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Muay Thai trainer opens restaurant to make up for losses during pandemic

Caitlin Ashworth

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A Muay Thai trainer opened up a restaurant in Bangkok after his Thai boxing camp lost more than 80% of its revenue, adding to business downfalls brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. The trainer, Charoenthong Khunmanee, says the number of trainees also drastically dropped. The gym went from an average of 20 to 30 trainees to only 5 or 6.

To make an income, Charoenthong now sells curries, rice dishes and noodles at a restaurant in the Meng Chai area near the Muay Thai gym. And business seems to be doing well. Olympic boxer Somjit Jongjohor, who won the gold medal at 2008 Beijing games for boxing in the flyweight division, ate at the restaurant as well as Suebsak Phunsueb, who is a professional sepak takraw player, a Southeast Asian sport known as kick volleyball.

In addition to his restaurant, Charoenthong has plans to start an online course on Muay Thai.

Muay Thai trainer opens restaurant to make up for losses during pandemic | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: Nation Thailand

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    gosport

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations,good luck.

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    Johnny Keemay

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Kru Stew. Do what you must.

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Good luck to him, I hope he manages until he has more training in his gym.

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    Mr cynic

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Somebody taking practical realistic action instead of sitting about inventing stupid hair brained schemes.
    Good luck to you sir and I hope you do well in your new and probably short/medium term new business venture.

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    Wayne

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:31 am

    His resiliency in life proves him to be honored as a Muay thai champion. I admire his strategy.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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