Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Canada Day Demo, July 1st/11

Come out to Downsview park with the crew on Canada Day!
Hit some pads, light sparring, and maybe some fireworks and food afterword!

Ask Kru for details!

Wednesday Fight Video: Antuan vs Zidov

Here is your Wednesday fight!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Action: Mapichit Sitsongpeenong Vs Yodgosol Sitarnuparb

This fight is less about high paced action, and more about how the slightest opening in range can be effective. Don't blink!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Instructor Development Seminar 2: Sunday June 26/11 (Open to All!)

Our second instructor seminar is this Sunday, from 12pm -3 at the gym. The fee is $30.
This is open to all levels of students, including those who missed the first seminar.

The seminar will cover different aspects of leading classes and teaching. Your senior instructors (Kru Jen, Kru Nick and Kru Kosta) will be leading the seminar.

If you are looking to start assisting or teaching Muay Thai any time in the future, come expand your knowledge on various teaching and coaching techniques!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Come Out and CELEBRATE the Canadian Champions! All friends and family welcome!

This Saturday, join us and the Muay Thai family for a fun night at Our House Lounge:


This year Canada killed it at the 2011 TBA Classic Muay Thai Tournament!

Gyms from all over came together and represented Canada very well. The Tournament ran smooth and was a great event to be a part of.

Not only TBA but we had many other belt winners such as: Kru Ruel from Siam in Mexico, Ashley Kew from Mas in New York, Benson from KruDar in Rochester, Matt Embree in Calgary, Simon Marcus in China.

So much Canadian swag.

Now we all should celebrate together! RIGHT?

Let's get together at a club/lounge and celebrate the night away with friends and our Muay Thai family.

Event Start: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Location: Our House Lounge
214 Ossington Ave, Toronto
Date: Saturday June 25th, 2011
$10 cover at the door

See you at the party.

Facebook event:

The Challenger back on track

Earlier I'd blogged about the reality tv series: The Challenger.

Essentially it is season 2 of the Contender Asia, the Muay Thai tournament where all the fighters live together in a loft and the whole shebang is filmed.

It was almost a year ago when they were announcing the fighters, as well as Clifton Brown to be one of the coaches. Then we never heard from them again.

ANYWAYS... it seems the project is back. They've announced new coaches and a couple of fighters. You can check it out in the link below.

WMC claims the show should be airing by the end of this year....

This interests me mostly because Muay Thai could use more exposure...
The original Contender Asia did well in certain countries, but not so much in the North America. Hopefully a second season might improve on the first, generate new interest, and in turn help educate the masses.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Recap of Yokkao Muay Thai Combat Expo (video)

Recently, Yokkao Boxing (A Muay Thai equipment company that has been sponsoring many big name fighters) held a Muay Thai Combat Expo in Italy. Shame they don't have those here...

It featured many of their sponsored fighters such as Saenchai, Buakaw, Dzhabar, Antoine Pinto, Jordan Watson...the list goes on.

Here's a cool video with footage of the fighters sparring and hitting pads.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

A young Buakaw 2 (video)

Yesterday I posted a young Buakaw fighting in the Toyota's the final fight of that tournament.

He takes on Satoshi Kobayashi, a Japanese fighter who has stepped in with many other Thai legends (Namsaknoi, Samkor).

I believe this tournament is what got Buakaw noticed by K-1 management? Not sure...but I thought I heard that somewhere


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A young Buakaw (video)

It's been a while since I've really been excited to see Buakaw fight. He's still great, but the match ups haven't excited me as much as they used to.

So I had to do some digging...and I came up with this old Buakaw fight from Thailand's Toyota Marathon 140lbs Tournament from 2002.

What's great about this is that while you've probably never heard of his opponent, he really takes it to Buakaw.

So enjoy the action. I know I did.

Here is Buakaw Vs Saengmorakort Kor Bangkruay.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Simon Marcus vs Sanda fighter (video)

Got this link from Victory Muay Thai's facebook page. Here is Simon's fight from Saturday night! Fight starts at 50:30


Also on the card are Muay Thai standouts Artem Levin and Jomthong Chuwattana

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekend Fight Post 2: Isuzu Final- Kem vs Nopparat

Found another great fight that's definitely worthy of a double weekend fight post.

A great show of the "uppercut elbow" technique!

This is the final fight of the prestigious Isuzu Tournament, between Kem Sitsongpeenong and Nopparat Keatkhamtorn.

The winner takes home 1 million baht, which is about $33,000 well as the right to compete in the big "Thai Fight" tournament at the end of the year.


*Note: you have to fastforward through to 16 mins in to see the fight. The beginning of the vid is just a huge introduction*

Weekend Fight Post: Matt vs Coke 2

Here is Matt's fight last night with Coke, at Journey Fight Series 3.


We'd also like to congratulate Simon Marcus on winning his fight in China on the same night.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Fight Video

Here's Mapichit, the young superstar from Sitsongpeenong. Always entertaining to see him fight. Enjoy!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

York Muay Thai and other Canadian Teams recognized on ! wrote a great review of the TBA Muay Thai Classic tournament just passed this weekend.

As you know, Mike Zhang and Patrick Wallace took home the B class titles for the tournament this year.

The article has a great re cap of the entire event, shout outs to Canadian teams (including ours), and some high quality pictures featuring our team.


I'll leave you with this quote:

"Adding to the level of skill present at the tournament were our always tough neighbors to the north. Yes, Canada. Say what you want about Canada. You can say that their beer sucks, that their accents are funny, that hockey is the only sport they’re good at, or that their entire country is like a loft above a really great party. However, what you can’t say is that Canada’s Muay Thai scene takes a backseat to that of the U.S. Because honestly it doesn’t....

I may be off on my statistics here, but I think that more than half of the titles at this years TBA went to Canada. They’re that good."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

York Muay Thai in SNAP

Click here to read about and see the photos SNAP took from YMT's 1 year anniversary:[0]=278422&utm_source=email&utm_medium=snapd

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Gold for YMT!

Hot off the press! Heinz and Travis win GOLD at the Non-Quon River Canoe Race. First place with a winning time of 2 hours 44 minutes, covering 26 km. (in the rain). Thanks to Kru and PC's for keeping them fit and Ken Sylvan for a great paleo diet program.

Monday, June 6, 2011

TBA Muay Thai Classic Tournament Results!

York Muay Thai would like to acknowledge and congratulate Mike Zhang and Patrick Wallace for taking home the championships this weekend!

They are the 2011 TBA tournament B class champions in the Light Welterweight and Middleweight divisions respectively!

Leo made it to the final but an old injury prevented him from getting the gold. Arash made it to the semi's and lost against the eventual champion of his bracket. PC Cam, Niloofar, Tbook and Sweaty fought hard fights but were eliminated in the prelims.

The corners and coaches for the team were Kru Jen, PC Brian Naidu, PC David Kim and Durst. Kru Mikey Perez from Southside also assisted in cornering when we had fighters in overlapping bouts.

We would also like to congratulate Eric Noble (Victory MT), Raul (Southside), Bruce (SS), Ian (SS), Lucas (P4P), Benson (Krudar), Tiffany (Krudar), Derrick (Warrior) for bringing home the belts in their respective divisions!

I may be forgetting some other noteworthy finalists, but overall, the Canadians represented well!

A special thanks to these schools for their support and help during the weekend. The other Kru's were there to jump in and do what they could when the York team had fighters competing simultaneously.

Both Kru Jen and PC Brian Naidu were helping with the officiating for the tournament...a job that started as early as 8am and ended as late as 11pm. We would like to thank Jenny, Rod, Carm and Durst for assisting and supporting the team during this hectic and exciting weekend.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Watch the York team at the TBA tournament LIVE streaming this Weekend!

Parkway Productions will be filming and streaming all the fights! Check the link below to see the live stream starting June 3rd!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

YMT heads to Iowa...

Well well! It's been a while!

Here's your YMT news for the weekend!

Kru Jen, PC David and Brian Naidu will be taking the team down to compete in the TBA SA Muay Thai Classic tournament tmrw June 2nd! Everyone will be back Monday.

We will try to update you here and via Facebook while in the states! Elimination fights are Saturday, Championships on Sunday.

The following classes are cancelled for this week:
Friday- 5pm Hand to Hand
Saturday- 1030am Kids, 130pm Fighters
Sunday- 12pm Sparring

We would also like to congratulate the new blue students from our own YMT, and our friends at Brampton MT! Great job everyone! Keep training hard and learning!