John Wayne Parr – Blessed with Venom (Documentary)

Let me start by saying what a humble and down to earth person John Wayne Parr is. Blessed with Venom was released back in 2011 and is a must see if Muay Thai interests you.

John Wayne Parr travels to Thailand to visit his old camp, Loomingkwan, in Nonthaburi. John was allowed special permission to enter Lumpinee stadium before it was open to relive some memories of fighting there. He also interviews Yodsanklai about their 3 fights together, Lamsongkan, Saenchai, and Songchai.
Lot’s of old fight footage from Thailand, Contender, and Australia.

For those who don’t know, John Wayne Parr, also known as JWP, is an Australian middleweight kickboxer and boxer, fighting out of Boonchu Gym in Gold Coast, Queensland. He is a 10-time World Champion and runner up in The Contender Asia.

John Wayne Parr began training in taekwondo at the age of 11. Wayne competed in the Queensland titles at QE2 Stadium, where he won a silver medal after winning 2 fights and losing the final in 1988. In 1990 Parr started kickboxing, training for a few months before having to move to Sydney. In 1991 Parr moved to Richmond, New South Wales. Wayne found a new kickboxing gym and had his first fight aged 14, losing on a split decision. In 1992 the Parr family moved again to Mornington in Victoria. In 1993 at the age of sixteen, his family moved back to Queensland, and Parr began training with Blair Moore. Moore was one of Queenslands premier promoters of Muay Thai at the time.

Parr started participating in professional bouts at the age of 16. Moore trained Parr for 13 fights, with Parr winning an Australian title (63 kg) at the age of 17. Blair helped promote Wayne at Jupiters Casino for 3 fights before he fought for the South Pacific title against Scott Lovelock, winning by 5th round KO when Parr was 19. Since then, John Wayne Parr managed to obtain a record of 119 Muay Thai fights and 13 boxing fights.

Read the full BIO on Wikipedia.