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Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sports history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers a complete list of all the attacking techniques and a selection of effective defensive and counterattacking strategies. All techniques are presented step-by-step by Thai champions from the famous Sor Vorapin gym in Bangkok, showing readers the fine details of each technique. The training section provides detailed information about the structure, content, and planning of training regimens and this includes historical training methods, a stretching program, and training schedules. Suitable as both a self-training guide and a supplement to club training, Muay Thai Basics offers authoritative instruction for Thai boxers and other martial arts enthusiasts.
Thai boxing - muay thai - has escalated in popularity in the Western world and is appreciated by its fans as a means of fitness training, competitive sport, and self-defense. Advanced students greatly benefit from internationally known muay thai boxing competitor Christoph Delph's focus on what they must know to win a match. He describes tried and tested fighting strategies and traditional muay thai techniques, and shows how to best counter the opponent's attacks, use the element of surprise, and even bring the match to an early close.
"Muay Thai combines distinctive fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this guide, trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport's history, development, rules, and equipment. Basic skills are shown, along with a complete list of attacking techniques and a selection of effective defensive and counterattacking techniques. The book covers structure, content, and planning of training regimes, with sections on historical training methods, a stretching program, and training schedules. Designed as both a self-training guide and a supplement to club training, "Muay Thai offers authoritative instruction for Thai boxers and martial arts enthusiasts.
About the Author
Trained in Thailand, Christoph Delp is a fitness, kickboxing, and Muay Thai instructor with extensive experience in competition. He has already made his expert knowledge of martial arts and fitness available to a wide audience through his many books, including Muay Thai: Advanced Techniques, Kickboxing, and Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters.