Giatbundit Gym, in association with Monster Muay Thai, have released a series of muay thai shorts in support of Giatbundit Gym in Buriram, Thailand. 100% of the proceeds will go to Giatbundit Gym’s efforts to build a muay thai ring for training.
The ring, featured in the video below, was originally purchased to rent out to fight promotions as a means of income for Giatbundit Gym. This is common practice in Isaan as promoters often rent rings for a fight and gyms, particularly traditional, family run gyms, often need the additional income to survive.
Giatbundit Gym however, has only one functioning ring. This means that previously, each time Giatbundit Gym rented their muay thai ring to a fight promotion, they had to disassemble it, take it to the fight, set it up and return home with it to reassemble it for training the next day. The fighters were doing this 2-3 times a week and it was extremely hard on them. Some of the fighters were also fighting on any given promotion after setting up the ring. Additionally, after fighting, the same fighters had to disassemble the ring. This began to effect the performance of the fighters.
Realizing this, P Dit, the owner of Giatbundit Gym, attempted to hire people to do the labour. However, the quality of the work was often lacking and the ring became damaged. Additionally, not all promoters paid for use of the ring as agreed upon.
As a result, P Dit deciding to construct a muay thai ring by hand. The new ring has been in the works for four months. Thailand’s coup in addition to the rainy season has resulted in a lack of fights, thus money to complete the project. Additionally, P Dit is losing income by not renting out the original ring.
The total cost to complete the ring is 21,000 THB / 700 USD / 507 EUR. By purchasing a pair of Giatbundit Gym shorts via Monster Muay Thai, you’re helping build that ring, thus aiding in the survival of the gym.
Purchase Giatbundit Gym muay thai shorts here.