B.T.B.C. Sawasdee Newsletter


BTBC Sawasdee newsletter

BTBC Sawasdee newsletter – All the latest news from the British Thai Boxing Council.

BTBC (British Thai Boxing Council) Sawasdee newsletter has been in existence since the 1980’s. It was originally a booklet organised, written and distributed by the association but has since moved into the modern age and become an internet publication.

British Thai Boxing Council (B.T.B.C.) established in 1979.
” Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Thai Martial Arts”

Chairman’s Address 2022.

Master Lec Kru Tony Moore

Master Lec and Chairman Kru Tony Moore

It is always a sad day for Muay Thai when we lose one of our Teachers.
Master Lec was one of the forefathers of Muay Thai in the UK.
Master Lec was a technical adviser to the British Thai Boxing Council (B.T.B.C) he conducted many seminars for the Council.
A brief history of Master Lec:
He made his Muay Thai debut at the
tender age of 6 years old !
He was a Muay Thai champion with a fearsome reputation, fighting professionally from 1959 until 1972 and having over 400 Muay Thai bouts.
His fighting style was influenced by his Teachers/Arjrans.
Arjarn Aloon Sisonthon, famous for his knee techniques.
Arjarn Apidee, Renowned for his powerful kicks.
Arjarn Lawee Day Char Chai, Renowned for his highly skilled elbows.
Arjarn Lac Lay See Hanuman, Renowned for his fighting tactics and trickery.
Arjarn Song Pon Ja Lern Mern, Renowned for his fast and powerful punches.
As you can see by his Teachers that Master Lec was a all round Muay Thai Boxer.
He will be sadly missed by the world of Muay Thai and especially the B.T.B.C. members.

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The B.T.B.C. (British Thai Boxing Council) is the oldest organisation for Muay Thai in Europe, if not the World. The BTBC was founded in 1979 – 34 years ago – that is over thirty years experience in the art of Muay Thai!

The B.T.B.C. (British Thai Boxing Council) name is synonymous with quality, our rules and regulations were approved by Thailand back in the early 1980’s, are tried and tested over many years of competitions and events, are overseen by highly experienced teachers, referees and judges and have been hugely successful in making Muay Thai a very popular, well-regulated and safe sport in this country.

As a B.T.B.C. (British Thai Boxing Council) Member, you the instructor, your club and your students have credibility with sports and leisure organisations nationwide, because they know that the BTBC standards are the highest. To be accepted as a member of the BTBC ensures that any interaction such organisations have with you will be of a very high standard, whether it be for tuition, insurance or safety standards.

The grading syllabus was a B.T.B.C .(British Thai Boxing Council) innovation to ensure high quality at every level. From the student who has taken their first grade right through to instructor grade, taking a grading examination under the B.T.B.C. syllabus guarantees excellence of technique and a good understanding of the art of Muay Thai.

A reputable gas fitter is a member of the Gas Safe scheme, a mortgage broker is a member of the Financial Services Authority – this guarantees quality and provides assurance to the general public. People need these assurances from governing bodies that their members are reputable. That is why YOU are a member of the B.T.B.C. !


There seems to be a little confusion over what insurance each club needs in order to adequately cover instructor, students and the general public at your club. Our insurers inform us that the last two claims in martial arts cases exceeded £10 million – so it’s worth bearing in mind the following:

Civil Liability
The B.T.B.C. takes out this insurance policy. The cover provides protection for the BTBC officers in claims of negligence howsoever caused under any aspect of BTBC membership. This includes public liability for competitions and events that have been previously notified to the BTBC Office.

Member to Member
This covers the student in case of an accident during training and third parties i.e. partners for training/sparring and/or competition. Uniquely, the cover extends to training and competing in Thailand.

Professional Indemnity
Essential for Instructors – basically this covers you against claims of negligence but also Public Liability at your club. If you don’t have this cover and there is a claim against you, you could lose everything – home, car, savings etc. (Please note that just Public Liability cover is not the same AND WILL NOT COVER YOU IN CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE).

If in doubt, check your policy to see exactly what is covered particularly if any of your cover has not been taken out through our brokers Perkins Slade. Remember that everybody training at your school must be licensed in order to validate THIS insurance cover.




May we remind all clubs that your Annual Membership of £15.00 is now due. Reminders are being sent out to all clubs – please note that the membership fee is due every year on 1st January. Membership includes public liability cover for all your club events when previously notified to the B.T.B.C. (British Thai Boxing Council) office.


Grading examinations coming up? The B.T.B.C. Grading certificates are available at a cost of £1.00 each for all grades up to Instructor and £15.00 each for Instructor’s certificates. Please remember that clubs are allowed to grade their students up to Grade 5 after which a member of the technical committee must be present at the examination.

Tel: 07903 105561 

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