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Muay Thai

The Art of Fighting
Yod Ruerngsa, Khun Kao Charuad and James Cartmell

Muay Thai The Art of Fighting
by Yod Ruerngsa, Khun Kao Charuad and James Cartmell

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Table of Contents Preface………………………………………………………6 Chapter 1. History and Traditions of Muay Thai
MuayThai Chronology……………………………………………7 Thai Musical Instruments for Boxing……………………………15 Beginner Initiation Ritual………………………………………..18 Pre-fight Ritual…………………………………………………….20 Wai Kru…………………………………………………………….23 Muay Thai Terminology…………………………………………..37

Chapter 1. Cherng Muay (Traditional Basics)
Cherng Mad 15 Cherng (15 punches)…………………………..44 Cherng Sok 24 Cherng (24 elbow strikes)………………………58 CherngKhao 11 Cherng (11 knee strikes)………………….…..79 Cherng Thao 15 Cherng (15 kicks)………………………………89

Chapter 2. Kon Muay Thai (Traditional Techniques)
Kae Mad 29 Kon…………………………………………………...115 Kae Thao 23 Kon ………………………………………………….133 Kae Khao 3 Kon …………………………………………………..145 Kae Sok 4 Kon……………………………………………………..147 JuJom 23 Kon………………………………………………………149

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Chapter 3. The Master Tricks and TheComplimentary Tricks
15 Mae Mai…………………………………………………………164 Control of Breath…………………………………………………...174 Stance and Footwork in Detail…………………………………….177 Defensive Head Movements………………………………………..180 Kicking When It Is Too Close To Kick……………………………181 Going "Dirty"……………………………………………………….183 Muay Thai: Throws and Takedowns………………………………185 Clinch (Prumb)…………………………………………………...…187

Chapter 3. Movements of Using MuayThai Art
15 Look Mai…………………………………………………………201 Basic Combinations…………………………………………………212 More Combinations…………………………………………………215

Chapter 4. Training Drills, Conditioning and etc.
Training Drills………………………………………………………216 Improving Punching Power………………………………………..218 Favorite Drills………………………………………………………221 Medicine Ball Drills………………………………….……………..222 Neck Wrestling Drills………………………………………………224 ThaiPad Drills………………………………………………….…..225
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Build Explosiveness……………………….……………………..…228 Kicking Speed………………………….…….………………….….238 Training to Fight!…………………………………………….…….240 How not to Flinch, Blink or Turn Away……………………..……243 Beginner Muay Thai Training Schedule…………………….……246 Conditioning the Shins……………………………………….…….247 Common Muay Thai Injuries………………………………….….250 Dealing with Psychological Problemof "Getting Hit"…….…….252 Basic Technique in Meditation Practice………………………….255

Chapter 5. Hand Wrapping
Muay Thai Hand Wrapping …………………………………..…..256 Pro-Boxing Hand Wrapping…………………………………….. ..260 Hand Wrapping for Heavy Bag Training ………...………………272

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Preface Words from Authors.
First and Foremost. Techniques described in this book are meant to damage and even kill your opponent,though being properly executed are very damaging and some are potentially lethal. Practice and use them with caution – it’s your and own responsibility. Second. There are lots of gyms, schools and training camps where Muay Thai is taught. Cause Muay Thai is living art there are myriads of variations of how to call this or that technique, how to execute this or that strike or training drill. So if youfind out that there are some differences between what you are taught and what you read in this book – don’t worry. Use your common sense, try both ways, chose what suits you more. This book isn’t meant to show the only way, it is meant to help to choose YOUR OWN WAY. Third. There are three authors of this book, but in order to make reading easier, all advices are given as from one author. Fourth.Many of you can ask why so few pictures and where are all these fancy diagrams and stepping patterns? This book lacks them on purpose. We found out that lots off beginners try to imitate what they see (in the gym or in the book) without understanding. And it becomes even worse if someone decides that he can do it after only reading about it. We want you, our reader, to benefit from this book. As...
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