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An inspirational documentary on the interpersonal journey people experience through practicing martial arts.
An inspirational documentary on the interpersonal journey people experience through practicing martial arts.
An inspirational documentary on the interpersonal journey people experience through practicing martial arts.
66 backers pledged £5,163 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Supporters, Inspirers & Warrior Spirits!

Thank you for taking a look at our campaign! 

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. 

Kru LionHeart
Kru LionHeart

 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. 

Rashid at an MTMA Interclub Fight in 2017
Rashid at an MTMA Interclub Fight in 2017

Taking the journey to Thailand.

Bangkok
Bangkok

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.  

Fight at Patong Stadium, Thailand
Fight at Patong Stadium, Thailand

PERKS

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!

Learn Muay Thai - The Science of Eight Limbs with Kru LionHeart
Learn Muay Thai - The Science of Eight Limbs with Kru LionHeart

Get a set of inspirational quotes to use as a calendar or screensaver.

Leila as featured in the 2018 Calendar
Leila as featured in the 2018 Calendar

And, of course... you've pledged to this documentary, you're learning the strikes, whilst you wear the t-shirt! 

T-SHIRT OR VEST
T-SHIRT OR VEST

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

Please check out the rewards, pledge what you can and if you cannot, it is with gratitude we ask you to...

*Please share this project on with your friends and family. 

*Shout us out on FACEBOOK

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& Your Blogs.

*You can tell the world you have contributed to the documentary by using the hastag #WarriorSpiritDocumentary on Twitter and Instagram.

*Email your friends!

* Share with bloggers, marketers and journalists.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO VIEW THIS CAMPAIGN.

Keep moving, fly high and thank you!

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The New Fitu App

 

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.

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    Thank you and Social Media Shoutout

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    Your name will appear on the Warrior Spirit - Wall of Thanks' in the end credits.

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    Inspirational Quotes

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    You will also receive 5 uplifting quotes taken from the MTMA 2018 calendar to use as a screensaver on your desktop.

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    Warrior Spirit Documentary Poster

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    You will receive an A3 Warrior Spirit poster of the documentary!

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    VIP Tickets to private screening

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    For this contribution, you will receive a ticket to the private screening of the Warrior Spirit documentary, followed by a networking reception.

    This is in addition to included in the credits of the documentary.

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    4 Muay Thai Group Classes in London

    Thank you for helping us to kickstart this documentary! Your name will appear on the Warrior Spirit - Wall of Thanks' in the end credits.

    For this contribution you will be given 4 Muay Thai Masters Academy Classes on Tuesday's in evenings Liverpool Street. As your helping support this documentary support yourself and begin to master yourself with Muay Thai!

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    Warrior Spirit - Supporter

    Thank you for helping us to kickstart this documentary! Your name will appear on the Warrior Spirit - Wall of Thanks' in the end credits.

    Plus you will receive;
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit

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    One 121 Session with Kru LionHeart

    Thank you for helping us to kickstart this documentary! Your name will appear on the Warrior Spirit - Wall of Thanks' in the end credits.

    Experienced Muay Thai Instructor, Kru LionHeart will give you an unforgettable one-to-one fitness session. As well as being dedicated to Muay Thai, Kru Lionheart is also a personal trainer. His goal is “to help people tap into their potential and to bring forth their authentic self through training.” It is his dedication and expertise that led him to be Idris Elba’s personal trainer whilst working on The Dark Tower, which was released last year. He also trained Idris everyday for three months helping him to prepare for documentary – Idris Elba: Fighter.

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    Portrait Session

    Thank you for helping us to kickstart this documentary! Your contribution has been noted!

    Come and join Safeena Chaudhry for a half-day studio session in central London to have your portrait taken. Safeena has taken portraits of Muay Thai fighters, models and when she went to Thailand, mahouts and their elephants! Location will be in central London so please only buy this if you can make it to London.

    This is in addition to included in the credits of the documentary.

    (Travel to London not included)

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    Warrior Spirit - Advocate

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    Plus you will receive;
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit
    * 4 Muay Thai Classes in Liverpool St.
    * 1 Ticket to the screening of Warrior Spirit

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    A cameo in the documentary

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    For this contribution, you will be invited a chance to appear in the Muay Thai London part of the documentary. London based only.

    This is in addition to:
    * Credit mention
    * Inspirational Quotes Screensavers
    * T-Shirt or Vest (Shipping will be added on checkout)

    (Travel costs to London NOT included)

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    Warrior Spirit - Crusader

    Thank you for helping us to kickstart this documentary! Your name will appear on the Warrior Spirit - Wall of Thanks' in the end credits. You will receive regular updates about the production.

    Plus you will receive;
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit
    * 4 Muay Thai Classes in Liverpool St.
    * 2 Ticket to the screening of Warrior Spirit

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    Silver Executive Producer

    You're now a Silver Executive Producer and your name will appear on the end credits. You will receive regular updates about the production.

    As the Silver Executive producer, you will receive a Executive Producer credit on the documentary.

    Plus you will receive;
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    *Muay Thai Masters Academy T-shirt
    * 2 VIP Tickets to the private screening of Warrior Spirit
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit

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    Gold Executive Producer

    You're now a Gold Executive Producer and your name will appear on the end credits. You will receive regular updates about the production.

    As the Gold Executive producer, you will receive a Executive Producer credit on the documentary.

    Plus you will receive;
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    * Muay Thai Masters Academy T-shirt
    * 2 VIP Tickets to the private screening of Warrior Spirit
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit

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    Diamond Executive Producer

    You're now a Diamond Executive Producer and your name will appear on the end credits. You will receive regular updates about the production.

    As the Diamond Executive producer, you will receive a Executive Producer credit on the documentary.

    Plus you will receive;
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    * Muay Thai Masters Academy T-shirt
    * 2 VIP Tickets to the private screening of Warrior Spirit
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit

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    Platinum Executive Producer Credit

    You're now a Platinum Executive Producer and your name will appear on the end credits. You will receive regular updates about the production.

    Thank you for helping us to kickstart this documentary! Your contribution has been noted!

    Plus you will receive:
    * Inspirational Quotes
    * Warrior Spirit Poster
    *Muay Thai Masters Academy T-shirt
    * MTMA Calendar
    * 4 VIP Tickets to the private screening of Warrior Spirit
    * Download Link for your copy of Warrior Spirit

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