Here at A4 Fitness, we pride ourselves on being one of the best martial arts studios you can find on the Los Angeles’ West Side. In addition to terrific personal trainers and Crossfit programs, we also offer training in the arts of Muay Thai. While many people want to get into Muay Thai, it’s important to know a few things before you sign up.
1. Beginners are welcome.
It’s true: the experts in Muay Thai have spent years honing their craft, and their bodies reflect the hard work they have put into the art form. But don’t despair! There are warm-ups and conditioning drills involved, designed to prepare your body for the intense workout. The goal is to make you feel welcome, and to encourage you to do your best along the way. Our trainers take the time to make sure that you learn the exercises the right way from the start, and we work with you to improve at a pace you can handle.
2. Observe other fighters.
Make sure that you watch other Muay Thai fighters training at A4 Fitness, both in practice and especially in the ring. This can give you a good feel for what is involved when you want to take up Muay Thai. Also, by observing the techniques of others, you can learn a thing or two to talk to your new trainer about.
3. Stick to the basics, at first.
What matters most is execution in the art of Muay Thai. Practice how to make the first strike or improve your footwork, initially. If something appears too complex, you can break it down into smaller parts and work directly with your trainer for more answers. A4 Fitness offers different groups for you to spar with according to your level of expertise as well.
4. Buy the right gear.
When you’re getting into Muay Thai, you’ve got to get the right gear. Don’t settle for the cheap stuff. The six basic items you’ll need are: boxing gloves, shin guards, head gear, groin protection, a mouth guard, and hand wraps. You can also invest in knee and elbow pads, athletic tape, and ankle braces for more support. Finally, a little Namaan Muay can help to ease the aches and pain as well.
5. Be ready to fight!
In addition to being a fighting form, like most martial arts, Muay Thai is a philosophy. You will get caught up in the way of life, and want to practice several times a week. This is a good thing. With more confidence in your skills, you will get the hunger for a good fight, and A4 can pair you up with a comparable fighter for your skill level.
There is no need to fear Muay Thai. When you join A4 Fitness’ Muay Thai program in Los Angeles, we will ensure that you can grow in a safe, supportive environment. It’s time to fulfill your dream of becoming a fighter: give us a call and start today.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.