Fight club Buddhist-style? Video shows Thai child monks pulling punches
The young boys are dressed in Buddhist robes as they battle each other near a temple
A video showing young monks no more than 10 years of age pulling knuckle punches at each other is going abuzz on social media in Thailand.
Older men can be heard urging them on as the ‘Fight Club-style’ incident, reportedly filmed in Udon Thani in Thailand, gets more violent.
The young boys are dressed in Buddhist robes as they battle each other near a temple. At one point, an older monk is even seen officiating the fight.
Buddhist monk Khun Kampon, the man who allegedly shot the video, said the boys were trained to fight because “it's a good way to make them tough,” according to the Daily Mail.
YouTube user “Bangkok XL” uploaded the video on Saturday and garnered more than 70,000 views before the video platform website took it down for “violating YouTube’s policy on harmful or dangerous content.”