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Muay Thai gains momentum in Nepal

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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“Muay Thai fighters are so strong, they can knock down a tree with a single kick.”

Gymkhana, with the help of Nepal National Muay Thai Association, organised the first semi-professional competition and plans more in the future.

While still a child Rahul Moktan heard his father talking about the Thai sport of Muay Thai, which has since paved his way to pursue the sport. A young Moktan wanted to become a Muay Thai fighter himself and now has over 10 years of Muay Thai experience.

“Yes, a Muay Thai fighter can bring down a tree. But it has got to be a small lean banana tree. Not the big ones I believed during my childhood.”

“I didn’t plan to go pursue Muay Thai but I was good at sports and was fascinated especially by the martial arts.”

 

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