Muaythai Journal: Old footage of children fighting in Pitchit

Two 8 year olds going at it in the ring

Muaythai Journal released some footage of of 8 year old children fighting in Pitchit, Thailand. Kids fight for various reasons, often to help support their families and sometimes even simply for glory of becoming the champion.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I really hope Muaythai Journal interviews some kids in the future. Having competed in Judo from a similar age, I do not remember concepts of pain or fear. So I wonder  how do these kids feel about fighting and do they get injured severely as one would imagine?

What are your thoughts on kids so young competing on such a level? Let me know below so we can discuss.

 

Many thanks to Muaythai Journal for the upload

About Guy Lazarus

I am a South African Nak Mauy with a keen interest in MMA and combat sports in general. I run Mauyguy.com to give the world of fighting a South African Nak Muay's perspective. I have been competing in Martial Arts since the age of 7 with some success having come 3rd at IFMA World Championships and have my provincial colours for Judo. One day I will grow up and relinquish my dream of being world champion, but not yet...

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