As an alternative way to exercise and improve body conditioning, Thai Boxing is an activity that will improve your physical and mental discipline. Having lived and trained in Thailand and involved in Thai Boxing for over 20 years either at competitive level or as a coach, Dan O’Callaghan is an ex-Irish champion who strives to share his knowledge and experience of the sport.
Thai Boxing, or “Muay Thai” is a martial art and combat sport also known as “the art of eight limbs” as it is characterized by the combined use of hands, feet, elbows and knees. For that reason, it is also described as an “eight points of contact” sport as opposed to a “two points of contact” sport like traditional boxing.
Dating back to the 16th century, the sport has been gradually codified and is now supervised by amateur and professional federations.
Thai Boxing can be practised and amateur and pro level at Force Fitness.
With a heavy focus on body conditioning, Muay Thai makes use of the whole body and regular practice will foster:
- A physically stronger body
- A healthier heart and cardiovascular system
- An increased confidence and self-esteem
- A stronger immune system
As well as
- Combat mental health problems such as anxiety and depression
- Relieve stress
- Combat obesity
Little Warriors: Muay Thai boxing for kids
Force Fitness provides underage Muay Thai Boxing as well. Our Little Warriors classes are aimed at kids from the age of 6 upwards and the coaching caters for both amateur and professional levels.
By attending Muay Thai boxing classes, children will have the option to take part in regular competitions and will also:
- learn to defend themselves
- build self-confidence and discipline
- develop self-control, determination and learn to keep a cool heart
- achieve good health and a quick, strong body
Consult our timetable or contact Dan for more details at 086 286 34 09