CALIFORNIAN expat Jay-R, known by his clients as ‘Coach J,’ first came to Thailand 14 years ago in search for a better life after college. Taking on English teaching and telecommunications jobs, he got a foothold in the Kingdom but wasn’t really happy with his working life – he wanted to do something he was truly passionate about.
Fast forward to 2009 and Coach J took his love for pugilism and, with an initial B1,400 investment to buy focus pads, set up Lion’s Head Boxing, a personal training service for anyone wanting to learn what he calls “the sweet science.” Working hard, he earned his World Boxing Council (WBC) certification and today, aged 32, he has 32 private clients and also works in partnership with The Lab, taking care of its boxing business.
The next step for the entrepreneur? “To open my own gym on Ramkamheng 18."