He brings his dedication to the ‘Art of 8 Limbs’ along with a wry sense of humour and distinctive Liverpool accent to every Muay Thai session at the Resort.
1. What are you most proud of?
I am very proud to be Thai and a Muay Thai boxer! I started training when I was 19 years – some people consider to it be very late, but I think I was born to fight! At the age of 26 years I became a Muay Thai Champion and was ranked No.10 in Britain.
2. How did you begin training in Muay Thai?
I took up fighting in the first place because of racism and bullies. I lived in the UK with my mother and little sister and faced racism almost every day. When I was 19, my mom took me to her friend’s Muay Thai Camp and told me that if I like fighting, then I should fight to win. And in this way, I kept away from getting into trouble!
3. How has Muay Thai influenced your life?
Any form of martial art is a great teacher. You learn patience, endurance, respect for your opponent, and strangely enough, it calms you down!
4. What make you get up and get going?
Teaching the Art of 8 Limbs, and have fun while doing it!
5. If you met someone new, what would they notice at first?
My smile – I think I smile a lot for a boxer!
6. What do you want to do, create or experience more than anything else in life?
A Muay Thai Champion.
7. Is there a common theme in your interests or career?
The one thing I dreamt of as a kid was to be a soldier or police officer – to save and protect people.
8. Any hobbies?
I am interested in music and would love to be able to sing. Unfortunately, I am a well-coordinated fighter but cannot keep a tune!
9. What specific factors or experiences in your life have led to where you are today?
The fear of living a normal life! That aside, I was brought up to be loyal and do everything with heart. This job as a Muay Thai coach is one in a million – much better than a sweaty gym, don’t you think?
10. How did you land a job at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui?
Four Seasons needed a Muay Thai Instructor when they launched their new Muay Thai ring. I came over and saw the spectacular ring with views of the island – seemed like the perfect office. I applied and got the job – 3 years on, I’m still their number one coach!