From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone
Did you know that Muay Thai started out as military training for Thailand’s warriors? Hundreds of years ago, they used it for hand-to-hand combat. In modern times, Muay Thai is still powerful, challenging, and a great way to exercise.
Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to Muay Thai. You’ll discover:
• What some of the top Muay Thai kicks and strikes are, including the roundhouse kick and the flying knee.
• What ram muay is and how it honors the sport’s traditions.
• What the main local, national, and international competitions are.
• What role Muay Thai has in mixed martial arts competitions worldwide.
Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.6|
Library Media Connection
“Martial arts is a popular topic with pre-teens, and this series will more than adequately fit the needs of both school and public libraries on the subject.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Students who are fascinated by martial arts will find much to enjoy in this series…. Action-packed photographs and interesting sidebars will keep readers engaged.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Garrison Wells
Garrison Wells is a third-degree black belt in Nihon jujitsu, a first-degree black belt in judo, a third-degree black belt in Goju-ryu karate, and a first-degree black belt in kobudo. He is also an award-winning journalist and writer, and he lives in Colorado.
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Martial Arts Sports Zone
This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where… View available downloads →