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Fighting Strategies of Muay Thai: Secrets of Thailand's Boxing Camps

Product By Paladin Press
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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (September 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581603584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581603583
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

About the Author
Mark Van Schuyver has practiced martial arts for many years. He is the author of more than 100 articles on the martial arts in such magazines as Black Belt, Inside King-Fu, Karate Illustrated, Fighter and Tae Kwon Do Times.He is also the coauthor of the book Secrets of Championship Karate.

Pedro Solana Villalobos is the owner, director and head instructor of the Thailand Arts Institute in Atlanta. He began his martial arts studies at the age of 6 with judo and then migrated to kickboxing and Thai boxing. Villalobos continues to train extensively in the boxing camps of Thailand.

Product Description

There are three elements of Muay Thai boxing: techniques, tactics and strategy. Most Muay Thai books deal only with techniques. Fighting Strategies of Muay Thai is the first book to reveal actual fighting strategies and tactics as taught in the boxing camps in Thailand. Both the author of this book, Mark Van Schuyver, and his partner in this project, Kru Pedro Villalobos, are martial artists. In fact, Villalobos is a professional Muay Thai fighter and trainer who has studied extensively in Thailand with some of the art's most well-known names. And in helping Van Schuyver with this book, Villalobos held back none of the secrets he had picked up in Thailand. Because the elements of timing and the strategies of the Muay Thai system are universal to all types of fighting, this book will be invaluable to Muay Thai fighters and trainers, professional and amateur fighters, and martial artists of all styles, including taekwon do, karate, jujitsu, judo, and no-holds-barred fighting and wrestling. The definitive work on Muay Thai strategies and tactics, Fighting Strategies of Muay Thai is a guide to total fight preparation.

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Customer Reviews

"Great !!" 2008-11-02
By Eric Bergeron
This book is a very good reference. It has lots of good strategies that, when applied into a sparring session, works very well. Not ideal for beginners but a must for intermediate or advance fighters .

"Lousy Insights" 2008-08-30
By Aphex Bin (New York City)
As a professional Muay Thai instructor under Surasute Surachai...I am not impressed....pretty common sense unless you are a Beginner...Study with a certified Muay Thai instructor for insights....this book was bought for a student...after reading the other review Hypes...got nothing out of this book...

"Vilalobos rules" 2007-01-12
By Gj Roux (South Africa)
A must have in the library of any muay thai practitioner. Real advanced topics adressing types of opponents, defensive and offensive manuevers for and against each style fighter, plus workout programs and dietary guidelines. Really well written.

"Start with this" 2006-08-04
By Inuzuka Kagekiyo
Muay Thai is one of the few external martial arts styles I greatly admire. No-nonsense but deep, it is perfect for self defense or competing. So far this is the best book on Muay Thai I read. I wouldn't say: "Read this book and go bust skulls"- but if you are wondering what's Muay Thai like before you want to start training, and don't want to rely on some hear-say info, this book is for you.

"This is where you should start" 2004-09-25
By K. Kang (BC, Canada)
This is a great book. I bought 3 Muay Thai Books and I stopped buying it after I purchased this one. This book is compilation of author's training experience at Thailand and at his gym(Dojo) with his students. If you are a beginner, it gives clear conditioning plan with things to consider and also it gives tips on fighting strategies. However, this book is little light on technical side.
All in all, this is a good book and if you are serious about training and want a book to supplement your training, this is where you should start.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 05:13