Sunday, December 27, 2009

A NEW Muay Thai school this way comes...

Just minutes away from York U...155 limestone Crescent

Check the Facebook link on the nav bar for info

Our soft opening is Jan 11th. The gym will be running classes, but will still be in the process of completion. So we are offering a promo membership package for 3 months at 150$!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend of York Muay Thai!

December 20th!: Christmas party at Real Thailand, 6pm (spadina and bloor)
There will be awards, raffles and much more!

December 19th-20th: The crew starts working on the NEW York Muay Thai authentic MT school! We are painting, and doing some other things that I actually don't know about lol. But join in if you can!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Where can you see York Muay Thai?

As most of you know, Siam no. 1's Simon had fought in the east not long ago. We found a couple of pictures of him warming up, and... wearing our brand!

For those of you who don't know Simon, he's subbed our class a few times now. York MT wishes him the best of luck!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mikey's IFMA 2009 Montage

A cool montage of Mikey and X at the IFMA's with Team Canada and Ajahn Suchart


Friday, December 4, 2009

Mikey Defeats Ukraine and Takes the GOLD at the IFMA World Championships!

Way to represent Canada, and most importantly yourself, Mikey! Congratulations!

Congrats to all the other Canadians and a shout out to our friends from Siam no 1! They walked away with a ton of medals :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Team Canada Fighters Coached by Ajahn Suchart are Going to the Finals at the IFMA World Tournament!

like the title says!
fighters: Ruel, Margaret, Daniel and Mikey (Southside)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Saiyok Pumpanmuang

So I posted the Slamm fights the other day and no doubt those who watched took notice of Saiyok. He's been in the game for a long time and has fought quite a few times outside of Thailand...yet he's still one of the lesser known fighters.

He's currently the #1 Welterweight in the Thailand rankings (and national champion), and he's about #3 or 4 in both Raja and Lumpini...He's now the WMC champion

photo by Richlieu

Saiyok is definitely up there. If you watch him, he doesn't have that kind of "pretty" aesthetic to his technique that Buakaw does, but when you see his strikes land it looks absolutely horrifying. He really punishes his opponent for not blocking or evading.

I'd personally love to see Buakaw and him go at it in full Muaythai rules.




Saiyok at last years slamm:
aaand finally check the Slamm 6 videos post for Saiyok fighting for a title vs Warren Stevelmans

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mikey and Ruel win their second fights at the IFMA Worlds 2009!

Just like the title says...Let's go team Canada!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Team Canada's Progress in the IFMA 2009 World Tournament

Ajahn Suchart cornered Ruel and Mikey (Southside), who were both victorious in their preliminary fights! We wish them the best of luck and will continue to keep you posted on our friends' successes.

Slamm 6: Holland vs Thailand VIDEOS

Videos courtesy of K1fighter

Great fights! No spoilers for yourself.
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Anuwat-Mootje Kamal

Mosab Amrani- Bovy

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Staring Down the Eyes of a Tiger

Mosab Amrani isn't the #1 Muay Thai fighter in the world. However, he's proven that he can get in there, stand with the best, and even take sweet victory when few people believe can.

Last year, Mosab stood and banged with Anuwat Kaewsamrit. If you don't know Anuwat by now, stop reading and go youtube him. He's not called the "Iron Hands of Siam" for nothing. Mosab came out victorious in one huge upset.

This weekend at Slamm!, Mosab is getting ready to throw down with Bovy Sor of the most vicious fighters on the circuit. Mosab himself says he doesn't believe Bovy has a soul.

Check out what this man, who must once again stare down a Thai monster, has to say:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Changes to the Look

Playing around with the look of banners and stuff...I wish blogger would not shrink the banner out of proportion like that.

I will change it back to normal soon.

fyi its a tattoo design of Hanuman in the back

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ivan Hippolyte Interview

Here's an interview with Dutch legend, Ivan Hippolyte.

If you don't know who this guy is and what he's been through, then read on


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Full Muay Thai Rules (a Slamm 6 video)

A small documentary featuring Ramon Dekkers and Ivan Hippolyte: 2 of the most prominent Dutch fighters. They discuss some of their history in the ring, and what it is to fight FULL Muaythai rules.

It's kinda cool to hear these legends pay they respects to traditional Muay Thai and hear what they have to say about the current state of stand up combat sports.

I think it's worth it to hear what anyone who has a deep history in the sport has to say, whether it's Ajahn Suchart, Kru Clifton, or legendary fighters like Ramon and Ivan.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chok Dee to the Canadians!

Well, there's no time like the present. The last stretch of November does not only bring in a wave of huge international fights, but opportunities for Canada to represent our Muay Thai at the highest levels.

First, this Friday we want to send our positive vibes to Kru Clifton Brown for his WMC World title defense in Sweden:

More info:

Next, at the end of the month our friends from Siam no1 and Southside Muay Thai will be representing Team Canada at the IFMA world
championship tournament!

Mikey and X are already in Thailand as we speak and have their own blog up (with some videos of their training):

Monday, November 16, 2009

Congratulations Again!

A congratulations to our Kru Jen and P.C. Lindor for completing Ajahn Suchart's next level of curriculum! Our two instructors are stepping it up, as this level has them studying deeper into the traditions of Muay Thai and exploring some of its more esoteric techniques.

It translates into us getting nothing but better instruction and a brighter future for spreading the traditions of Muay Thai.

Mini shoutouts go to our assistant instructors P.C. Nic and Brian for their ring performances on Saturday night. I couldn't be there but I heard it made for some must-watch videos

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Tarzan Complex (video)

Another good video from Robert Clyne, exploring the psyche of many western martial arts enthusiasts


Friday, November 13, 2009

Bovy Sor Udomson vs Rudolph Durica @ Janus Fight Night, November 09 (video)

picture courtesy of Richlieu (


If you don't know who Bovy is, he's one of the most well known Thais and his been around for a while. He's best known for just walking forward and throwing, at the cost of absorbing some damage himself. He's so tough that he's usually successful at knocking his opponents out or at least pummeling them, however there are those like Anuwat who have knocked him out in turn.

is a well seasoned fighter himself, having fought Santichai and Andrei Kulebin multiple times in tournaments.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Female Muay Thai fight (Video)

According to Kru J: "I believe that one of the girls is Daoprasuk Petchopas in that video. Undefeated in over 54 fights. Best fighter at my weight in the world. She is in the red"

Here are two strong female Thai's going at it. I don't know who they are unfortunately. Finally! A quality clip of female MT.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

York Muay Thai Upcoming Events! November- December 2009

November 14th:

Fundraiser party at Siam No.1- They will be watching the Pacquiao and Cotto fight and there will be sparring demos that Poochoi Kru's Brian and Nic will be participating in.

November 20:

Kru's Birthday!- Stay tuned for news on a will probably be on another night.

December 13th:

King of Thailand's Birthday Dinner- check out the details here:

December 20th:

YUMT's Christmas party!- There will be:



special guests and awards ceremonies!

Make sure you mark you calendars

Keep your eye on this will be updated

Marco Pique vs Malaipet in Las Vegas 2005 (Video)

click to enlarge

I posted a fight between Marco and Yod yesterday, and I was talking about how Marco has faced a lot really well known guys early on in his pro career. Here's one of those fights against Malaipet in L.V Nevada, back in 2005.

Both these men are slated to compete in the Contender Asia Season 2 that is rumoured to start filming in the new year.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Thailand Vs Challengers Event: coming January 16/10

Thought I'd share this upcoming event with you which is part of the "Thailand Versus Series".

It's looking to be a huge promotion sanctioned by the WMC and promoted by Songchai Ratanasuban (If you don't know how big this guy is in Muaythai, look him up. He's like the Godfather of promoting).

Mr Songchai in the middle

The event has a kickass website here: , complete with fighter profiles and video trailer.

On the 16th of January 2010, look for these fighters to be representing their respective teams.

- Kaoklai Kaengnorasing
- Nopparat Keatkamtorn
- Bovy Sor Udomsorn
- Nonsai Sanyakorn
- Tum Mardsue
- Zaza Sor Aree(muaying)

- Dzabhar Askerov
- Arslan AK-47
- Antuan Siangboxing
- Joe Bam Bam(muaying)
- TBA-Japan
- Ramazan Ramazanov

As you can see there are a lot of big names from both sides, and a female fight between Zaza and Joe Bam Bam. It would be a good idea to look up some of these fighters if you want to see some of the current talent in the sport.

Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Marco Pique at Janus Fight Night, Nov 7/09 (Video)


I have to give Marco a lot of respect. He has stepped into the ring with the likes of Malaipet, Buakao, Nieky Holtzken and now Yod at a very young age. We should be seeing him again when the Contender Asia Season 2 starts.

Yod is...Yod.

Also on this card were Thai sluggers Bovy Sor Udomson and Saiyoknoi. I will post their fights if they get uploaded.

look at Yod's lil baby face

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Congratulations to Erik, Niloo and Wegz for completing the Blue grading at Siam, showing a lot of heart, technique and physical conditioning. Another round of applause for Kru J's students from XC. Remember that this is only a stepping stone as the work rate and expectations are now much higher. Love, respect and believe.

I saw some of our guys digging deep and pushing through with everything they had...I want to see that and more from now on. Let's inspire each other.

Pictures to come...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Shout Out for Arash

Shout out to Arash for putting on an amazing demonstration last week

Friday, November 6, 2009

Multi Man Ram Muay Wai Kru

This is shared with us by Patrick from our class. It's an interesting (to say the least) photo from his stay in Thailand.

click for higher res

You can find the rest of Patrick's trip here:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thongchai Tor Silachai vs Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn (video)


A battle from Lumpini featuring two of the greats in their younger years

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Gods of Muay Thai Part 2: Orono Por Muang Ubon

part 2 of Robert Clyne's series:

The video begins with Saenchai, but moves into a little profile of Orono (one of the greats from the past). Watch him spar and workout with the younger fighters. You also get a sneak peek at a young female fighter with tons of talent.

You'll see Orono teaching a class of kids, working out with some of the exercises we do in our class too


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dane vs Prasert (Video)

Australia's Dane "Daddy Kool" (Nugget's Thaiboxing) takes on Prasert from WMC camp on the Evolution 18 promotion.

Check out the force on Prasert's teeps.


Friday, October 30, 2009

The Gods Of Muay Thai Part 1: Sor. Kingstar Saenchai (Video)

A series by Robert Clyne called "The Gods of Muay Thai"

Robert profiles the top fighters at 13 coins gym. In this first part he gives us a look at Saenchai (YES, it's Saenchai all over again...just in case you weren't sick of seeing him lol).

I will post all the parts for your enjoyment as soon as they are uploaded.


If you are just joining MT and never heard of Saenchai...he's basically the pound for pound best fighter in the world right now, and incredibly unorthodox. All of his basic techniques are so refined that he pulls them off with ease, and has the skill to mix in his own bag of tricks.

Buakao vs Giorgio Petrosyan (Fight Video), WMC Title Fight in 2007

As you know, both Buakao (I tend to spell it that way instead of Buakaw, because a lot of people don't know how to pronounce his name) and Petrosyan were in the final 4 for K-1, but did not fight each other. Here's the fight between them about 3 years ago I believe. Full Muay Thai rules.


Go to video to see all parts

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

K-1 World MAX 2009 Final 4 Videos and Pictures

Here are the videos:

All fights

K-1 MAX Final 4 2009 Andy Souwer vs Buakaw

K-1 Max Final 4 2009 FINAL MATCH

K-1 Max Final 4 2009 Petrosyan vs Yuya Yamamoto

Pictures (SPOILERS):

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thank You Kru Clifton!

York U Muay Thai would like to give a big thank you to Kru Clifton for taking time to share with us some of his vast knowledge, as well as answer a marathon of questions. We would love to have you back sometime. Khap khun khup!

If you missed it, make sure you don't miss the next time he comes was a good 2 and a half hours jam packed with insight and knowledge.

We wish Kru Clifton the best of luck for his title defense against Rickard Nordstrand in November

A big thanks to Kru J for arranging this special class

Friday, October 23, 2009

Aaron vs the Heavy Bag video

A good video of bagwork and technique


Don't ask me how I found this...I'll just tell you. It was in the related videos you often see at the sidebar when watching youtube clips. I did a search for Clifton Brown and was watching an interview when I saw this particular clip on the side bar. I know when Kru J sees this she will probably call me creepy, so once and for all I'm setting the story on how I found this straight lol.

For those of you who don't know, Aaron is a fighter from Siam no 1. I've never actually met him but he has trained with both Kru Jen and Poochoi Kru Nic. I've had the pleasure of seeing one of his fights and he is very skilled and technical.

Photo from

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

YUMT News Update: October 21st, 2009

OK guys, let's run through some news:

- TSHIRTS are in!!! Pick yours up at class today! 20$ each:

- Kru Clifton seminar on Saturday! Check your facebook for details or ask one of your instructors!

- Blue Shorts Nov 7th!!