Of all of the martial arts that are in existence nowadays, we sincerely recommend you to try out Muay Thai. Training Muay Thai is not only good to teach you how to defend yourself properly in dire situations, but it’s also great as a sport.
Did you know that there are various Muay Thai organizations that promote Muay Thai only as a sport, and they hold events and fights in this martial art? Well, if competition is your life, and if you want to get down to the nitty gritty, there is no better option for you than Muay Thai. To be fair though, you could still train this martial art and use it in other sports or MMA fighting matches. It will be a valuable addition to your overall fighting arsenal. And if you research a bit deeper, you will find out that some of the best fighters in the world have a firm basis in Muay Thai.
It may sound fun to have a career centered on fighting other people, but choosing this as your vocation has some serious implications, and is definitely not for everybody. Fighting as a career is frequently compared to “being punched in the face” as a career. No matter how good you are, there are still huge chances that one of your opponent’s punches will land directly on your face and that you will get rocked. Worst case scenario you get knocked out stiff, and you may even suffer brain damage from the blow. There are certain rare cases when fighters have even died from the injuries that they’ve suffered in their fighting bout. So you really need to consider if this is something that you would wish to be your main vocation – and it’s not only about your personal interests, but it’s also about the interests of your closest people, friends, and family. Nobody likes to see their closest person get punched in the face for a living, and this can be a stressful and grueling experience for them as well as it is for you.
But in the end, the allure of being a fighter can be the overriding motivator for many people. And if nothing else, you will pick the way of life that few people have guts to pick. Stand proud.