A class "A" book on basic Muay Thai! It is very well organized and beautifully designed and illustrated. -- Dan Inosanto, School Owner/Head Instructor, Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts, Jan 1, 2002
<br /><br />Excellent presentation of old Muay Thai and the modern Ring Sport today. A "Must Read" for the Muay Thai enthusiast -- Duke Roufus, Professional Fighter: K-1/Muay Thai School: Duke Roufus Muay Thai Camp, Feb 16, 2002
<br /><br />Honestly, I loved this book. For someone who is without a "full-time" instructor, this book is a must! -- Mike Mattox, School Owner / Head Instructor Championship Karate & Kickboxing, Feb 24, 2002
<br /><br />Rating: 5 out of 5 ..."the quality of the publication is sure to impress." This is the bible for Thai-boxing. -- Ultimate Athlete Magazine: April 1, 2002
<br /><br />What magnificant photography! Fascinating and informative text. I hope you publish more such books. --John Pilcher, international accounts manager, C&T Publishing, March 15, 2002
From the Publisher
Spry Books has recently published "Muay Thai: A Living Legacy", a definitive introduction to one of the world's great martial arts.
Although Muay Thai is widely recognized as an excellent form of physical training and a method of self-defense, as well as being an exciting spectator-sport, the emphasis tends to be on its violent aspects, while the traditional and cultural values on which it is based are almost completely ignored. With the aim of presenting a more rounded evaluation of Muay Thai, paying attention to its history and rituals as well as the fighting techniques, the girl-power team of Kat Prayukvong (researcher and coordinator) and Lesley D. Junlakan (writer and editor) spent over a year working on the book, having to struggle with inconsistencies and a virtual lack of written records, the Muay Thai legacy being largely an oral tradition passed down from teacher to student. The result is a stunning book, not only in terms of its content, but also to look at: rare archive pictures and superb full-color photographs lavishly illustrate the text.
"Muay Thai: A Living Legacy" is the first in a projected series of three books: the second and third volumes will focus on, among other things, more advanced techniques.