Muay Thai is More Mental than Physical
If you are looking for a different and interesting way to stay fit and healthy, you might want to give Muay Thai a try. You should be warned though that this martial art form is only for those who are willing to take it seriously. It is not a passing fad like most fitness trends. Muay Thai is a century-old sport that requires the utmost discipline and patience.
Aside from the physical benefit of achieving a more toned body, its less obvious effects on your being are even more rewarding. Muay Thai sharpens your mental toughness. Unlike boxing where athletes only use two fists, this form of martial art lets players use kicks, elbow jabs, and knee strikes. This gives you more to watch out for than your opponent's two fists. Just like most combative sports, Muay Thai is more about the mind than the body. You have to learn how to anticipate your opponent's attacks and avoid them. You should also devise your own strategies on how you can get through your opponent's defence tactics and make a hit. In other words, a Muay Thai player's true strength does not lie in the power of his kicks or punches but in his mental sharpness and understanding of the sport. Aside from improving your powers of mental focus and concentration, Muay Thai can also instill positive values of discipline, patience, self-control, and sportsmanship. Indeed, this sport is more than a way to keep yourself fit. Muay Thai can influence broader aspects of your life.