Muay Thai master Kru Din (Wittawat Kasom) teaches Lanna Fighting Muaythai, during a Thai boxing self-defence workshop for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, in the municipality of Cerro Navia, Santiago, on May 27, 2023. (Photo by Martin Bernetti / AFP)

‘Save your lives:’ Free Thai boxing lessons for LGBTQ people in Chile

Shield, duck, punch: At a municipal sports hall in Chile’s capital Santiago, dozens of members of the LGBTQ community gathered to learn Thai boxing self defense moves in a climate…

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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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Boxer Buakaw joins Kun Khmer spat between Thailand and Cambodia

Thailand’s Muay Thai champion Sombat “Buakaw” Banchamek has joined the spat between Thailand and Cambodia over the name of a boxing event in the 2023 SEA Games, to be hosted…

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Thai man claims he was Bokator boxer seen on Cambodian social media

A former Muay Thai boxer has claimed that he was one of the two fighters demonstrating the Bokator martial art (an ancient battlefield martial art used by ancient Khmer military)…

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Cambodia determined to hold “Kun Khmer” boxing competitions

The Cambodian organising committee of the 2023 SEA Games is determined to use the term “Kun Khmer” to replace “Muay” in the boxing competitions during the games in May, despite…

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Buakaw beats Japanese fighter in 2 minute and 18 second KO

Thailand’s top Muay Thai champion Buakaw Banchamek knocked out his Japanese rival, Yoshihiro Sato, in just 2 minutes and 18 seconds of the first round in a special World Series…

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Top Muay Thai boxer teaches Thai, US troops  

Thailand’s internationally recognised Muay Thai boxer Buakaw Banchamek has been giving lessons in the art of Muay Thai, as a special instructor, to Thai and American troops participating in the…

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Muay Thai to make debut at European Games 2023

Muay Thai, the popular kickboxing martial art and combat sport, regarded as Thailand’s national sport, will be a competitive event at the European Games, in Kraków, Poland in June 2023,…

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Matt Lucas finds a new world through Muay Thai

Kicking high into a new world

For some people, finding passion and true happiness in life can be a lifelong journey. American Matt Lucas found his through Muay Thai and moved to the sport’s motherland to…

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