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Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques

Product By Blue Snake Books
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Book Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books (December 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583941401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583941409
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

About the Author
Trained in Thailand, Christoph Delp is a fitness, kickboxing, and Muay Thai instructor with extensive experience in competition. He has already made his expert knowledge of martial arts and fitness available to a wide audience through his many books, including Muay Thai: Advanced Techniques, Kickboxing, and Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters.

Product Description

Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers a complete list of all the attacking techniques and a selection of effective defensive and counterattacking strategies. All techniques are presented step-by-step by Thai champions from the famous Sor Vorapin gym in Bangkok, showing readers the fine details of each technique. The training section provides detailed information about the structure, content, and planning of training regimens and this includes historical training methods, a stretching program, and training schedules. Suitable as both a self-training guide and a supplement to club training, Muay Thai Basics offers authoritative instruction for Thai boxers and other martial arts enthusiasts.

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Customer Reviews

"muay thai basics" 2009-02-14
By Mark B. Forrest (usa)
this book is very good for those who want an introduction to thai boxing training.

"many pictures and techniques" 2009-01-06
By Richard Almasi (Europa)
I needed a book to revise some basic techniques from classes I used to take. My requirements were a book that:

1. had a decent number of techniques

2. had clear pictures and explanations

3. was affordable

I was mainly after a book on technique, and not the history and culture of the art, there are other great books and videos available that focus on that.
This book had more techniques than what I where initially after, and so I learned some new ones I hadn't learned in class.
The techniques are neatly categorized according to "weapon of choice": knees, elbow, kicks etc. so it is easy to look them up.
The pictures are sequential so you can see the steps taken, there is also text that explains the technique, and even advice on how/when to use them.
Besides the techniques the book has information on warm-ups, stretching and so on.

"great " 2007-05-17
By Michael Noronowicz
I have this book and its been very useful to learn the basics from as I work night shift and know of no muay thai school in my area. covered are basics strikes as well as drill with the pads

"Okay book to learn the basics" 2006-08-09
By ATF_Reader (MD/DC Area)
I picked up this book to supplement my Muay Thai training. The books used a lot of glossy photos to demonstrate the technique. The section on stretching is nice. The footwork section left me with a lot of questions though(not too clear)!! It also includes an example training plan. IMHO, nothing takes the place of a experienced live instructor to help critique and correct your form. Hopefully, they will include a section on bag work in the next edition.

"Fills in the gaps" 2006-04-24
  By Larry L (NJ United States)
  I just started training Muay Thai and I bought this book to supplement my time in the gym. This book is an excellent addition to my training and I consider my self lucky to have found it when I did. The history of the art is great and so are the explanations of the techniques.

 This is a great book for those of us just starting out.

  My only caveat is that Mr. Delph goes to great lenghts to state that he feels Muay Thai was ruined in "certain English speaking regions". Then he goes on to demonstrate a hook and he is clearly hitting with the last two knuckles. These are the weakest part of the hand and in reality one would end up with a broken hand no matter how well wrapped it was. humpf!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 05:04