I spent approximately 6 hours over 2 days at the Phuwana Muay Thai Kickboxing Camp on October 4, 2008 in the Bangyai District, located one hour out of central Bangkok, Thailand. The Phuwana Camp houses children from disadvantaged backgrounds who seek refuge in the martial art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. The children, aged from 7-18, start each day with a 6 km run, train from 4-7 am, attend school from 8-2pm and train again from 3-6pm, seven days a week. Through the camp the students seek guidance, strength, discipline and honour in their training, hoping to gain the respect of their trainers and peers by becoming champion boxers. Despite the sport being viewed as a poor person's sport in Thailand, by winning their competitions the students earn much needed cash prizes, which profit the students and their trainers and allow them to make a life for themselves, supporting themselves financially and also hopefully achieving fame and respect.