Sunday, December 29, 2013

NEW 2014 Schedule!!

Click to enlarge this new 2014 schedule!  Some classes were moved, some added, times changed.
Stay in the know!

Buakaw vs Zhou Zhipeng @ K-1 MAX Q-final in China (video)

Buakaw's most recent fight in the K-1 tournament. It's a rough one! Enjoy :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Saiyok Pumpanmuang vs Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee (video)

Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays! I haven't seen this yet, but I'm sure it's worth a look :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Special Promo: 3 Months Unlimited for 165 or 199 (NO TAX)!!

It's not a deal, it's an opportunity. We'd love to give all our students presents for the holiday, but that'd be waaaay too much. Instead we offer you a great break on 3 months of training at York Muay Thai, available to all!!  Get it before Jan 15th!

Monday, December 16, 2013

YMT's Christmas Party at Young Thailand Pics and Awards for 2013

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To everyone who came out to our Holiday Party tonight. It was VERY special having you all there. Thank you Poo Choi Cam for the video and awesome speech. Poo Choi David and Poo Choi Patrick for your speeches and help with everything.

Young Thailand restaurant was AMAZING. So accommodating and such amazing food and to Beatdown Sports for donating some gear to giveaway for the raffle.

Over the years I have struggled and had my doubts about running my own Muay Thai school but nights like tonight TRULY remind me why I choose this each day. Thank you YMT, for continually pushing me and for always reminding what it means to do something you love for people you love.

Thank you Ajahn Suchart and Kru Clifton Brown for leading me in the right direction every day of my life.

Life in every breath indeed.

I love you guys.
I cannot wait for 2014!!!
-Kru Jen

Fighter Highlights:

 Award Listings for 2013:
Most Improved Junior: Adrian

Junior of the year: Ali

Most improved Senior: Shanks

Senior of the year: OJ

Heart of YMT: Hadja

Embodiment of a Martial Artist: Imtiaz

Dedication to Muay Thai: Haniel

Instructor of the year: Cam

Fighter of the Year: Patrick

Best nickname: Misha (Chewy)

More Pictures here by Khanh!:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Buakaw vs Enriko Khel (video)

Technique, power, speed....and timing. Buakaw has a fairly complete package when it comes to Muay Thai. It's even better when he has an opponent like Enriko Khel who is more than happy to take the action to him.

This is definitely one of the most entertaining of the White Lotus' fights in recent memory. All 8 weapons are on display for this one.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Matt Embree interviewed by Muay Thai Guy dot Com

"The biggest part is belief...confidence...that indomitable will." 

Go to:
to hear what Matt has to say about:
  • What a normal day of training at Siam No.1 consists of
  • How him and Simon Marcus help each other improve everyday during training
  • His mindset on fighting and how his belief in himself has been the main reason he’s been successful in the ring.
  • His thoughts on his most recent fight in China, and his past fight with Kevin Ross
  • Some exciting news about his next fight, which is going to be a rematch in early 2014!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's coming...

Stay tuned forour annual holiday gift to you....our Holiday special deal!! December 15th will be the official beginning of special, and details will be released then. Keep your eyes on !!

In the mean time, get amped for our annual Christmas party at Young Thailand this coming Sunday (also the 15th)!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

YMT 7th Annual Christmas Party!!
Come out and celebrate another year of growth and memories with YMT!  We had a great year training and pushing ourselves to new lets have some amazing Thai food, chat it up with our friends and enjoy the awards and videos and free give aways!

6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Awards & Speeches
8:30pm Highlight Video
9:00pm Free Raffle Draw

$20 -$25 paid on advance. 

(Includes dinner, taxes and gratuity) Food is amazing at this place.
(Does not include drinks - see Bar).


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Teeeep! Tum Sityodtong vs Stephen Meleady (video)

Very entertaining fight. Tum has a great teep that he uses both offensively and defensively to keep his opponent in an off balanced state.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wars from Thailand

I don't know the names for either of these fighters but this is a pretty entertaining bout. Neither of these guys stall for very long, especially in the clinch. Staying dynamic and active. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 14th: Evening classes will be at Brampton Muay Thai!

This Thursday, November 14, 2013: 

5pm and 7pm classes will be CANCELLED.

We will be going to our sister gym Brampton Muay Thai for a joint class taught by Kru Jen and Kru Nick!
All levels of our students can come out and have some fun with our brethren in Btown!

2500 Williams Pkwy Unit 17
Brampton, Ontario  L6S 5M9


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Toyota Marathon Fights Oct 31st (videos)


Here are some fights that happened at the ever eventful Toyata Marathon promotion! If you are familiar with the names of the fighters, you will probably have an idea of how these go...

I liked watching Sam A and Nong O because they were, to me, visibly smaller than their opponents.Anyways, enjoy the action!!

Nong O vs Hamza Rashmani:

Kem Sitsongpeenong Vs Ali Jadidi:

Saenchai vs Victor Nagbe:

Sam-a vs Stephen Meleady:

Somrak vs Kamen Picken:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Don't get in the habit of taking kicks on your arms!

Fights where taking kicks on the arm results in some breakage!  Some organizations (mostly kickboxing like K-1) recognize a kick on the arms as a "blocked" kick. In traditional Muay Thai, this is not so. If the kick lands hard and effectively on the arms, it still scores.

Here are some fights where arms get broken from kicks!

Jomhod vs Bayram Colak:

Sakmongkol vs Perry Ubeda : 

This is a GREAT fight. Sak dislocates his shoulder in the middle of the fight, but then keeps pressing forward and eventually breaks Perry' arm in the 5th. 

Kru Clifton vs Frederic Rosenberg: 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Matt Embree fight in China (video)

Matt Embree's recent fight in China!  In Matt's own words...or hashtag:  #noclinchnochance


The Striking Corner - Episode 9 - Interview with Kru Jenypher Lanthier

Check out Kru Jen being interviewed on "The Striking Corner" Podcast for !!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Saiyok Pumpanmuang VS Youssef Boughanem - Muay Kard Chuek (videos)

The predecessor to modern sport Muay Thai fighting was Muay Kard Chuek-  fighters fought using only hemp wrappings around their knuckles. There were other differences too, like the absence of a ring and rounds. Kard Chuek style fights still happen in Thailand and Burma, but these days include the modern round system and boxing ring.

You may remember that our Ajahn Suchart came out of retirement at the age of 53 for one of these fights in Chiang Mai last year.

Here is a fight from one of the Thai Fight promotion's Kard Chuek series. It features current Muay Thai champion Saiyok against the formidable Youssef.    It's a pretty good fight...Enjoy!

Buakaw Por pramuk Vs Pethnamek Sor Siriwat (video)

Vintage Buakaw!  A 2002 fight...before he exploded onto the international scene in K-1. While he has certainly gotten better over the years, you can still see he's got ace technique and the patience to use it with the right timing.

*Spoiler...he may not win but he still shows good Muay Thai and throws down hard

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Yoooooork Muay Thai Halloween Party Fun!

Good times at the YMT Halloween Party! We had a costume contest, some pumpkin carving action and a fun night at Spacco's (where OJ became a mini celebrity).

Here's some pictures:




Check out for some more! Vote for your fav costume or pumpkin by clicking "Like" on the picture!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Demos and Marathons... what a weekend for YMT!

Shout outs to Anita who represented us at Fight for the Cure, and Matthew who represented us at the Thai Cultural event!  Both athletes faced very challenging opponents and made us proud with their grit and determination.

Here are some pictures (click to enlarge):


Also a shout out to our students who ran the Scotiabank half and full marathons!  PC Pat, Terry, Carolina, Textbook and more were at the run doing their thing!

Petchartchai Chaorai-Oi vs Jemsak Sakburiram (video)

A very exciting battle from Lumpinee. Remember that even the slightest slack in defense gives the opponent an opportunity to flood in.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Carnage vs Spong Rematch (video)

This isn't Muay Thai, but it is still 2 of the best fighters in the world going at it. GLORY, for those unfamiliar, is a top level kickboxing promotion (elbows, clinch and sweeps prohibited). BUT some of the best strikers, Muay Thai fighters included, are in the league and it's becoming steadily more popular with each event they throw.

If you aren't familiar with either fighter, go look up their names first. Get an idea of where these guys are coming from and the reputations the have built.

In addition, here is their first bout! That's right, they have fought once before:

Part 1:
Part 2:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

YMT Halloween Party! Oct 26th!!

  • Pumpkin Carving Costume Contest Potluck starts at YMT at 7:00pm

    Then, we can decide to finish the nights at a Spacco (Yonge and Eglinton)

Facebook event:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pakorn vs. Petphanomrung (video)

Great fight between two current top dogs in the game!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Buakaw vs Sato 4 (Max Muay Thai), and the rest of their fight series (videos)

As of last night, Buakaw and Yoshihiro Sato have now fought a total of 4 times.

For those of you not familiar, they have had an interesting run against each other with some great moments for the fans following them. I won't ruin it for you...Here are all the fights in their series, beginning with this morning's showdown!

The latest (Oct 6, 2013):  Buakaw vs Sato 4:

Max Muay Thai October 6th, 2013 by dm_52516b0f208bc

Rematch #2!!  (July 8, 2008):

Rematch! (Feb 2nd, 2008):

Buakaw vs Sato 1  (2006):

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Students! Back to School Special!! Don't miss out!

Expires October 15th 2013!!


Chatchai vs Hansek (videos)

Excellent footage of an old Lumpinee fight. Watch out for the kicks:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NEW shipment of Equipment In! Limted supply (Fall 2013)

Get'em while they are hot! Brand new equipment from these Thailand brands:

Thaismai- Bag gloves, Sparring gloves, Leather shin guards

MTG- Sparring gloves, Leather shin guards

Also available: heavy ropes


Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Kem Sitsongpeenong (videos)

This fight was between two of the most highly regarded Thai fighters on the international circuit. Finding good quality video was almost impossible at the time (last year)...but it's finally here. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekend Fight Entertainment: PKP recap and Glory Final

If you haven't already heard about the controversy that went down during Push Kick Promotions in Vegas last night (Sat the 28th), then you certainly have some catching up to do.
You can read all about it here:
*Needless to say, the post fight comments (if you can find them on Youtube) added to the fire.

Either way, it's done. Now the fans are left to wonder when the rematch will be lined up. I (the blogger, not York Muay Thai or Kru Jen) personally feel Simon doesn't really need to fight Chidi again to prove his dominance, but he may not want to let that draw on his record be the ending to their saga...At least his post fight interview didn't sound like it.

One fun tidbit was Ajahn Suchart rocking a York Muay Thai hoodie while cornering Simon. Ajahn is always wearing all of his different student's school logos whenever he can.

OK then! Moving along now. While those shocking events hit a little close to home for us Torontonians, the next bit may be a more entertaining.

Just after Simon and Chidi faced off in Vegas, Joe Schilling and Artem Levin met for the Glory Middle Weight Tournament championship in L.A.   Glory is kickboxing = limited grab knees, clinch and elbows prohibited. BUT if those are the rules you are willing to fight under, it is THE promotion to be on. Glory lines up some of the best strikers against each other in tournament format.

So...Artem and Joe Schilling? I think everyone figured Artem to make it to the finals. Schilling? Probably not as much. However, if we've learned anything about him from his fights with Simon, it's that the guy is determined to bang. And that, if nothing else, always makes for a good fight.

Joe Schilling vs Artem Levin by SM020886

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fight Night Success

A huuuuge thank you to all everyone who made Fight Night demos possible last night! We had a great time putting on some technical and exciting demos of our art for you!

I know Kru Jen will, as usual, have her own words of gratitude, but I just wanted to thank all the coaches and athletes, volunteers, those in attendance and the vendors for making the night another great one. We only throw about 2 shows a year because we really want them to be as exciting and fun as possible. I truly hope that you had a great time!

Thank you to our own athletes:  PC Jack Liu and Sam Reznikov for repping YMT (and VMT) last night. You made us proud :)

Check YMT's Facebook page or group for a link to more photos!

Kevin Ross vs Tetsuya Yamoto (video)

A very exciting fight. Tetsuya uses his elbows to great effect, while Kevin pushes the pace. 

Check out the extent of the damage cause by the elbows:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fight Night coming up THIS Saturday Sept the 21st!

Doors open at 5, show starts at 6!   Live Muay Thai exhibition bouts with athletes of all skill levels to show you the art in motion. Males, females, up your appreciation of Muay Thai this Sat!
Lots of cool vendors coming out to our event:
  • Beatdown Sports
  • Benza Sports 
  • Nak Muay Clothing 
  • Nak Muay Key Chains 
  • Jeff Tran Jewellery 
  • Plus a BBQ and more...
Make sure you bring cash to buy from these guys as some will be selling at a discounted price for this event only! Discounts ahoy!

Saenchai vs Andrei Kulebin (video)

Andrei Kulebin is no slouch, but one of the best 140 lbs fighters out there. A very technical fighter who works strategy and power over just being overwhelming. Saenchai needs no introduction. The guy is so technically gifted he can get away get away with a ton of things fighting at the world level.

I like that even though the footage isn't an official broadcast, you can hear and feel the crack of their strikes over the round music.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Student of the Month (August 2013): Imtiaz

Samson Destroying Wisanlek (video)

The title of this clip is a bit of a spoiler, but you can read the story behind it here.
Uploader boranbkk writes:

"Samson Issan (Red) vs Wisanlek Ploysakda (Blue)
Lumpinee Stadium - 1991 or 92.
This is an interesting bit of footage, because it shows the final moments of Wisanlek's long and successful career. He received so much eye damage from Samson' barrages he wasn't allowed to fight again. Samson helped Wisanlek out by giving him 30,000 baht towards his medical costs. Legendary Samson is also known by his original fight name Sengmuengnoi Lookchowpormahasak."

Tip/Quote of the day:

Each moment of your session should serve a purpose. A 30 sec to 1 minute rest period between rounds should be something you feel like you need after a focused round of practice. Work hard and earn that break, then use that break to deep breathe and regain your energy to go at it again.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Liam Harrison vs Khamal (video)

Incredible action in this fight. Lots of things you can take away from this.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Niwlukrak Pagonponsurin (Eksindeekongym) vs Tuktatong Sor Jor Toipaetriw @ Lumpinee (video)

Tukatong (blue) has some good timing on his lead kicks, goes for position immediately in the clinch, as well as sharp counters. Look for principles you've been learning about in this fight. Not a long video, but a little bit of everything is used here. Watch out for those slicing elbows!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Kru Jen and Kru Mina at the Ajahn Chai seminar in NY this passed weekend:

Thanks to Hadja, Khanh, PC Patrick and PC Dave for holding down the fort!