Muay Thai is Life’s photographer, Galen Okazaki is an artistic dude. He decided to shy away from taking the usual fight pictures and go for something with more soul, more grit, and more overall feeling. He decided to say, “Fight pictures with color? That’s been done to death!” and then proceeded to get some epic black & white shots of Lion Fight Promotions’ Battle in the Desert 3 this past Saturday, August 20th. One of his shots -an incredible shot of Joe Schilling knocking Brandon Banda into an altered level of consciousness- made photo of the week; not only on our website but also on the website of our friendly rivals at Muay Thai Authority. Here are some of his top pics from the event. I don’t know if these are all of them since Galen is a mysterious ninja-like character that keeps a lot of things secret from me, but either way they just reek of badassery and you would be a fool not to agree. Enjoy!
More Photos from M1 Grand Muay Thai Championships: Daniel Kim vs Carlos Ramirez & Coke Chunhawat vs Tetsuya Yamato
The following pictures are the final pictures taken of the pro bouts at this past weekend’s M1 Grand Muay Thai Championship in Los Angeles, California. Pictured are the bouts between Daniel Kim and Carlos Ramirez, as well as the bout between Coke Chunhawat and Tetsuya Yamato. All photos were taken by our very own Galen Okazaki. If you wish to see pictures of the Amateur fights of the night, Galen Okazaki will be posting them on his West Coast Muay Thai Facebook page soon. Be sure to like the page and show Galen your support for all he does to bring you images of the best Muay Thai action on the west coast!
Muay Thai is Life’s resident photographer, Galen Okazaki, snapped these shotes during a recent open training session as Saenchai, Rungravee, and Atlanta’s Chike Lindsay made final preparations for their bouts at Standup Promotions’ M1 Grand Muay Thai Championship which will be held this Sunday, August 14th, 2011 in Los Angeles.
The highly anticipated event features the much talked about fight between Saenchai Sinbimuaythai and Kevin Ross. Also on the card, the aggressive and exciting Rungravee Sasiprapa will face off against Kunitaka Fujiwara; And Chike Lindsay will take center ring against Malaipet. Even tickets can be purchased here. If you cannot make it to the event you can view the event on GoFightLive.TV for a low price of $9.99. If you are still unable to view the event you can follow Muay Thai is Life’s Official Play by Play on both our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Either way, there is no way you should miss what is going to be one of the best Muay Thai fight nights in the U.S. to date!