Greek gym mixes Muay Thai and anti-fascism

How a Muay Thai gym in Athens is teaching tolerance, but also practical skills for fighting fascists.

    Greeks firmly believe that your politics is and must be present in all aspects of life. That’s how the White Tiger Muay Thai camp was born four years ago. It’s a place where trainees get taught martial arts, but also one where their anarchist and anti-authoritarian beliefs are welcome and fostered.

    This week we’re taking you on a trip to Athens. To be more precise we’re going to Exarchia, the pinnacle of Greek leftist politics and discuss the idea that people are not only willing, but physically able to confront fascism in the streets.

    On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Patrick Strickland, who visited the gym and also lives in Exarchia. Our host is Priyanka Tilve. 

    Follow them on Twitter: @P_Strickland_ and @ptilve

    READ MORE:

    Pushing back: Greek gym trains for anti-fascist action
    Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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