Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Buakaw vs Sodtabun Tor Ruttanakief (video)

A young Buakaw fight...looks like this is pre-K-1 MAX days.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Write up for the York Muay Thai fighters in Calgary at H2H Retribution

Here are the official write ups for York Muay Thai's fighters performances in Calgary over the weekend!

"Ari Markle (Calgary, Canada) vs. Nic Du Preez (Toronto, Canada)

Calgarian Ari Markle battled with Toronto's Nic Du Preez. The fight started off quite close. Du Preez opened with some kicks but was to immediately pounce to vicious elbow attacks.
One did score and gave the Calgarian a cut above the right eye. Markle was to fight back but started to hesitate on pulling the trigger. Du Preez was almost always first off the line. By the third round, Markle seemed flat footed and was hesitating on attacking.
This encouraged Du Preez to pressure forward for a KO, but he just could not find it. Nic Du Preez won by unanimous decision. Du Preez was to win the Roy Lilley Trophy of the event for the Best Visiting Athlete."

"Mark MacKinnon (Calgary, Canada) vs. Brian Trinh (Toronto, Canada)

This bout opened with Thinh pressing forward and trying to land his right hand on the taller MacKinnon. A few landed which brought immediate respect from the Calgary athlete.
In rounds two and three, MacKinnon decided he did not like getting punched and he used his roundhouse kick to the body and use very well placed teep's to keep Trinh at bay.
Trinh fought back gamely but had a difficult time getting through the long kicks to score his right hand. A unanimous decision went to Mark MacKinnon."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

York Muay Thai reps in Calgary

Both PC Nic and Brian fought last night with Kru J in the corner at the H2H Retribution card hosted by Mike Miles in Calgary.

Nic fought full rules (elbows) for the first time against Calgary's Ari Markle and won a decision, as well as cut his opponent. He also won best out of town fight

Brian fought a strong opponent in Calgary's Mark Mckinnon and banged it out hard for the full fight, but lost a decision.

Both boys are fine and back home now. Check back soon for any pictures or video that they may want to share!

YMT is proud of their instructors/fighters for their hard work and beautiful performances!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chok Dee! ("good luck!")

Best of luck to our fighters and instructors competing in Calgary this weekend! A safe trip and a night of good Muay Thai!

Samart Payakaroon Interview

If you don't know Samart Payakaroon...stop reading. Go google one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters and boxers in Thai history.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fight Night (video)

A short video that takes us through Thai knockout legend, Bovy Sor Udomson's fight night in 3 minutes...from pre fight to post fight. This footage was from Slamm 6 in November 2009.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Grand Opening still in the works!

York Muay Thai Grand Opening... coming soon!! Come out and experience York Muay Thai!!!

A date for this event is still in the works...

Stay tuned for details and a poster...

This will be an interactive day to be filled with:

demonstrations- watch some live demos of training and technique!

interactive demo classes- don't be afraid to try out some basic Muay Thai and introduce your friends to the sport while you're there!

a traditional blessing by Ajahn Suchart- get involved in a special part of Thai culture, as well as meet our forefather in Muay Thai

BBQ food and more!

Also note that as of April 8th 2010 the following promo will expire, so spread the word about it before it's gone (Stay tuned for updated packages/specials):

get on the promo while it's hot! expires as of April 8/10

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vote Ajahn Suchart for 2010's Top Canadian Immigrant

for information on how to do so, click here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy National Muay Thai Day 2010!

Student of the Month (March 2010): Gaja...AKA "Textbook"

Textbook trains hard, is always early or on time. He has improved a lot over and shown tons of Love, Respect and Believe.

We are proud of you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Giorgio Petrosyan vs Khem Sitsongpeenong (video)

A big fight under It's Showtime Rules (similar to K-1) elbows, limited clinch and clinch knees.



It's Showtime is a Dutch promotion. They hold some pretty amazing fights with some of Europe's best, and have started to bring in more big name Thai's such as Sudsakorn and Khem

Kem, as you know, is a top dog around the world in Muay Thai. As far as MT goes, he's the next big export from Thailand. This is his very first time fighting under K-1 style rules.

Giorgio needs little introduction. He is the recent K-1 MAX world Champion (2009), defeating Andy Souwer for the title. He's also defeated the likes of Naruepol (K1 rules) and drawn with Buakaw (Muay Thai rules).

Both these guys are pretty much at the highest points of their respective worlds in stand up fighting. They are both also known for being very strong and technical.

I'd love to see Giorgio fight full MT again, especially against Kem. I don't doubt his abilities at all, but it would be great to see him fighting against these top guys under their original rules.

Looking at these guys, neither of them could afford to slip up. They both strike so fast, so precise and so hard

This fight highlighted two things in my books: Giorgio has a lot more power in the left kick than I thought (just listen and the kicks), and Kem has a really strong chin.

H2H Retribution in Calgary, March 27th

This is the event PCs Brian and Nic are scheduled to fight on. Also fighting from Toronto is Yvonne from Old School Muay Thai (downtown) who used to spar with us a couple years back

Nuanthoranee "the force" Thongjara vs Jongsanan "Woodenman" Fairtex (video)


Nuanthoranee is now one of Masato's trainers at SilverWolf gym in Japan, and Jongsanan currently teaches at a Fairtex gym in the U.S.A.

Here is an old Lumpinee battle between the two

These pics are from the websites of the gyms they currently teach out of.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Congratulations to the YMT boys

Congrats to: Pat-trick, Vlad, Dauren, Robin, Roman, Joe and Phil!

Keep training hard and learning as much as you can!

Check facebook for pictures!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some young Thais Clinching


Notice how relaxed they are...not using too much muscle
They keep a nice upright posture
They don't spin and move wildly; They are always set with their footwork and stay balanced before and after kneeing.

photo by Rob Cox of

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

T shirts and Tanks for York Muay Thai !

If you are looking for something comfortable to train in, rep the gym at events or on your friendly neighbourhood crime fighting, check out our T shirts!

We currently have 2 varieties of t shirts in: Regular (the vintage classic) and the 2.0 (A full body design for love, respect and believe). Prices for the different designs are below.

Regular Tshirts in Black, White and Red! $20!

Tanks in both MALE and FEMALE cuts and sizes! $18!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jomthong Chuwattana (Fighter Profile)

57 kg (126 lbs) Featherweight titles:
Rajadamnern Stadium Champion 2x
WBC World Muay Thai Champion (2008 win over Anuwat)

Record as of 2009
200 fights. 167 wins. 30 Losses and 3 draws

Jomthong is a young and talented fighter from the Chuwattana camp in Thailand. Making his name by defeating the infamous Anuwat Kaewsamrit, Jomthong captured 2 of the most prestigious titles in MT.

Jomthong defeats Anuwat for the WBC world title

He is currently ranked 3rd in Thailand. He has stepped in the ring with the best of the best these days including: Saenchai Sor Kingstar, Kaew Fairtex, Petchboonchu FA Group, Sakkedao. Google any of the aforementioned fighters and you'll find they are all incredible. Jomthong has not always come out victorious against the likes of these guys, but he always gives a display of some of the best Muay Thai you'll see today.

Jomthong refers to himself as a technician. I like watching him for his precise and powerful strikes. He doesn't waste a lot of energy and digs right into his target.



(in blue)vs Anuwat:

(in blue)vs Saenchai:

vs Kaew Fairtex in Japan:

vs Phet-asawin Seesanferry:

vs Ronnachai:

Simon Marcus wins over Ei Phouthang

Read about Simon's (Ajahn Suchart)victory in Cambodia

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pajunsuk Lukprahbat vs Youness (video)

Another Pajunsuk fight, this time from Slamm!: Thailand vs the Netherlands from a ways back

I'm giving him a lot of respect...he's coming in as the shorter guy in most of the fights I'm seeing him in.

Pajunsuk doesn't look like he's off to a great start, but then picks it up and marches forward on Youness.

There's a controversial ending to this one I'm not going to comment on, mostly because I'm not sure what the right call would be. See Part 2 to find out.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pajunsuk Lukprahbat vs Rayen Simson (video)


Pajunsuk is a former Lumpinee champion at welterweight, when he took the title against Kaolan (who was the first Thai finalist in K-1 MAX before Buakaw).

He has grown and fought as heavy as 160 I believe. He's mixed it up with some other great Thais, like Namsaknoi, as well as fighting big foreigners such as Joeri Mes and some Sanshou fighters. Right now he's at that weight and point in his career where he mostly travels around and fights non Thais outside of Thailand.

I posted about Rayen before. He's fought some of the biggest names in Muay Thai during his time at the welter to middleweight, including: Yoddecha, the legendary Sakmongkol and much later on Lamsongkram.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010