Muay Thai is more than just a sport, it’s a warfare art and as world champion Ruqsana Begum
has had to become a warrior to succeed in and outside of the ring. Overcoming a personal battle to follow her passion, Ruqsana is the only British Muslim woman to become a national champion in her sport and she’s now encouraging more Muslim women to get into sport by creating her own line of sports hijab. We met her to discuss smart kickboxing strategies and why what you wear doesn’t define who you are.
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All photography by Nina Mandanhar.