Through rare photographs and firsthand reports, enter a world few Westerners have ever seen. Learn traditional Burmese boxing techniques from the basic stances, kicks and strikes through advanced "experts only" moves, and be introduced to the grueling training exercises practiced in ancient times and the modern methods used by fighters today.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Interesting read on an obscure martial art. Comment: After studying "westernized" Muay Thai for a number of years, I became interested in the more historical aspects of boxing styles practiced in various manners throughout Southeast Asia. I was certainly not disappointed with this book. Burmese boxing contains many of the same techniques as traditional Muay Thai, but also has headbutts, throws, spinning backfists, double flying knee strikes, and a variety of other techniques. The book contains information on the history of Burmese boxing, rules of the sport, and excellent illustrations of basic and highly advanced striking, defense, throwing, and neck wrestling techniques. There is a lot of information packed into this book. My only complaint is that the techniques could use a little more explanation. Anyone with experience in a striking art would have no problem picking up on these techniques, though. Overall, an excellent book. Customer Rating: Summary: Traditional Burmese Boxing : Ancient and Modern Methods from Burma's Training Camp Comment: This book is a good resource for any fan of Southeastern Martial Arts. It will give you a glimpse of the cousing of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) Sometimes this martial art is considered more brutal than Thai Boxing (since the rules are so thin and also the use of wrestling and headbutts.) Is A Basic look since is the only book avialble that I know regarding this art. But is worth it for serious fighters. And for the rest is a good resource of cultural glimpse of Burma.