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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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books (December 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583941401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583941409
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book first describes the development, the history and the rules of Muay Thai and presents the necessary equipment.

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!
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This is good book for MT starters. Also it price is very reasonable. In there are color pictures which is not very often. Very good topics on Thai culture and MT rituals.

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.
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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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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
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Hi! I'm a brazilian Muay Thai and Taekwondo Fighter.
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!

Swadee krup
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History, color photos, clear explanations. That's what I look for in a martial arts book. I have a big MA library and recommend this one.
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I just want to say this book is good for next descriptions:

PRO
* 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.

BAD
*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.
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The book provides a very good description of the Muay Thai basics. You will find background information and the basic techniques are introduced. The techniques are clearly described and nicely supported by image sequences. This is followed by an introduction of the training. It is a very good book for athletes with initial or limited training in a club, or for somebody who wishes to exercise on a sandbag by himself at home.
I addition to the book, you can also make use of the excellent DVD Muay Thai DVD - Basic Techniques.
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