On August 10, 2022, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin welcomed Ms. Mary Filippoux, owner of Chiang Mai Muay Thai Boxing Camp in Geneva, Switzerland, and daughters Ms. Supitcha and Ms. Supitchaya Filippoux, along with foreign boxers, on a courtesy call to meet the Labour Minister and discuss the support of the Muay Thai art exhibition and upgrading of skill standards in the field of Muay Thai trainers. The Ministry of Labour’s senior executives also joined the occasion at the Chatumongkol Room, 6th floor, Ministry of Labour.
Mr. Suchart said that today, Mrs. Mary Filippoux, owner of Chiang Mai Muay Thai Boxing Camp in Switzerland, brought a group of foreign boxers trained at the camp to fight at Rajadamnern Stadium. They met with the Labour Minister at the Ministry of Labour for support in elevating labour skill standards for Muay Thai trainers. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, have reminded the Labour Minister that in foreign countries, Muay Thai is very popular, and the issue becomes how to achieve the standards in the same direction. Therefore, he asked the Department of Skill Development to create a course divided into two parts. The first part is for Thais who have opened a Thai boxing school, whereby the Department of Skill Development will send staff to assess their skill standards. As for boxing camps already established abroad, the Department of Skill Development will coordinate and gather groups, assigning staff to manage the skill development at the boxing camp for convenience and cost savings. The Ministry of Labor will operate proactively and reactively, allowing foreigners who come to learn to believe in the skill standards of Thai people’s art of teaching boxing. As for the progress in the preparation of national skill standards in the services career and Muay Thai trainer branch, the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development is in the process of drafting the national skill standards and outlining the qualifications of candidates for the assessment. They are also in the process of considering the assessment for the national skill standard for Muay Thai instructors at the Level 1 capacity, testing the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the assessment method, and following the implementation plan for the preparation of national skill standards in occupations in the service sector, in the Muay Thai Instructor branch.
Mrs. Mary Filippoux, the owner of the Chiang Mai Muay Thai Boxing Camp in Switzerland, said that today she and a group of foreign boxers thanked the Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin for meeting with them and helping them in promoting labour skill standards for Muay Thai instructors. The effort will support professional boxing teachers to be certified according to skill standards at each level and able to transfer knowledge of the art of Muay Thai correctly. She said that she wished for the Thai people to be proud of Thai boxing, a sport with the beautiful art of Thai people, used for exercise and protection. Importantly, it has been very popular with foreigners. Thai people must help each other to maintain and support them to stay together with Thai society.
Division of Public Relations
10 August 2022