It's a little strange to consider, but a centuries-old fighting system might be the best core workout out there!
First, a little history lesson: Muay Thai is the national sport and a cultural martial art of Thailand. It originates several hundreds of years ago when used as a close-combat form that utilized the entire body as a weapon. Muay Thai employs stand-up striking, along with many other grappling techniques (called "clinching").
Muay Thai's discipline is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" as it involves the use of elbows, fists, knees, and shins. Like many other forms of martial art, the practitioners, called nak muay, invest in themselves and their fighting success by strengthening their bodies to almost unthinkable heights.
The main goal in fighting Muay Thai is to beat down your opponent mostly through strikes. It’s ultimately good for both defensive and offensive fights. But, in the modern...
Think it’s too late to start training in your 30s? 40s? 50s? It’s not. No matter what age you are, whether you’re eight or 80, it’s never too late to begin training.
Hang on – how’s that old saying go? “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks“? No. The new saying goes, “The quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks.”
Martial arts is not simply a new way for you to view the world, it can lead to a completely new you.
Check out this Evolve MMA video outlining seven ways martial arts will change you and your world:
Never Too Late To Start
Let me address the most common worry about starting martial arts post-20’s: “But I’m not in good enough shape to start training!”
Hear this: Few people actually begin martial arts in good shape. They begin martial arts, then they get in good...