These photos are from a combination of two different nights and four different muay thai matches during two different weekends down in Hua Hin.
The first of which being two 11-year-old kids fighting each other. The second is two random Thai fighters I didn’t know, but they had a really good fight. The last two fights pictured – basically the reason we went to the matches in the first place – are of our friend Meow (black shorts). Apparently Meow doesn’t fight much anymore (he’s considered old for muay thai), but he’s a goog trainer, so it’s exciting to watch his matches. All the of the fighters do this traditional dance before they fight, which is apparently supposed to be the perfect warm-up/stretch for the activity they’re about to partake in (wailing on each other).
Left, is one of the 11-year-old boys doing his warm-up just before the match.
These guys start their warm-up.And blue shorts wins.Okay, this is our friend Meow (black shorts), about to start one of his fights.Not the only time Meow’s foot found this guy’s head.Different fight.The first fight was a loss for Meow…