THE

CliffHanger Academy

EXPERIENCE

What We Do

Muay Thai

 

Muay Thai toughens you from the inside. It helps in boosting the immune system of the body, providing strength and endurance to muscles and clearing the mind. Along the way, you’ll gain self-confidence, and learn how to discipline the mind. At a spiritual level, it provides mental peace and relief from stress. Muay Thai also makes a person more self-assured and self-aware. Due to the fast-paced nature of the sport, you can’t worry and train at the same time. Practicing a martial art allows you to focus on yourself and nothing else.

 
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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing takes you beyond your physical, mental and emotional limits, just as life regularly does. How else would we discover that there’s more to us?  Rock climbing is the perfect practicing parallel for life. If you choose to take the risk, it will be beautiful, exhilarating and dangerous. If you don’t, you’ll remain stuck on the ground. Your goal may seem insurmountable at times, but don’t all the things that are worth it in the end? Rock climbing is known as a moving meditation and the ultimate exercise in mindfulness and being present. In daily life, the present moment is a difficult place to live, especially with all the current distractions we have in our society, that’s why we use an Experience that is built around keeping you present. Rock climbing forces you to focus on each one of your hands and feet as separate entities, while at the same time, calculating your next move while depending on your own strength and breath to keep you off the ground.

Surfing

 

Surfing, just like life, demonstrates that without the right combination of power, flexibility, preparation, and timing, you cannot be successful over the long haul (see supporting research below). You could be the strongest surfer in the water, but if your timing isn’t right, you won’t catch a wave. Your timing could be perfect, but if you’re not flexible enough to react to the wave, you’ll lose it. Likewise, if you’re strong and flexible, but unprepared for the constantly changing conditions of the ocean, you’ll end up having a terrible day.

 
 
 

Surfing mimics life perfectly in these ways. If you’re not flexible enough in your approach to the ever-changing circumstances of life, you’re going to be constantly stressed. Maybe you’re flexible enough to live and let go, but if you’re not strong enough to keep this up over an extended period of time, you’ll eventually break down. Likewise, if your power and flexibility are up to par but your timing is off because you’re not decisive enough, you’ll miss the various opportunities life has to offer.

Snowboarding

 

Surfing, just like life, demonstrates that without the right combination of power, flexibility, preparation, and timing, you cannot be successful over the long haul (see supporting research below). You could be the strongest surfer in the water, but if your timing isn’t right, you won’t catch a wave. Your timing could be perfect, but if you’re not flexible enough to react to the wave, you’ll lose it. Likewise, if you’re strong and flexible, but unprepared for the constantly changing conditions of the ocean, you’ll end up having a terrible day.