26 September 2020
On September 26, the WBC MuayThai Youth Cares team led by President Nabhiraks (Jade) Bhakdibhumi organised a ‘Safety in Youth MuayThai’ worshop at Bangkok’s Khongsitta gym.
The ‘Safety in Youth MuayThai’ workshop was organised to educate young practitioners of the sport on the serious risks involved when not using protective training gear, such as a head guard, elbow pads and shin pads. This is dedicated to fulfilling the organisation’s second objective of promoting the importance of safety in the sport of MuayThai.
In support of the WBC MuayThai Youth Cares team, the workshop was graciously hosted by Matthew Deane, owner of Khongsitta gym, and a well-known celebrity and aficionado of the sport of MuayThai. He is also an ambassador for the WBC MuayThai Youth Cares program.
WBC MuayThai Youth Cares is also proud to have had some of the most talented apprentices of the sport in the Kingdom of Thailand in attendance, such as ViVi MuayDed789, Nongkampan, brothers Petchtoe and Petchaek and more.
The special guest for the worksop’s proceedings was current WBC MuayThai super-welterweight world champion, Yodwicha Yodwicha gym. The champion led a seminar on techniques and supervised a controlled sparring session between the bright young stars of the sport.
The keynote speaker for the event was Assistant Professor Dr. Sitha Phongphibool, the head of the WBC MuayThai Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Sitha gave an in-depth, knowledgeable talk on the risks of not wearing protective equipment when competing in combat sports at a very young age. He also emphasized the importance of wearing protective gear when sparring in gyms.