You just found out about Muay Thai.
In your eyes, it seems like the coolest and most exciting martial art that you’ve ever seen.
The many techniques involved, the power in the strikes, the balance in the fighter’s movements... All of that appeals to you and makes you want to start training right NOW.
There’s one problem though: you are well over 40 years-old and therefore "too old" to start training.
Or are you? Is there really such a thing as being too old to start training Muay Thai?
Age Is Just A Number - Even For Muay Thai
Sure, you’ve often heard of the saying that "age is just a number." That age should not limit you from pursuing your interests, whatever they may be.
That’s what you think when debating with yourself to take the plunge or not.
But Muay Thai is a combat sport, after all. Does the saying still apply to a martial art that is also...
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...
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....