Every woman should know and feel how strong she is, mentally and physically. For this reason, increasing amounts of women are taking up a martial art. There is a surge of female fighters taking the world by storm, showcasing their strength, talent, and dominant position in the combat sports arena. This rising generation of athletes has been overcoming gender stereotypes and inspiring other women across the globe to add martial arts to their daily lives, proving that they can acquire the same skills as men and deserve to share the space equally with their counterparts.
Muay Thai is just one martial art that a growing number of women are engaging in, in part due to trailblazers in the UFC like Ronda Rousey bringing it to more mainstream media. Muay Thai is an ancient striking art hailing from Thailand that is also known as ‘The Art of Eight Limbs’, due to the use of the hands, elbows, legs, and knees for striking purposes. Once used during warfare, it is now a regulated sport, as well as one of the most dominant and effective striking styles seen in MMA and the UFC.
There are many reasons women should consider trying Muay Thai that vary from fitness goals to self-defense to increased confidence.
Here are 5 Reasons we encourage women to take a Muay Thai class:
Muay Thai is an incredibly empowering sport that teaches the student to strike accurately, skillfully, and powerfully. This may be a new feeling for some, but it allows women to explore sides of themselves that are normally discouraged, such as aggression or using their bodies forcefully. Taking a class can be an excellent way to explore this, as well as providing a healthy outlet for stress.
All fighters must believe in themselves to get in the ring. Whether you are training for health or competition, Muay Thai teaches you how to believe in yourself, your body, and your capabilities.
Discipline is the answer to many of life’s problems, but it is rarely taught in school. By attending a Muay Thai academy, you learn how to be disciplined in your training by arriving on time, listening to your coach, being part of a team, and pushing yourself past your comfort zone. This characteristic often spreads to other areas of your life by way of consistency and commitment.
Muay Thai trains every muscle in your body, especially the areas that women are most concerned about such as the arms, legs, and core. More than that, it’s a fun way to do a workout and many forget that it is even an exercise class. You will be stronger, fitter, and leaner, all while learning a new skill.
Muay Thai has given countless women the confidence to walk down the street with their head held high. This is because you learn to have a certain respect and awe for your body and what it is capable of and you know that you can do hard things. On top of that, by learning an effective striking art, you will gain confidence from a self-defense perspective, knowing that you are more prepared should you ever be attacked.
By joining our Muay Thai classes in Plantation, you will have the opportunity to train with professional instructors in a friendly environment. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, you will find a safe place to interact and grow with new people. No matter what your skill set, at John Wai Martial Arts you can improve and gain confidence in your techniques and in yourself.
For more information about training Muay Thai at John Wai Martial Arts in Plantation, Fl, visit JohnWaiMartialArts.com
Here are a few Muay Thai Videos from our academy: