Khem’s “Thank You” for the Kaitburin Muay Thai 50 Kick Fundraiser

Khem Lanna Muay Thai is a retired champion from Lanna who last year suffered paralysis after a motorbike accident.  Kaitburin Muay Thai in Oxfordshire, England designed and organized a...

Khem Lanna Muay Thai is a retired champion from Lanna who last year suffered paralysis after a motorbike accident.  Kaitburin Muay Thai in Oxfordshire, England designed and organized a fundraiser to help alleviate Khem’s medical costs by asking Muay Thai students and fighters around the world to record themselves performing their fastest, best 50 kicks (one leg) and enter the video into a competition for a number of great prizes (equipment, signed fighter gloves/shorts, gift cards, etc).  All told people around the world participated to support Khem and 66,664 Baht was raised and donated to Khem and his family.

I wrote a short blog post on the experience of presenting the money to Khem and his mom at the gym and how the effort toward the fundraiser is the most profound aspect of the gift, that in asking participants to do something in addition to the small donation for entry (2 GBP, $3) into the contest, the people who participated in the Khem “50 Kick” Fundraiser were giving something of themselves that has lasting power, which means a great deal – for all of us.

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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