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Muay Thai Mississauga – M.A.F.A.

Are you thinking about stepping up your physical activity game? Are you wanting to branch out and try something different that challenges your body and your mind? How about learning a martial art? If you are considering getting into the martial arts to learn a new discipline or to increase your physical activity, then Muay Thai in Mississauga at MAFA Martial Arts Fitness Academy is for you!  M.A.F.A. is home to a premier training and fitness facility in the Westside Greater Toronto Area. We offer Boxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Shekicks; a women’s only technical Muay Thai program. Come learn Muay Thai in Mississauga by our experienced and knowledgeable trainers at M.A.F.A. Read on for more information about the benefits of learning a martial art like Muay Thai.

What is Muay Thai:

Muay Thai in Mississauga is a combat sport having origins in Thailand as the name itself implies. It is one of the various martial art forms that are popular in Asian countries such as Karate and Kung Fu. At first glance it is closer to kickboxing which is known by different names in different countries such as tomoi in Malaysia, pradal serey in Cambodia, and Muay Lao in Laos. What many do not know about Muay Thai is that it is the national sport of Thailand. Muay Thai is also called the art of eight limbs because in addition to hands, as in boxing, and hands and feet as in some other forms of kickboxing, proponents of Muay Thai make use of hands, feet, elbows and knees thus taking the count up to eight.

Benefits of Muay Thai training for fitness:

Muay Thai in Mississauga has consistently been proven to be a top martial art for those looking to lose weight fast, and to build a physique that is wanted by many: lean, muscular yet not large, and with a focus on core and lower body strength. Below are a few benefits of Muay Thai training for fitness:

Increase core strength:

Core strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities. What many beginners to bodybuilding, sports, and martial arts tend to think about core strength is that it is the training of abdominal muscles only. The sport of Muay Thai in Mississauga, and the nature of movement within it, requires rotational and repetitive movements in order to become better. The muscles that are activated when performing strikes, defensive movements, clinching, and conditioning exercises all contribute to a strong and high-performing core.

Increase leg strength:

The heavily utilized muscle groups when training Muay Thai are the leg muscles. Virtually every muscle in your lower body can be improved upon by doing the multitude of different kicks and footwork drills that are happening in a typical Muay Thai training session.  Muscle endurance will increase through all the leg drills, force production will increase, your agility and footwork will increase, and aesthetically your leg muscles will be firmer. Everyone has seen the premiere fighters in the Muay Thai world and their calves. This comes from the years of training they have received.

Cardiovascular Conditioning:

The level of conditioning that Muay Thai offers for people training regularly are incredible. Muay Thai is both an aerobic and anaerobic activity, the martial art places a ton of stress on your cardiopulmonary systems. The reason that Muay Thai fighters are able to go 3-5 rounds without tiring is from a strong cardiovascular endurance training. Your body is constantly put into stress to adapt to the needs of the sport.

These are just a few of the benefits of Muay Thai training for fitness. If this sounds appealing to you, and you are interested in learning this martial art, then Muay Thai in Mississauga at M.A.F.A. is for you! For more information about Muay Thai training, or about our other martial arts and fitness programs, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. We can be reached by phone at: (905)607-6232, or by email at: