Muay Thai—or Thai kick-boxing—is the national sport of Thailand and a fundamental skill for successful mixed martial arts fighters. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing is a detailed manual of the punches, kicks, elbows, knees and standing grappling moves that are a part of Muay Thai, one of the fastest growing fight sports in the world. Due to its popularity and effectiveness in the ring, it has become one of the most prominent forms in the mixed martial arts (MMA) arena. Mastering Muay Thai Kick-Boxing will teach fighters of all skill levels how to use this art effectively in the ring. Joe E. Harvey is an experienced martial artist with close to 20 years of active training and teaching. Fascinated by the martial arts early on, Joe began official training at the age of ten in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was born. Joe holds black belts in several different disciplines and has trained extensively in Muay Thai, Filipino martial arts and Jeet Kune Do concepts. He lives in Virginia.