Friday, April 29, 2011

Save the Date!! Don't miss out ONE YEAR Anniversary Party on May 15th!!!


You're invited!

Spread the word! Free Muay Thai for the public all day.
Then an amazing afternoon/evening party with thai food, music, demonstrations, pushup contests and more!

The poster and event have the details! May 15 :)

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209482362404380

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Back to Basics



"Sam, what's a jab supposed to do?" he asked me.

"Set everything up, feel him out, open him up, keep him off you. Everything," I answered.

"Yeah, well a jab is supposed to push his nose through his face. Start with that. Then work on those other things."


from Sam Sheridan's book: A Fighter's Heart

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"WE MADE IT" One Year Anniversary FUNDRAISER: May 15th!!



Get ready! The ONE year anniversary party is coming...with free events in the morning to bring Muay Thai to all, and a some great demonstrations and activities in the evening for all of our friends and family!

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209482362404380

We began in a ballet studio in the Tait Mackenzie building at York University over 5 years ago. We slowly built each other and formed into a school. The past year has been amazing and we want to thank everyone for helping.

This event is a Fundraiser to send the YMT Fighters to Des Moines, Iowa. Last year we brought home 3 belts, this year we intend on bringing home more!

Itinerary

9:30am - Traditional Thai Monks Blessing

11:00am - FREE Yoga Trial Class
11:30pm - Break
11:40pm - FREE Adult Muay Thai trial class.
12:20pm - Break
12:30pm - FREE Mom/Dad & Me trial class. (Kids Muay Thai class)
1:00pm - Break
1:10pm - FREE Adult Muay Thai trial class.
1:40pm - Closing Presentation

3:30pm - Doors Re-open
4:00pm - Appreciation Celebration
4:30pm - Who are we? Muay Thai demo by YMT Students

6:30pm - INTERMISSION 10 MINS
PUSH UP COMPETITION Sponsored by Neurofit Life Systems
How many proper PUSH UPS can you do?
$10 to enter, winner wins $50.00
2 categories Women and Men.

DAY FESTIVITIES - FREE
EVENING EVENT - $20.00 Donation at door appreciated.

Khap Khun maa Kha Everyone!
Looking forward to seeing everyone anf thank you for coming out to support us!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Action



Here's Yodsanklai vs Wayne Parr #3, which took place late last year. These two had fought twice previously with Yod winning both fights by decision.

There was a lot of discussion surrounding the outcome of this 3rd fight, but either way it's still entertaining. Enjoy!

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRWISN7_yRs

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Night Battle: Petchmongkong vs Sittichai



Here's your Friday MT fight video! This fight has some amazing exchanges...don't miss this war

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sATrORTnKx4

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Saenchai Sinbi vs Liam Harrison video


Regarded as the U.K's top fighter, Liam Harrison has been in the ring with many greats including Saenchai. He lost their first bout by decision. This is their second bout. Thanks to Sumo for finding!

Great photos by Michael Howarth: http://howarthphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Harrison-V-Saenchai-2-Highlights-Doncaster-Dome/G0000WMwDA3tHNtg/I0000KA7XFi6SMPE

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkLat7QuifA

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Location, location, location: 96 Penang Gym



"Klong Toei is home to one of the largest urban slums in the world. Residents live in a cluster of corrugated iron shacks, along active railways, wedged between shipping yards and over-passing expressways.

Beneath one of those expressways sits 96 Penang, a local Muay Thai gym with a proven reputation for producing champion fighters. Kids of all ages train here. These kids approach the sport with aseriousness and dedication well-beyond their years.

I take my hat off to them, and to the dedicated people who run the gym, offering the kids of Klong Toei a place to find confidence, self-respect, love and a sense of meaning in a world where drugs, violence, prostitution and death are a fact of life."

Click the following link for Jason Ness' write up and collection of photos of the gym: http://www.behance.net/jasonness/frame/843095

Wednesday Fight Video: Anuwat vs Sittichai



A great fight between the technical Sittichai and the hard hitting Anuwat. Enjoy!

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJreMjVIYgA

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Schedule Changes for 2011

Sawadeekhap everyone! Hope you are enjoying the nice change in weather!
Here is a reminder about the official changes to the schedule.

*The 4:30 MONDAY class has been canceled
*The 7:30 MONDAY class is now a mixed levels class. All students may participate during the technical portion.
*The 7:30 MONDAY class is now an intermediate level class.

See everyone there!


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Monday, April 11, 2011

Thank You!

A huge thanks to everyone that both participated in and sponsored the 30 Hour Famine at York Muay Thai.

Thanks to Allen for the pictures! (More can be found on Facebook)







Monday Action



Thanks to Durst for passing this link along. A great fight with an even better finish. Channel 7 always delivers on the entertainment side.

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5j-4EoKF2c&feature=player_embedded

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weekend Fight Post: Hippy Singmanee vs Chanlit Tor Soonan



One of the things that surprises me is how little Muay Thai elbows are seen in the popular MMA scene. I don't mean elbows mixed into a ground and pound...

I mean Muay Thai elbows when moving or staying in close range: whether it's fighting in the 'pocket' or a clinch up.

Whether it's an MMA, Muay Thai or even a street fight, elbows are the most dangerous natural weapon of the body. They won't be gloved up and they don't have the numerous small bones that risk injury when punching. Like any technique, they do require skill to use properly, but it seems like they should be no brainer to have in a pro MMA fighter's arsenal.

Consider that, as you watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3lHIdyXFiw

Friday, April 8, 2011

LOST AND FOUND PICK UP!



Sawadeekha Everyone,

The lost and found is overloaded so we are giving you guys until Monday April 18th to pick up anything you think you may have left behind before we donate it to Goodwill or dispose of it.

Please come and take a look for what is yours.

Kru

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

30 Hour Famine THIS FRIDAY APRIL 8



This Friday at 5:00pm - Saturday at 11:00pm, YMT does the 30 Hour famine (famine.ca)!

Classes are cancelled during those times, but the gym will be open as the fighters will need to train. Please donate to a participant of the famine if you are not one of them!

You are welcome to stop by and visit, but do not eat in front of the participants...or they will attack you. :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Age is Just a Number: Sagat vs Put Lorlek

Two legends in Muay Thai fight, a little later on in life than you'd expect!
Put Lorlek is 60 years old here, and Sagat Petchyindee is 55!



These two were once among the greatest fighters of their era.



They may not look like much initially, but they've still got some fire in them.

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmqjQge59OQ

A little media spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFDf4UoETnU&feature=channel_video_title

Thanks to Matt Embree for finding!

Monday Action



Here's some old(er) school action to kick off your Monday. Neungphichit Sityodtong vs Neungsiam Fairtex. Don't blink, or you might miss some of those lightning fast head kicks!

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_gP62eNz0Y&feature=feedf