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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!

1. Muay: Winning Strategy Ultra Flexibility & Strength (2016)

Best Muay Thai Books to ReadPreparation for life and battle. Train your body and mind in the ways of the ancient warriors of Thailand. A collection and guide of exercise postures in Muay Thai and Muay Boran. Introduces exciting postures that have been surrounded in secrecy and never written down before. • Develop strength and flexibility • Boost energy and immune system • Increase longevity, vitality • Combat disease, illness and injury • Experience extreme energy and power • Gain a powerful core-abs and back • Master the freedom to move without limitations, be able to do the splits and the…
Author(s): Master Lee

2. 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? Muay Thai is a legacy of the Thai people and the power contained within this Thai Martial Art is retained and passed down through the deep wisdom contained within the Muay Thai curriculum itself. This book aims…
Author(s): Anthony Yuan

3. 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. • Master 54 techniques plus many variations • Quick and fun to learn with easy to follow instructions and pictures • Progress in Muaythai or MMA (Mix Martial Arts) • Experience extreme power • Develop essential winning strategies • For beginners and experts. Written by Master Lee Certified by the…
Author(s): Master Lee

4. 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. 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…
Author(s): Christoph Delp

5. 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. A comprehensive guide for Muay Thai fighters as well as those utilizing Muay Thai techniques in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Training Techniques teaches effective exercises to improve flexibility, stamina, and strength as well as basic fighting techniques such as…
Author(s): Christoph Delp

6. 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. From elephants lumbering along the lush mountainsides to the rowdy backpacking scene of northern Thailand, and culminating in an adrenaline-thumping…
Author(s): Mr. Michael Goodison

7. 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. Unleash your potential with: * Kicks * Punches * Elbow strikes * Knee strikes * Clinching techniques * Defense and…
Author(s): Erich Krauss , Glen Cordoza , et al.

8. 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 art in its country of origin. The primary focus of Muay Thai Counter Techniques is on counter-tactics, or techniques used to counter an attack from one’s opponent. Muay Thai is a martial art with a variety of impressive…
Author(s): Christoph Delp

9. 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. But by using the system outlined in this manual, you can be a part of the small group that trains intelligently to become the best athlete and fighter you can be. Scientific research and years of personal experience have gone into this complete guide to strength and conditioning for combat sports athletes. Inside you will learn to:-Program effective and efficient workouts-Periodize your training…
Author(s): Will Morrill

10. 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. With clear, instructive photos and descriptions, Boykin demonstrates the conditioning exercises that provide the foundation for the power and speed of Muay Thai. Then he takes you step by step through the brutal elbow and knee strikes, punches,…
Author(s): Chad Boykin

11. 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. You can then build on those basic techniques. This step by step guide will help you begin your Muay Thai journey…
Author(s): HowExpert Press, Jane Mosley

12. 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. The Ultimate Guide to Unarmed Self Defense covers every aspect of self defense, from awareness and prevention to exceptionally effective techniques. Techniques and training methods are presented as taught in private lessons, and hundreds of easy to follow photos with directional arrows and ghost imaging make learning from the book easier than…
Author(s): Erath Jr, David

13. 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

14. 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. Thalken, a computational physicist with a long history of martial arts across various styles, applies the mind-set of a physicist to a number of controversial…
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 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.

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

Author(s): Christoph Delp
Publisher: Blue Snake Books, Year: 2013, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1159437

Muay Thai

Author(s): Arnaud van der Veere
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2012, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1017830

Essential book of martial arts kicks : 89 kicks from karate, taekwondo, muay thai, jeet kune do, and others

Author(s): Cohen, Guli; Bremaeker, Marc de; Faige, Roy; Navot, Shaḥar
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2012, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1441000

Muay Thai - The Art of Fighting

Author(s): Yod Ruerngsa, Khun Kao Charuad and James Cartmell
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 800368

Muay Thai Unleashed: Learn Technique and Strategy from Thailand's Warrior Elite

Author(s): Krauss E., Cordoza G., Yingwitayakhun T.
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 53 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2051242

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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