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:
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…