TAT hosts Amazing Fight competition

BANGKOK, 24 February 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the “Amazing Fight” event, for visitors interested in Muay Thai.

Participants will get an opportunity to train with Buakaw Banchamek, one of Thailand’s most famous Muay Thai fighters and participate in a competition to win holiday prizes.

The “Amazing Fight” Event focuses on travel to four regions to learn more about traditional Muay Thai and even a chance to step in the ring for a sparring session with a celebrity fighter.

inside no 8The featured venues and regions are:

North, Muay Tha Sao, Uttaradit province;

Northeast (I-san), Muay Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima province;

Central Muay Lop Buri, Lop Buri province;

South, Muay Chaiya, Surat Thani province.

Participants get to join a traditional World Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, a must-do ceremony for every Muay Thai fighter to pay respect to their teachers.

Twenty participants who are selected to take part in the event will get a chance to travel in Thailand free of charge.

Four winners from the final round will be awarded accommodation packages in Thailand.

Male and female foreign tourists who are interested in the “Amazing Fight” event can sign up on the website www.tourismthailand.org/festivalexperience.

They should upload a current photo showing them in a Muay Thai fight or training session and add a short text comment on the subject: “Why do you like Muay Thai.”

The deadline for applications closes 28th February.

The event is divided into three knockout rounds.

Round 1: A total of 20 participants are selected from the candidates who presented their profiles and details on the website and divided into two groups of 10 each (male and female).

Round 2: 16 participants, who demonstrate outstanding performances and pass Round 1, will be divided into four groups, with four people in each group (two male, two female in each group) to learn traditional Muay Thai at venues in the four regions.

Round 3: Finale

Eight participants who achieved the highest scores during the camp training will qualify for the final Round 3. Participants will be divided into groups of two fighters each. The final round will be held in Bangkok, when the four teams ( two participants per group) will be judged by their performances in the boxing ring.

The poll for the popular vote will be opened 15 to 24 March. The final result for the popular vote and lucky winners’ name list will be announced 25 March.