Karthik Jayaram | Film Actor I started training for Muay Thai as a part of the movie, in the process I got introduced to Mr. Hemanth Kumar. I was really lucky to have gotten a chance to work with Kru Hemanth. Though the movie project was not executed I am glad that I learnt the basics of Muay Thai. It’s a fantastic sport. I remember at that time Mr. Hemanth had a dream, to promote Muay Thai to a different level in India, as it is not given the recognition it deserves.
Today I am happy to see that he has made that dream into reality.
He has helped a lot of students in lot of ways. As I have observed during my training days he was never friendly to his students, he was a strict coach to all his students and also me. Training used to be really hard. He has pushed me to my maximum limits. I remember this particular incident when I was training, Siddarth was a kid back then, and had got a cut on his face during training but kru did not allow him to stop training, he just iced it and made him continue his training. At that moment I felt I am glad about not taking this as a profession. Now I see Siddarth and know that all his dedication and determination has paid off.
All 7 of you are in different profession and Muay Thai is a passion for you and that passion has got you all the way here and now you are representing our country, which is the best part. Muay Thai was extinct in our country But Mr. Hemanth has picked it up. Hats off to him and his entire team. I am thankful to all the sponsors for helping them, this kind of encouragement is very important to all the youngsters. All the best.
Mr. SYED SALMAN | Director of Holy Saint School I met Mr. Hemanth a few months back through a common friend and immediately realized that this sport will give an edge to my students; hence I am introducing it in my school and making it a part of my curriculum. Henceforth on wards I will make sure all my students are trained and encouraged in the sport. I would like to wish all this participants who are representing our country, who have gone through a lot of hard work and obstacles to reach this stage,
therefore I wish them all the very best, hope they do really well and make our country proud.
I would like to give them a few words of encouragement saying that, the only way to win a battle is never to quit.
So just go out there, represent our country and give your best.