Buakaw gives elite Army trainees a Muay Thai lesson
Muay Thai legend Sombat “Buakaw” Banchamek donned his Army uniform this week to teach martial arts to Thai special forces trainees in Lop Buri.
Known as Lt Col Buakaw after joining the Army in 2014, the world-famous warrior taught students how to use punches, knees and kicks to protect themselves against attacks from the enemy.
Trainees daunted at the thought of having to spar with Thailand’s biggest martial arts star were relieved to find he was friendly and helpful. The class went well with fun and laughter, as the next generation of elite troops learned martial arts from the best.