About chantalughi

Chantal started training Muay thai in New York City with Kru Phil Nurse about 12 years ago. IN JANUARY 2008 CHANTAL left her acting career in the States and MOVED TO THAILAND to become a full time professional fighter. She has then been living and fighting in Thailand since then. Renaissance woman of many talents, artist, filmmaker, photographer, actress, World champion Muay thai fighter. I can't live without my camera, music, my laptop, Muay thai, running shoes and a good movie. I love Thailand and South East asia, Europe, Rome, Paris and la Cote d'Azur, Sicily and Le Cinque Terre. Books: I love Anna Karenina and Sir Oscar Wilde, The Secret and The Motorcycle Diaries Movies: too many !!! Blade Runner, The Matrix, Amores Perros, Inception, The Last Airbender, Kubrick, Jean Luc Godard and The Nouvelle Vague, Antonioni Fellini and La Dolce Vita Food: I love Sushi, Chocolate ice-cream, Som tum and Khao pad gung, granola, raspberries and blueberries, Pizza and any kind of Italian food! Music: Big fan of 70's and 80's music Red Hot Chili Peppers, Air, Radiohead, Doors, Rolling Stones, Blondie, Patti Smith...


Rajadamnern Champions: Boys from Chuwattana. In the heart of a poor neighborhood in Bangkok some of the best Muay Thai champions train. The boys from Chuwattana gym or Kay Muay Chuwattana. Most of them are Rajadamnern champions, WBC or WMC champions. The ring is blessed by the monks and women are not allowed in it. A courtyard, a ring, a kitchen, two rooms upstairs where in each one ten people sleep together. Jomthorn Chuwattana, Lamsonkhran Chuwattana or Singmanee Sor Srisompong make a hundred thousand or fifty thousand baht a fight. The gym takes half of it. The rest they send to their family in Isarn province, The North East Thailand poorest region where most of Muay Thai fighters come from.


I went to the Owyhee Desert
To remember why I am free
I ran across a wild mustang
And a Magpie soaring
On the breeze he floated
As the Mustang grazed

A chance meeting for the three of us
At this majestic place
I found myself quite
As I listened to the breeze
Then I remembered
Why I am free

Casey Pharis


‎”You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.

Mevlana Jelalu’ddin Rumi