It has been nearly a year in the making and it is finally here. Watch the trailer for the documentary below. This documentary takes a much deeper look in the man that is Buakaw Banchamek. Looking at his past as a family man and how he started Muaythai taking us through to the present where he is now a gym owner of Banchamek Gym. This is probably the stylistically the most beautiful video I have seen produced on Muaythai and really looking forward to watching the whole thing.

You can purchase and watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/buakawboxerlegendlegacy

“I really did not expect to become the Champion. I just wanted to represent my country, Thailand, with honour.”

These are the words Sombat Banchamek, better known as “Buakaw”, uses to describe the day, that changed his life.

As a young boy he started to practice Thailand’s national sport “Muay Thai”, he won his first fight, stayed with the sport, battled his way through and finally shocked the world in July 2004, by winning the finale of the “K1 Max World Tournament”. Two years later he even repeated this success.

He started as one of many – today he is the most famous Muay Thai fighter of his country. The documentary “Buakaw – Boxer,Legend,Legacy” brings you closer than ever to Thailand’s national hero. It takes the audience on a fascinating journey: Painstaking training, opponents knocked out in the ring – mixed with the rice harvest in his rural home-village. A look back to his past victories. A look to the present. Buakaw as boxer, trainer, camp owner and family person. An outlook to the future. What happens after the last battle has been fought?

Directed by:
Timo Ruge, Gerrit Staron

Timo Ruge, Gerrit Staron

Gerrit Staron

Timo Ruge, Gerrit Staron

Produced by:
Timo Ruge, Gerrit Staron

You can purchase and watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/buakawboxerlegendlegacy

Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.


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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