By Prasit Tangprasert
Frances Watthanaya or "Mali" and her husband Thanit Watthanaya, 33, hoped to pass on their love for the martial art to the next generation so they could spend their free time practising Muay Thai.
Twenty children have joined the free lessons provided by the expat.
"I want children in the community to love exercising, stay away from drugs and be trained in self-defence," she said.
The centre (facebook.com/worwatthana/) also supported the children who wanted to become Muay Thai athletes to join various boxing events.