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Training Children & Teenagers in a martial art can be beneficial  for a number of different reasons. Confidence, self-discipline, respect, learning nonviolent ways to resolve conflict, being aware, being a leader, boosting social skills and promoting an all-round fit and healthy lifestyle are just some of the many reasons.

Muay Thai in particular is a perfect way to develop these skills, and there is no reason to wait until 18 years old to start. At The Thai Boxing Fighters Academy we run classes for children starting at 5 years through to 17 years, as we believe every child has the right to walk around with confidence and shouldn’t have to worry about being bullied.

Build Fitness & Mental Strength Effectively

With obesity becoming more of a problem, it has becoming important for kids to become more involved in physical activities. Muay Thai is the perfect forms of fitness to keep a child or young adult interested in exercise, as it allows them challenge themselves physically and mentally, with some more advanced techniques requiring concentration and coordination. Enrolling inactive children in Muay Thai will not only help to break an inactive lifestyle, but also give them an enjoyable activity that they can work hard at whilst trying to achieve a higher ranking in the Prajioud (arm band) system, which works similar to the Karate belt system.

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Build Self Confidence & Learn Self Defence

Not only is the activity of Muay Thai a perfect way for kids to stay fit, it also encourages a healthy life style.

Muay Thai teaches them to be disciplined and to respect their body. It teaches them to work hard in order to achieve their goals.

It shows them that sometimes when they’re tired and feel like quitting, they can dig a little deeper to find a little extra from somewhere to allow them to keep working toward success.

Our classes are not about making them amazing fighters. In fact, we don’t have any preference whether or not they ever step inside the ring. The Junior classes are about giving them tools that will make their school and social lives easier, and not giving our gym a reputation for creating small warriors. We would rather see them happy and confident than see them be a champion fighter because their coach or parent wanted it.

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Many people have a preconceived idea about what a Muay Thai gym is like, and don’t want to have their kids involved in it.

At our gym, we make a strong point during our Junior Muay Thai classes that violence is not the solution to conflict, and the skills they are learning are to be used at training and only to defend themselves.

Every parent’s worst nightmare is their child being bullied at school. One of the main targets bullies go for are other kids with low self-confidence. Our Juniors confidence comes from the knowledge that they can look after themselves.

It’s a great way for them to be able to relax in the playground, and enjoy themselves more around other kids knowing that an altercation is not an issue.

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Lead Healthy a Life Style, Focus, Have Fun & Be Part of a Team

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