This ancient martial art is also known as “the science of eight limbs”. In the art of Muay Thai the hands, elbows knees and shins are used as weapons, thus enabling the practitioner to make use of any part of his body a weapon to defend himself or a loved one.
Muay Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed, and superb cardio-vascular endurance. The training, although challenging is also safe. Muay Thai training incorporates the use of Thai pads to allow the practitioner to strike with devastating power in a safe and controlled environment. The Thai Pads also allows the trainer to touch the practitioner during pad work, testing the practitioner’s reflexes to move away or block the strike.
The art has also proven to be very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners from law enforcement and the military as a no nonsense approach to self-defense. It is also used in MMA where a MMA fighter will use Muay Thai as part of their stand up arsenal.
WHY MUAY THAI
- Great cardio workout as Muay Thai is a very fast paced martial art.
- Pad work tones muscles due to the resistance the partner and pads offer.
- Relieve stress and hit the pads. Allows the practitioner to practice the techniques with full power in a safe environment.
- Great for body coordination as Muay Thai is a martial art that works all planes of movement.
- It is a basis for self-defense. The techniques are basic, effective and easy to learn with no flashy movements.
- Competitions. The practitioners are able to compete in various tournaments in Singapore or internationally