What is Muay Thai?

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Muay Thai, or “the Art of Eight Limbs,” is the national sport of Thailand. While strongly resembling Western Kickboxing, it combines the use of fists, elbows, knees and shins to create eight points of contact for striking.

Traditionally used for combat, today Muay Thai is just as popular for fitness as it is for competition due to its many wonderful benefits.

Muay Thai provides excellent conditioning, increases your stamina and improves your cardiovascular health. Training often includes running, skipping, and stretching in addition to the offensive and defensive techniques themselves.

You will not only get stronger physically by practicing Muay Thai, but also mentally. Whether you choose to ever step in the ring or not, Muay Thai will help you unleash your inner warrior and give you a mental toughness you can apply to your life as a whole. Plus, after a long day at home, work or school, channeling your energy through drills and combinations on pads and bags will release unwanted stress and leave you feeling renewed.

But don’t just take our word for it, try a class for yourself and see why Muay Thai is celebrated and practiced around the world.

Mysha Dewar-McClelland

Elements Academy of Martial Arts
4465 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC V6S 2G4
Telephone 604-568-3441