Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers a complete list of all the attacking techniques and a selection of effective defensive and counterattacking strategies. All techniques are presented step-by-step by Thai champions from the famous Sor Vorapin gym in Bangkok, showing readers the fine details of each technique. The training section provides detailed information about the structure, content, and planning of training regimens and this includes historical training methods, a stretching program, and training schedules. Suitable as both a self-training guide and a supplement to club training, Muay Thai Basics offers authoritative instruction for Thai boxers and other martial arts enthusiasts.
About Christoph Delp
Christoph Delp is a martial artist, fitness trainer, and author of numerous books on martial arts and fitness, including Muay Thai Basics, Kickboxing: The Complete Guide, and Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters. His Muay Thai DVD series, designed to accompany his books, is currently in production. The author lives in Lampertheim, Germany.