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Video: Becoming a Muay Thai Champion

This wonderful short film by director Josh Hayward looks at the intense preparations a Muay Thai fighter goes through in the days leading up to a fight. It’s a fascinating portrait of dedication and commitment set against a backdrop of indelible traditions and huge expectation in the city of Bangkok where Muay Thai is more than just a sport, indeed it intersects every aspect of society while also holding enormous spiritual and religious connotations. Filmed at the historic Rajadamnern Stadium, and on the grounds of a Buddhist Temple at the bare-bones boxing gym, this is a rare and inspiring insight into the application and perseverance required to become a Muay Thai Champion.

Muay Thai on VIMEO by Josh Hayward

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