Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New equipment at YMT!

Get your shin guards, 16oz gloves and metal jocks while you can! Also available are boil and mold mouth guards

Friday, August 24, 2012

Champions Party Event at YMT (Sept 9): Help Needed!

*For Members who can/want to volunteer, please see bottom of this post!

"We had 27 Champions from Canada in that Tournament!
It's time to celebrate and show off the Swag.

This event will begin with a BBQ, host 10 Muay Thai exhibitions, video highlight reel of the Canadians at The TBA Tournament!

3:00pm BBQ Starts, people mingle and take their seats.
3:30pm Demo's start
4:30pm Honour the Canadian TBA Champions 2012 -presentation.
5:00pm Demonstrations resume.
6:00pm Raffle giveaway.

$20 at Door.
BBQ is separate. Please buy food ticket at the front door.

Every 50th person (ticket holders) that pass through the doors will be given a 1 month pass FREE to YMT. (Transferrable.)

Do we have interest in ANOTHER push up competition? Winner wins 50% of the money made. $10 per entry?"
Volunteers Needed!- YMT members and friends who want to volunteer, PLEASE SEE KRU'S OFFICE DOOR OR ANDREA TO SIGN UP. We need max 12 volunteers to help with set up and other aspects of running the party. Volunteers get free admission of course. 
Khap Khun Khap

New Fall 2012 Schedule

Our new Fall schedule. Time wise, it's very similar, but please take note of the changes and all the different classes! Here we gooo (Click image to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Fight Video: Jomthong vs Nong O

Two of Thailands current top lightweights going at it. Enjoy the action!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reminder: Instructor Development Seminar THIS Sunday Aug 26th!

Don't forget, Level 2 Instructor development Seminar this Sunday, August 26th! Starts 12pm! \\

All who are interested are welcome!

Info here: http://yorkmuaythai.blogspot.ca/2012/08/level-2-instructor-development-seminar.html

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thai Fight August 17th Fights (videos)

Tons of fights happened tonight in Thailand for Thai fight! Here are the videos:

Sudsakorn Sor.Klinmee vs Issam Reghi: http://youtu.be/Rg8tiTZVaVU

Saiyok Pumpanmuang vs Jose Craig: http://youtu.be/UhgU2u0Ls1A

Singmanee Kaewsamrit vs Benoui Houcine: http://youtu.be/34vw6mgH0iM

Buakaw Por.Pramuk vs Toure Abdoul: http://youtu.be/JylWgbZ1jSc


YMT watching (streaming) Matt vs Lerdsila THIS Saturday!

Don't forget YMT: we are streaming Matt Embree vs Lerdsila on Saturday! An amazing fight between our local world champ from Siam no 1 and one of Thailand's top fighters. Come out and support. 5$ cover, and a good time :)

Friday Fight Video: Wangchannoi vs Namkabuan II (video)

Beautiful and exciting fight from the "golden era"! Wangjannoi earned a rep as the 33 sec killer, after a famous KO he pulled off, while Namkabuan was one of the most dynamic fighters of the century.

Right from the get go till round 5, it's elbows and kicks flying!  Something for the fighters to pay attention to is the stability in both guys. They have solid footwork/balance, so they are always able to throw whatever they want, whenever they want, as hard as they want.

Watch: http://youtu.be/1DpxNpnd-rE

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"Keep Up" - Boonlai vs Chatchai (video)

This is a great fight between two legends for the Lumpinee featherweight belt. One of the reasons it's so fun to watch is also one of characteristics that define Muay Thai in general: these guys don't let their opponent have any free shots. They are always playing keep up. Boonlai scores a big kick, Chatchai responds back right away. Chatchai nails him with a knee, Boonlai returns with his own bomb technique.They don't wait either. They are so solid with their stance/footwork that they can strike back very quickly at full force.

In some MT fights, the difference between a win and a loss can be as close as missing a strike, or not being the last one to land in an exchange. This actually happened once in  Lumpinee between Saenchai and Neungsiam. Saenchai just edged Neungsiam out on points because Neungsiam wasn't able to land one kick. Otherwise, the fight might have been a draw.

"Keep up" is an important concept on Muay Thai. Sometimes you'll hear it called "fair trade." Whatever you call it, it's all about giving back whatever you took, and MORE.

Boonlai and Chatchai have an amazing fight because neither wants to give less than they took.

Watch: http://youtu.be/JwIAUpFRZj4

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

York Muay Thai looking to stream Matt Embree vs Lerdsila Live this Saturday!

York MT will be looking to stream Matt Embree vs Lerdsila on Saturday! Stay tuned for deets as we organize the event!  The event should start 630-7ish!

Chok Dee Matt!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Throwin Knees and Elbows! Karuhat vs Lamnamoon (video)

Here is an old fight between two of the best at the time. Karuhat was pretty much a well rounded genius, with amazing technique and movement. Lamnamoon was known for have some of the best straight knees in the game. I had no idea they had even fought till I came by this video.Karuhat seemed intent on shutting down Lamnamoon early, who looked like he needed time to get his range.

Anyways, this one is full of elbows and knees. It will be impossible to get bored watching. Enjoy!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Some Highlights (videos)

Highlights are a fun way to get into watching a sport. If you don't know what a highlight is, it's basically a mash up of the "greatest hits" of a fighter, or a sport. It's all the best "wow that was awesome" moments put together.
I think with Muay Thai in particular, it is a great tool for showing off the highest levels of the sport. Everybody knows what striking in MMA looks like, but a Muay Thai highlight of a top ranked MT fighter gives a really great glimpse of the best that the 8 weapons have to offer. If you don't watch a lot of Muay Thai, this is one way to get started.

Sometimes highlights can be great for providing motivation too.  

Here are some really well put together highlight reels of top Thai talent. I'll bet that many of you have probably never heard of any of these guys. Now you have.

Jomthong Chuwattana Highlight:

Sittichai Sitsongpeenong Highlight:

Sangmanee Sor Tienpo Highlight:

Yuthasak Sakbureerum Highlight:

All of these highlights were made by the talented Samkor51
Photo taken by Rob Cox of  Muaythai2000.com 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Muay Thai Expo and Ajahn's Birthday on Saturday

Don't forget this Saturday is Ajahn's Muay Thai Expo and birthday demo. Muay Thai instruction from top instructors in the city and of course live Muay Thai action at night for the demos. Come out and rep your team!
Info here: http://yorkmuaythai.blogspot.ca/2012/08/muay-thai-expo-birthday-demo-saturday.html

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Standard First Aid and Level C/HCP CPR @ York Muay Thai

Come out on Monday August 13, from 9 to 5, if you need your CPR certification!

BCPR hosts a great course. Last year we had a lot of fun too!

Respond to the facebook event below:


Monday, August 6, 2012

Journey Fight Series WMC 140lbs Tournament Videos

Here is your Monday fight splurge, featuring local talent Matt Embree. Journey Fight series was kind enough to post all the bouts from their year long tournament. 

Here is Matt vs Rami Ibrahim, in the quarter final match:

Matt vs Rami Ibrahim: http://youtu.be/V06vBDW3jVY

Here is Matt vs Coke, the 2nd match. Prior to this, Matt lossed a decision to Coke in California.

Matt vs Coke 2: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL935609D2B2F8E026

This one is Matt vs Josh Palmer for the final Journey Fight series bout, and the WMC North American title.

Matt vs Josh Palmer: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL829F95B1A337C738

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Matt Embree to Fight Lerdsila at World Stand Off! August 18th!

You may remember me posting Lerdsila on this blog before. He's what I called a fun alternative to Saenchai, for those of you who enjoy watching unorthodox fighters. He's like a ghost, with the ability to slip and evade techniques with precision, and then fire back with his own.

As the blog title says, Toronto's own Matt Embree will be taking on Lerdsila in a Thailand vs the Americas event.

Like many of the other North Americans, Matt is being seen as the underdog in this fight. He, like his fellow N-Americans, will be fighting an opponent with much more experience.

However, if anyone has the style to beat Lerdsila in North America, let alone the world outside of Thailand, it's Matt. With a strong and smart style, Matt will make for an interesting match up with Lerdsila. He isn't a wild head hunter or someone to try and play too many tricks. I'll be willing to bet that his calculated style will serve him well in the bout. Matt's also no slouch on covering the MT scene. He knows the top guys in the game, and will be expecting Lerdsila's antics.

In the end, this will still be a great step up for Matt, and a very good challenge. He will be mixing it up with one of the best in the world, so fireworks will be a must. We at YMT wish him the best!

In the spirit of the event, here are two videos, so you can see both fighters in action:

Lerdsila Highlights: http://youtu.be/FNZ_xeMP7TY

Matt vs Rami Ibrahim: http://youtu.be/V06vBDW3jVY

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Fight post: Namkbuan vs Orono

I'm sure I posted this at least once, but here is one of the slickest fights in MT history. It unfolds like an action movie. All 8 weapons in effect. Both fighters also showcase some pretty good balance and movement. A great watch!

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiPpHhlpmn4

Level 2 Instructor development seminar: August 26th!

Level 2 educates how to teach an Introductory student, how to build a class curriculum, what you need to prepare. How to properly hold pads, how to build a Blue warm up and the difference between a mixed warm up and a Blue warm up.

You will need to wear comfortable clothing, Thai shorts, a pen, notebook, video taping is allowed.

No prior exp needed! 

fb event: http://www.facebook.com/events/189126737885141/

Muay Thai Expo + Birthday + Demo! Saturday August 11!

"To all the Muay Thai community.

We are happy to announce the coming of the Muay Thai Expo in Ontario. A place where you will learn a lot about Muay Thai from the best instructors, you will practice new skills and strategies, and you will meet many new friends and likeminded people.
This year there is a huge bonus to the EXPO -- we are going to celebrate Saturday evening with a great night of demonstrations and celebrations.

There is so much to celebrate this year: The Muay Thai community is growing ~ the
re are so many new students ~ there are many great fighters ~ new gyms are opening ~ and current gyms are growing ~ and of course Ajahn Suchart's birthday!!!!

The Muay Thai Expo will take place at Siam №1 Keele location. There will be multiple sessions per day on all facets of the art of Muay Thai. Details of the sessions will be sent out shortly.

This year we highlight the instructors:

The main instructor will be Ajahn Suchart. He will bring to the expo all that is traditional about Muay Thai including: Muay Boran, Self-Defense, and Mai Mei Muay Thai. These will be shared with you by Ajahn Suchart in various sessions throughout the weekend.

There will be special guests invited to share strategies for fighting in the ring. World Champions Simon Bad Bwoy Marcus and Matty Embree will host classes for fighting strategies in the ring.

Several of Ajahn's Kru Yai will offer sessions on different strategies and skills related to Muay Thai. The most talented Muay Thai instructors will share their knowledge with us.

This is one great opportunity to learn from the best leaders of Muay Thai in Ontario. It is an opportunity to improve your Muay Thai and to network and meet others in our community.

Where to register: The Original Siam №1 45 Densley Ave
How to register: Sign the facebook event wall or email creative@siamno1.com
When to register: Immediately

$90 FULL WEEKEND and includes FREE admission to the Birthday + DEMO night

$60 1-Day access and SAVE $10 off admission to the Birthday + DEMO night
Birthday + DEMO night admission: $20 (at the door)

Please call Siam №1 416-781-3775 or
If you have questions.

Details schedule and session information to follow shortly

Be there!"

Southside Muay Thai Team Fundraiser: Saturday August 4th

Come out and support our family...Southside will be holding an event this Saturday starting at 7pm! Come support the local talent!