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Thai Boxing “Muay Thai”; the Art of eight limbs

Thai boxing, or Muay Thai, is a combat discipline for the Thai military in the sixteenth century. It is also known as the “Art of the eight limbs” because it brings into play punches, kicks, elbows and knees, thus utilizing 8 levels of contact. This is probably the most complete boxing since all parts of the body are required to hit the opponents and also to ensure effective self-defense.

Even if it is deemed aggressive and violent, Thai boxing is very beneficial for the health, this activity can be practiced by everyone, men, women, young and old, beginners or professionals by bringing an effective solution to a daily stress for more fitness and well being. Sportingly and mentally speaking, Muay Thai is a very complete discipline that allows you to acquire notions and skills of balance, flexibility, endurance and power.

A typical Muay Thai session usually lasts 2 hours. The class begins with the warm-up phase of the muscles and joints. Practitioners then learn about discipline techniques such as circular punches, direct punches, circular kicks to the face and thighs, and then practice these techniques in soft fights.  The session continues with the practice of exercises with equipment as well as muscle hardening exercises. It always ends with return to calm activities.

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Despite its very physical nature, Thai boxing is based on rigorous safety standards for both indoor training and competitions. Muay Thai allows the acquisition of a better ability to channel energy and aggression among practitioners. It forges a robust body and a foolproof mental potential. It also develops self-esteem and respect for others. Muay Thai is a sport accessible to men, women and even kids over 6 years.

Muay Thai is an educational sport that can be practiced by everyone. It highlights healthy values such as respect for oneself and others, courage and perseverance. It allows you to work all the muscles of the body and develops the endurance by the control of the breath. It is also a great way to let off steam and take away stress and nervousness.

The technique of Thai boxing is fundamental. At the base of education, it is a guarantee of efficiency and control. It works by linking movements with different parts of the body in a coordinated manner and adapted to each level. It acquires only with specific learning, repetition of gestures and a rigorous and neat teaching.

Thai Boxing also promotes great reaction so that you can adopt the right attitude in case of aggression, thus reducing the risks. This discipline is ideal to strengthen the physical and the mental, helps you develop the ability to adapt to any potentially dangerous situations by improving your self-defense skills.

Thai Boxing has a plethora of benefits for both mind and body, it is the fighting style of the wise and it enhances attack and defense skills at the same time. If you wish to master this combat sport under the coaching of expert instructors and follow optimal Muay Thai classes to gain many benefits, then you should join StarkGym in Geneva, Switzerland. The Thai Boxing program at StarkGym is second-to none and it is adapted to all levels, ages and genders.

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