With childhood obesity on the rise, it is important for young people to stay active.
Whilst there are many ways stay active, the activity chosen should provide a broad range of benefits. Martial arts stands as one of the best activities for young people to undertake, given its positive outcomes.
Teaching life long skills, Muay Thai is one of the best martial arts for teens. The skills gained from Muay Thai are easily transferable to other areas of life.
From a young age, teenagers develop their own specific criteria for determining respect. Despite being very impressionable when young, teenagers’ values are grown incrementally.
Muay Thai provides a solid platform from which respect is promoted. Starting in the gym, teens will learn to respect their coaches, their peers and themselves. Outside the gym, respect will facilitate a pathway of self-reflection, self-awareness and self-improvement.
Teenagers study a useful self-defense system from training in Muay Thai. They learn how to defend themselves without inflicting bodily harm, while also understanding the consequences that flow from their actions, where force may be used. This is a big responsibility for a teenager; and respect flows directly from such a responsibility.
Muay Thai improves cognitive function, posture and physical stature. As teens are still growing and malleable, Muay Thai helps to bring all three aspects together, to create a positive body image.
By standing correct and good, teenagers look confident. Having the shoulders pulled back without slouching portrays an element of confidence, which is perfect for deterring bullies.
One of the major benefits of martial arts is stress relief. For teenagers, Muay Thai provides an outlet for a young person’s stress, worries, anger and frustration. The focus needed for Muay Thai means that teens will clear their mind from stress while training, providing clarity in future thought.
Martial arts creates common ground to build lifelong relationships with other young people in the program. Everyone in a martial arts gym is training for the same goal. Therefore, no matter the age, race, gender, or background, teens can become friends with people they probably would never approach in school.
Health and Fitness
Muay Thai is known for building a strong physique, increasing a teenager’s health and wellness.
In addition, Muay Thai will help to instill a positive and healthy environment in a teenagers life for years to come. As a teen physically improves their body shape, so to will their mental health improve.
“Martial Arts is Crucial for Your Teen’s Wellbeing …. and is the single best way they can grow into incredible human beings”
If you would like to know more about training for teenagers, please check out our Junior Tigers program