It was Dutchie idea to watched Muay Thai Fights and our hotel in Phuket recommended us a competition at Bangla Boxing Stadium (Patong, Phuket). Personally, I do not like any fighting competitions. Punching or kicking your rival does not look like a sport to me. I do believe the process of being a fighter itself is the sport. However, Muay Thai is rather unique. It started with Wai Kru Ram Muay performance by the fighters. It consisted of two shows, the first is to respect people who close to the fighters like the coaches, family, friends and supporters; and the second performance with bow gestures aimed to respect God.
The Muay Thai fighting itself consisted of kicking and punching. It is famously known as Thai Boxing. Looking at these pictures again, I’d rather glad to be able to capture some moments during the fights despite of my photography burnout. There were several competitions on that event, I forgot how many to be exact. It started with junior fights and ended with non-Thai fights. Overall, it was an interesting travel activity if you were interested in traditional fights and Thai culture.
Great montage of photos ~ it must have been pretty exhilarating shooting these action scenes. I do not shoot action as much as I would like, but when I do it seems I am on that same plane of excitement of the people/animals/crowd ~ a lot of fun 🙂
Indeed! Exactly how I felt, I was not too keen with the fighting scene but somehow when stood there with camera, it went automatically to capture the excitement of the moment. It feels weird to remember it 🙂
And thank you for the kind comment 🙂
🙂 Shooting performances is great fun, so well done Indah!
😉 Indeed Randall, I remember the dance performance photos that you took – they are so awesome!
Great pics, no words…Just amazing!!!
Thank you so much 😀 🙂
You really are a good photographer, would learn from your pics too.
Oh! What a wonderful capture of these action shots! I didn’t get to see Muay Thai boxing in Thailand, so I’m delighted to see these pictures. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂