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What sport is known as “the art of 8 limbs”?

Did you know Muay Thai is also known as the “art of eight limbs”? It’s because of the consistent use of a pair of fists, knees, elbows, & shins.

No wonder it’s a great way to increase strength & endurance!

It is a mind-body workout with immense health benefits including:

🥊 self-discipline

🧠 sharper focus

💦 stress relief

⚡ boosted energy

💪 confidence

On this week’s Meet the Team, Loubert talks about how Muay Thai has benefited him healthwise & mentally, how it helped him grow as a person, and gave him the opportunity to travel to Thailand & China. He even met a well-known UFC fighter!

Watch the full interview here

Loubert comes from a wrestling background and has been practicing martial arts for 3 years. And like many others, once he tried Muay Thai he fell in love with it.

He teaches OAMA’s adult and children Muay Thai programs and is a professional athlete.

“It’s brought so much wealth with the lessons I’ve learned and the people I get to work with…The biggest lesson is I get to set my lifestyle to get what I want when I want, and I get to be the person I want to be…I now have the ability to achieve anything in my life and get out of my comfort zone.”

Loubert is a passionate person, eager to help others. His energy is contagious!

When asked what advice he has for others, he said “OAMA is a lifestyle! Whatever your goal is, coming to OAMA will help you. If it’s an interview you have, anything, OAMA is the place you want to be. There’s no reason not to!”

Don’t miss Lou’s video, newly released on OAMA’s YouTube channel. Click here to watch it.

Listen to Lou…we’d love to see you in Zoom class. And we can’t wait to see everyone on the mats and in person soon.

If you’d like to learn from Lou, or any of our instructors, join a Zoom class. Muay Thai and BJJ are offered every day!

Click here to join a Virtual Class.

And remember…⁣

“𝑷𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌.” – Loubert Nicholas⁣