Muay Thai – The Science of the Eight Limbs

Certainly one of the more traditional forms of the fighting arts, Muay Thai actually proves to be one of the most effective fighting styles, which can be deployed beyond the formal structure of the boxing ring, with Muay Thai proving to be one of the most rapidly growing combative arts since it spread beyond the borders of where it originated, in the Asian country of Thailand.

The science of the eight limbs, or the art of the eight limbs, as Muay Thai is known, is popular because of its explosive practicality — the kind of practicality which can be used outside of the ring in situations that would call for someone to be able to defend themselves, so it is a great way for novice combative artists to find their feet inside the borders of the world of the combative arts.

While Muay Thai is still very much catching on around the world and certainly in the Western world as well, back in its native land of Thailand it is a matter of life and death, where the young boys of a number of families aspire to become Muay Thai practitioners, as a means through which to escape poverty and provide a better life for their families.

This is the reason why Muay Thai is so big back in Thailand, with a lot of money exchanging hands in the process, so it is probably every Western Muay Thai practitioner’s dream to at least witness the Muay Thai scene as it in the combative art’s native land of Thailand.

The rest of the world is doing their bit to catch up to that type of level however, although it will probably never hold so much significance for practitioners of other parts of the world as it does in Thailand, but that is not to say the Muay Thai scene beyond the borders of Thailand isn’t advanced.

The traditional element which comes integrated with the mere act of participating in something like Muay Thai is enough inspiration for novice practitioners to want to take their art further and reach the kind of levels amassed by their Eastern counterparts, so the entire Western establishments which are actively involved in the facilitation and consumption of the Muay Thai combative art will do their best to ensure they gradually develop positively.

Muay Thai is certainly growing very rapidly as one of the most preferred forms of the combative arts, so it is best to get in on the action as a beginner, so as to learn the art as it evolves in the new world, of which the benefits thereof take the form of areas which are seemingly not linked with the actual sport, like mental sharpness and the development of a number of important life skills.

Muay Thai practitioners also have the advantage of being equipped with a fighting style that could prove to be rather awkward to come up against, while proving to be very effective for the instigator, thus making it generally better to have in their range.

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Arashi Do North has been open since Jan 2004 (since 1985 in Alberta). We offer Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes to Children 4-7, 8-12, 14-16 and adults (16+). Come try out a class with use and check out our other social media for neat videos and photos.
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