MMA – What you ought to know

 

MMA mindset

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For those who are not familiar with the discipline, MMA may just be a well-known acronym representing people who ‘fight’ for a living. While MMA does stand for Mixed Martial Arts and those who earn what they live off from it are considered professional fighters, there’s definitely more to it than a type of hand-to-hand combat for the ‘savage’ man or woman.

What you ought to know is that it actually consists of various aspects which test fighter's abilities such as standing with strikes, wrestling for takedowns, and submission grappling. A strong mindset and the ability to focus on goals are the most important factors to have in order to succeed in MMA. 

 

The MMA Mindset – The deeper side

 

It takes a strong individual, physically and mentally, to succeed in MMA

 

Competitive MMA embodies a way of life that promotes hard work, self-reliance, sportsmanship, and overall well-being. It takes hours upon hours, day in and day out, of grueling physical mental and emotional training.

The MMA mindset harnesses one's inner strength while honing their drive to always push themselves further and become better as well as constant self-refining. These are lessons that we all can immensely benefit from learning. Hence it comes to no surprise that so many people are drawn to the many facets of mixed martial arts. Be that be Muay Thai, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu or traditional wrestling. That said, to dedicate a long-term practice to just one of these disciplines can add so much to one’s life.

 

MMA training  –  Is it right for me?

 

MMA Training

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Drawing from my own experience, training in MMA can be as safe as training in any other sports – keeping in mind that it is done in a responsible manner. This means that one would have to go through any necessary medical pre-checks suggested by their doctor and be extra selective when it comes to choosing a certified instructor to train with.

Be aware that training for a mixed martial arts fight, in any arena, and at any level, puts an immense stress and inflicts high amounts of physical wear and tear on one’s body. If you happen to be a working parent, the ‘costs’ that comes with professional MMA training may outweigh the benefits by a long shot. So, it may be best to opt out on the competition or even full contact sparring sessions. 

With that said, in exception to the competitive aspect, MMA training and all its facets is for everyone and can be very rewarding as well as positively strengthen one’s character. 

 

MMA Training – When should I start?

 

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The best time to start learning anything as complex as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai is in your youth – as we are most likely to be in prime physical health. However, I believe that it is never too late to take up the practice. No matter your age or physical ability, each one of us can benefit mentally, emotionally, and physically by practicing one or more martial arts disciplines. 

 

MMA and Muay Thai in Thailand

 

Thailand is the origin of Muay Thai discipline, where there are plenty of MMA and Muay training clubs. This stunning country is the most welcoming place for foreigners looking to stay for a short-term or long-term. The symbiotic relationship between Thais to foreigners is accomplished due to the nature of Buddhism culture to be peaceful and accept others. Moreover, tourism is the backbone of Thailand’s economy.

If you are considering Thailand as a viable option for your next getaway, we invite to read Thailand Tips. You may just fall in love and end up opting for a long-term visit in this paradise on Earth. 

 


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