The Challenger Battleground series follows the journey of some inspiring athletes from all 5 continents showcasing their dreams, resilience, sacrifices and the reality of the athletes living their dreams. Challenger is the only martial art series to have been nominated for an international Emmy and this time they are out to do it again.

Challenger has full gender equality on all levels, equal numbers, equal pay and equal airtime and for the next 13 weeks, HBO and National Discovery, week by week, the audience will have the chance to experience not only real muaythai with the five pillars of respect, honor, tradition, excellence and fair play, but also will give an in depth look behind the scenes of the athletes long before they enter the center stage with respect to training, nutrition and what they leave behind and sacrifice to be the ultimate champion.

Janice Lyn, who is the Chair of IFMA Athletes’ Commission is also one of the two head coaches and stated that she bows down to each and every one of these athletes as they are true ambassadors not only for their countries, their gyms, the sport and the art of muaythai but above all, for themselves in a world where they find it possible to be the most fierce rivals inside the ring but showcase the highest respect for one another as much before and after the battle is done.