In keeping with the documentary on Lumpinee we talked about last week, which features young boys living and training at Lumpinee Stadium, we thought we would look a little more at how MuayThai training starts at such a young age in Thailand. The video below was taken when Kru Kelly was training in Thailand and has received thousands of hits and a lot of controversy in the comments section – as is to be expected. It’s probably hard for a lot of Westerners to feel ok with seeing kids “fighting”, however most don’t understand what a huge part of the Thai culture this martial art is. It’s an interesting debate with valid points on both sides, so we’re interested in your opinion if you’d like to weigh in. Would you have your child participate in a controlled form of MuayThai at the age of 3, 4, 5 years old? How young is too young? Or is it less about age and more about motives and other factors on the side of the adults involved?

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