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There are countless fitness programs today that promise to help you shed off
the pounds quickly in a natural way. There's yoga (and its many variations),
pilates, aerobics, dance workouts...the list goes on and on and there’s
Pittsburgh Muay Thai. However, there are only few that will not only help you
keep in top physical shape, but also help you relieve stress and make you more
mentally alert. If you are looking for a fitness program that will effectively help
you lose weight, tone your body, defend yourself, and learn an ancient sport all
at the same time, you should start finding a gym and fitness center that teaches
Thailand's national sport – Muay Thai.

Muay Thai is a contact sport that originated in Thailand and is also commonly
referred to as the Science or Art of Eight Limbs. This name was derived from the
fact that unlike other styles of martial arts, Muay Thai makes use of eight points
of contact: the fists, knees, elbows, and feet. The sport is comprised of entire
body movements because it uses eight points of contact, with your hip rotating
and moving in the direction of the kicks, punches, elbows and blocks you
deliver. The sport is similar to certain styles of kickboxing, but at the same time
has unique movements that have been incorporated into the practice as it
evolved over the years.

Muay Thai for Self-defense

If you want to learn Muay Thai for self-defense, the first thing you should look
into is finding a certified Pittsburgh Muay Thai instructor who's had years of
experiencing practicing and teaching the sport. To be able to teach the sport for
self-defense, your instructor would have to be able to explain to you the six
principles: blocking, redirection, avoidance, evasion, disruption, and anticipation.
Under each self-defense principle are movements and techniques that will
basically teach you to be alert and agile to avoid getting hit, gain physical
advantage over your attacker, and be able to anticipate and counter the attacks.

Benefits of Muay Thai

Aside from being able to effectively defend yourself against attackers, Pittsburgh
Muay Thai classes also help students develop agility, focus, and physical and
mental strength. Another good thing about the sport is that the movements and
techniques are generally easy to learn, so students will not have a hard time
learning and using them in a short amount of time. Muay Thai also promotes

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cardiovascular health because it keeps the entire body moving and thus
improving blood flow and increasing the oxygen content in the blood.

As you can see, there are many reasons why Muay Thai is now among the most
popular forms of martial art, contact sport, and fitness program worldwide. Aside
from the many benefits you'll gain from learning it whether as a sport, martial art,
or self-defense or fitness program, it is also a practice that can be easily learned
and does not require expensive equipment. What's important is you have the
desire and discipline to learn it, and even more importantly, you have a highly
qualified Pittsburgh Muay Thai instructor to teach you everything you need to
know at a pace that you are comfortable with.

This article was prepared on behalf of Pittsburgh Muay Thai
(http://www.PittsburghMuayThai.com). Pittsburgh Muay Thai is located in
Wright's Gym at 20 Foster Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Drop by their
office today or visit their website to find out more about the Pittsburgh Muay Thai
boxing classes they offer.




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Description: There are countless fitness programs today that promise to help you shed off the pounds quickly in a natural way. There's yoga (and its many variations), pilates, aerobics, dance workouts...the list goes on and on and there’s Pittsburgh Muay Thai.