Why did I fall in love with Muay Thai? – Member Perspective

Muay Thai is one of the most effective and powerful martial arts in the world. It is sometimes called the Art of Eight Limbs, because it incorporates the use of your knees, elbows, shins and fists.

But Muay Thai is more than just a martial art – it is fitness, friends and fun. The first time I trained Muay Thai at Elite Martial Arts Academy I got an amazing aerobic and anaerobic workout. I could push myself to increase my personal fitness in a way that I never could in team sports. And while your training allows you to push yourself whatever your personal fitness level, the staff and members at Elite Academy always look out for each other.

Although I do love every aspect of Muay Thai, my favorite part has always been the classic roundhouse kick. When I first started I assumed the power from kicks came from your legs. But as I grew into the fighter I have now become, I have understood that the most powerful roundhouse kick come from a careful balance of foot position and hand placement that allows you to engage your hips and your core. It is speed and fluidity that allows you to deliver devastating kicks. The roundhouse kick is also the longest ranged weapon in your Muay Thai arsenal, and is versatile from low leg kicks to head kicks.

Kicks are a great weapon, and a great work out. To improve workouts and push cardio you can do 20 kicks a leg, or a roundhouse pyramid. You may be tired, but you will feel accomplished.

If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level in a fun and friendly environment come by to Elite Martial Arts Academy in Calgary.

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