Muay Thai champ keen to promote the sport in Taiwan (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/15
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Two-time K-1 World MAX champion Buakaw Banchamek

Buakaw Banchamek performs a right roundhouse kick.

Buakaw Banchamek performs a right roundhouse kick.

said during his first trip to Taiwan on Friday that he looks forward to sharing his passion for the sport with people in Taiwan.

“I believe you will like Muay Thai once you get to know it,” the 33-year-old said in Taipei ahead of a Muay Thai seminar on May 16 and 17.

In Taiwan at the invitation of the Republic of China Muay Thai Sports Association, which was established last year, Buakaw will demonstrate Muay Thai skills such as punching and kicking, and give instruction to people ranging from beginners to pro fighters.

It was the sincerity of Boris Tsai (蔡伯璽), the association’s vice president, that made the seminar possible, said Buakaw, who won the 2004 and 2006 World MAX category of K-1, a kickboxing platform and martial arts brand.     [FULL  STORY]

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