Muay Thai Benefits

 
 
Muay Thai benefits go beyond the traditional mind-body-spirit benefits
because Muay Thai also has the power to provide social value.

 

Mental Benefits

The arduous nature of Thai Boxing creates a strong mind that is courageous,
intelligent and disciplined.

Courage

Due to the rigorous nature of the training and the matches, Thai boxers
develop courage, determination and self-confidence.

The exhausting training sessions create not only physical stamina, but also
mental stamina and determination that prevents from fighters from giving up.

The focused training sessions allow fighters to hone techniques and develop
the self-confidence in themselves to make sudden and timely decisions.

Intelligence

Thai Boxing fosters intelligence through tactics, techniques and tricks.

First, fighters learn techniques.

Next, they learn tactics - the art and science of using their techniques to
gain an advantage or success.

Finally, they learn tricks - crafty stratagems intended to deceive the
opponent.

This training progression coupled with experience creates an intelligent
fighter.

Discipline

To become a good Thai Boxer one must attend training sessions regularly, be
obedient to the teacher's instructions, focus on maintaining one's health, and
adhere to the prescribed pattern of training.

Consistently doing each of these four things results in a highly disciplined
fighter.


 


PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Proper and consistent Muay Thai training will produce a healthy and strong
body.


Resistance to Illness


The demanding nature of Thai Boxing training creates a fit and healthy body
that fosters resistance to disease or illness.


Strength and Agility


The demanding nature of Thai Boxing training also creates a strong and agile
body. Training in various movements, tactics and tricks of Muay Thai increases
strength, speed and agility.



 


SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

 

The rigorous nature of Thai Boxing promotes a variety of spiritual benefits
that include things like calmness, peacefulness and acceptance.


The constant training, sparring, and fighting create a high-level of
composure that allows the Thai Boxer to be calm in the face of furious
attacks.


The constant strife encountered in training, sparring, and fighting typically
creates a non-violent person in life who leads a peaceful existence.


The constant absorption of and doling out of punishment creates a hardened
warrior who not only accepts the consequences of combat but also accepts the
consequences of his actions in everyday life.



 


SOCIAL BENEFITS

There are many social benefits associated with traditional Muay Thai.


Muay Thai training creates a healthier person. Healthier people create a
healthier community and country.


Training and fighting teaches Thai Boxers obedience to teachers and referees,
as well as respect for rules, which leads to the development of good manners and
a sense of justice.


Good manners create a friendly and happy environment.


A sense of justice creates a comfortable and safe-feeling environment


Great Physique


It is only natural that with such hard workouts such as those associated with
Muay Thai, the physical fitness of a person greatly improves. The physique
becomes well proportioned and the person gets into a great body shape. Muay Thai
burns the fat quickly making a person lean and thin which is a great achievement
in itself. It has been seen that those practicing Muay Thai have seen a better,
glowing complexion as it releases all the toxins and waste from the body.



Mental Aspect


Muay Thai, as it teaches you methods of self defence, toughens you from the
inside. It helps in boosting the immune system of the body, providing strength
and endurance to muscles. All this works on the mental psyche of a person as he
gains self confidence, and learns how to be disciplined. At a spiritual level,
it surprisingly provides mental peace and relief from stress. Muay Thai also
makes a person more self assured and self aware.



Additional Benefits


For generations, people have learnt this martial art not only for self
defence, but also for physical and moral well being. It is a good martial art
technique that induces fear in the minds of others which is why scores of
children and women are learning this invaluable Thai combat sport. Proponents
say that they have greatly benefited from Muay Thai as it has taught them
virtues such as compassion, patience, endurance, gratitude and honesty.


For those who are obese, Muay Thai is nothing short of a boon as it makes a
person lose fat in the shortest possible time. As such, to get back into shape
and have a glamorous body, Muay Thai is a great workout. Those having low self
esteem have also benefited from this Thai martial art form as it instilled
confidence in them and they learnt how to value themselves more. For those who
have a weak immune system, Muay Thai works to build up stamina and endurance and
they face lesser diseases after indulging in this great martial art form. Muay
Thai makes a person courageous and fearless but at the same time honest and
compassionate.