Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yodsanklai vs Chike Lindsay (video) shared this earlier today, which I will also do since the video may not be up for much longer. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it while you still can.

Kru Jen referenced this fight on Saturday for a couple reasons...basic inside clinch control, the practicality of proper technical power, and good timing. Yodsanklai isn't someone who throws high volume...he isn't blasting fast 4 hit combinations over and over. He uses basic technique with power at the right time, and follows up according to the opportunity.


*Above photo credit: Scott Hirano for*


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day:

When training in class, focus on one improvement at a time. Sometimes we feel like we need to do it all and be perfect in one go. Take one aspect of the technique that your instructor has emphasized or commented on, and practice vigorously with it in mind. Focus on it AS you log in the repetitions.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sparbecue was awesome yesterday!

Thank you Hadja and pc Steve for organizing, and pc David for manning the grill. Thanks to everyone who came out, brought food/drink to share and had a good time :)    



Tip/Quote of the day:

Come prepared for training. In addition to your equipment and training wear, don't forget to bring water and an after training snack to help keep you feeling great.

With that said, YMT just got a slew of new equipment in (gloves, shin pads, heavy ropes) if you're short on anything, get them while they are hot! These usually sell out pretty fast.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

New equipment in at YMT!

Heavy ropes, sparring gloves and shin guards all made in Thailand now in stock at the gym! Come get em they won't last long!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sparbecue this Sunday July 28!

DON'T FORGET OUR BBQ THIS SUNDAY! 12PM for sparring and pads with Kru Jen/PC Dave  and then we eat!  All are welcome :)


Tip/Quote of the day:


Lion Fight 10 Pre fight Interviews

It's going down tomorrow!!  For more just click on the links...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sanklai vs Taweesaklek (video)

The smaller Sanklai takes on the taller and stronger Taweesaklek. Sanklai plays a much more cautious game against the range and power of Taweesaklek.

Fun fact, Yodsanklai takes his fight name from his "hero": Sanklai.

Tip/Quote of the day:

When working basic technique, remember that the return is just as important as the delivery. Bring your weapon back into your stance with the same attention and vigor that you use to strike the target. This will keep you safer and allow you to follow up more efficiently.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day:

Rest long and well enough to recuperate, not deteriorate. We must not only keep our bodies going, but our motivation and spirit.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day:

You just about always have something more left in the tank.

Pornsaneh vs Pakorn 2 (video)

Many have seen the infamous Pornsanae vs Pakorn fight at Lumpinee stadium. If you haven't, go watch it NOW!! Seriously, go do that. We'll wait. If nothing else it was an incredibly entertaining battle that will make you cheer from your computer chair.

This fight is the rematch. Both fighters are very much stand and bang style, with neither looking to concede an inch. Porsanae is a little wilder, often swinging flurries of punches and then cracking down with his signature low kick. Pakorn tends to fight at a more even technical pace, but similarly loves cracking that right kick into his opponent. Enjoy the fireworks:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day:

There will always be set backs that distract and demotivate you on your path to improvement. It is easy to become frustrated with all the things you CAN'T do. Focus instead on what you CAN do, and build from there. Be patient and stay strong.

5 great TED Talks for athletes


"This series of moving and motivating talks reaches out to those athletes in pain, reminding you why you do what you do and illustrating that, whatever the excuse, it is no longer valid."

A great set of TED talks for athletes:

Thanks to Hadja for passing these a long!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day:

Please make sure you hydrate all day today before coming to class as we are looking at hitting the mid 30's in a heatwave. Stay safe and for the love of... WEAR SUNSCREEN BEFORE YOU RUN. I bought some just for you guys, sitting on the display case at gym   - Kru Jen

Karuhat vs Michael Liewfat (videos)

Here's a must watch fight! Some big elbows thrown among other things, but overall an action packed match.

Also note the difference in each fighter's foot work!  Pay attention to the pros and cons of each:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day:

"Working hard at the gym is important, but resting properly is just as important. The harder you go in training, the better quality of rest you are going to need to recharge yourself. Eat well and get a good night's sleep."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tip/Quote of the day

"Look to your left. Tell yourself you won't give up if that person doesn't. If they do give up, look to your right..."

Namphon vs Dekkers II Rematch (video)

Here is the continuation of previous post:  the rematch between Namphon and Dekkers. Dekkers utilizes his elbows more in this fight, closing distance and staying busy. Namphon ups his pace from the last fight, and focuses on his kicks. Another great fight!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dekkers vs Namphon 1 (video)

The cool thing about looking up Ramon Dekkers' fights is that he had many great wars and "rivalries" with some of the best Thai fighters during his time. So when you are searching for him on youtube, you pretty much can't lose.

This is the first in the series which he fought Namphon Nongkeepayahut. It's the sharp strikes of Dekkers vs the kicks and clinch work of Namphon. It's not just a battle of techniques but of wills:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sagetdao vs Pakorn (video)

A Lumpini main event fight...a good technical battle in this one! Watch for the elbows!

Monday, July 8, 2013

History of Muay Thai

A brief outline of Muay Thai's origins! Delve a little deeper into where MT came from: 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Basics of Pad Holding Seminar at York Muay Thai: Sunday July 14th

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013

    11:00am until 1:30pm
This is designed to help everyone improve pad holding skills. There will not be a warm up, just skipping and stretching to loosen up the body.

This will be a 2-2.5 hours seminar.

Yellows and Blue's will be separated.

We will focus on:

- Why proper pad holding is so important.
- How to press appropriately and read your partners level.
- Participation as a pad holder.
- Basic combinations for each level.
- How to control your puncher so they get the best out of the session.
- How to use your body properly to avoid injuries when holding for stronger punchers.

$15 plus taxes.
Limited spaces available as we want to give everyone the proper attention to maximize learning.

Karuhat VS Wangchannoi (video)

Karuhat, a technical genius vs Wangchan, a legendary banger. An amazing title fight from 1994! Check it out:

Matt Embree on Kevin Ross

Matt Embree talk to Muay Thai Authority dot com about his upcoming bout with Kevin Ross, which is considered to be the decider of the top 140lb fighting in North America.