Friday, December 28, 2012

Best Muay Thai Knockouts 2012 (Part 4)

5 minutes worth of knockout action from Thailand!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday fight vid: Santaclaus Rongreanladplakaovitia vs Petek Lukpuangek

In the spirit of the holiday, here is a fight featuring a fighter named "Santaclaus". 100 lbs weight class. A pretty decent fight actually.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Fight Video: Anuwat Sithom vs Patchkrarat Jetmueangnon

The 105 lb weight class at the Ch 7 stadium will always have a soft spot in my heart. For pure entertainment value alone, these little guys always deliver hard and fast action. Some great young talent here. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

YMT Kicks off Monthly Movie Night! Jan 6/13

YMT believes in building, learning and stimulating the mind, not only the body. Come join us for the first ever Movie Night at YMT! Movie night will be showing fights or movies that change the way YOU think. Step outside of your current existence and change your perspective.

The first YMT Movie night is about starting the new year with a strong understanding of what our roles are on this earth.

Join me for the movie "I AM" by Tom Shadyac

I will be providing some healthy eats such as Kale chips, Zucchini n feta, Pita chips n humus and more.

Going forward we will be featuring fights that are relevant to your training, or new Martial Arts movies, even a few TED talks to get your mind open. We have no boundaries at YMT, nor should you.

Feel free to contribute some eats and some lively discussion after.

Love, Respect and Believe.

A $5 cover will apply.
Memberships will also be able to be upgraded to include entrance to such things like movie nights and in house events.

2013 will be amazing.

This will occur the LAST SUNDAY in each month.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Eakpracha vs Jordan Watson (video)

Thanks to Josh C for finding and sharing! This is a fight between two strong middleweights.

Eakpracha is known as the "hitman". While he can fight with great technique, he's probably better known for being able to just all out smash an opponent.

Jordan is known as "quadzilla" ...look at his legs and you'll know. He's a young British fighter who's been in the ring with the best (Buakaw, Yodsanklai and Saiyok).

Monday, December 17, 2012

YMT Christmas Party was Awesome!

Thank you to everyone that came out! Our students, honoured guests, friends/ was an amazing night thanks to you.  

Peep all the pictures on Facebook here:

Thank you to Allen Chung, the best photographer we could ask for!
Thank you PC Patrick Wallace for all your hard work in organizing the canned food drive. We did really well and we owe it all to your idea and your hard work!

He also made a fun highlight of our fighter's clips. It features almost all of our amateur athletes from first timers to the old guys with hearts of gold

Sunday, December 16, 2012

NEW Website launched!

Thank you to Kru Mina Reyes for designing our brand new website!
There's a good chance you are reading this from the website itself too! This blog is now "inside" of the new website.
So now, you can just go to and see all the blog posts updated on the site!

Anyways, look for the site to be updated continuously, and of course enjoy the fight posts coming your way...
*scroll down below to peep a previous post for a whole collection of great fights!

Thai Fight December 16th videos

Before you head to our Christmas party (which I hope you both RSVP'd to and rounded up your canned goods for!), check out these tournament bouts from the THAI FIGHT tournament event, uploaded by DuangAesthetic.

I personall enjoyed the Singmanee-Andrei Kulebin fight the most.

Iquezang Kor.Rungthanakeat VS Angelo Veniero 67Kg:

Sudsakorn Sor.Klinmee VS Gustavo Mendes 70Kg:

Dmytro Bezus VS Patrice Quarteron Heavyweight:

Singmanee Kaewsamrit VS Andrei Kulebin Final 67Kg:

Buakaw P.Pramuk VS Vitaly Hurkou Final 70Kg:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Weekend Action: Singdam vs Wanchalerm (video)

Great fight for the Lightweight title of Lumpinee Stadium. Singdam is known for one of the hardest right kicks in the sport...Enjoy watching him work against a strong opponent in Wanchalerm.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Canned Goods and Christmas Raffle!

To the Xmas party: Bring in canned goods that we will be donating for those less fortunate! Every 5 extra items donated you receive an additional raffle ticket for the prizes! 

Prizes include: NEW YMT Hoodies, NAK Muay Apparel, Personal training with all of our trainers plus 1 from Ajahn Suchart, and much more!!! Bring in those cans!

* Please note that the Christmas party guest list is closed, and any non-confirmations can no longer be taken.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Party Closed!

Thank you to all who RSVP'd to our Christmas Party! We look forward to seeing you there :)

The guestlist is officially closed.

Don't forget to bring your canned goods!

Below are the details of the party:

Limited Amount of Hoodies Left!!!

Hoodies are almost GONE!   Grab yours at the gym if you haven't already!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Fight Video: Saenchai vs Pakorn (video)

A stunning fight between two greats from the motherland of Muay Thai.

Little needs to be said about Saenchai. With his perceptive eyes alone, he is a fighter that almost never fails to conquer an opening in his opponents' game. Coupled with his own technical genius, he is also the most elusive fighter in any combat sport on the planet. His style and talent have allowed him to enjoy a long reign as the pound for pound greatest in the world.

As the announcers say, Pakorn is much more of a meat and potatoes fighter. He brings to the table strong stable footwork and a body cast out of iron. If you need proof, search his fight with Pornsaneh, in which both fighters brutally battered everything but each other's hearts for 5 rounds straight. 

Both styles here clash for what is a great fight, and an even greater display of balance and skill.

As you watch, consider how each fighter is trying to be effective. What are the choices of weapons and the intent behind them? 


Important things to do before the YMT Christmas Party

Don't forget to:
1. Register/confirm Xmas party attendance with Kru Jen or Andrea (100% confirmation needed)...details of registration and cost are in the post below.

2. Bring you canned goods to be donated! You'll be helping out the needy as well as getting a better chance to win awesome raffle prizes!

Monday, December 10, 2012

YMT Christmas Party '12: Sunday Dec 16th!

*MUST RSVP!!!*- we are paying for everything up front so we need 100% confirmations.

$25 includes 3 course meal and a drink taxes and tip included. Cash bar is available. Please please please confirm your attendance with Andrea and on FB, any guests will NEED to be registered.

You are invited to join your YMT family this year!
Come out for Awards, Prizes, Food and the celebration of another year together :D

Day:   December 16th!  
Time:   6pm-9
Location:   Young Thailand 446 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A 3A2
Facebook rsvp:

Important:   We are strong and priviledged. We are Martial Artists. We can help those in need.

The holidays are always the hardest time of year for people who are in need. 

This year especially, due to the economy, people who are less fortunate are having an especially difficult time making ends meet. Food banks are not experiencing the same level of donations that they usually receive this time of year. 

York Muay Thai would like to help this situation, so please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to be donated to a local food bank. 

If you bring 5 items, then you will get extra chances to win excellent prizes in this year's raffle!!

NEW Hoodies at York Muay Thai! Limited quantities!

*Hoodies are going FAST! Limited quantities left...grab yours!*

Look fresh and stay warm this winter! At the gym, on the roads...wherever!

3 slick colours, one clean design.

Get your new YMT hoodie at the gym while you can!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekend Fight Post: Lumpinee Wars from Friday! (video)

Here are two fresh fights from the renowned Lumpinee stadium! 

Sagetdao vs Mongkolchai:

This is a war. Sagetdao is one of the top dogs in the Lightweight Thai circuit, having won the championship several times and fighting many of the biggest names. He brings a straight forward game of strong basic technique. No frills in a Sagetdao fight- Just damage!


Somrak vs Jomhod:

These two, in case you don't follow MT (which you REALLY should), are living legends. Both are older with Somrak being in his late 30's and Jomhod being in his early 40's. Both fighters were once nearly unstoppable.

If you don't know either fighter, STOP READING. Go youtube a video or highlight of them now. Get aquainted with their legends and ability first.

Jomhod is something of a ridiculous 13 or 14 time world champion, and held Lumpinee and Rajadamnern titles during some of its most competitive eras.

Somrak is a 1996 Olympic boxing champion, with over 100 amateur boxing fights. In addition, he was obviously a star in Muay Thai. He is known for being tricky, and was one of the original trainers of the very famous Saenchai.

Take a look and find out which of these old guys has still got it!


Friday, December 7, 2012

By training, you are not only making your own life better, but someone else's life too. 

Friday Fight Post: Kem vs Thepsuthin (video)


This is from the Toyota Vigo tournament held in Chiang Mai back in September. Kem is a WMC and former Rajadamnern champ,  and Thepsuthin is a Lumpinee champion and one of the highest ranked fighters at his weight.

These two titans clashed early on in the tournament. Right off the bell you can get a sense for the power and speed derived from their technique. The fight definitely starts at a higher pace than traditional MT fights, since the tournament fights are 3 rounds instead of 5.

Enjoy the battle!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Buakaw vs John Wayne Parr 1 (video)

This is an old fight between the two rivals. Although the fight is under K-1 rules which prohibits elbows and clinch, this was in an era where K-1 referees were a little more relaxed on those rules. Both Buakaw and JWP are MT fighters by nature, and so it did make for a great match up at the time.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Birthday to the King of Thailand!

For the Thai community, the King's birthday is a very important day! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

York Muay Thai Christmas Party! December 16th @ Thai Plate

Each year we come together as a friends and family and celebrate the year we spent together growing in Muay Thai.

This year we are getting ready for another full celebration at Thai Plate:

3434 Bathurst st, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C2

We will have:
- Honoured guests.
- Video presentation 'A Look Back at 2012'
- TBA 2012 Hightlight reel.
- Awards to Junior, Seniors, Fighters and Instructors.
- Best Thai Food in Town!
- Prizes & Raffle giveaways.
- Speeches from YOUR community leaders.

This is a special event and we encourage you to bring your loved ones out for an inspiring evening with York Muay Thai.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The King's Birthday Gala, Dec 9th!

YOU are invited!

Dec 9th is the most important day of Muay Thai, is it is the King of Thailand's birthday. Ajahn Suchart, and the Thai ambassador has requested our presence to celebrate a night of Thai food, awards, Kru promotions and of course...fights.

If you are like me, and Muay Thai has done much positivity in your life, tonight is the night to give back. I hope for all of us to celebrate that night together.

When: December 9th 2012
Where: Siam №1 Woodbridge 180 Winges Rd. Units 11&12
Time: Doors open 5pm, socialize and mingle with everybody ** Ceremony 6:30pm **** Dinner 7:30pm

*Tickets are reserved in advance with your Kru (Jen)! 65$ is all inclusive. Let's get a YMT table going!

Please let us know ASAP if you can attend!!!*

"A wonderful night of traditional and cultural events including: His Honour the Ambassador to Thailand's welcome speech, Thai dancers, Thai food, my annual reflection and awards ceremony, recognition of new Krus, and Kru Yais, Muay Thai demonstrations and the Royal Thai Ambassador Cups, and more special items to honour the occasion."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thai Fight November 25th (videos)

Here is the entire Thai Fight event from TV thanks to DuangAesthetic of Youtube!

Sudsakorn vs Mohammed Hoss:
1/9 สุดสาคร

Adaylton Parreira vs Andrei Kulebin:

Singmanee vs Mehdi Zatout
4/9 สิงห์มณี
5/9 สิงห์มณี

Iquezang Kor.Rungthanakeat vs Cecchini Simone:

Buakaw vs Tomoyuki Nishikawa
9/9 บัวขาว

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

To the Ropes! Buakaw vs Ole Larson (video)

 An ooooold fight between Buakaw and Ole Larson. Watch for the pressing attack towards the ropes, where the full power of each weapon is unleashed.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

YMT Christmas Party: December 16th!

You are invited to join your YMT family this year!
Come out for Awards, Prizes, Food and the celebration of another year together :D

December 16th!  
Location: TBA


The holidays are always the hardest time of year for people who are in need. 

This year especially, due to the economy, people who are less fortunate are having an especially difficult time making ends meet. Food banks are not experiencing the same level of donations that they usually receive this time of year. York Muay Thai would like to help this situation, so please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to be donated to a local food bank. If you bring 5 items, then you will get extra chances to win excellent prizes in this year's raffle.

Friday, November 16, 2012

NEW Monday and Wednesday morning classes @ YMT (10am)

York Muay Thai will be starting mid mornkng Muay thai from 10am-1130am monday & wednesday. This class will be on trial for a month to monitor attendance, before being made permanent. So come out!!

Classes will be taught by YMT's own fighter and Champion Leo Perez!!!

Make sure you come out and check this class out.

"Being the Girl"- by Kru Jen for Muaythai is

Here is Kru Jen's article with a unique, yet not so unique perspective on being a woman in the Muay Thai world. I say "not so unique" only because their are many women in the MT community, and Kru helps bring the reality of being one to the forefront.

I also think it's a great article for anyone that's ever felt too shy, weak or perhaps overlooked in their MT and life experience. Read it and hopefully inspire yourself to reach your full potential, regardless of what anyone else thinks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Little wonders: Yuthasak Sakbureerum vs Sitisak M-U.Den (video)

This fight was for the Ch 7 Mini fly weight (105 lbs) championship. If you look back, you see I've been posting Yuthasak fights a lot recently. He's kind of a ring genius. Sitisak is no slouch though, and takes it to him. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pad Holding Workshop THIS Sunday (Nov 11!)

We all know that the better your pad holder is, the better training you get. If you learn to improve your ability to hold pads, you can not only improve your partner's technique but educate them on how to improve yours.

So this Sunday (November 11th) from 11am-1pm, we'll be having a workshop on pad holding- both for general techniques, as well as how to train fighters.

Sunday sparring will start immediately 1pm, following the seminar.

Big Kicks: Wanchalong vs Pentai (video)

Remember how Kru was talking about power today? Here it is in action.

If your techniques are crisp, and you've trained power properly, you're speed and efficiency will evolve over time into something amazing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pre order Hoodies! Limited time offer!

Save some money and ensure your colour and size of your hoodie.

We will only be accepting pre-orders until (and including) Monday November 12th.


Reg Price $50+tax
Pre Order Price $45+tax

Student of the Month October '12: Anita

Monday, November 5, 2012

Good Form Running with Grant Robison

Yes, it is indeed getting colder! However, it's never too late to pick up some running tips...especially since running is a staple in a Muay Thai fighter's training regime. 

There are many different things you'll hear about running form, and I would never say that one style should fit all. This particular style has helped me a lot though. I'm not a great runner, but I've found that I'm more efficient and my times improved when adopting this style.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekend Action

A great fight to end the weekend. You can feel the power in these shots just from watching...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jungle Training cancelled for this Sunday (Nov 4)

Jungle Training is cancelled on Sunday November 4th! We apologize for inconvenience.

HOPE Fundraising event: Sunday Nov 4th at Evolution MAFA

Kru Jen will be teaching at this Charity event along with many others in the martials arts community. 


*see the cause below


"Evolution Mafa invites you, your friends & family to our Open House on Sunday November 4th with all proceeds of event going directly to the "HOPE" ORGANIZATION to help build a school in a region of The Dominican Republic. 

Come experience a vast wealth of knowledge and training from our collection of guest instructors for the day ALL volunteering their time for this amazing event.
ALSO, Meet INSTRUCTORS/FIGHTERS/STUDENTS from neighbouring schools in our Muay Thai Hotbed of ONTARIO!"

Hoodies Are on the Way!


NEW LOGO! Thank you Robin Hutchins for your sick re-design of our logo for these!

Pre-orders will be accept soon at a discounted price!!!! Stay Tuned for the official release date/price... :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yuthasak Sakbureerum vs Phetdam (video)


It's another Yuthasak fight, cause I just love watching this guy work in the ring. It's an interesting fight, because Phetdam seems to be at a disadvantage both in range and in skill.

However, Phetdam doesn't lose any heart and instead pushes the pace of the fight...throwing fire with every shot and not giving Yuthasak much room to breath. It's a great display of heart and conditioning.

On the other hand, it's interesting to see how Yuthasak is forced to use his foot work and stay in control of the pace, even when he's not the one setting it.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Southside Event November 3rd

Don't forget our friends at Southside have an event next week! Pc Pat will be scheduled to participate...come support SS and cheer on your team!

*See side bar for a full list of Nov- Dec be updated!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thongchai vs Teelek...Even bigger kicks (video)

You may have heard the following phrases:
1. "When Muay Thai is done right, it ain't's devastating"
2. "When Muay Thai is done right, it's beautiful...a work of art"

Both answers, to the average person, conflict. To the us as practioners, both are correct. Our definition of beauty comes not from the aesthetics of kick, or a how flashy the knock out is (although we can appreciate that). Beauty comes from the devastating implementation of proper technique.

In this case, a good hard low kick broke a thigh bone. Simple, no flash low kick. Yes, you read that right. Broke the thigh bone...check it out. 


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Big Kicks: Yuthasak Sakburirum vs Anuwat Sithom (video)


There are just too many awesome KO's to go around! Here is Yuthasak Sakburiram vs Anuwat Sithom- two young warriors in the 105 lbs division.

Yuthasak is quickly becoming one of my current favourites. He has a mean teep and excellent coordination with his elbows. Anuwat is also a very game fighter. Both are ranked high in the Channel 7 stadium. While it's not Lumpini or Raja, I personally find Ch 7  fighters tend to bang it out a lot harder right away (in the other stadiums, they play the game a little more and feel it out longer).

Anyways, enjoy the fight!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

KO of the Week...sok saiiiii! (video)

An explosive fight between two young Thai fighters...with an explosive ending. No fancy tricks here, just sharp basic technique! That's the deadliest!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Muay Thai Moment #3

From Sumo

Thai Fight Bangkok October 2012 (video)

Bangkok played home to the Thai Fight Promotion's latest fight card, and I'm please to share with you videos of all the fights! The channel this was uploaded to also has many of the previous Thai Fights...take your time and enjoy the action!

Tomoyuki Nishikawa vs Choi Woo Yeong:

Houcine Benoui vs Adaylton Parreira de Freitas:

Bechar Fares vs Vitaly Hurkou:

Crice Boussoukou vs Adrei Kulebin:

Singmanee Kaewsamrit vs Valdrim:

Buakaw P.Pramuk vs Mauro Serra:

Antero Hynynen vs Shannon King:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Action: Petchmangkong vs Sittichai (video)

 An amazing fight between two welterweight warriors.

Petchmonkong is a fairly long fighter at this weight in Thailand. He's got strong legs, but has been caught in the past for having somewhat loose hands.
Sittichai is the slightly smaller of the two, but probably more well rounded. He's a somewhat more familiar face to the westerm crowd as he's fought and completely beat up a lot of international competition.

How the Body Controls the Mind

Amy Cuddy discusses the power of body language. Check it out...and raise those hands in the air

Friday, October 19, 2012

Muay Thai Moment #2

-From Greg UFC

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Muay Thai Moment #1

-Brought to you by OJ of YMT

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jungle training is BACK!!!

Don't miss the 3rd season of jungle training, which starts now!! Every Sunday, 10-11am. Get your conditioning to the next level!!!

That means you, Simon!

See kru for details or come try a class :)

Monday Action: Rajadanmern duel (video)

One of the things I love about watching Thai fighters is seeing how sharp their strikes are. Taking a step back from "technique", as many different gyms and fighters have their own takes on it: look at the power and speed of the strikes.

Rarely do you see a Thai fighter only kick quickly, without some significant dig into the target. They've merged strength with fluidity almost perfectly. I find that when watching non Thai fighters, there are few that maintain that damaging integrity to their weapons, in a sacrifice for speed. Liam Harrison is one of those few that kicks both incredibly hard, with good speed.

Anyways, that's my glowing rant on top level MT fighters. Here's a great Raja fight where both fighters have showcase some sharp striking:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Finale- by Kien Tran

Check out an amazing video project by Kien Tran, which features a cameo from our very own Zhang and Kru Jen!

YMT students repping at the Scotiabank Marathon!

Congrats to our students/instructors who participated in the Scotiabank Marathon this morning.

Zhang, Textbook, Pc Pat, Anita, Terry and Pc Lindor all particpated in either the full, half or 5k marathon runs!