After much design, rework and forging, the YOKKAO Diamond championship belt was finally revealed on social media after sneak peeks over the past few months. Inspired by the roots and heritage of the sport of Muay Thai, the Diamond championship belt features hand-forged elements over iridescent leather with a diamond-laced YOKKAO font logo.
The belt itself was a major project with 10 people involved from two continents and taking six months to complete.
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The roots of Thailand is what composes the essence of our new YOKKAO belts. . The heritage, from the remote past of many the roads to survive in the rural villages of Thailand were essentially two: . 1- Farm rice in the countryside to provide and feed their family, or . 2- Become a Muay Thai fighter and put their lives on the line in the poorest of stadiums in the hopes to one day achieve wealth and glory. . Those who came out victorious would go on to fight in the prestigious stadiums of Bangkok and further cement themselves in the sport of Muay Thai. The elements and icons pay homage to the heritage of both the national sport and the character of people of Thailand: . -The basic element of survival, the rice, a staple ingredient which brought so many out of poverty and starvation. -The “Boran” strings swaddled in the Nak Muays hands, presenting the origin of the art of the “Eight limbs” . -Coordinates geolocates to Bangkok’s economical hub Hua Lamphong Train Station. The place of new beginnings for those who are ready to create a new life for not only themselves but also their families. . -The unique frame of the belt represents the true determination and strength required to carry the load of responsibility of life with both pride and humility. . Specific to the DIAMOND belt, a tribute to the greatest fighters of their generation. After a lifetime of achievements that can only be cultivated through years of sacrifice and dedication to their craft. With the iridescent leather changing it’s completion symbolises the limitless possibilities of battle inside the ring and the adaptability of those individuals when facing new and imposing obstacles. . This is the new era of Muay Thai. . This is YOKKAO.
The YOKKAO Diamond championship belt is a recognition of the highest honor for true champions of Muay Thai. It is more than a championship title – it is a tribute to the greatest fighters of their generation. The belt is an accolade signifying a lifetime of achievements that can only be cultivated through years of sacrifice and dedication to their craft. Such achievements can only be attained by those individuals who remain unfazed and adapt when facing obstacles from the limitless possibilities of battles in the ring.