Asian countries have a lot of martial arts in their wings. There is the well known Taekwondo from Korea; there are the Karate and Jujitsu from Japan and Muay Thai from Thailand.
There are gyms that offer the best muay Thai classes for all ages. They can be taught to young people to old ones. It is a sport and at the same time, a workout. It is considered to be an intense whole body workout. They usually have a sparring partner on the ring where they can fight and practice what they learned from the classes.
What is it?
Attending muay Thai classes would make the student learn the basic use of their body to defend and attack other people. It is a very intense work out because it uses the whole body to fight another person. Muay Thai is also called the art of eight limbs. The reason for this is because you do not just use your feet or your arms to combat you can also use your shins, elbows, fists and knees to fight. Unlike in boxing where the use of other parts of the body is not allowed, in Muay Thai it is permitted. To round out the opponent will make you win the competition. That is actually the goal in this combat sport, to make the opponent fall to the ground on a rounded form or simply to put the opponent to the ground. People also win by submission. It is a very interesting sport. In Thailand, most people know muay Thai. They have rings on any gym so that people can do muay Thai if they want to.
Benefits of the sport
While learning the art of Muay Thai, one would learn to be more confident. It also teaches the people to defend themselves if the situation asked for it. Learning how to use the body parts will make people aware that they can get out of bad situations if they stay calm and think of a strategy to make them do what they need to do. Learning how to punch effectively will also help them round out the opponent in and outside the ring. Knowing where to kick and how to do it properly will also help in bad situations. It is not just a single sport. It is also included in mixed martial arts because of how effective the sport can disarm the opponent. It can be a good thing that people know a thing or two in protecting themselves.