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Binding: Paperback Dewey Decimal Number: 796.815 EAN: 9781583941010 ISBN: 1583941010 Label: Blue Snake Books Manufacturer: Blue Snake Books Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 180 Publication Date: 2004-05-27 Publisher: Blue Snake Books Release Date: 2004-05-27 Studio: Blue Snake Books
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: Advanced Thai Kickboxing Techniques includes sections on:
-Muay Thai as a competitive sport -The rules of competition -Traditional ceremonies -Stars and stadiums -A professional training program -Competitive tips and tricks -Effective countertactics -Historical techniques -Training in Thailand
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Customer Rating: Summary: Finaly a real book Comment: The book "Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Kickboxing Techniques" by Christoph Delp shows that the author has gained experience in fighting and training in Thailand. The techniques range from basic up to some I haven't even heard of, despite the years I have worked out in Thailand. This book is very good to use additional to the daily work out in the gym. Of course a book can't teach you how to become a good fighter, but even some "professionals" should take the chance to re-read some of the excellent descriptions regarding the shown techniques! Additional to the good text work, the photos are making it easy to follow the different movements. Reading the book and the included interviews plus viewing the photos of the thai-stars and high officials, gives you an impression on how the special atmosphere in Thailand is like. All in all for me this is the only book that was written out of the view and the experiences of someone (a farang) who lived and practiced in Thailand not somewhere else! Excellent work. Customer Rating: Summary: Real Muay Thai Comment: I bought this book in Thailand. Everyone in our camp liked the book, because it is real Muay Thai. Great pictures and professional fighters. Customer Rating: Summary: This is not advanced! Comment: I was really disappointed in this book. I don't know who could benefit from it. It's too elementary for semi-advanced students but doesn't cover basics so it stinks for the beginner!
The descriptions are a little vague and the photos do not explain much. There are a few great action shots but nothing you can learn from. There were too many "portrait" photos of Thai competitors.
Overall I did learn a few things but it was not worth the read ...or the money. Customer Rating: Summary: enough already with false titles.... Comment: While I'm glad there are more books on Muay Thai coming out, enough already with false titles. There is nothing "advanced" about this book. In fact, if you have spent more than a few months in any decent gym, you will find this a pretty boring book
I'm tired of so called instructional books filled with pictures of tourist sites, random pics of Thais standing around and pages of "this is me with my coach". Noe of that is instructional in nature, nor is advice on how to get a visa to Thailand....
The technique is fairly basic, good quality pictures and if you are a beginner you will learn something, but the title is way off the mark