To start with, learning Muay Thai is not an easy thing as it is one of the most involving and difficult martial arts you can ever get yourself involved in. A very modern type of martial arts, Muay Thai origins are Thai and requires a student to put in considerable amount of effort and time to learn. Fortunately, it is one of best ways to keep the body both flexible and agile. It is a great way to defend yourself without inclusion of other weapons but your body. Here are some things to think about before opting for Muay Thai as a martial art discipline.
- The purpose
People pursue different forms of martial arts for different reasons. For instance, some pursue a certain type of a martial art due to things such as heritage and culture of a country they are interested in, others as a solution to their fitness issues and so forth. Some people decide to be trained in Muay Thai so as to be better in defending themselves. Simply put, be clear why you want to learn a certain type of a martial arts so as to fully gain its benefits.
Once you are clear in regard to the purpose of your training, choose a style you are most comfortable in. Note that Muay Thai is a difficulty form of martial art to train in and the amount of time and effort needed is significant. But by correctly choosing your style, just like any other martial art forms, it can be learned.
- Age for doing Muay Thai
Not every form of martial arts can suit your age. As you age, your body becomes rigid meaning that certain types of martial arts such as Muay Thai are suitable for you. So consider your age before choosing a form of martial art to train in.
In conclusion, to truly benefit from Muay Thai many benefits, a student needs to be dedicated and willing to spend lots of hours in a training class or gym. Note that learning this form of mixed martial arts at home, for instance using a couple of instruction DVDs, that is, in absence of a well trained instructor rarely works. Simply put, Muay Thai is better learned under a trained instructor in an appropriate gym or training institution.