Jul 17, 2007

Muay Thai Technique Book + Videos


I found an interesting read today-- it's a 277 page technique/theory PDF book on the art of Muay Thai. Amazing read, and worth downloading. (right click/save the link above)
Everyone's heard of Muay Thai by now-- Aka, Thai (Kick)Boxing; it is the "Science of 8 limbs": the arms, the legs, the elbows, and the knees. An extremely hard style, it is often noted as one of the most brutal and efficient collection of techniques currently practiced. Mostly thanks to the amazing drilling tactics and efficient, simple movies associated with the style, Muay Thai is a force to be reckoned with.
MT with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is probably the most common combination found in MMA today, with good reason. To prove my point, here's a good Muay Thai Highlight video :

And--- although his voice is painful to my ears, here's Tony Jaa, the man highly responsible for beinging MT to the eyes of people outside of the world of MA, in what is likely the most painful movie fight scene to look at EVER ('Tom Yum Goong'):


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