A brief biography of Kru Dip “KRU is an honorific used in Muay Thai to designate TEACHER”

In 2005 Samnang “Dip” Yuanjit came to Australia after a successful Muay Thai career in and out of the ring. For over 14 years, Dip fought professionally in Muay Thai since 12 years old (85 bouts) and Amateur Western Boxing (35 bouts) in Thailand, being “up-and-coming star” from Bangsean, Chonburi, South-East Thailand for a period of time, and fighting at Thailands great stadiums.

Dip vs Yoshi (5 Rings Dojo) on J.N.I. show in 2005

Dip returns to action after 5 years with 3 final fights (Dip at. J.N.I. show in Sydney, 2005)

Dip with the Boonchu team 2008

Dip with the Boonchu team 2008

Kru Dip fought Muay Thai professionally to earn money for his family and for his education until he completed his Bachelor of Science (Physical Education) in 1999 at Burapha University, Thailand. During this time, he was president of the Students’ Sport Organisation at the University.

He followed his bachelor achievement with a Master of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) at the same Institution with his Thesis involving the construction and testing of a training device used for assessing Muay Thai kicks. His machine was tested in the top gyms of Bangkok (testing it with champion fighters such as Saenchai, Lurdsilar, Kaoklai, Rithijuc, Watcharachai and Anuwat Kaewsamrit and at famous gyms such as Kaewsamrit and Jockey gym and even featured on Thai national television channel 11 during a OneSongChai event at Bangkok Stadium in November, 2006 (the number one Muay Thai promoter in Thailand).

Kru Dip's  Test fighters at  Jockey Gym in Thailand 2002

Kru Dip’s Test fighters at Jockey Gym in Thailand 2002

Dip continued his educational achievements in the art of Muay Thai at the Australian National University in Canberra. Dip was employed as a Muay Thai Instructor and Sectional Lecturer at the University’s Sports Centre and Thai Studies Centre, Canberra,

Kru Dip teach class at Australia National University, ACT 2005

Kru Dip teach class at Australia National University, ACT 2005

Dip instructin Muay Thai at University of Queensland

Kru Dip instructing Muay Thai at the University of Queensland 2007

Kru Dip’s professional accreditations include:
-Boxing Coach Level 1, Boxing ACT Incorporated, Australia, August 2005
-Muay Thai Boxing Coach, Sport Authority of Thailand, Thailand, 2004
-Muay Thai Boxing Referee, Sport Authority of Thailand, Thailand, 2003

He also holds several accreditation’s in both his native Thailand and Australia in massage:
-Skill standard test for overseas practitioners of Thai traditional medicine (passed): Thai massage, Centre -for Skill Development, Thailand, October 2004
-Thai Massage (150 hr), Reflexology (60 hr), Aromatherapy Massage (60 hr), Thai Traditional Medical Services Society, Thailand, September 2004

-Certificate IV in Remedial and Sport massage , Australia Institute Applies Science, QLD, 2007

– Diploma in Remedial/Sports Massage, Australia 2016

In addition:
-Senior First Aid, Current
-Working with children Victoria -Current

Dip has worked as a massage therapist at Simply Wellness Day Spa Retreat, Canberra, ACT, 2005 and worked at Annaley Massage Clinic, Brisbane, Qld, 2008

Dip has also worked for the Aboriginal Justice Centre, Dept. of Justice and Community Safety, ACT, Australia, as a project officer working with “at risk” Aboriginal children to build self-confidence, respect and compassion for others through  dedicated Muay Thai training.

Dip working with Aboriginal youth

Kru Dip working with Aboriginal youth 2005

Other Government positions have included being an assistant to the Education Minister of Thailand, overseeing public relation activities, and providing daily reports to the Minister.

“The Best 1” Seanchai and KruDip @ Rajadamnern stadium’04

Throughout these positions, Kru Dip has always managed to still love Muay Thai. He was a Muay Thai teacher at Chulalongkon Sport Centre (2003-2004), a Muay Thai and Boxing Coach, Burapha University (2000-2002), and before this, fighting out of TaleTong (Golden Ocean) gym in Bangsean, a successful Muay Thai gym in Chonburi, trained by (Kru) Kaowsod Sitpraprom a former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champion. Kru Dip also worked  at the famous Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok during 2004.

Dip (back right) fighting out of Taletong (1994)

Dip (back right) fighting out of Taletong (1994)


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