Competitors show off fruits of their dedication at the Fight for Peace muay thai show
10/07/2017 – A scorching midsummer’s day in east London was matched by some red hot performances in the ring at the Fight for Peace Muay Thai Show, held at the London Academy on Sunday 9th July. In all, seven fighters represented Fight for Peace at the event, some making their competitive debuts and all demonstrating the fruits of the dedicated work they put in week in and week out in preparation for competition. Along with athletes from Fight for Peace, representatives from six martial arts clubs participated in the event.
Muay thai events held at Fight for Peace have the specific objective of enabling young fighters to gain competitive experience and test themselves against unfamiliar opponents in an environment which is a step up from sparring in training. With this in mind, winners and losers are not declared and the emphasis remains firmly on learning and improving.
The skill, strength and stamina required to compete in a muay thai show is considerable and the hard work and sacrifice that the young competitors made to enter the ring was not lost on the spectators who packed into the Fight for Peace Academy for the event. Following hours of training in the gym, competition is an excellent opportunity for young fighters to show their skills and enhance their confidence levels. This was the case for Fight for Peace’s Ion Pruteanu, who was competing for the first time at the event.
“I feel very good and happy to compete for Fight for Peace. Yesterday was my first experience in the ring and it was a fight that I have been preparing for for a long time. I think it is important to compete on these shows because you show people what you work so hard for. We are trying to push ourselves to become something good in this hard life and this can also be motivation for people around us”, explained Ion.
The following fighters represented Fight for Peace at the muay thai event: