Muay Thai Mondays: How Old Is Too Old To Start Fighting?

Is It Realistic To Have My First Muay Thai Fight at 45?

I’m a firm believer that it’s never too late to start training Muay Thai. When you begin your Muay Thai training not only will you learn a beautiful (and practical) martial art, but you’ll also be improving the entire spectrum of your health, so why not give it a go?

Now training Muay Thai is one thing, but fighting and actually stepping in the ring to willingly get punched in the face is next level shit. That is when age becomes a real factor due to the high risk of being seriously injured.

Is it realistic to have a fight even if you picked up Muay Thai at a later age? What should a typical training regimen look like when preparing for a fight? These are the questions that Nak Muay Nation fan Chris Large asked me for this weeks Muay Thai Monday Q&A… and here are my answers:

Funny enough, this question is by far one of the most common ones I get sent. And you know the ironic thing? I’ve had people from as young as 18 years old all the way to 65+ ask if it’s “too late” to start training Muay Thai. No matter what the age, I always have the same answer, “It’s never too late to start training!”.  

So now the question is, how old is too old to fight? If you want to know our thoughts, then listen in on this week’s podcast with 60 year old, active boxer, Coach Jeff Smith.


Every week there is a new “Muay Thai Mondays Q&A Session” where we answer your questions about techniques, fight strategy, mindset, nutrition and anything related to Muay Thai.

nmntshirtbackgroundIf you’d like your question(s) answers AND if you want to win a free Nak Muay Nation t-shirt or tanktop, submit your question by:

  1. Filming yourself asking the question. If it’s technique oriented, try to show me what you mean.
  2. Upload it and email it to sean (at) nakmuaynation.com
  3. BOOM! That’s it!

I hope you’ve been enjoying this new weekly segment! Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel and let me know your thoughts, comments and any suggestions for future episodes in the comments below (or on the video itself).

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