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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.
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Author Tony Moore is one of the Western world's foremost authorities on the martial arts of Thailand. He has been taught by some of Thailand's top instructors, including the late Grand Master Samai Messamarn of the Buddhai Swan Institute. Among his many honours are: British Light Middleweight Thai Boxing Champion (retired undefeated 1992), British All-Styles Middleweight Champion (retired undefeated 1992) and Champion of Champions (Hong Kong 1988), the first Westerner to win an Eastern title. In 1991, he was awarded a White Mongkorn, the highest award in Muay Thai. He is chairman of the British Thai Boxing Council, of the technical committees for the British Thai Boxing Council and the British Association of Muay Thai Officials, and technical advisor to the Irish, Romanian and United States Muay Thai associations. He has trained one European and 16 British champions at junior and senior level (amateur & professional). He lives in Manchester, UK. US consultant Tim Mousel has Thai-Boxing Instructor Certification from the Ajarn Chai Sirisute, and serves as Houston Branch Director for the Thai Boxing Association of the USA. He has a BA degree in Physical education and coaching, and an MSc in Sports Science.
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Book Description New Holland Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1843305968