PhetJee Jaa: The Prodigious Girl Who Fought Boys


In combat sports, it takes an extremely rare individual to defy limitations and become a catalyst inspiring meaningful change. PhetJee Jaa, at 13, is notorious in Thailand for being the girl who fought boys.

Already a hero for many, she’s destined for greatness. Her incredibly story and journey was largely untold in the west. Luckily for us, big thanks to female fighter and Awakening’s female Journalist of the Year – Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu, for documenting it @


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