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A high-intensity concoction of kicks and clinching, the ancient practice of Muay Thai warfare was traditionally a method of defending a community.

Dubbed "the art of eight weapons" it involves plentiful use of the fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, coupled with good physical preparation, to produce maximum results.

ff-dec24-kick boxer1.JPGCanary Wharf's top Thai boxer has ended the year in style after picking up a medal at the World Championship.

Amanda Kelly won bronze at the Muay Thai World Championships in Bangkok at the start of this month to cap a year when she also won silver in the European Championships.

FF-Oct1-AmandaKelly2.jpgAmanda Kelly is a woman who knows how to pack a punch and she hopes it will bring her global glory next month.

The Poplar Dock resident will be part of England's Thai boxing team heading to the World Championships in Bangkok at the end of November.

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