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IMBA Muay Pram book

By Grand Master Marco De Cesaris


The Art of Thai grappling

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’s 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.
Full colour, 560 photos and drawing.
Forward by Prof. Chaisawat Tienviboon.

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Grand Master Marco De Cesaris
He has been a Muay Thai practitioner since 1978 and has been certified as a teacher of Muay by the Ministry of Education of Thailand (in 1991). During his career he was an athlete, coach of professional thai boxers, judge / referee, promoter and founder of the first Italian Muay Thai Federation. In 2012 in Thailand he was awarded the 15th Khan of Muay Thai Boran (Bramarjarn or Grand Master of the Art) and Gold Mongkon by the Governor of Ayuddhaya Province. He is the founder and technical director of the International Muay Boran Academy (IMBA), the worldwide organization devoted to the development and spread of Muay Boran in the world, since 1993. IMBA is currently present in 26 countries, Europe, North America, Latin America and Australia. Master De Cesaris since 2005 has developed a modern scientific version of Muay Lert Rit (Military Close Combat) adapted to civilian use, which has become an integral part of the IMBA technical curriculum, along with Combat Muay Boran, the most combative interpretation of Thai Traditional martial art and Muay Pram, the deadly Siamese grappling.

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