Muay Thai the art of eight limbs

PhotographerAga Szydlik
Prize1st Place in Sports / Extreme sports
City/CountryJohannesburg, South Africa
Photo Date2012
Technical InfoMKII 1Ds
Entry Description

Muay Thai is the toughest ring sport on Earth. The history of Muay Thai can also be traced to the middle of the 16th century. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs", because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact".

About Photographer

Being a curious world traveler, I capture emotions, inspiring images, stories, narratives about people, cultures, and remote, often threatened little-known areas of the world. I grew up in Poland, and over the years I have lived in USA, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and currently I’m based out of Johannesburg. I’m very passionate about humanitarian, travel, documentary and portrait photography, thrill of adventure, people, and their stories. My assignments involve ongoing work with various NGOs, where I use my education and expertise to raise health awareness, conservation efforts, and empower underprivileged members of our societies.