Muay Thai classes , by far, teach you the most powerful art of striking in the world. The difference between Muay Thai training  and other martial arts is the emphasis on sparring and competition. In other martial arts, there is too much "theory" and "combat simulation" in a controlled environment. Muay Thai, however, spends time developing combat and fighting.

Do you want to improve your self-confidence, achieve incredible shape or compete? Muay Thai is a versatile sport. There are so many reasons to start practicing it! Yes, to train Muay Thai effectively, you need to find a suitable Muay Thai gym and a good trainer who can help you develop your skills from scratch. Learning some tips and tricks by watching YouTube videos is fine, but every beginner requires a person to watch them while performing the technique. It is essential that you get accurate feedback on your performance.

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of Muay Thai training and some important concepts that you should understand. Here you will learn the  techniques of Muay Thai, the classes , what a gym for this martial art is like, the equipment you need and the philosophy behind this legendary fighting modality. If you want to learn authentic Muay Thai, we hope this guide can point you in the right direction.

Muay Thai techniques

Most offensive techniques used in Muay Thai require the trainees' hands, feet, elbows and knees to strike an opponent. In order to tie up the opponent for defensive and offensive reasons, a bit of grip on the feet is used: the "clinch".

The "clinch" occurs when someone gets into your radius, within your comfort zone. To execute knees and short kicks from the inside, the clinch can be very useful. The Thai fighter makes great use of the clinch by tying up the opponent at the feet and then hitting his stomach, ribs, knees and legs with brutal knees. Knee strikes are very popular techniques in Muay Thai. Thai fighters spend a lot of time training their punches, especially punches landed with their knees and elbows.

Although high kicks to the opponent's head look amazing during fights, experienced Thai fighters always say that knees and elbows have much more impact, and do the most damage to the body. If a Thai fighter is very experienced and has enough power in his punches, he could even quickly and easily kill someone with his techniques.

Among all the Muay Thai techniques , two in particular have become very popular and have been adopted into other martial arts styles.

The Muay Thai Roundhouse Kick

The roundhouse kick, Muay Thai technique

The Thai roundhouse kick is a very useful technique for both self-defense and competitions. This stroke has proven to be very effective when executed correctly. Thai stylists execute the roundhouse kick with the leg straight and the entire body rotating outward from the hip. The hip is blocked slightly before the thrown leg hits the opponent. If this Muay Thai move is executed correctly, the spinning kick can easily knock someone unconscious.

The low kick

Muay Thai low kick

Let's look at another technique widely used in Muay Thai kick training . The low kick is a common attack of this martial art, which involves a circular movement of the practitioner's body to kick the opponent in the upper shin area. If the low kick is not blocked or defended, it can quickly lead to the end of the fight. After a few well-placed low kicks, the opponent will be unable to put pressure on his legs due to the bruises, and he will eventually crumble.

In other styles of martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do, practitioners use kicks that are actually faster to execute, although they have less power. In Muay Thai, on the other hand, stylists are taught to kick using their shin instead of their foot. Almost all  Muay Thai moves  emphasize engaging the entire body, which means rotating the hips each time the fighter kicks, punches, or blocks. The movements are slower, although they are much more powerful than the techniques of Tae Kwon Do and even Karate.

As many people already know, the training and conditioning that Muay Thai offers are nothing short of legendary for the intensity and rigor of the method. Muay Thai training aims to harden to a high degree the weapons used in the martial art. Students who have been training Muay Thai for many years can take a beating and yet, if they manage to direct a kick to the shin, the opponent will feel as if they have been hit with a sledgehammer.

So, Muay Thai is dangerous , since this martial art teaches punishing blows with very little fighting. Practitioners of this art are physically strong and capable of knocking down an opponent with a single well-placed blow. Muay Thai is also one of the most well-known and popular styles in the world today, so you should not hesitate to study it.

 Why choose Muay Thai classes?

What are Muay Thai classes for beginners like?

If you are still unsure about this combat art, the first question you might ask yourself is why choose Muay Thai over other great martial arts? Simply put, Muay Thai is better than any other style. Although there are other effective striking styles, such as Dutch kickboxing, none are as perfect as Muay Thai.

It is said that Muay Thai is the perfect martial art because its attacks require  8 limbs . Muay Thai fighters not only punch and kick, but can also use deadly blows with knees and elbows to hurt their opponents. Additionally, Muay Thai fighters are masters of the clinch (fighting with the feet) and can throw their opponents to the ground.

The importance of joining a good Muay Thai gym

Now that you understand why you should practice Muay Thai instead of other martial arts, it's time to find a gym. Choosing the gym is one of the most important decisions you will make on your Muay Thai journey. Don't walk into the wrong gym! Some centers simply teach a watered down version of kickboxing with some Muay Thai elements added.

A quality Muay Thai gym  will teach you how to develop proper technique from the beginning of your journey. Stay away from teachers who only care about money and wasting time (as with everything, there are bad coaches too). To choose a good gym you need to look for the experience of the instructor who will teach you. Just because a gym looks good from the outside doesn't mean it's a great place to work out.

Find a gym that has a good competition history and will teach you both beginner Muay Thai techniques  and difficult combinations. The instructor must have quality experience in Muay Thai, he must provide you with an adequate warm-up and structure the class in a way that the students like.

What material is used in Muay Thai classes?

You will soon notice that this combat discipline shares many materials with boxing. In a Muay Thai gym, you will find punching bags, speed balls or even the quadrilateral (ring). We see what equipment he uses to follow Muay Thai classes.


Muay Thai ring

The gym may have a wrestling ring , which will be very similar to a boxing ring. Modern Muay Thai fights take place in a ring (inherited from boxing). Although the arena is a quadrilateral, the official anglicism "ring" is still used. It consists of a platform with four posts in the corners and surrounded by ropes. The ring is designed for the public to watch the fight. The platform will be elevated so the combat can be seen well. The WMC requires an elevation from 1.20 meters to 1.50 meters from the ground. For its part, the IFMA requires a height of 90 centimeters and 1.20 meters.

The official dimensions of a Muay Thai ring also vary depending on the body organizing the fight. In WMC, measurements can vary from 6.10 meters to 7.30 meters between the ropes. Beyond the ropes, the ring must extend at least 50 centimeters, but no more than 90 centimeters. In IFM, the maximum length will be 6.10 meters and the minimum length will be 4.90 meters. In this case, the measurement will protrude about 85 centimeters beyond the ropes. 

The most common rings are 6.10 meters (the boxing regulations), so these will probably be the ones you will find in your gym. Additionally, there must be a ladder leading to the fighters' corners and another in the neutral corner.

Rubber floor or tatami puzzle

Tatami puzzle floor for training Muay Thai

Actually, training and sparring between students will take place here. It will be common for classes to take place on a good rubber floor that is comfortable for walking barefoot and that cushions falls well. For example, typical floors made up of puzzle pieces are used.

Thai Paos

Muay Thai training with pads

The famous Thai pao is like a padded shield that is held on the forearm. It is widely used in assisted training. In a Muay Thai class , one person holds the cloth while another student hits it with their arms or legs. This element is very important in training to work on speed, precision, reflexes and forcefulness of the blows. There will be several Thai paos in your gym.

The punching bag

Muay Thai borrows the punching bag from disciplines such as boxing. It is a huge canvas bag lined with leather and filled with cotton, foam, artificial leather or rags. The size of a Muay Thai bag is about 50 centimeters in diameter by 80 centimeters high. The punching bag will be hung from the ceiling in a way that simulates an opponent and allows you to attack easily. The goal of this item is to improve the toughness of your hits. Beginners also use it to learn basic technique.

The "banana" punching bag

Bags of Muay Thai "Bananna"

Here's a little history about Muay Thai classes. Did you know that the first "hitting bags" that were used were simply banana trees? Hitting techniques were practiced against trees! And the classic speed pears were coconuts! Once again, boxing modernized Muay Thai training by adding banana punching bags and speed balls.  

The "banana" punching bag is a special type for Muay Thai, although it is also used in other contact sports. This element imitates the banana tree that was formerly used to hit and harden the tibia. Sometimes this punching bag simply consists of several stacked tires (which are also punched to stiffen the tibia).

Muay Thai practitioners hitting banana tree

Punching pear

Punching bag for boxing and Muay Thai

This pear-shaped ball, also called a "punching ball" in English, is one of the most visible training tools in the gym. This element also comes from boxing. When you gain practice, you will achieve good hand speed and high accuracy in hitting. The pear is hung on a board by the narrowest part and so that it is at eye level. With each impact, the pear hits the board and bounces in any direction. You must control the movements of this device with ease and precision.

The "crazy" punching pear

Punching ball for Muay Thai classes

The so-called "sky-earth" or "north-south" pear is another type of hitting ball. This is in the shape of a ball and is fixed to the ceiling and floor using elastic bands. Thanks to this, the ball moves very easily and is able to bounce strongly when you hit it. This element gives the student good speed, agility and significantly improves reflexes. The exercise should be performed on the balls of your feet and always rotating around the ball.

Mirrors and other techniques

Muay Thai training with mirrors

In Muay Thai gyms there will be mirrors  because they are also very useful utensils. In a mirror, the practitioner can observe himself to examine his guard and correct any gaps created by any blows.

Complete Muay Thai classes or training may  also include the use of shadows and silhouettes created by the athlete. "Sparring" is also common, where an assistant coach or partner helps simulate a fight with the student.

Protections for students

Protective helmets are essential in all amateur fights. Additionally, professionals wear helmets during sparring training to protect themselves from cuts, scrapes, and swelling.

Bodybuilding material

Bodybuilding material for martial arts

It has long been no secret that weight training improves performance in contact sports and martial arts. Thae reason is that the acquired muscle mass provides more strength and power in blows, as well as extra protection for the athlete's body against the impacts of rivals.

Of course, and according to the weight category, each athlete must be as muscular as possible. In the Muay Thai gym, excessive equipment is not necessary to train bodybuilding. It will be enough to have a room with weights, weight benches, dumbbells, bars, racks and some machines such as the apparatus for doing quadriceps extensions and the leg press.

Other useful objects for training are the abdominal wheel, medicine balls, agility ladders and some cardio accessories such as the jump rope. All this material helps athletes get in shape and physically prepare for combat. A complete Muay Thai class should include some muscle strength work.

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And what material should I buy for Muay Thai class?

The gym will provide you with almost everything. However, to practice Thai boxing , you need your personal equipment . Let's see what fighters normally wear. You will have to purchase your clothing and personal protection elements .


  • Shorts : In Muay Thai, colored shorts with letters or drawings are usually worn. The reason these pants are shorter than in boxing is that, in Muay Thai, the legs are used to deliver blows and more mobility is required. The rule is that each wrestler must wear pants of a different color.
  • Torso : In an official match, the wrestlers do not wear shirts and fight with a bare torso. For training in the gym, you can wear any comfortable t-shirt that allows you to move well.

Muay Thai shorts


  • Mouthguard : It is the same protector used in normal boxing to protect the jaw and teeth from impacts to the face.

Dental guard for Muay Thai

  • Groin cup or protector : This element protects the groin and lower parts.

Groin protector for martial arts

  • Wraps : These are wrapped around the hand to keep the fist firm inside the glove. They are the same boxing bandages. The bandage measures 3 to 5 meters and  tape can also be used.

Bandage for martial arts and contact sports

  • Crash helmet : The helmet protects the fighter's head. There are different helmets that can include ear protection, nose protection or chin protection.

Protective helmets for contact sports

  • Tibia protector : Protects the shins from kicks during Muay Thai training. They are also used in other contact sports.

Shin protectors for martial arts

  • Medicinal addition : It is a medical device used to relieve shock.

Medicinal supplement for boxers

In amateur or amateur combat, the helmet is used to protect the head, a t-shirt and tibial protectors.

Thai boxing gloves

Gloves or gloves similar to traditional boxing gloves are used. But don't buy regular boxing gloves! There are some notable differences between the gloves of both disciplines.

Thai boxing gloves


- The padding is located in different areas. In boxing, the main area to protect is the knuckles, so most of the padding will be on the knuckles. However, in Muay Thai it is necessary to defend against kicks, knee strikes and elbows, so the hand requires greater protection. Muay Thai gloves have more protective padding on the back of the hand, top of the hand, and palm.

- Due to its design, a boxing glove is designed to keep the athlete's fist closed and firm. It is not necessary to open your hand inside the glove. On the other hand, in Muay Thai grips are practiced to catch and hold the kicks. Therefore, Muay Thai gloves have a less rounded shape than boxing gloves and provide more flexibility to open and close your hands.

- In both boxing matches and Muay Thai fights, there is a risk of bending the wrist when landing a blow. A boxing glove has much more protection on the grip to prevent the boxer's wrist from bending. This feature is impossible in a Muay Thai glove, since greater flexibility will be necessary to make the grips. 

Optional ornaments

The following items are decorative, but some fighters like to wear them:

  • Mongkhon : It is a rope amulet that is placed on the head.
  • Prajead : Rope amulet bracelet worn on the arm.
  • Pong Malai : Amulet necklace for the neck.
  • Serya : Traditional t-shirt with the emblem of the training school.

Learn the fundamentals of Muay Thai

Before you begin your Muay Thai journey, it is important that you focus on the basics. In the early stages of your development, things will move very slowly. The goal is to develop your basic Muay Thai technique , movements and rhythm before becoming more fluid and learning to throw punches without thinking.

Many young guys go to Muay Thai gyms thinking that they will be experts after the first training classes. He  "sparring" increases endurance, but it also creates bad habits if you don't have a good foundationFor this reason, beginners should not practice real sparring until they have first understood the basics.

Do you give a rookie a rugby ball and tell him to just play? Before playing a real match, a rugby player must learn how to hit the ball, understand the rules, and learn how to serve the ball. If any athlete starts playing before learning the proper fundamentals for his sport, he will incorporate bad habits into his technique.

Patience is essential when starting out in Muay Thai. You're probably in a hurry to know everything at once, but focus on the basics. We will not see all the basic Muay Thai techniques  because this guide would be too long. However, we will touch on some points so that you know what awaits you in Muay Thai classes .

Posture and rhythm

The first thing is to learn basic posture and rhythm . In classes, they will teach you where your feet go and how to move into your position. It will be like learning a new dance! When you get enough practice, you will learn to move like a real Muay Thai fighter. . Of course, it takes years to develop the right rhythm in Muay Thai. In fact, if you don't work on this well when you start, it will be difficult for you to change bad habits later. The rhythm of Muay Thai emphasizes balance and control. You should always be able to attack and defend against any of your opponent's attacks.

Muay Thai basic techniques 

At first, focus on basic punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. In your first few classes, don't worry as much about complicated techniques like back elbow strikes or jumping knee strikes. Focus only on the following basic hits. Here are the main Muay Thai movements and their names :

  • The jab.
  • Cross blow.
  • Hook.
  • Body kicks (roundhouse kicks).
  • Knee blows.
  • Elbow blows.

Basic movements of Muay Thai

There are dozens of techniques that you will eventually master. For example, hooks, low blows, head holds, spinning elbow strikes and flying kicks. However, limit yourself to basic Muay Thai techniques  until you have learned to perform each one correctly. In  Muay Thai the basic movements will be the ones you will use the most during most of your training, so it is important that you start learning the proper techniques.

A good fighter can win a fight using only two or three techniques  in an entire fight. If you have a good left kick, you can defeat most opponents you face in the ring. Fundamentals are everything when it comes to learning Muay Thai (and any sport). Your basic strokes are like a good backhand in tennis: they are things that are used 90% of the time.

Now, it's not that you shouldn't learn other techniques, but you should focus on the basics. Remember to "learn to walk before you run."

What you need to train Muay Thai

As we already saw in the equipment section, a beginner only has to buy gloves, some bandages and Muay Thai shorts. You could also buy a pair of shin guards for classes, but not until you've developed the basics. It's best that your first pair of gloves be 16 oz. Smaller gloves, such as those 8 to 12 ounces, will not provide enough cushioning for your sparring partners.

When you start training, you should also have mouth and groin protection (optional). Never practice without a mouthguard! Losing a tooth is no fun! A good mouthguard will save you a lot of money at the dentist, so don't be afraid to invest in a good mouthguard.

How is a Muay Thai class structured?

Each part of Muay Thai training is designed to improve specific areas. The best gyms incorporate many elements into training to ensure students develop a well-rounded style. Here we will look at an overview of the different things that will be part of the training when you take Muay Thai classes.

Training on the road

This is simply running and you will do it outside of the school's "official" training hours. Take time to run outside because it will help you improve your energy systems and overall cardiovascular performance. Running is an optional workout at most gyms, but you must be motivated to do it yourself. Add races  to your training will help you get in better shape. Then, you will feel less tired during your martial art training.

Shadow boxing

In most Muay Thai classes , you typically start by practicing shadow boxing . You perform this activity in front of a mirror so you can see your posture, footwork, and technique. As a beginner, shadow boxing requires you to try to maintain perfect stance, rhythm, and protection during striking techniques. When you look in the mirror, you see how you move and what you need to do.

Training with pads

Muay Thai pad work  is an integral part of training in this martial art. In most gyms, other students will hold the training cloths. (unless you take  private Muay Thai classes or train in Thailand).

If you are a beginner, you should try to work with someone who is more advanced and knows how to hold the pads. This way this person will be able to correct you and help you in your learning to hit the pados.

Work with the punching bag

The heavy punching bag is widely used in Muay Thai training to practice movements. The punching bag is equipment designed for you to work on your technique and physical form at your own pace. When you start, you will find it difficult to train with the punching bag because you will not know what to do.

The key is to keep things simple. Focus on individual techniques to start. Throw a punch, reset; throw a right kick, restart; throw a knee, reset... Focus on trying to execute each strike with perfect form and rebuild your Muay Thai stance. Don't worry about combinations, just focus on the basics.

Training with your partner

One of the best ways to practice punching and kicking comfortably is to train with a partner. Practice can help you improve confidence in your defense and teach you how to block incoming attacks. Since the exercises will be performed without force, you will be able to focus on your technique and eliminate the risk of injury.

The "clinch"

In Muay Thai, there is striking and clinching. "Clinch" is like "BJJ/Wrestling" in MMA. You will be engaged with your opponent and fighting for control of the position. Clinching only involves arm control, jerks, elbows and knees.

"Clinch" de Muay Thai boxing

Your progress in the clinch depends on the gym you train at. Many Western gyms do not focus on this technique due to time constraints and lack of experience. To do the clinch, you must remove your gloves (you can do the technique with gloves if you have experience) and you must wear a mouthguard. You'll be surprised how many headbutts you'll get when using this technique, so wear a mouthguard.

Are there Muay Thai classes for girls? Muay Thai is a sport in which both men and women participate.


Sparring is  the process of practicing all the techniques against a real opponent and is done in any contact sport. During this phase of gym training, you will learn what works and what doesn't work in a real fight. Sparring is not present in the training of many traditional martial arts. It is much more common in contact disciplines such as Muay Thai, kickboxing and boxing. Therefore, it is a benefit over traditional martial arts.

As long as you are a beginner, you should not start sparring until you have mastered the proper basic techniques. If you try to do it without reinforcing your method, you will create bad habits that are difficult to change. While you may be excited to try sparring, be patient and focus on practicing until you have good control and technique. At this stage, you will finally find your style.


Physical conditioning for Muay Thai

Something that differentiates  Muay Thai fighters apart from other fighters is their strength and conditioning. Thai boxing fighters who have made their bodies pain tolerant can withstand enormous amounts of damage without falling over. As a beginner, your goal is to focus on building a strong body slowly over time. You will notice that your shins hurt a lot when you start practicing Muay Thai. This is completely normal and you have to live with it. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to improving your body in Muay Thai. The more you kick and punch, the harder your body becomes over time.

The competition

Competition in the ring is the final stage of a Muay Thai training program . This is the main goal because it allows you to try out everything you learned in classes and see how it applies in a real-world situation. Less than 10% of people who practice Muay Thai ever compete. Don't think you have to compete to train Muay Thai. There's no need!

Learning process

Martial arts novices tend to run before they can walk. Since everyone is born with the ability to wave an arm and throw a punch, it's easy to get the illusion that you've mastered the basics after a few lessons. Each technique involves so many different Muay Thai movements on the body that it takes hundreds of hours of repetition to truly master. Even if you do the technique correctly, you tend to fall back into old habits. As soon as you stop thinking about performing the technique, you fall back into bad habits that had become ingrained within you.

Since you have to learn all the basics from scratch, you have to focus on one thing at a time. The keys to surviving the early stages of Muay Thai are patience and perseverance. With hard work and the willingness to learn and grow, you will eventually adapt to different  basic Muay Thai moves. . When you can put techniques into practice without thinking, your learning curve will skyrocket. Once you have passed the initial phase, your Muay Thai training begins to be much more fun. This is the growth stage in your journey and a very exciting time to train. Every time you go to class, you improve more and more.

In the next period, you go from surviving in Muay Thai classes to success. People who gave you difficulties in training suddenly become your equals. You will be able to train with everyone in the gym and defend yourself well. This is the intermediate stage of Muay Thai.

When you've been at the intermediate level for a few years, you'll eventually go far. At the advanced level, you will experience stagnation in your growth. Suddenly, you will stop learning as quickly as before and notice a lack of progress. You will find yourself in the maturation stage and at the end of your development. At this point, improving requires a lot more work and a constant focus on training.

In Muay Thai, you are responsible for learning

If you want to reach a high level in Muay Thai, you will have to work hard. It is true that some kids are a natural talent when they start Muay Thai training for beginners. . However, talent alone means nothing when you don't want to work. Muay Thai is a martial art that rewards dedicated people willing to train several hours each week.

It's not enough to show up to classes! You have to focus and think about what you are doing when you train. Ask yourself if your hitting is correct. Is there anything you can improve in your technique? If you are constantly critical of your Muay Thai technique , you will give yourself important feedback that will help you form good habits from the beginning. Training hard is not enough, but training the right way to reach your potential. Unless you train with someone individually in private Muay Thai classes , you must take responsibility for your own growth in this sport.

You can only learn a little from a group of 30+ people with one instructor. You need to spend time on your style to learn how to do it well. If you have the opportunity to do Muay Thai in Bangkok , Thailand and learn from the source, we encourage you to do so. Martial arts trainers in Thailand will help you create a solid Muay Thai foundation so you can build your own style.

What Muay Thai classes are like in Bangkok

The philosophy of Muay Thai

Finally, if you have already understood what Muay Thai classes are like , let us immerse you in the philosophy of this legendary martial art. People use Muay Thai for many reasons. Some people do it out of passion, and others just stumble upon it. No matter how you got to a Muay Thai gym, you are there for a reason. Perhaps, it is so that you can unlock your potential and become the best version of yourself.

Most gym-goers want to lose unwanted fat, get fit and adopt a healthier lifestyle. These are some of the main reasons why someone chooses any health and fitness program. Many people turn to Muay Thai classes in London, ​​Liverpool or Manchester looking for an intense training that allows them to improve and become faster. However, there is much more behind Muay Thai and its combat techniques. .

Muay Thai is practiced all over the world and is very popular in UK. It is often known as the "Art of Eight Limbs" because it requires the fists, elbows, feet and knees. This is why Muay Thai fighters are so effective in a fight. This martial art can have a profound effect on who you are, from your physical appearance to your mental ability. For those looking to get fit and build muscle, Muay Thai training is a cgreat place to start. Let's explore some philosophical lessons from Thai boxing.

Lesson 1 - The mind is more powerful than the muscles

Muay Thai training is one of the most intense in the entire martial arts spectrum because the entire body is used. Since you will be using both your arms and legs, you will activate your midsection and core, which in turn will help you lose weight and burn fat. But learning Muay Thai is not easy. In fact, it's probably the most intense workout you'll ever experience in your life. There will be times during training when you want to give up. However, when you are forged in the heat of practice, you will soon discover that your mind is stronger than any muscle in your body. This is always said and it couldn't be more true when you learn Muay Thai: your body and mind will be pushed to the limit, but you will be mentally stronger than you have ever been in your life.

Lesson 2 - Muay Thay will test you physically

One of the most important lessons you will learn in a Muay Thai gym is that it will require all your physical capacity. As mentioned above,  Muay Thai techniques will test your physical limits with the most intense training you have ever experienced. Immediately, you will begin to notice changes in your body and physical condition. Your body will be much more defined and you will have greater strength, speed and flexibility . Exercises that previously gave you trouble will become easier over time.

Martial arts training  like Muay Thai has the ability to push your limits. It will take you even beyond what you think you are physically capable of doing. After a few practices, you will be surprised at how competent you really are. Naturally, having physical talent matters, but even if you don't have very athletic genes, there is still a path to success. You will achieve it through hard work!

The power of the mind in martial arts

Lesson 3 - Learning has no end

During your Muay Thai training, you will practice the techniques and movements over and over again. One of the most important aspects of training is repetition. Practitioners can learn movement and combat strategies. However, your training is based on the basic principle of martial arts: continuous learning . By pushing yourself to the limit, you constantly learn every session. Although you may not realize it, your combinations will become more and more polished and your techniques will become clearer. The more you practice, the better you will get.

In this martial art, many things seem quite simple: punching, kicking, blocking and moving. Although in reality it is not as simple as it seems. Each Muay Thai technique has countless nuances. Even the most experienced practitioners continue to improve their technique in the later stages. Therefore, expect to take your classes for a long time. Just like in your personal life, you continue to learn every day. This is a characteristic of a true martial art and learning in a Muay Thai gym is essential for your development.

Lesson 4 - You have a responsibility

Last but not least, at some point when studying Muay Thai you will begin to realize the enormous responsibility you have acquired with your new self-defense knowledge. When you finally have the ability to protect yourself from physical harm when necessary, you are responsible for protecting not only yourself, but your loved ones as well. In a direct physical confrontation, you can use your Muay Thai skills to quickly and effectively subdue your attacker.

Of course, fighting should always be a last resort and should only be used in self-defense when necessary. Muay Thai gives you skills to end confrontations as quickly as possible and with the least damage. This responsibility is a privilege and should be treated as such.

It is important that you believe in yourself and your abilities. Knowing and understanding what you can do is a very powerful thing. In Muay Thai , self-reliance and responsibility are a big part of training.

If you want to get in shape, gain self-defense knowledge, and even learn some unexpected life lessons, why not start training in Muay Thai classes ? This martial art is the perfect tool for your defense and fitness.

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