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!