Welcome to our 4th instalment of MMT skype interview series. Many thanks to JWP for taking the time out of his schedule to catch up with us. For those of you new to MMT or Muay Thai, John Wayne Parr is an Australian Nak Muay who is probably the most well known western Nak Muay fighting today.
JWP was one of the first foreign Nak Muay to move and fight in Thailand full time. He left Australia in ’95 and lived and fought out of Thailand for 4 years. As many of you know, if you want to “live” and train in Thailand, 99% of the camps in Thailand will take you, if you’ve got the money. When JWP was training in Thailand, there were very few camps that were accessible to foreigners. You basically had to have an intro, someone to vouch for you. They were essentially taking a punt on you…
He’s a veteren of 110 fights , 6 time world champion, and has fought pretty much fought everyone you’ve seen on MMT! On top of his fight schedule, being a dad he owns and runs the boonchu gym in Queensland Australia.
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Thanks for the time JWP!