So, I have been working hard in between dance shows! (Yes, I have another one this weekend! - with my own choreography :D) I have been going to Muay Thai classes with Mark for the last three weeks! We have been attending classes at a local Mixed Martial Arts Gym.
|My Fighting Stance!|
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai is a form of martial art that is considered the "art of eight limbs". It utilizes your elbows, knees, hands, and feet. It is also considered Thai Kick boxing.
Class Set up:
We normally start with simple warm ups like jogging or sprints. There is a lot of strength and conditioning that is done through out the class. Honestly, I did not think I would make it through my first class! The high kicks then the sprints then the push ups...etc. I thought I was going to pass out! :P
I pushed through with my water lol. Every class has focused on a different limb and how you can use it. I have learned that my legs are STRONG. I have been taught the fundamentals of kneeing and kicking. We continuously work through combos (punching then kneeing and so forth) to further build up our ability to fight well.
I LOVE IT! I feel so confident and safe. It may seem silly but I honestly feel like I could take anyone that wants to go! Hah I just realize that I am stronger then I think and I learned the right way to defend myself. If you have not taken a mix martial arts or kick boxing class, I would recommend that you GET WITH IT! You will get a great workout, while learning how to handle business if necessary. :)
My must stay pinned up or in a bun for class. It is irritating if it is any other way. Plus, I sweat like crazy so I need it to stay contain. I also find myself doing a mini wash midweek when I take 2 classes...stinky hair = no bueno! lol
Which mix martial arts classes have you taken!?