‘Real Deal’ coaches join Regent’s School

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Top class sports coaching can be hard to find, so The Regent’s School Pattaya is delighted to be welcoming into its Extended Learning Programme a former NBA basketball player with the LA Lakers and one of only three Shaolin Kung Fu masters in the whole of Thailand.

Ike Nwankwo, who in his career played basketball with both the LA Lakers and the Houston Rockets, is bringing his Top Flight Basketball Academy to the school every Friday afternoon, when he’ll be coaching boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 11 in the fundamentals of the sport.

Master Shi Yan Yang teaches at The Regent’s once a week.Master Shi Yan Yang teaches at The Regent’s once a week.

Master Shi Yan Yang, who learnt his Shaolin Kungfu skills over 14 years at the Shaolin temple in Henan Province in China, is one of only three Masters in Thailand and the only one operating outside of Bangkok. He currently teaches at The Regent’s once a week, where his youngest new recruit is just four years old.

Head of Primary School at The Regent’s School, Nonie Adams commented, “We’re trying to give our students access to opportunities which they would otherwise struggle to find on the Eastern Seaboard. First and foremost I am interested in encouraging participation and a healthy lifestyle amongst our students, but who knows – we might also uncover the next NBA star or kung fu master!”

Ike Nwankwo brings his Top Flight Basketball Academy to the school every Friday afternoon.Ike Nwankwo brings his Top Flight Basketball Academy to the school every Friday afternoon.