Martial arts icon, Jean Claude Van Damme, was named World Boxing Council Muay Thai Ambassador by the WBC, for his continuous efforts spreading this discipline.
Jean Claude, started practicing martial arts at the age of 10. Now, he has become a role model and an icon of this discipline, a sport the WBC has promoted for its marvelous characteristics.
Muay Thai is a martial art completely integrated to the lifestyle of Thailand. Through it, the athletes learn about self-discipline, respect and a responsible way of living.
It is important to remember that one of the main goals of our beloved WBC Lifetime President, Don Jose Sulaiman, was to help spreading the practice of Muay Thai in Mexico and other countries in Latin America.
For our current WBC President, Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman, counting with the support of Van Damme as ambassador, is an outstanding privilege, as he is a talented actor well known in all the world, but particularly important, Jean Claude is a an exemplary human being and a disciplined athlete.
He started his Karate career at the age of 15, shaping a record of 44 victories and 4 loses.
On the other hand, Van Damme, replied to this distinction with his sincere gratitude to the Sulaiman Family, especially to the WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman.
Jean Claude Van Damme also acknowledged the WBC Green and Gold Belt represents hope and glory, characteristics that makes him proud of having it.