15 November 2020
On November 15, WBC Muay Thai Youth Cares along with WBC Muay Thai organised a bilateral digital gathering with their counterparts in the Russian city of Nizhny, located to the west of Moscow. The gathering was a workshop to promote youth empowerment through being active in both body and mind, encouraging self thought, and improving on personal and interpersonal skills under the banner of the WBC MuayThai Youth Cares program.
The event was held simultaneously at two locations, the WBC MuayThai head office in Bangkok and the Pancher MuayThai gym in Nizhny, Novgorod through Zoom.
There were over 50 young Russian MuayThai enthusiasts along with the WBC MuayThai representative, Mr. Alexey Fursov, who took part in the event’s festivities. In Bangkok, two MuayThai superstars Yodwicha Yodwicha gym and Sittichai Sitsongpeenong were in attendance to lead the workshop where they shared valuable MuayThai techniques to the next generation of MuayThai superstars in Russia.
The overall message of the successful event was ‘MuayThai is a sport for the people, by the people, its origins are steeped in Thai history, and will continue to bring people together from all around the world’.
Those present in the live video conference included: Ms. Jade Bhakdibhumi ,the Founder and Chairwoman of the WBC Muay Thai Youth Cares, Mr. Matthew Deane, the WBC Muay Thai Youth Cares Ambassador, Mr. Pholritti Phanphakdee, the Chair of the Medical Committee of the WBC Muay Thai, Ms. Oksana Semenishinaa, WBC boxing International Secretary, Mr. Maxim Vinogradov the President of the Muay Thai Federation of Nizhny Novgorod, and Dr. Zhelezin Oleg Velerievich the Professor of Sports Medicine of the Russian Union who lectured the youths regarding how to play sports safely by promoting the use of proper protective equipment.