This book is a journey through the History, the Mythology, the Art and the Science of the discipline of Thai Grappling. Starting from a detailed and rigorous analysis of the technical pillars of ancient Siamese Grappling, the author guides the reader through the principles of Physics, Anatomy and Physiology to fully understand the original Siamese style of seizing and holding. A comparative analysis of the foundations of Western and Eastern (Ayurvedic) Medicine is used to decode the secrets of an ancestral combat system that is still perfectly up-to-date and suitable for the needs of modern martial arts practitioners.
Thai Grappling technical components, how to seize and hold, joint locking maneuvers, throwing techniques and vital points striking are just a few of the many subjects covered in this volume.
Forward by Prof. Chaisawat Tienviboon
560 photos and colour plates