Fearless

Lumpini Stadium, Bangkok, Tuesday night

Muay Thai means celebrating the fight, the rules, the competition. It is entertainment and tradition at the same time. The ritual of the fight has its own rhythm.
Two fighters enter the ring and perform their own muay thaï sacred dance, the Wai Khru Ram Muay, to show respect to their mentors and trainers. They are wearing armbands blessed by monks, headbands, the Mongkol, and capes. In five rounds the oponents fight for winning.
Around the ring the audience is making bets, trainers are shouting to support their fighters. In the background more fighters are warming up, others are taking their breath after their fight, taking care of their hands, theirs wounds.
The bell is ringing, the rituals starts again.