pre-fight prayer

pre-fight prayer

Mae Sot, Thailand
April 14/05
A 16 year old Thai fighter says a Buddhist prayer, prior to his match in the secondary ring in Mae Sot. The fighters under the age of 16 fight 2 one-mionute rounds with quick action and knock-downs.
The fighting form is a mix of Muay – Thai and Burmese Lethwei boxing, blended to create a lethal fighting style known as Muay Kad Cheuk. The hands of the combatants are wrapped with a mix of gauze and hemp rope. The finished covering provides a minimum of protection on the hands and a maximum of impact on the opposition.
Traditionally, the Burmese fights are 4 rounds with the final round ending only after one of the opponents can fight no longer due to a knockout or excessive bleeding to the head