Many people have a preconceived idea about what a Muay Thai gym is like and don’t want to have their kids involved in it. Thankfully, the days of thuggery involved in martial arts gyms is very much a thing of the past. At our gym, we try our hardest to make a strong point during our kids’ Muay Thai classes that violence is not the solution to the conflict, and the skills they are learning are to be used at training and only to defend themselves.

With obesity becoming more of a problem, it has become important for kids to become more involved in physical activities. Boxing/ kickboxing / Muay Thai are perfect forms of fitness to keep a child or young adult interested in exercise, as it allows them to challenge themselves physically and mentally, with some more advanced techniques requiring concentration and coordination. Enrolling inactive children in Muay Thai will not only help to break an inactive lifestyle but also give them an enjoyable activity that they can work hard at whilst trying to achieve a higher ranking

Not only is the activity of performing martial arts a perfect way for kids to stay fit, but it also encourages a healthy lifestyle. Muay Thai teaches them to be disciplined and to respect their body. It teaches them to work hard in order to achieve their goals, just as our adult fighters have to do when they are preparing for a fight. It shows them that sometimes when they’re tired and feel like quitting, they can dig a little deeper to find a little extra from somewhere to allow them to keep working toward success.