Instructor Qualifications: Professor Somboon Tapina
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Master’s Degree in Higher Education.
2. Former Vice-President and head of the Physical Education Department at Surat
Thani Rajabhat Universiry.
3. Former Professiona Prize Fighter at Rajadumnern Stadium, Bangkok (1962-1967)
4. Former Amateur Boxing Champion who fought in eight of Thailand’s provinces
and was ranked second overall in Thailand (1968)
5. Technical Advisor of World Professional Muay Thai Federation (W.P.M.F)2004
6. Honourable Award for Expertise in Muay Thai and Amateur Boxing:Excellent
Instructor. Speaker and Heaad of the Technical Committee for the Muay Thai
and Amateur Boxing Department, Surat Thani- 15th June 1989.
7. Honorable Award for achievement in Best Practical Physical Education from
Society of Health, Physical Education and Recreation of Thailand- 20th January 1993
8. Professor of Muay Thai, who has taught instructors, referees and judges for 23
years (1977-2000) at Surat Thani Rajabhat University.
9. Many years of experience in Muay Thai (Muay Thai for self defense, amateur,
professional and instructor training) in Asia, Europe, Australia, America, Canada
and the countries of Latin America.
10. Specialist who Trained Muay Thai instructors, referees and judges for the Sport
Authority of Thailand and Professional Boxing Association of Thailand (2006-2008)
11. President of the Muay Thai Martial Arts Academy, Surat Thani Thiland and
Head Muay thai Instructor and Referee for the Surat Thani Province.
12. Muay Thai Team Manager and Instructor for the Thai Festivsl 2008 in Latin
America arranged by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and four Thai
Embassies in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay) 25th
March-15th April 2008.