Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance

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Korostus Korostus
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For centuries the rib-cracking art of Muay Thai has driven fighters to master the weapons of the trade - fists, elbows, knees and feet - and lured foreigners who thought they were tough enough to compete in the ultimate ring sport. Today Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, and its champions are the country's superstars. Infused with Buddhist ritual and an ancient code of honour, the sport deserves much more than its international reputation for vicious deathblows and bloody knuckles. This is the story of three boxers who enter the ring for the fight of their lives. For 13-year-old Gong Prai, Thai boxing is a passport out of poverty. He?s elbowed his way to 7 knockouts, but this upcoming match will test more than just his skills. 27-year old Harvard University graduate Sam Sheridan has travelled to Thailand to learn the art of Muay Thai from retired boxing champion. Sheridan laces up for his first bout and discovers he is facing bone-crushing odds. And on the outskirts of Bangkok, 29-year-old mother of two, Boon Term steps into the ring for the first time, kicking past the barriers of this male dominated sport to fulfil her lifelong dream.

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