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FitSport Muay Thai

Jr. Muay Thai
(Ages 8-13) 

Muay Thai, which translates to “Thai Boxing,” is the national sport of Thailand. It is a martial art with roots dating back to around the 13th century. Muay Thai is known as the “Art of 8 limbs” because it uses 8 points of contact, namely, punches, elbows, knees, and kicks.

 

Why is Muay Thai such a great sport for kids to train and cross-train?

RESPECT.  Respecting your teacher, teammates, and equipment is rooted in the Muay Thai traditions. 

TEAMWORK. While martial arts are generally not team sports as they are performed alone in competition, training involves teamwork. When martial artists train together, they get a strong sense of camaraderie. 

CONFIDENCE. When you first walk into a gym, and it’s all new to you, you may feel insecure and unsure of yourself. However, as you learn new skills and see that your body can do much more than you realized, you can’t help but become more confident.

DISCIPLINE. To develop any skill, discipline is required. Students quickly learn that they have to form good habits and maintain the discipline to thrive at this sport. 

FITNESS. One huge benefit of training in Muay Thai for your child is that they’ll keep very active - these classes burn a lot of energy. 

Cross-training

Muay Thai is an excellent choice for athletes looking to refresh workout routines, develop footwork coordination, turbocharge their hand speed, and blast calories -- up to 1,000 in a single workout. You'll build and tone new muscle combinations and endurance, too.

Self-Protection
 

Muay Thai is devastatingly effective as a form of street-smart self-protection. Knowing how and when to use quick strikes (with a full arsenal of kicks, punches, knees, and elbows) is a huge advantage should bad actors cross your path. Equally important is learning when walking away is your smartest option.