Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing

“Muay Thai has been developed through many generations, and it has absorbed, many aspects of Thai culture and customs as well as intertwining other elements such as spirit worship, magic, music, literature, morals, and ethics.”
-Somboon Tapina (Muay Thai Sport)

Muay Thai is one of the many fun exercise activities that Hope Rehab Center offers

Muay Thai – Art of the Eight Limbs

May Thai Boxing (มวยไทย) uses almost every part of the body, and it is for this reason that it is sometimes referred to as 'the art of the eight limbs’. It is one of the deadliest martial arts on the planet, but it is also something you can learn for fun. Muay Thai can be viewed as a sport, art, fitness routine, self-defense practice, or even a spiritual path. It is one of the activities you are going to get to experience during your time with us here at Hope Rehab Center. 

Thai boxing can offer many benefits to health and well-being

When most people mention the term ‘Muay Thai’, they are referring to the sport where combatants (known as ‘nak muay’) fight in a ring wearing gloves. This is the national sport of Thailand, and there are fights shown on TV about three times a week, but this is not the only type of Thai Boxing. There is also traditional Muay Boran (มวยโบราณ) which is more of a fighting art than a sport, and it includes spiritual practices such as meditation. Closely related to Muay Boran is a martial art known as Krabi Krabong (กระบี่กระบอง), which uses weapons as well as fists, elbows, shins, knees, and feet.

Hope Rehabs Muai Thai teaching is gentle but effective

Benefits of Thai Boxing

It is an excellent physical workout that uses every part of your body – if you make this a regular part of your life, you are likely to achieve a high level of fitness.

  • Improve self-discipline 
  • Muay Boran or Krabi Krabong is moving meditation
  • It improves self-esteem
  • It can be an effective way to manage stress levels 
  • It’s a nice way to learn more about Thai people and their culture
  • It’s fun
  • Joining a Muay Thai gym is a way for you to meet some new people
  • In order to progress in this martial art, you need to learn patience and humility
  • It can teach you some self-defence techniques
Hope Rehabs fitness regime is gentle but rewarding
Hope Rehab Center features a number of exercise and fitness areas to aid in your recovery
Hope Rehab Center Thailand takes your recovery seriously and will provide you with all the necessary tools to beat your addictions

Am I too old to learn Muay Thai?

There are seventy-year olds who practice Muay Thai, so there is no real age limit. The older people get, the less likely they are to get in the ring, but there is far more to this martial art than just fighting in competition.

Do I need to be physically fit to learn Muay Thai?

Professional Nak Muay are among the fittest athletes in the world, but you start learning this martial art at almost any level of fitness. Of course, it is always recommended that you consult a physician before you begin any type of strenuous training. At Hope Rehab, all of our clients are assessed by a doctor on admission.

Will I need to fight/spar with other people?

No – as a beginner, the idea is to just give you a taste of what this amazing martial art has to offer. If you join a regular class at home, it is usually going to be months of practice before you are allowed to spar. There are also plenty of Nak Muay who train for years and never bother with sparring or fighting.

Is Muay Thai Dangerous?

If you were to step into the ring to go up against a professional local fighter, it probably wouldn’t turn out too well for you. This is not something you will be doing here at Hope Rehab though. We just give you a gentle introduction into this martial art, so it is not going to be any more dangerous than jogging or other forms of mildly strenuous activity.

Muay Thai – Hope Rehab Center Thailand