Being both aerobic and anaerobic, Muay Thai places huge stress on your cardiopulmonary systems. With continued practice, your body will adapt to the demands of the sport, and improved cardiovascular performance is oneof the many payoffs.
"Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing."
As a practicioner, whether you realize it or not, you build your confidence every time you show up to class. Just stepping into the gym takes courage and every time you do it, you get stronger.
The ability to control emotions, desires and reactions can be a huge asset both in personal and professional life. However, it is not easy to attain this state of balance and control; but with regular practice of martial arts, it is indeed possible. Muay Thai is not just a way to improve health or to learn self defense. Of the many benefits this skill imparts the ability to develop and maintain self discipline in life itself.
Confidence is great, and actually a necessary component for success. But if confidence comes without humility, it is just arrogance (cockiness). The best approach to learn anything is with joy, and here humility suppresses all frustration.