This can be a very comprehensive book covering the origins, techniques, tactics, training regimines, and rituals of Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing. This book is lavishily illustrated with a lot of photographs (both the “how-to” in addition to “action” variety) which allows increased understanding of the big variety of punches, elbow strikes, knee strikes, and kicks, and how these techniques are strategically applied. Along with the mechanics of Muay Thai, the creator also provides several historical and mythological accounts to highlight the development of this art, and further reveals the importance of factors other than the physical skills, such as courage and determination, intelligence and wisdom, and discipline and sporting spirit. For instance, an enchanting section on the “Wai Khruu,” or ritual dance/warm-up exercises, reveals an integral component of the fighter’s overall preparation. Several pages of photographs and text provide an explanation for what the movements are and their significance. This book is a superb resource.