Knocking Out Depression with Muay Thai

The Muay Thai Guys Podcast – Episode 18

11240086_965710316784328_7692961049870261519_nThere are many reasons for why we train Muay Thai, and they may change throughout our journey. Some do it as a way to get in shape, some do it for the glory, some do it for the beauty of its movement, and some use it as a healthy dose of medicine.

On this episode of The Muay Thai Guys podcast, Paul ( and Sean talk with their guest, Michael Saavedra, about how he’s been able to use Muay Thai as a tool to fight back against his depression.  They also talk about:

  • How he originally found Muay Thai and how it differs from the other martial arts he’s trained.
  • The most common misunderstandings about depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
  • What depression feels like and how it can become so overwhelming at times.
  • How his mindset can shift from positive to negative on the snap of a finger.
  • How intimidating situations like social engagements, exercises, dieting etc. are great ways to fight depression.
  • Tips and advice to other people who are dealing with similar issues.
  • And much more!

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