Beginners Guide to Muay Thai – Part One

Whether you are considering Muay Thai for cardio and fitness, learning and experience in a martial art or competition. You can get what you need from Muay Thai.

Muay Thai Classes are high-intensity cardio and can burn a bunch of calories depending on how much enthusiasm you want to bring to the mats.

Whether you want to develop self-confidence, get incredibly fit, or compete in the ring.

Muay Thai is a sport that can be inclusive of multiple goals.

To train Muay Thai you need to first find a reputable trainer who has the experience that can lead you confidently through the fundamentals of Muay Thai and can uniquely develop your skill from the ground up. No two people are the same and any training regime should be approached in that manor as well.

The goal of this guide is to provide you with an overview of Muay Thai training and important concepts you need to understand to reach a high level. If you are training purely for fitness goals that is incredible but we always encourage even the person who trains recreationally to nerd out on Muay Thai.

First step to Muay Thai is defining your Why?

What does that mean….

Well what do you think it means to you to train Muay Thai?

As humans we have the ability to make conscious decisions and typically there is always a why behind every decision we make.

Examples of Why’s we have heard –

  • I want to feel more confident
  • I want to lose weight but learn something new
  • I want to find my power again
  • I want to feel the rush of competing
  • I was bullied and it helps me move the feelings of that
  • I want to prove to myself I am powerful
  • I am a full-time mom who wants to have a part-time energizing routine

There can be many reasons why Muay Thai, and we always suggest doing some solid research and take a class before you decide on your Why.

Engage/Talk with inspiring people online and in reality who currently train for hobby and/or for competition.

You might be surprised to find a similar why in someone.

Whatever the Why, at Diamond Muay Thai we invite you come visit and experience the community and see how Muay Thai can inspire a Why for you.

Keep an Eye out for next weeks – Part Two – Guide to Muay Thai  – What to look for in a quality gym.

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