Famous Thai Boxer Teaches Muay Thai To Thai-US Troops, Soldiers Are Impressed By His Lessons

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Famous Thai boxer teaches Muay Thai to Thai-US troops


Thai boxing, aka Muay Thai, is well-known as not only a national combat sport in Thailand, but also a cultural martial art that teaches us how to use our whole bodies in self-defense.

With its unique tactics, it’s no wonder why Muay Thai is popular among locals and is internationally recognised.

As proof of the interest in our national sport, read on to find out how a Muay Thai training session run by a famous Thai boxer turned out. Spoiler alert, it involved both Thai and US troops who participated in the lessons.

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Famous Thai fighter ‘Buakaw’ provides Muay Thai lessons to Thai-US army


On 14th March 2022, a famous Muay Thai boxer, Buakaw Banchamek, held a special class to teach Muay Thai to both Thai and US soldiers who participated in a bilateral military training session named “Hanuman Guardian 2022” in Lop Buri province.

In this training session, Buakaw first taught participants the theory, and how to conduct warm ups before combat. This included how to throw a punch properly, deliver kicks and knee strikes, and how to pay their respects to the instructor, as per tradition.

Thai-US army Muay Thai training Buakaw
Image credit: SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY

Each soldier also got a chance to take part in a Thai boxing exercise, which allowed them to put lessons into practice. A series of photos taken from the session were also posted on a Facebook page, SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY.

Thai-US army Muay Thai training Buakaw
Image credit: SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY

For context, Hanuman Guardian is a bilateral military training programme organised for Thai soldiers and the US army to exchange techniques and gain experience. The military exercise this year will be held from 11th – 24th March 2022.


Netizens praise Muay Thai


Following the Facebook post, many netizens praised Buakaw for teaching Muay Thai lessons to Thai-US troops.

Thai-US army Muay Thai training Buakaw
Screenshot: SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY

Translation: This is a very cool pic. Superb lessons are always useful no matter where you are. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

One Facebook user shared that they found the training session “cool” and “useful”, regardless of we are in the world.

Thai-US army Muay Thai training Buakaw
Screenshot: SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY

Translation: Muay Thai is so cool.

The sentiment was shared by other netizens who were pleased that Muay Thai was gaining more recognition.

Thai-US army Muay Thai training Buakaw
Screenshot: SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY

Translation: I really want to join Buakaw’s Muay Thai class.

Finally, one netizen also shared that he wanted to join Buakaw’s training himself.


Kudos to Buakaw for pushing the limits of the art of Muay Thai


Buakaw is not only an internationally well-known Thai boxer, but also a dedicated sportsman with a strong passion for Thai boxing.

Thanks to his dedication in bringing Muay Thai to an international audience, let’s give Buakaw a big round of applause to appreciate his efforts to elevate the national sport to the next level.


Cover images adapted from (Clockwise from Top Left): SMART Soldiers Strong ARMY

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