Photo Essay | Mary’s fight school

In Imphal, the world champion boxer's academy is h... more

Students mock-fighting. They are supervised by coach Naobi Singh, a contemporary of Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh. Photos: Siddharth Haobijam
1/7Students mock-fighting. They are supervised by coach Naobi Singh, a contemporary of Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh. Photos: Siddharth Haobijam
Mary Kom (here with her newborn son) makes it a point to personally coach the boxers
2/7Mary Kom (here with her newborn son) makes it a point to personally coach the boxers
K. Onler Kom, Mary’s husband, looks on at a mock fight.
3/7K. Onler Kom, Mary’s husband, looks on at a mock fight.
After the practice session, the trainees are encouraged to catch up on their studies and finish homework
4/7After the practice session, the trainees are encouraged to catch up on their studies and finish homework
Saying grace before a meal is the academy’s way of inculcating positive values in the young boxers
5/7Saying grace before a meal is the academy’s way of inculcating positive values in the young boxers
Exercises for building stamina are part of the training
6/7Exercises for building stamina are part of the training
Punching bags are hung on tree branches
7/7Punching bags are hung on tree branches
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