Ten thousand children from all Thailand’s provinces participated in this year’s festival in honour of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, jointly organized by the BMA, the WMC and IFMA. The children come from all walks of life, from schools and social institutions, all participating in various non-fighting contests such as the Wai Khru and Muaythai technique, Muay Aerobic (Kee-a-Muaythai), Muaythai Music and Na-ta Muaythai. In each of these divisions, there were two categories: under 15 and over 15.
Over ten thousand children will participate in the WMC, IFMA and AMTAT cultural event, in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority in honour of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 60th birthday.
His Excellency General Pichitr Kullavanijaya is one of the most highly respected people in the Kingdom of Thailand, a man who has dedicated his life to the country and to the soul of Muaythai.
An accomplished individual, his education has spanned continents, beginning at U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S.A. (1958), and continuing with Army Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army (1965) and the National Defence College (1985). In his younger years he was known as “Big Tiger”, a nickname he earned in the army as a first rate competitor in the ring.