, and other pastimes to keep us occupied, but what if I told you that there is one sport, one art in which you can find real fulfillment in body, mind and spirit right here in Virginia Beach, Virginia?

Would you be interested?

Muay Thai, the ancient art of self-defense from Thailand, has been gaining massive popularity in America recently as both a professional sport (i.e. mixed martial arts (MMA) and as an activity that allows regular folks – especially beginners – to achieve levels of fitness and inner peace previously thought unimaginable.

Perhaps you’ve tried other activities in an effort to get into shape, but for whatever reason it just did not work out.  Well, you can put those concerns to rest when it comes to Muay Thai.  

Here is what I like to call the ‘Super Seven’ Benefits of Muay Thai, the main reasons why anyone - including people who don’t consider themselves athletic - can use the ‘Art of the Eight Limbs’ to supercharge their lives:

1. Self-discipline.

Beyond obvious physical skills like kicking, punching, and defending, Muay Thai in Virginia beach offers you a whole new way of life, anchored by self-discipline.   With the right training, you will learn to perform tasks without having to be told what to do.  Arguably, self-discipline is the number one benefit to be gained from Muay Thai kickboxing training, because it is transferable to other aspects of your life.

2. Mental toughness.

Mental training is often overlooked by beginners, but it is vital for optimizing your competitive ability in the ring.  To be the best you can be, you will learn to visualize your efforts and employ the power of positive thinking to the Muay Thai craft.

3. Increased self-confidence.

Scientific studies in sports psychology and medicine clearly show a link between physical exercise and self-confidence.  Thai boxing is a demanding sport, so making it here will reflect positively on you in real life as well as your local gym.

4. Better overall self-defense and fighting skills.

Nobody wants to be violent, and certainly Muay Thai is mostly about inner strength and self-discipline.   However, if you find yourself in tough situations where police are nowhere to be found, a basic Muay Thai course will give you the necessary self-defense skills to ward off petty criminals and escape difficult situations.

5. Sharper Focus.

What differentiates Muay Thai and martial arts from typical gym workouts and group aerobics classes is the focus you will develop right from the start to achieve your health and overall life goals.   Within a few lessons, you will hunger for better and better techniques to be your best.

6. Weight Loss.

Men and women alike keep asking me the same question, “Will Muay Thai help me lose weight?”

The answer is an emphatic YES!  The very nature of Muay Thai training is geared to working all your limbs and improving your overall cardiovascular endurance.  Our typical beginners’ Muay Thai classes in Virginia Beach emphasize the fundamentals:  stance, footwork, basic punches, kicks, knees and elbows and various defense techniques.   Combined with mandatory pre-workout warm-ups and stretching, you will begin to feel different and notice positive change in as little as 3-4 weeks in our Thai kickboxing classes.

On off-days, running, shadowboxing and skipping rope will also contribute to your overall weight loss.

7. Making friends and meeting new people.

Muay Thai is great for building camaraderie and mutual respect, because of the effort you exert to achieve your physical and spiritual goals.  There’s nothing better than sharing experiences with your fellow combatants after a grueling session.

Make no mistake, this is not going to be your typical gym workout.  As a beginner, most of your Muay Thai will be with a certified trainer.  However, you will likely come into contact with seasoned veterans, and most importantly other “newbies” who have similar goals.


Now that you know Muay Thai’s immense benefits, why not visit our World-Class martial arts gym in Virginia Beach and ask about our 30 Day FREE Trial.  It could be one of the best decisions of you life…

 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

Recent Posts

  • 10 Dec 8 Reasons You Should Train Muay Thai

    Muay Thai is a martial art originating from Thailand, which has gained immense popularity over the decades. Being a professional Muay Thai fighter requires agility, endurance and speed as they use four limbs against their opponents. The fighters can use their fist, feet, elbow, and knees to strike making it ideal for self-defense. Incorporating Muay Thai in your fitness workout will help you with building your stamina and strength.
    Muay Thai helps you challenge your body and improve your fitness level. Whether you’re trying to shed some extra fat, tone down your muscles or trying to get ripped, Muay Thai can help you reach that goal. Following are the eight reasons why training Muay Thai is beneficial for your health, mind and soul alike.


    1. Improved Cardiovascular Conditioning- Muay Thai greatly focuses and stresses upon the cardiopulmonary systems, both aerobic and anaerobic. The techniques and skill-set required to become a pro in the sport will increase your cardiovascular conditioning tremendously. In addition, with practice and training, your body will get adapt to the intense demands of the sport and improve your cardiovascular health as a result.

    2. Enhanced Leg Strength – Muay Thai kickboxing, as the name suggests, greatly emphasizes upon the footwork and kicking. Learning to kick and focusing on the right muscles would strengthen the musculature of the lower body. Practicing the various kicks such as roundhouse kick and footwork drill benefit every muscle of the lower body. This not only provides muscle endurance and force production but rather you can have those good-looking calves you always dreamed about.

    3. Increased Core Strength – Core is often just termed as the six packs or abdominal muscles only however, it’s every muscle located in your trunk. Muay Thai uses rotational movements during offensive attacks, which strengthen the core. Not only this; even being punched in your abdomen will help you greatly. Clinching, Defensive movements and striking; all help the Muay Thai students in building their core muscles and increase their agility.

    4. Allow Hip Mobility – Hips play a crucial role in preventing one from numerous medical conditions later in their life. Stretching and foam rolling are effective ways to ensure perfect healthy hips. The kicking and kneeing movements in the Muay Thai are effective tools that increase hip mobility significantly. However, this particular health benefit isn’t an overnight thing but rather continuous practice and training is required of the practitioner.

    5. Makes you Emotionally Stable – Muay Thai serves as a stress reliever for majority of the people as the sport is fast paced and focusing on your worries would just get you knocked out. Everyone accumulates some form of stress during the day and Muay Thai provides an opportunity to relieve it in a controlled environment. It will make you focus on yourself and detach yourself of all the daily grinds ensuring you a happier and contented life.

    6. Provides Great Physique – Muay Thai is an explosive combat sport that requires determination and strength. With regular training, it can help you achieve a great physique by making your shape more proportionate. It will not only burn down the excessive fat and allow you to lose weight but will also help you get that “dream body” of yours. In addition, people who tend to practice Muay Thai regularly have glowing complexions as toxins are released due to intense training.

    7. Directly affects your mental health – Muay Thai is a combat sport that requires rigorous training and hence instills qualities such as determination, courage, and confidence in an individual. In addition, a practitioner of Muay Thai has to adhere to the trainer’s instructions, follow the timings, and be regular with the training session. This turns him into a more mature and disciplined person helping him in his life in the end.

    8. Think logically and intelligently – Muay Thai isn’t just an art form where you can throw random punches and kicks at your opponent hoping that he’ll knock out eventually. Sometimes this over-aggressive behavior can have adverse effects on the fight and you may lose or hurt yourself. Muay Thai requires the use of strategies, techniques, and tricks to hold the adversary and deceive them. This particularly molds the intelligence of the practitioner and makes him or her sharper and more agile.



    Muay Thai is an advanced combat sport, the word “advanced” seems daunting to many people. However, Muay Thai can benefit just about anyone as long as they don’t tend to over-do things. It’s recommended that you modify a drill to make it compatible with your fitness level. In addition, it’s advisable that you visit your doctor or a healthcare professional before beginning this physical endeavor. Necessary safety precautions should also be taken to get maximum benefits without injuring your own self.

  • 20 Jan Virginia Beach Self-Defense-MMA


    MMA an advancement of the traditional martial arts has gained immense popularity for Self-Defense over the past decade. It is a regulated full body contact combat sport between two fighters that are highly trained in different forms of Martial Arts. However, you don't have to be a pro to use MMA for self defense.  MMA employs striking and grappling techniques from different martial arts perspective such as Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, karate, boxing and many others.

    More
  • 12 Jan Kickboxing Classes Virginia Beach

    Techniques of Muay Thai have been forged over centuries through warfare and fighters that had the ability to dismantle their opponents. An art is time-tested and can be highly effectual in situations requiring self-defense. The proper execution of these techniques was crucial, as it wasn’t a matter of winning or losing in ancient times but rather a means of survival in the battlefield.

    More
View All

Why Choose Us

 

 

 

Our Location


 

Serving | Virginia Beach, 23452, 23462, 23453, 23456, 23461, 23455| Chesapeake | Norfolk | Suffolk

3440 Chandler Creek Road #104
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Call: 757.675.7771