Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is one of the most exciting forms of the martial arts. Muay Thai traces the development of the art - the "Most Distinguished Art of Fighting" - from its beginnings to modern times and its spread worldwide. The book provides valuable advice on choosing a school and the etiquette and traditions involved in becoming a student of this fascinating martial art. From the essential Wai Kru (respect to teacher) and Ram Muay (ritual dance), through the basic techniques of punching, elbow, knee and clinching and kicking and on to advanced master and complimentary tricks, this manual attempts to answer every question a new student of the art might ask. The book also looks at Muay Thai's effectiveness as a system of self-protection using the tried and tested methods in use today as a truly awesome contact sport. Finally this manual will cover diet and weight loss, mental and physical preparation for competing in Muay Thai bouts, a summary of the rules, number of rounds and the scoring of bouts.
length: 96 pages