TO LISTEN TO AS YOU SCROLL THROUGH...
Kru Rex / Vichai
1951 - 2020
Your One Of God's
Champions Now My Friend.
"There will be many ways to remember you my
friend, but for me, it will be the charm and sincerity of your infectious smile
that made all of us smile back.
You were many faces to us all, but I choose to remember that smile..."
"I've learned that people will forget
what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how
you made them feel."
THOUGHTS FROM THE WEB
"Kru Rex was originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat,
Thailand and without a doubt, was a big part of Muay Thai, especially here in
With over 40 years of training in Muay Thai he also amassed an
impressive 131-5-24 record as a junior featherweight champion in Thailand and
middleweight kickboxing champion here in Los Angeles.
He believed anyone
could benefit from learning Muay Thai, and tailored each of his student's
Along with being a Muay Thai student, fighter and
trainer he has refereed and judged "Thousands" of amateur and
professional Muay Thai fights around the world."
"Ajarn Rex was a man that could make you believe
anything was real, even his most outlandish jokes, which he shared with flare
and a gleaming smile!
He was a magic man, with his whimsical teaching style and his incredible
sleight of hand!
He always had us working hard on our workouts, sweating and bruised, yet
with his humor it never felt quite like work, it was fun and we worked harder
for it." Kru Juice
Respect to Kru Rex
-Muay Thai Long Time Friend-
Rex Interview 2015
Rex Magic Trick
Rex's Magic Trick 2015
Rex Teaching Thai Pads
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we have a lot of photos on this page (Over 100),
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THAT SMILE... That smile was something Kru Rex
ALWAYS had on Fight Day. Whether telling jokes or simply helping to keep
fighter's relaxed, he ALWAYS had it with him.
Those who didn't know him,
sometimes wondered how to take his humor, but little did they know that behind
that big smile and that twinkle in his eye was once a Fierce Warrior
went to battle well over 100 times in the ring and had his hand raised as a
winner over 130 times... Clearly, it was easy for him to Smile, as he was always
confident of who he was,
what he had accomplished and what he still wanted
to share with others. Those who understood him walked away with Golden Moments,
and those who didn't,
well, they missed a Gem of an Opportunity that only
comes around once in a lifetime...
Kru Rex &
Cheunniran, Nancy Cataño, Rath Ren, Dan Stell, Steve Fossum, Jim VanOver &
seen him on Lion, Bellator and Glory.... one of the most iconic legends in the
muay thai community...
Kru Rex. I've had the honor to grow up on/off the
mat under his wing. The stories, the knowledge, the magic, truly the man of 1000
smiles." Nancy Cataño
Ajarn Rex Adrian Sanchez
Sarinda Chaney & Bob Chaney
Venus Amsterdam Promotions' "MUAY THAI ULTIMATE"
22nd, 2015 - Anaheim, California, USA
Granillo, Francisco Abundis, Kim Kongkriangkai, Rath Ren, Jess Garcia
Dr. Audrey Konow, Ron Estrada, Andrew Alivarez, Nancy Cataño, Jim
VanOver, Dan Stell, Elaine Jojola, Noah Trujillo, Faith Venus Amsterdam, Dr.
Gatus & Kru Rex.
What He Said,
But Whatever It Was That Kru Rex Said To Relax Albert
Malatamban's Fighter Jewels Marie Perez
But Whatever It Is, It Brought A
Smile To His Face...
Kru Rex And
Rath Ren And Kru
(CSAC) & Kru Rex
Alexander Palma, Ajarn Rex, Patrick Valor Rivera and Thiago Azeredo.
last event I ever saw him at. He showed my daughter 1 of his magic tricks. For
the short time I knew him he was an very inspirational guy. He Also gave me some
mentorship judging points.
he will surely be missed" Damian
Kru Rex / Vichai
1951 - 2020
Ajarn Rex Funeral
Traditional Thai Ceremony
Saturday February 1st at 6:PM.
Wat Thai Of Los Angeles
Coldwater Canyon Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605.
Sunday February 2nd at
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Poem Below Was Found Posted On Facebook By Bryant
"This poem is one of my favorites and I'd like to share it
today because it speaks to how I feel about Ajarn Rex,
my Kru, my teacher,
my mentor, my inspiration, my friend and family from when he showed me so much
patience and love. You will now train the most highest of
spirits. Khob kun krup.
Rest in paradise Ajarn Rex. Sawadee krup"
I've been reading
all the comments all over facebook about the passing today of our friend Ajarn
His smile, his jokes, magic tricks and of course, his work keeping so
many safe in the sport he loved
as a Professional Muay Thai Referee.
After reading them, there is one quote that fits our friend perfectly...
The Words Of This Song Shall Be My Final Word For You
For No One Could Have Put Them Better...
"Jealous Of The Angels"
Rest In Peace My
Friend... You Are One Of Gods Champions Now...
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