My life has always revolved around sports since my school year. I was blessed growing up in a boarding school which exposed me to multi-sports discipline at an early age. I played rugby, basketball, track & field, and racquet sports (tennis, badminton, and table tennis), all at the varsity level. The highlight of my school year was I got selected to serve my country as a Thai youth national tennis player.
The trend continued through my university year. I was selected as a varsity tennis and badminton players and competed in university game. Towards my graduation month, I was qualified for a Class-C Golf teaching instructor but I didn't pursue the career for long because the income was insufficient and I was on my way to a graduate school of counseling psychology.
In 2008, my friend invited me to a pistol shooting workshop which was the first time I was exposed to the IPSC shooting discipline and its competitions. I climbed my rank and finally received the Top Gun trophy in 2010. With that I was selected to an IPSC national team and competed abroad. I got 4th place overall in the Philippines in 2011, and received an award of International Champion in 2012 in Hong Kong.
From 2013 till early 2017, I was involved in martial arts, self-defense, and martial sports in general. I got a chance to meet a Petiki Tirsia Kali Grandmaster and decided to join the rank. I was promoted to a rank of Mataas Na Guro (master instructor) in 2015. I received my Level 1 Mittmaster (Boxing Pad-Holder) Certification in early 2017 and finally qualified for a Master Coach title in Fitness Boxing a year later. During those times, I was working as a Fundamental Boxing coach teaching newbies how to box properly, teaching coaches how to do pad-work effectively, and help teaching both amateur and professional fighters the proper movement mechanic whenever my head coach was not available. During that time, I found out that something was missing in my coaching. I could teach anyone a proper technique but I could never make them better, faster, and stronger the way I hope them to be. I realized that the missing link was the knowledge about anatomy, how human body works, how it adapts, how the energy system operates, and how to improve them all. This was when my life took a turn for yet another time.
Later 2017, I decided to take a Certified Personal Trainer course from American Council of Exercise (ACE). It was my first exposure to everything sports science. I would like to believe that I was diligent and good enough because I was handpicked to be a real-time translator for the Asia Fitness Conference, one of the major fitness conference event in Asia, the position I still hold every year since. I got a chance to work side-by-side with so many renowned sports scientists, coaches, sports physiotherapists, sports nutritionists, and more. It was an opportunity of a life-time, the one that I would cherish for the rest of my life because of everything else that came after.
I enrolled in EXOS Performance Mentorship Level 1 (P1) program in 2018 and was certified as EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS) in that year. I pursued the EXOS Performance Mentorship Level 2 (P2) program in 2019. I also got certified as a Performance Coach from SKLZ in 2019. 2020 was supposed to be a year for EXOS Performance Mentorship Level 3 (P3) for me but the plan was interrupted by Covid pandemic so I decided to enrolled for the Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from Fit Thailand and graduated top 3 in my class.
My plan is to collect more field experience to take on the NSCA-CSCS exam and pass with flying color in the near future. I am fortunate enough to have a chance to apply everything I know on local professional athletes, knowing that it would benefit them as they become stronger and faster, and it would benefit me as my experience grow.