by Jacob Klensin in Video on Tuesday 24 April 2012

The Figure of Fighting is a project which seeks to take a more intimate look at the world of competitive fighting. The project’s main focus is the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which, despite its recent growth in popularity, is still often dismissed as brutish.

The Figure of Fighting not only recognizes, but showcases, the true depth of the sport exploring it deeply while developing close and personal connections to the fighters themselves. The key elements of the project have become the focus, determination, dedication, intensity, and personal, emotional, and physical exhaustion that one experiences within the sport. Recently, the project has begun to focus more on Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing), including a recent trip to Thailand, photographing, and training at some of the top camps in the country.