Thailand’s champion Sombat Banchamek, or Buakaw, gives Muay Thai lessons to U.S. Marines as part of the “Cobra Gold 2023” (CG23) joint military exercise at the Lopburi Province, Thailand, March 5, 2023. REUTERS/Napat Wesshasarta

US soldiers receive Muay Thai lessons from Thai champion

American soldiers received Muay Thai lessons from a champion fighter in Thailand during the annual multilateral “Cobra Gold” military drills hosted by the Asian nation. Soldiers took instruction and punched and kicked alongside Thai champion Sombat Banchamek, or Buakaw (White Lotus) as he is…

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A Thai Marine demonstrated how to handle a cobra to the US Marines during a jungle survival training as part of the Cobra Gold military exercise in Ban Chantaklem, Chantaburi in February 2020. (Photo by Royal Thai navy)

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Dr. Walairat Chaifoo, director of the Epidemiology Division of the Diseases Control Department.

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