The cover story of our first 10th anniversary issue in 2022 features the Superchampion Youssef Boughanem and is aptly entitled "Life of a Legend."
Youssef, who needs no introduction to Muaythai fans worldwide, recently lost his coveted WBC MuayThai title after many years of international dominance at Middleweight.
After a long, illustrious and incredibly successful career spanning numerous world championships won all over the globe, I will be sitting down with Youssef to look back on his unique life journey, some of his most memorable Muaythai moments and what lies ahead for Muaythai's most decorated foreign fighter.
* IFMA's road to the Olympics - an update. Recently, significant developments for amateur Muaythai under IFMA became clear, with proposals for full IOC recognition made to the IOC board and the decision in favour of Muaythai before the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.
In a head to head interview with Stephan Fox, Secretary General of the IFMA - International Federation of Muaythai Associations and one of the driving forces behind IFMA's amateur Muaythai development worldwide, CHOK! Magazine readers will be updated on all the current news and the road that still lies ahead.
An insight into modern marketing for camp owners around the globe and a few useful tips for those who are planning their dream!
* Around the world with Kru New. Stories from the international Muaythai life of Thepnarin Tee, better known as The Smiling Warrior, who has now settled in Las Vegas, USA and opened Sitthichok Muaythai Gym together with his wife Alinka Alexis.
Kru New has travelled to more than 30 countries over the last few years, teaching Muaythai and Muay Boran and spreading the word to thousands of students. Recently moved to Las Vegas after a long stint in Switzerland, he has remarried, has a beautiful new baby son, a 3-fight contract with Lion Fight Promotions and is busy training for his ring comeback now too!
* Masterful students - developing and passing on the true spirit of martial arts. ISKA Switzerland President Ralf Hasenohr and some of his most successful international ex-students, now themselves coaches, discuss the development of junior talent, important key factors underlying successful network building, loyalty and the spirit of martial arts.
* The scoring system in Muaythai - a chat with Khun Thawuth Pluemsamran, head of the WBC MuayThai ring officials committee in Bangkok.
* Thailand reopening - report & outlook 2022.
* International gym, event and promotion news and much much more!
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