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Young Blood: Muay Thai

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When the Muay Thai as a subject of the documentary story, it is often told by the “Poverty” of the fighters and “Gap” in the Thai society to the subject matters.

Ringside of the match that took place at the outdoor in Chiang Rai of the northernmost prefecture of Thailand was filled by local people who are enthusiastic to gambling until midnight.

The match of young fighters that power and a technique are inexperienced is hard to expect victory or defeat, and that is why the gambling becomes lively very much.

Young fighters of the gym which I photographed were living in the gym off the parents and aiming to champion while an austere life, and coaches were retired Muay Thai fighters who lived with fighters and gave all of the life to Muay Thai and upbringing of fighters.

Although I met a number of young Muay Thai fighters in the northernmost prefecture of Thailand, I met only one active champion of the famous title.

I wonder how many fighters who grab the success to become a champion.

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