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Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing : MMA-Proven Power Techniques (Paperback) (Joe E. Harvey)

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Kick boxing has become a craze, and Muay Thai—or Thai boxing—the national sport of Thailand has become one of the most prominent martial arts forms in the mixed martial arts (MMA) arena. Useful as a method of self-defense, an excellent way to top physical conditioning, and effective in stand-up fighting, Thai boxing is often called "the art of eight limbs." Hands, elbows, shins, and knees characterize Muay Thai, in the combined use of punches, kicks, and standing grappling moves.In this book, author Joe Harvey, an experienced martial artist with close to 20 years of active training and teaching, covers Muay Thai stances and such moves as:
  • Upper body strikes and defenses
  • Lower body strikes and defenses
  • Plum/clinch tie up defenses
  • Stalking and retreating
Also, read about what equipment is best to use, training and endurance drills, and specific problem areas.Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing is an outstanding aid to anyone training in Muay Thai or MMA—new students will learn the moves efficiently through clear diagrams that include centerline, levels, directional angles, and linear positioning. Over 200 color photographs supplement the diagrams, making it easy for more experienced students to refine their techniques. Joe E. Harvey, who began official training at the age of ten, understands what students need, and presents learners with many aids, training drills, tips and more!
Muay Thai—or Thai kick-boxing—is the national sport of Thailand and a fundamental skill for successful mixed martial arts fighters. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing is a detailed manual of the punches, kicks, elbows, knees and standing grappling moves that are a part of Muay Thai, one of the fastest growing fight sports in the world. Due to its popularity and effectiveness in the ring, it has become one of the most prominent forms in the mixed martial arts (MMA) arena. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing will teach fighters of all skill levels how to use this art effectively in the ring.
Number of Pages: 179.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Martial Arts + Self-Defense
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
Author: Joe E. Harvey
Language: English
Street Date: August 10, 2009
TCIN: 11450547
UPC: 9780804840057
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-5093

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My granddaughter says the book is helping her alot!!!
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