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Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques Paperback – December 21, 2005
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About the Author
Trained in Thailand, Christoph Delp is a fitness, kickboxing, and Muay Thai instructor with extensive experience in competition. He has made his expert knowledge of martial arts and fitness available to a wide audience through his many books, including Muay Thai Counter Techniques and Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters. His popular YouTube channel can be found at www.youtube.com/muaythaidvd.
Top Customer Reviews
In the second section, the fighting position, the steps and the fighting distance are explained.
In the third section, the attack techniques are described in detail: fist techniques, elbow techniques, kick techniques, knee techniques and clinch techniques. Muay Thai champions demonstrate the techniques in numerous pictures. As a result, the techniques can easily be copied.
In the fourth section, combinations for training at the sandbag and pads are demonstrated. The fifth section demonstrates a number of important defense and counter techniques. Additional techniques are demonstrated in the other book on Muay Thai written by the same author. The sixth section presents the content of a Muay Thai training section.
The book is excellently structured: the Muay Thai skills are passed on step by step. I also find the book design excellent. The large book is in color throughout and the pictures are superb. This is the optimum book for beginners and as an accompaniment to training!
Techniques in there are basic: jab, cross, hooks, uppercuts, Thai round kick, front Teep, also very rare seen in MT bouts spining kick.
The reason why I give 4 not all 5 stars is clinch work which is very basic thing in MT from Thailand and here needs to be covered more. Too little is written on it.
I hope that in other book which I will order from same author it will be more clinch work.
All in all from all MT books that I own, this is second in my ratings.
Hope Cristop Delp will written more good books on national Thai sport.
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!
I love this book. It has the basic steps to became a good fighter. I had a lot of ideas for may and may students trainning after read this book.
I recomend it for everybody who likes muay thai like me!
* The quality of the paper is excellent.
* The pictures inside are made it by professionals.
* The author and the rest of the crew are really professional fighters training in Thailand.
* The techniques are real for using in a Muay Thai fighing.
*Is just for beginners and medium fighters.
If you have a lot of experience in Muay Thai this book maybe will be boring for learn something new.
A real "must have" JUST for beginners and medium fighters.
I addition to the book, you can also make use of the excellent DVD Muay Thai DVD - Basic Techniques.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book with a lot of information and nice pictures. Also shipping was really fast.Published 12 days ago by maliante007
Not at all what I expected. Poorly written. Gives examples like: To step forward- move your left foot forward then your right foot forward. Read morePublished 13 days ago by jimf
Great book for beginners like me. It's very informative and has a lot of nice drills.Published 9 months ago by Edward Fowler
Good book but some of the demonstrations are very sloppy. Some of them you have to be a real careless fighter to fall for. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Abdullah madyun
This is awesome. Great step by step supplement with the gym. Good drillsPublished 12 months ago by Jeff Hedgecock
Very well written and explained. Nice size pages with pictures, well sized text. If you want to learn some self-defense I recommend this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by chanson rego