Muay Thai has been growing in popularity over the past few years. And with people like Christopher M. Aboy and his training facility, T.A.G. Muay Thai, helping more US-based athletes compete in some of the biggest stages, the martial art’s momentum will only grow exponentially.
Christopher M. Aboy is the owner and head instructor at T.A.G. Muay Thai. This enterprise has established itself as one of the best in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland. He started gaining more recognition after he became the World Boxing Council Youth Team USA coach and helped bring multiple awards to one of the country’s top martial arts guilds.
Christopher M. Aboy worked with 17-year-old Jason Paz, who was selected to represent Team USA at the 1st Inaugural WBC Muay Thai World Youth Games in Calgary, Canada. Christopher M. Aboy became eligible to be one of the coaches for the 26-team roster. Jason would be the second student under Christopher to qualify for a national team, his first qualifying student entering this prestigious level in November 2015 with another sanctioning body at the World Championships in Benidorm, Spain. Given that the World Boxing Council is one of the most respected sanctioning bodies worldwide, their participation would give Jason Paz, Christopher M. Aboy, and the whole team great honor and recognition.
The US team joined the World Youth Games in Calgary, Canada, last August 12-14, 2022, collecting nine gold medals, three silver medals, and eight bronze medals. Jason Paz took home a Bronze medal after bowing to a three-time national champion from Italy, bringing great renown to Christopher, the T.A.G. Muay Thai family, and himself on the national and international stage. Muay Thai Superstar “Saenchai” was also in attendance, serving as the head coach for Team Thailand. Aside from the tournament, he also held a seminar for the attendees before the games.
Christopher M. Aboy has dedicated his life to training students in the ways and principles of Muay Thai. The martial arts instructor discovered Muay Thai when he was 23 years old and grew a strong passion for it. He trained under Muay Thai champion Bryan “Double Dose” Dobler and picked up his instructor certification from the Thai Boxing Association of the USA in November 2007. He has also traveled extensively, moving to and living in places like Honolulu, England, Germany, and the United States.
Christopher M. Aboy currently works as a Police Officer and also runs and operates T.A.G. Muay Thai in the evenings. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton, he was hired by the federal government and moved to Georgia while attending the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Christopher then moved to Maryland while at his agency-specific academy. After graduation, he moved and settled in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children, where he spends time training students at T.A.G. Muay Thai.
Like most kids that learn martial arts, Christopher was a victim of bullying when he lived in Indiana. His father had a coworker who taught Tae Kwon Do, which was his introduction to martial arts back in 1989. As a victim of bullying, Christopher M. Aboy hopes to teach students how to stand up for themselves when others pick on them. Today, he focuses primarily on Muay Thai, using it as a tool to empower young students and teach them disciplines that positively affect other aspects of their life.
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