At AKA Thailand we are committed to upholding the same acclaimed training curriculum used at our world renowned San Jose facility. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand now has a brand new location to recruit, train and promote some of the world’s best fighters, and shape talented prospects into future champions. Our facilities offer fighters and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world the opportunity to experience traditional Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Strength & Conditioning classes here in the tropics of Thailand, under the roof of a globally renowned name in the world of combat sports.
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They say abs are made in the kitchen, and that we can agree with! The Contender Café is AKA Thailand’s onsite restaurant and your convenient one stop shop for nutritious meals and drinks before and after training. Eating at the Café is a great way to socialize and meet new people at the gym, or […]Read more
Bodyweight workouts are an excellent compliment to martial arts training. They are commonly safe for anyone regardless of their age, experience or level of fitness. Many movements may look easy but are actually an effective option for rehabilitation, building strength and explosiveness, and improving your agility and endurance. The best part is, bodyweight workouts can […]Read more
Wrapping your hands is one of the first things you will learn when you join a martial arts class. There is no right or wrong way to do it as long as your knuckles feel padded and protected, but as you develop your skills you will probably come across a few different methods you’ll want […]Read more
The short answer is yes! Regarded as “Mother Nature’s energy drink,” coconut water has less sodium, fewer calories and more potassium than regular sports drinks. In fact, it contains more potassium (one of the most important electrolytes) than four bananas. In addition to water, your body loses electrolytes when you sweat. Low potassium levels can […]Read more
“I’m so proud of him (Mike Swick) and the bad ass gym he built there, I can’t wait to come see it live. I will be there, I’m coming to Thailand!”
“The gym looks amazing! Mike Swick is a good team mate and coach and has been successful at every level. I can’t wait to visit.”
“This is one of the most amazing gyms I’ve ever seen, the most amazing gym. AKA Thailand is a destination for anybody of any level of fitness or for whatever you’re looking for, this gym covers everything. There’s so many levels of fitness here. They have the Muay Thai area, the MMA area, the fitness area which is a whole other level. This has surpassed my expectation by far, I had no idea it was going to be like this, I’m literally in ahhh. AKA Thailand was one of the best experiences of my life. It was a beautiful place and the best gym I’ve ever seen.”
“It’s one of the most beautiful gyms in the world. They’re on the way to building a bigger better AKA then I have here in San Jose, California. AKA Thailand has everything AKA HQ has. They have great wrestling, great Jiu Jitsu and better Thai boxing.”
“I’ve been watching the build of AKA Thailand from day one, It looks great.”
“AKA Thailand has been amazing, like I said, I’ve been looked after really well. I’m in the best physical shape for this fight, i’m looking forward to fighting. I don’t think I could be prepared any better.”
“I’m looking forward to another fight camp at AKA Thailand.”
“AKA Thailand is the best gym I’ve trained at, an amazing facility catering to all aspects of fitness whether it’s MMA, Muay Thai or any other discipline.”
“Quite simply impressive! MMA fans keep a close eye on AKA Thailand.”
“AKA has a massive reputation in the MMA world and with an upcoming fight here in Thailand, I was looking for a place to come and finish the final days of my preparation.” I thought it would be a good idea to not only train at a gym with such a high reputation but to check out the brand new facilities. The facilities are second to none. I’ve trained at other MMA based camps (in Phuket) and I haven’t seen anything like this.”
“It’s paradise here. I’m definitely getting the best training and the duo; I wanted to come out here and still have a vacation because it’s my hiatus from the show but I also wanted to train and transform and these guys (Muay Thai trainers) have definitely helped me transform…”
“It’s my new home (AKA Thailand), I don’t think there’s going to be a year that goes by that I don’t come back out here.”