Hello Supporters, Inspirers & Warrior Spirits!
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We’re making Warrior Spirit: a documentary to highlight the amazing journey that people go on when they study a martial art. Through the eyes of Kru LionHeart, other teachers and students of Muay Thai Masters Academy, we will learn about the incredible art of Muay Thai, also known as the science of eight limbs. It is thus named because it uses punches, elbows, knees and kicks to strike. We will follow the inspirational journey of different people discovering themselves through hard physical and mental training.
Warrior Spirit will show and learn about people practicing martial arts in London and also journey with them to Thailand, the homeland of the martial art Muay Thai. More than 2000 years after its inception, the art continues to develop as it spreads around the world. The Muay Thai Masters Academy will make their annual journey to Thailand to learn from the Grandmasters, compete in the Amateur World Muay Boran Games and show their respect during the ceremonies and festivals of Nai Khanomtom Day at Ayutthaya, Thailand ancient capital.
The combat and fighting of Muay Thai is internationally well known but the personal journey, hard physical training and personal development is often not so well covered. We will highlight the ups and downs of the student's who train in London and follow them on their journey to Thailand.
Warrior Spirit will look at the study of martial arts as a gateway to mind, body and spiritual development. It will explore the origin of Muay Thai and its ongoing legacy around the world.
HISTORY OF MUAY THAI MASTERS ACADEMY
Muay Thai Masters Academy (MTMA) is a London based camp with members from all over the world. They are fully committed to mastering the skills and techniques of traditional Muay Thai. The camp is headed by a team of focused individuals who have collectively been involved in Muay Thai for over 60 years.
MTMA hold interclub fights and also compete in international title fights. Their Instructors have produced British European Champions, Commonwealth Champions and World Class Champions.
Taking the journey to Thailand.
Every year in Thailand, in March there is the Nai Khanom Tom day. Nai Khanom Tom is a highly well respected ancient warrior from Thailand who was so loved by the people that he now has a national holiday dedicated to him. During the Nai Khanom Tom festivities, countries from all over the world come and take part in workshops, tournaments and Thai Martial actives. An unforgettable time of skill, strength, dedication and determination.
There are some fantastic rewards on offer in exchange for your support. Everyone will receive a credit on the film. There is a choice of other rewards - from calendars, special prints, t-shirts, to tickets to the screening.
You can even join Kru LionHeart and MTMA to get fit and become the best version of yourself. Tap into your inner warrior!
Get a set of inspirational quotes to use as a calendar or screensaver.
And, of course... you've pledged to this documentary, you're learning the strikes, whilst you wear the t-shirt!
If you pledge money to get involved in this project, you’re going to be able to see a spectacular documentary about human spirit, innovation, martial arts and the journey people go on to discover their inner strengths and weaknesses. As well as this, you will also get have access to Behind The Scenes Footage as we transmit live from fight tournaments, Muay Thai classes and get updates from this exciting project using the Kickstarter Live platform.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Nuakai Aru is an award-winning independent film maker, martial artist and world explorer. They have joined forces to create the inspirational documentary; Warrior Spirit. Nuakai Aru has over twenty years of experience in martial arts and Muay Thai and has been to Thailand many times. Through his head trainer, Arjan Vinnie, they have strong connections to the Kru Muay Association and many popular and well-known Muay Thai gyms.
Safeena Chaudhry is a photographer, writer and film maker. She organises photography workshops and literary book readings in London and has travelled extensively through Thailand and South America. She is currently working on her first solo exhibition.
You can find out more about Nuakia Aru from the TEDx talk below.
Stay tuned for our live Kickstarter updates from London and Thailand!
Where will the money be spent
Your money is going towards production and post production costs. We have most of the equipment and travel costs covered but we want to cover the expenses of those involved and make sure that Warrior Spirit is recorded, edited and distributed at the highest possible quality.
Ways to Support Our Kickstarter Campaign
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Risks and challenges
We will be going to Thailand in March to train and to document the Nai Khanom Tom Day.
The team have accumulated photographs and footage from students in London and Thailand.
The biggest risk is that we will not raise enough capital for the post production phase but both Safeena and Nuakai are experienced editors so the real risk would only be in the final distribution which has been offset as a risk by holding a private screening.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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