MuayThai for Women’s Fitness
Many people think being a trailing supportive expat wife is an easy job, especially here in Jakarta where you’ve usually got a team of helpers at home to do the bulk of the ‘hands-on’ work and obviously (?) leaving you with lots of free time. But as most of you already know it’s just not that simple and it’s certainly not without its stresses: the traffic, language barriers, giving up our own careers, helping kids to adjust, spouse spending more time traveling with work, leaving friends and family in our home countries etc etc. Hmm…not exactly the stress-free living that everyone else thinks we’re enjoying!? Research confirms the effects of stress affect on our health, both physical and mental, can be very harmful. But there are some very practical steps we can take to fight back, to beat stress before it beats us! Exercise, yoga, stretching, kickboxing, massage, laughing, and of course vacations are just some of the ways to release stress. In this article we discuss how you can release stress with MuayThai, the hottest trend in the fitness world.
he system that MuayThai incorporated in its training leads to a natural stress relief, hitting bags and pads just does something to relieve stress and it’s good for the soul. The training is fun when you start to kick and punch the pads, you start to feel free, problems disappear for a while and after a good muaythai workout you just feel good.
MuayThai is a form of martial art practiced by Thai people, also known as kick boxing. Muay means boxing and was a self-defense technique taught to the soldiers to, fight without weapons when they lose their weapons or have to undergo a hand to hand combat. Nowadays, people start to practice Muaythai for Fitness. Fitness MuayThai is a great exercise, outrageous fitness, some people call it “Fitness with Purpose”. You are not just learning how to fight, you are getting fit. In Muaythai fitness happens while you are having fun.
MuayThai is many things turned into one, namely self-defense, sport, science, and art. Over the years it has enriched our physical and moral well-being.
MuayThai has demonstrated to the world its effectiveness. Many martial arts are now incorporating MuayThai techniques into their systems. MuayThai is full of colorful and effective techniques. As your physical strength, coordination, and stamina develop, you will also notice improvements in your determination, patience, and self-control. The goal of MuayThai training is the development of the whole self.
A Well-Proportioned Body – Before any training, one should warm up to improve blood circulation. The training speeds up the body’s metabolism and burns off fat. Eventually, you will notice a decrease in fat, an increase in muscle, and an overall improved sense of well being.
Strength and Agility – Regular training will build up your stamina and put your body in good shape. The body will get used to arduous routines and becomes stronger as a result. The constant training and drilling in MuayThai techniques will allow your mind and body to instantly and effectively react to your opponent’s attacks.
Courage, Determination, and Self-Confidence – Regular exercises are very important in Muay Thai. The body will be driven to the limit of exhaustion. If you do not have stamina and determination, you will certainly give up, so it is necessary to train the mind to be tough. In Muay Thai or any kind of profession, a good player in the game must have supreme self-confidence that one could successfully complete various manoeuvres to make timely and sudden decisions.
Intelligence and Wisdom – MuayThai is a self-defence that is full of tactics, tricks, and techniques. Training in MuayThai means learning all the tactics to defeat the opponent and the ways to counter your opponent’s maneuvers. A MuayThai practitioner must have enough wisdom in using the techniques and tricks, supported by a fair degree of intelligence.
The proper maintenance of health will compliment the martial tactics acquired. In normal circumstances, a MuayThai practitioner will be indoctrinated on the subject of discipline, respect for the rules of the school, and obedience to the instructor. This will lead to the possession of good manners, good spirit, honesty, sense of justice, and self-confidence.
So, if you’re looking for fitness and fun, MuayThai is the answer. Try it, release your stress and have fun!