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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The Real Quick Podcast episode 19 is here with guest, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar. Hosts, Mike Swick and Marc Bogutzki, talk to Edgar via Skype before his fight with Brian Ortega on March 3. Edgar provides us with fascinating insight into his MMA beginnings. Most of the time, the story of how a fighter’s career […]Read more
It’s possible that you’ve seen something like this in one of Tony Jaa’s or JCVD’s movies. However, seeing this move done in actual competition… no way. In a traditional Muay Thai fight between Robby Drought and Mark Frazer, Drought improbably pulled this knockdown kick out of the proverbial hat. Drought kicked Frazer to the ribs […]Read more
Perusing my Twitter timeline this morning, I came across the totally unexpected. FOX Sports: UFC posted about Ben Askren and if we thought we’d see him in the UFC sometime in 2018. My mind was blown because the UFC (Specifically, Dana White) have continued to express that they want nothing to do with him. Would […]Read more
The Mauler, Alexander Gustafsson, showed no chill after Luke Rockhold’s knockout loss to Yoel Romero. Days after the devastating loss, Gustafsson poured lemon juice into Luke’s fresh wound. Luke had mentioned that he was thinking of moving up in weight and Gus took to his Instagram to respond. “(Luke Rockhold), your teammate is holding MY […]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.”