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Why Muay Thai is Great For Kids

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

Here at Ralph Gracie Walnut Creek Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we specialize in teaching children the art of Muay Thai for the purpose of self-defense. Send your child out into their new world with confidence, respect and new friends. Read further to see why Muay Thai is great for kids!


What Is Muay Thai?


Muay Thai is a form of Thai boxing that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. For example, fighters are taught to throw elbow strikes to the head, body or legs of their opponents, as well as to use their knees to create distance or to attack with punishing blows. The best part about Muay Thai is that it is a life-long practice. Something to start at a young age and progress as you grow, always honing your skills.


The Benefits Of Muay Thai For Children


Muay Thai provides children with physical benefits such as increased strength, agility and flexibility. It also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, discipline and self-confidence. Additionally, Muay Thai provides children with invaluable life skills such as respect, resilience and perseverance. For instance, children who practice Muay Thai learn the importance of goal setting and putting in hard work to achieve their goals, as well as how to accept failure, learn from it and move on.


Why Your Child Should Do Muay Thai


Muay Thai is an excellent way to encourage physical fitness in children. It helps to build strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as improve coordination and balance. It also instills discipline, respect, and confidence. Furthermore, it teaches children the importance of self-defense and being able to protect themselves. For example, children can practice simple Muay Thai techniques to defend themselves against bullies and other potential dangers.


If your child needs some stimulating physical activity, or perhaps they need the confidence to be able to defend themselves. Maybe they just want more social interaction and to make new friends doing something they both enjoy. Whatever the reason, Muay Thai for your child has lasting benefits for your peace of mind and for your child’s overall physical and mental development.

Contact Us Today For Your Free Trial!


If you are uneasy about letting your little bird leave the nest, perhaps enrolling them in Muay Thai for self-defense lessons will help ease the mind. Contact Ralph Gracie Walnut Creek Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of California today and schedule your free trial! Our team would be more than happy to introduce your child to the class and teach them what Muay Thai is all about.



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