Muay Thai is a cultural form of martial arts, which is also the national sport of Thailand. It’s also known as “the art of eight limbs”, as it incorporates the use of fists, elbows, knees, shins in the practice. Muay Thai classes are beginner-friendly but intensive in its drills and routines, often involving jabs, punches, kicks, clinching, and balancing.
Muay Thai is believed to help:
- Improve cardiovascular health, from the anaerobic workout
- Increase core strength as most of the movements directly impact the core (core stability workout)
- Improve total body strength as even simple movements incorporate every part of the body
Over the years, martial arts like Muay Thai is not just practiced as a form of self-defense, but also seen as a way to stay fit and active as an exercise.