Real Love For Muay Thai: Sangtiennoi Documentary | Authentic Muay Thai Camp in Thailand
Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj is a huge Muay Thai legend who fought some of the biggest names in the 80s and 90s, known as the golden era of the sport. Fighters back then were made of a different breed.
Training was brutal, competition was intense, everyone was exceedingly hungry, and raw talent was aplenty. Fights back then were legendary battles with a showcase of beautiful techniques and immense heart, wars that are still talked about today.
After his retirement, Sangtiennoi continues to pass on his love for the sport as a trainer. Notable names he’s trained with include Australian Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, and Japanese MMA veteran Enson Inoue.
Our interviewer visited Sangtiennoi’s home gym in the outskirts of Bangkok, where he shared candid stories about his life as a top prized fighter. You also get to meet some interesting characters in his gym.
This project is part of a documentary series started by Angie, a Muay Thai enthusiast based in Singapore (follow her on IG to support her works): https://www.instagram.com/angiewon9
A: “I am fascinated with the stories of old, and I love retelling these stories. When these ex-fighters share their stories with me, I feel like I’m transported into the past, watching from the side as it unfolds. I want to know the little details - what was life like, how they felt, why they made that choice etc.
I want to document these legends as HUMAN. People who are afraid when fighting their idols, and who also had to deal with disapproval from their parents. People whose fears, dreams and motivations we can all identify with. Knowing that they are human just like us, is a reminder that we too, can be like them.
I would love to interview more ex-fighters and legends of the sport, and I hope you’ll join me in their stories of hope, fear, laughter, sadness, and inspiration.”
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