Health Benefits of Muay Thai

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Health Benefits of Muay Thai There are many different ways to lose weight and get healthy. Few of them are as fun and as comprehensive as Muay Thai. Muay Thai or kickboxing is one of the best ways to improve your overall health and reach new fitness levels. Muay Thai is a full body aerobic… Read more »

The Thai Clinch

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The Thai Clinch falls directly between grappling and fighting. Some fighters refer to it as “Standup” while others refer to it as “Grappling”. Whatever the proper label may be, knowing that you should understand the MMA strategies behind clinching. Since this position is very common in MMA, learning them can only make you a better-rounded fighter. Basic Thai Clinch… Read more »

The Muay Thai Way

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Why Muay Thai when there are so many things out there you can do? Ask yourself what are you looking for? Fitness, challenge, stronger will, the strength to follow through with your goals, comradery that is next to family, or a beautiful art that will keep you inspired for a life time. Muay Thai will… Read more »

Would you recommend taking up Muay Thai if you’ve never set foot in a gym before?

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As a beginner Muay Thai student can I just jump into classes? Yes. You have to find the right gym. If the academy has a hard focus on competition it could be too intense and you risk getting hurt. If the training is watered down into “cardio-kick” then it’s no different than any other group exercise… Read more »

How To: Timing Sparring

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  More on the importance of Timing sparring: Timing is one of the most important pieces of developing a world class striking game. If you have good timing you will be able to land strikes on faster opponents while taking the least amount of punishment. In order to get develop this skill “timing” you need… Read more »

Low Carb Kickboxing Lessons?

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Those wishing to get in shape quickly will sign up for kickboxing lessons. They also might want to take advantage of the low carb diet to expedite their weight loss. Do these two go together? The answer is…..not really. Kickboxing helps you burn up a lot of calories because it involves constant motion for a… Read more »

Will Muay Thai Build Muscle?

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Your muscles are very important in allowing you to perform everyday activities more effectively. They can also help you succeed in combat fighting. Will Muay Thai build muscle? In short, it can, but don’t expect to gain too much muscle mass without supplementing your training sessions with heavy strength-training. What Muay Thai will definitely help… Read more »

Muay Thai Kickboxing

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What is Muay Thai? Muay Thai (also known as Thai boxing or simply, kickboxing) is an ancient martial art form from Thailand. Muay Thai was introduced in the United States by Arjan Chai in 1968, the honored president and founder of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA. The purpose of Muay Thai training is… Read more »

What Do You Do in Muay Thai Classes?

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If you’ve always been interested in martial arts, but you don’t really know what to expect, then this article is for you. What do you do in Muay Thai classes? Despite what you might think, it doesn’t incorporate a constant 2-hour brawl where everyone is trying to knockout each other out. Quite the contrary, Muay Thai… Read more »