Yes, Muay Thai is dangerous. As with all competitive contact sports, there are definitely health risks involved but the keyword here being “competitive”. Muay Thai fights in the ring can be brutal -and bloody- with flying knees, sharp elbow strikes, hard kicks to the guts, and swinging punches.
Does Muay Thai ruin your body?
No, Muay Thai is not dangerous, generally that is. If the gym is decent, you will be just fine. As for hitting hard surfaces, that is not done at all. You will kick the heavy bag with shin gaurds on in the beginning, that will progressively make your shins harder, and slowly kill the nerves.
Which is more dangerous boxing or Muay Thai?
The main factor that makes boxing more dangerous is the fact that a higher number of punches are landed to the head in boxing, not only because kicking is not allowed, but also because there are often more rounds. In Muay Thai, kicks can help you earn points just as well as punches, and fights can be ended by kicks.
Is Muay Thai more dangerous than MMA?
Comparing style wise, MMA is more dangerous than Muay Thai. It’s easy for the trained grappler to close distance, take down his opponent and choke him to death or break his limbs with minimal effort. The Muay Thai guy is not trained to defend from takedowns and chokes.
Is Jiu Jitsu bad for your brain?
Occasional hits to the head in jiu-jitsu are unavoidable. As in any contact sport or martial art, we understand and accept this risk. Yet head trauma can lead to concussions, potentially dangerous medical conditions. A concussion is a brain injury.
Do Muay Thai fighters get CTE?
CTE is possible in any sport where contact is involved. In a COMBAT sport like muay thai/kick boxing, where the goal is to punch, kick, knee, and elbow your opponent’s face in, you’re clearly taking a risk every time you jump in the ring.
Does Muay Thai give abs?
Practising Muay That not only encourages us to strengthen our core to become unaffected by body shots, but it also creates strong abs and obliques through the movements that are performed while practising the sport.