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Best Muay Thai Books To Read

Here is a list of the best Muay Thai books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Muay Thai: The Footwork (Black and White Edition): The Secret to Learning the Art of 8 Limbs (2018)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadThe Reputation of Muay Thai as a ruthlessly effective martial art is second to none. The footwork of Muay Thai is at the foundation of what makes it such an effective and devastating martial art for stand-up striking. Did you know that no matter which weapon you throw – Punch, Kick, Teep, Knee or Elbow Strike – the power generation of your weapons starts from your feet?
Author(s): Anthony Yuan

Muay: Submissions, Breaks & Locks of Muay Thai & Muay Boran (2016)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadAll styles of Thai Martial Arts are powerful and exciting. When they become united to form one, they become even more so. A collection of submission, break and lock techniques from over 10 styles of Thai martial arts including unique and secret moves.
Author(s): Master Lee

Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques (2005)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadMuay 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.
Author(s): Christoph Delp

Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation (2013)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadEffective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well as advanced fighters how to best utilize their training time, whether at home or in the gym, alone or with a partner or coach.
Author(s): Christoph Delp

Muay Thai: Peace, At Last (2016)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadMichael Goodison is a writer and a fighter, and in Muay Thai: Peace, At Last, he documents his travelling adventure to Thailand. Battling an ever-present disinterest with the western way of living, Michael throws off the shackles and dares to live, confronting killer cobras and conversing with Buddhist monks as he prepares for a professional fight in one of the most violent martial arts in the world: Muay Thai.
Author(s): Mr. Michael Goodison

Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand’s Warrior Elite (2006)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadWritten by professional Muay Thai fighters and trainers, Muay Thai Unleashed shows you how to master this feared and dangerous martial art. Author and trainer Erich Krauss, along with Muay Thai pros Glen Cordoza and Tana (Chun) Yingwitayakhun, teach you the same body-punishing techniques that are used at the highest levels of Muay Thai competition. Whether you use these skills in the ring or on the street in self-defense, your opponents will regret the day you read this book.
Author(s): Erich Krauss , Glen Cordoza , et al.

Muay Thai Counter Techniques: Competitive Skills and Tactics for Success (2013)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadThis thoroughly revised edition of Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Boxing Techniques teaches intermediate Muay Thai fighters how to counter a wide range of opponents’ attacks. Author Christoph Delp explains the rules and ceremonial procedures unique to Muay Thai competition, demonstrates historical and modern techniques, provides training tips, and details the benefits of training in Thailand–experiencing the a…
Author(s): Christoph Delp

The Combat Sports Strength and Conditioning Manual: Minimalist Training for Maximum results (2019)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadPlenty of well meaning combat sports athletes and coaches use strength and conditioning programs designed for other sports and constantly feel overworked and fatigued, while others ignore resistance training entirely out of fear or ignorance.
Author(s): Will Morrill

Muay Thai Kickboxing: The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning, Training, and Fighting (2002)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadIn the most comprehensive guide available for entry into the fast-growing sport of Muay Thai kickboxing, personal trainer, Thai boxing coach and experienced fighter Chad Boykin leads you through every aspect of the game. Whether you long to test your mettle in the ring or simply get in the best shape of your life, this book will show you how.
Author(s): Chad Boykin

How To Fight Muay Thai – Your Step-By-Step Guide To Fighting Muay Thai (2012)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadIf you want to learn how to fight muay thai, then get “How To Fight Muay Thai” written by a real life muay thai instructor.This “How To Fight Muay Thai” guide will give you all the history, traditions, customs, and basic techniques you need to know to begin Muay Thai.If you’ve always wanted to start Muay Thai, but weren’t sure what the techniques are and how to perform them, “How To Fight Muay Thai” will illustrate and explain basic techniques that you can learn quickly.
Author(s): HowExpert Press, Jane Mosley

The Ultimate Guide to Unarmed Self Defense (2014)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadThe Ultimate Guide to Unarmed Self Defense is a comprehensive guide to the most efficient and effective strategies, training methods, and techniques for functional self defense. Most self defense and martial arts books cover only one or two aspects of violent attacks and are typically unrealistic.
Author(s): Erath Jr, David

MUAY: Winning Strategy & Supplementary Postures – Special 2-In-1 Edition (2016)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadTrain your body and mind in the ways of the ancient warriors of Thailand with this special 2-in-1 edition. Includes 12 extra routines. A complete collection and guide of exercise postures in Muay Thai and Muay Boran.
Author(s): Master Lee

Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science) (2015)

 Best Muay Thai Books To ReadUSA Best Books Award WINNER – 2015Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you an "unfair advantage" by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work.In addition to breaking down the principles behind the punches, Dr.
Author(s): Jason Thalken

Best Muay Thai Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some muay thai books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Meeting a Muay Boran Master: Discover Ancient Thai Martial Arts

Author(s): Scheepers, Kev
ID: 2849306, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 13 Mb, Format: epub

Muay Thai for Beginners: Strategies & Strikes Utilizing the 8 Limbs of Power

Author(s): Takanori Diaz
ID: 2581376, Publisher: Takanori Diaz, Year: 2016, Size: 332 Kb, Format: epub

Muay Thai: Peace, at Last

Author(s): Michael Goodison
ID: 2787038, Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2016, Size: 387 Kb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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