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When Manchester Was Mecca for Muay Thai

All photos courtesy of the author Once upon a time in England, Manchester was Mecca for Thai boxers looking to sharpen the edges of their eight limbed weapons. I should know. I was once a pilgrim myself. Ripple dissolve to the long hot summer of 1989. The dog’s bollocks JKD club that I used to attend, the Bob Breen Academy in London, had a Thai boxing class. I looked at the black and white Xerox poster on the pin board, the sinewy figures trading blows and the promise of “a hard but injury free cardiovascular work-out.
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