Shadow and Boxer

Lung S. Liu

Muay Thai Culture

Muay Thai, also known as "The Art of the Eight Limbs," is deeply ingrained in Thai culture. It remains the salvation of those who have no other means of livelihood. Camps across Thailand regularly take in orphans, homeless children, and children whose parents can no longer afford to raise them. They are fed, clothed, and provided with an education. In return, the camp typically takes half their earnings. However, not all motivations are monetary in nature, as some camps take in children simply because they have nowhere else to go.

Read more about this series and see additional images in Volume 3 of INSIGHT magazine.