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FIGHTING COVID-19: Gabriel Bascara

Gabriel Incleto Bascara is a San Francisco, California native. As a child, he took taekwondo lessons until he reached orange belt. Recently, he started training in Muay Thai and finds it extremely fun to have a new challenge. He’s 26 years old. and with three years of experience in the medical field, he currently works as an EMT and aspires to be a physician assistant. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be improving much where he is in northern California, making it

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Fighting COVID-19: Chompu Sriyotee

You may have seen videos of her teaching phrases in Thai on Facebook. Or you may have seen some of her shadowboxing clips on Instagram. Chompu Sriyotee is a business owner, teaching English to locals and Thai to foreigners. She’s also competed before, winning the IFMA German Amateur Championships in March 2019 while studying abroad for her master’s. Currently based in Bangkok, she’s been paying close attention to how locals are responding to COVID-19. “At first, most people thought it would

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Islay Erika Bomogao

Baguio City in the Philippines has been dubbed the “Role Model City” of the country when it comes to flattening the curve during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The city was able to report no new cases for 13 days straight in the month of April. This is thanks to the sense of urgency and ability to be prepared from public officials and the people. In this city lives IFMA medalist Islay Erika Bomogao. At just 19-years old, Islay is a member

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Jackie Ngan

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jackie Ngan is an actress and a Muay Thai fighter. She’s been training for about nine years and has seven amateur fights. At this time, Jackie is unable to act nor train, so she’s gathering scraps from her closet to help with a dire issue caused by COVID-19 – the lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon Jackie started making reusable fabric face masks

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Jackie Hom

Since starting Muay Thai 17 years ago, Jackie Hom has amassed quite a few life achievements. Despite taking an eight-year break from the sport, she has nine amateur fights, two kids, and a gym. She also works as registered nurse and has been one for the last 12 years. As someone who seems to be juggling it all, she’s been fighting something else as of late that’s entirely new to her and the world: the COVID-19 epidemic. “I work in the Bay

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Fighting COVID-19: JJ Chan

JJ Chan has been in the Muay Thai scene for almost 20 years. Starting off at The Wat under Phil Nurse, she competed at an amateur level. After taking a break to focus on other aspects of her life, she came back to the scene, training at Renzo Gracie Fight Academy in Brooklyn. Although she no longer competes, she trains consistently for fitness, stress relief, and camaraderie. Now, JJ is using the skills she has developed from her occupation of

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Jessica Ng

She’s a veteran in the east coast fight scene. With more than 11 years of Muay Thai experience, she’s earned numerous titles and achievements, including but not limited to getting gold in the IFMA Pan-American games in 2017 and bronze in the same tournament in 2018. Born and raised in New York City, Jessica Ng is well-versed within the local fight scene. Walking at just 100 pounds, Jessica was ecstatic to learn that there was going to be a four-woman tournament

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FIGHTING COVID-19: Sandra Godvik

WMC European Champion, 3x Swedish Muay Thai champion, and WAKO Pro Nordic K1 Champion. Sandra Godvik is no stranger to the Muay Thai scene. With seven years of training experience, 37 fights and currently living in Thailand (namely Phuket), she takes her profession very seriously. Please support the continuation of content on Muay Ying via Patreon However, COVID-19 has caused a lot of things to close all over Thailand. In Phuket, it’s eerily quiet. The island usually bustling with tourists, but tourist arrivals in

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