Category Archives: Muay Thai

Trainer of Wor. Watthana Muay Thai Gym: Boom


Thanit Watthanaya, or Boom comes from a humble beginning.  Born into a family of rice famers in Thailand’s northeast region, he was taught not to dream but to survive.  But Boom chose to dream big.  There were little to no opportunities for him in his village, so at the age of 19 he moved to Bangkok […]

Wor. Watthana Muay Thai Gym: Changing things in Isaan


Over a year ago my friends Frances and Thanit (Boom) Watthanaya started a grassroots Muay Thai gym in Boom’s village in the Isaan region of Thailand; the gym wasn’t just about Muay Thai, it was about uplifting the village kids from poverty.  This had been a dream of Boom’s and now it was becoming a reality, […]