Friday, September 28, 2012

Chok Dee PC Patrick!

Our very own is throwing down in Gatineau this Saturday! We wish him the best as he takes on OAMA's Fred Stonehouse, a strong opponent. It should be a pretty exciting fight!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Muay Thai Knockouts 2012 Part 3 (video)

You gotta love it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fixer and Mixer!- Sunday Sept 30 (5 pm)

We will have food (provided by YMT) drinks and dranks if you are so inclined.

There will be some different things to do such as:
- Bag fillin' fun.
- Crafty corner (language and culture board etc)
- Puttin' up pics.

Facebook deets:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Aik Pracha vs Yohan Lidon (video)

This was part of the Thai Fight in Lyons events that just happened, and was posted about in the previous blog entry. However, this particular fight wasn't in the uploaded playlist I found, so I only JUST got to watch it.

I think in terms of entertainment value, it deserves fight of the night. All 8 weapons go flying caution, no nothing. Aik Pracha is known for that kind of aggressive style, where as Yohan Lidon (who is no joke as a world class fighter) tends to be a little more technical. He definitely steps up to the challenge here.

Enjoy the battle!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thai Fight- Big Fights in Lyons (videos)


Big fights went down in Lyons today, with an all star line up of Thai and non Thai talent.

Here are all the fightsI could find (the description of each video has links to the remaining).

Armin Pumpanmuang vs Rafael Llodra:

Singmanee Kaewsamrit vs Benoui Houcin: 


Super X vs Mabel Abdallah:


Sudsakorn vs Mikeal Piscitello:


Main Event: Saiyok Pumpanmuang vs Fabio Pinca:



Can Keep Up?

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Don't miss out!

Simon Marcus Seminar, and Gaja to rep YMT in on Sept 29th!

Simon Marcus, world class fighter and champion, will be hosting a day time seminar for those wanting to improve their Muay Thai

In the evening, there will be live exhibition matches. YMT's very own Gaja T-book is currently scheduled to represent us. Come out and cheer!

Here are the details from facebook:

"Location: Siam no.1 - 45 Densley Ave

Day time Seminar from 12pm to 4pm (65$) for all who want to improve their Muay Thai skills and knowledge then an evening of fight demos, food and drinks @6pm (15$)

All are welcome. 

All who attend seminar are welcome to attend the evening demos free."

Student of the Month (August 2012): Simon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kun Khmer Canada Doing his Thing in Cambodia!

Our student, Kun Khmer Canada (Pao), is back in his hometown in Cambodia. To help keep the less fortunate youth of his village out of trouble as well as healthy, he and his friends have constructed a training facility for them!

YMT donated some shirts, hand wraps, skipping ropes and other equipment. Kun Khmer was nice enough to post some pictures!

Keeping Strong

Big ups to Victoria who insists on training consistently even with a broken arm. When I commented on how hard core she was she simply replied "Muay Thai is my life". 
She modifies her training to exercises and techniques that do not aggravate her arm. You will see her regularly squatting, lunging, kicking and teeping at YMT.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Action: Best Muay Thai Knock Outs 2012 (video)

Here's a reel of 2012's Muay Thai knockouts, straight from Thai TV. Great action from Lumpinee and Rajadamnern, two of the most elite stadiums, Channel 7 and more.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Rajadamnern War: Aikpracha Meenayotin vs Kongjak Sor.Tuantong (video)

Holy Brawl...This is just plain awesome to watch from an entertainment stand point. Both fighters are just going all out, and neither conceding an inch. I just had to post it.

Khap Khun Khup/Kha - Thank YOU!

Yesterday's Champions Homecoming Party was an amazing event!

A huge thanks to all who made it happen.

We had Beatdown sports providing sales on slick Muay Thai gear, Art of War Clothing giving a taste of their new styles, and Neurofit Life systems representing! Organo Coffee was also present to provide the best hot beverages in the city.

A huge thanks goes out to all of the Krus, athletes and their supporters from around the GTA. Southside, New Energy, Brampton, Siam, M-1, Krudar, Warrior and TKMT were among our generous friends to attend the event. Every school showcased great technique and skill for every experience level.

Of course, we want to thank YOU for showing up. You, the YMT member, who came by to support your team but most importantly the greater MT community.

Lastly, a big thanks to all the volunteers. We had a ton of strong men and women help with the set up, the organization, food and, of course, the clean up.

Despite minor technical difficulties, we hope you enjoyed the event! Congratulations again to all the Canadian Champions. This was for you, to honour and recognize the achievments that we as a community have made. Here's to next year!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Leo reps YMT in Buffalo! Brings home a W

Leo "Puppy"/"Badmon" Perez just fought in Buffalo tonight, and won a uninamous decision against a strong opponent from Ultimate Martial Arts. Congrats Puppy!

Thank you to everyone who helped train him, and the crew who went down with Kru Jen to support (Arash, Stef, Josh, Warren).

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Thought on Set Backs, both Physical and Mental


     "Let set backs deepen your resolve. You should always come off an injury or loss better than you went down...

Even people who are completely devoted to cultivating a certain discipline often fall into a mental rut, a disengaged lifestyle...then [injury or some other set back] throws a wrench into the gears. We are forced to get imaginative.
-Josh Waitzkin, the Art of Learning.

The message is: NOT to go through the motions until an injury or overall lack of motivation stops you from training. The challenge is to stay continually engaged and focused, which can require creativity in how we approach training.

Some suggestions he comes up with are interesting. In a Muay Thai context, they might be translated into:
  •  working techniques you aren't great at (seems obvious, but think about how much you actually do this)
  • working everything in your other stance, 
  • modifying the grip of your push up, 
  • running a different route at a different pace. 
  • Try a different training time that you normally don't attend (Clinching anyone?)
  • Offer to lead a work out, or offer your help to an instructor (good for anyone looking to teach)

Even a shift in your intensity can help. Yes, you always want to strive for improvement, but it wouldn't hurt to take a week or two to take training a little more recreationally (ex. take one day that you normally do a full class and instead:  go for a run, hit the bag, do some weights on your own). Just don't get stuck in this mode either!!
The opposite is true as well- sometimes you need to up your intensity to spice it up. Run harder, try doing double classes on one day, do extra pads with a friend. 

When injured, work on a specific technique that is unaffected by the injury. Chances are you injured a body part you use often, so why not work the areas you don't?  When I hurt my knee, I didn't train as hard or as much, but I did other things to stay frosty...been working my shoulders and back waaay more. On the technique side, I improved my elbows a lot in a month.

Keep your training proper, but when injury or motivation becomes an issue, change it up. Mostly anything is better than just stopping completely. Keep building yourself so you can live out the rewards of your consistency.

Saenchai vs Penaik (video)

 Beautiful exchanges from Lumpinee main event fight at 130 lbs

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Every day, you are given the choice to be strong.

Have you heard the following recently?
"Man, I haven't seen that guy in forever. He lost a lot of weight"
"What? He's a fighter now? Since when?"
"Look at all these people. They are probably all way better than me" How long have you put off training?  

Motivation is NOT easy. I can totally sympathize. It's not only an issue for new students, but old students as well (ie. who may have taken time off).

For both types of students, the thought of the difficult training they must put in can be daunting. Training suddenly becomes low on the priority list.

Let yourself struggle. Let yourself be humbled. You didn't start Muay Thai or consider starting it because you thought you were already a ninja master. You go to the gym BECAUSE it's difficult. You go because, in order to build yourself, you have to do a little breaking. It's science...that's how muscles grow. In the end, that's what makes it rewarding.

Puke or not, you did it. You do it. You continue to do it. In spite of how hard it is, or what anyone else has ever told you.

Every day you put it off is a day you could have been building. It's NEVER too late. You COULD put off training for another day or even month, but you'd probably regret letting yourself go even more. So start now, and thank yourself later.

Choosing to be strong is not suppose to be easy. Your team at York will help you as much as they can, but it's a decision only you can make.

That being said, YMT's new schedule will be in effect today. Check the side bar for details. We have the instructors, hours, classes and team mates...go use them!

Channel 7 fight (video)

Awesome fight from Channel 7 Thailand Muay Thai. Check out that teeeeep!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Don't Miss: Champions Party at York Muay Thai (Sept 9th!)

One week away till our Champions Party! Everybody be sure to come out and support your gym, team mates, as well as the other Canadians who we are celebrating that night.

There will be food, contests, and live entertainment. Don't miss it.