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AKA Thailand has a tentative reopening date of June 15

Tentative reopening date at AKA Thailand is set! Mike Swick has announced that we are looking at reopening in a month on June 15. Of course, nothing is for certain in this day and age but we are excited at the potential of being open to the public. Signs are pointing in the right direction […]

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Ep 4 of ‘In Quarantine With…’. Forrest Griffin joins Mike Swick on the podcast

Forrest Griffin joins Mike Swick on Episode #4 of “In Quarantine With…” and the old TUF 1 housemates reminisce about the old days. The former UFC light heavyweight champ comes on the show and is as charming and hilarious as ever. The two swap stories and share a lot of laughs, as Forrest gives almost […]

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Quarantine With… Mike Swick hosts Quinton Rampage Jackson on Ep #3

In Episode #3 of the Real Quick with Mike Swick Podcast, Swick hosts the legend, Quinton Rampage Jackson. Rampage can be very short-winded and almost shy at times but he came out of the gate on fire for this episode and didn’t let up. Rampage spoke to Swick for almost an hour, which is totally […]

Mike Swick talks to the Karate Hottie in Ep 2 of the RQMS Quarantine Interviews

The Quarantine Interviews with Mike Swick continue! Episode #2 features The Karate Hottie, Michelle Waterson. Michelle gives a long interview with Swick and is joined by her husband, Joshua Gomez, for the duration. From our YouTube channel, “UFC strawweight contender Michelle Waterson and her husband, former US Armed Forces amateur boxing champion Joshua Gomez chat […]

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5 times is a charm for Khabib vs Ferguson?! Nope The lightweight scrap is now 0-5.

When Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson was scheduled for a fifth time, we hoped that 5 would be the lucky charm that brought the 2 together. Today, Khabib put the kibosh on the fight that we all want to see for the reason the Earth has stopped right now. COVID-19. Posting to his Instagram, Khabib […]

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Breaking!!! AKA Thailand’s Manel Kape signs 4-fight deal with the UFC

AKA Thailand’s own, Manel Kape, is headed to the UFC. Kape signed a 4-fight deal at AKA Thailand headquarters that will see the feared bantamweight joining the talent-rich roster of the UFC. Manel Kape (15-4) spent his last 9 fights in the Japan-based RIZIN promotion. He capped off his run there on a 3-fight KO/TKO […]

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Dana White jokes about Khabib vs Ferguson; But will this fight actually happen?

Self-isolation keeps continuing and UFC events keep getting cancelled. While people slowly lose their minds sitting at home the jokes are becoming sillier and sillier. People are passing the time however they can, but sitting inside (Some with kids who Tik Tok dance all day) can become maddening. It’s especially gut wrenching when we have […]

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All of our programs that are available at AKA Thailand

When you are coming to AKA Thailand, knowing the programs that are available here gives you a leg up before you even make the visit! Just because we are in Thailand it is assumed that we are just a Muay Thai gym. However, Muay Thai is only a part of our curriculum which is focused […]

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Our BJJ/MMA room at AKA Thailand is top notch!

Our indoor air-conditioned MMA/BJJ room is a huge piece of the puzzle that makes AKA Thailand such a success. When guests review our gym, the room is always the first thing that grapplers say is top notch. The largest air-conditioned MMA/BJJ room in all of Southeast Asia is a huge draw for guests. Many gyms […]

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Marcio Cesar Gracinha is a 3rd degree black belt and seasoned MMA pro

Marcio Cesar Gracinha is the man in charge of the MMA/BJJ program at AKA Thailand. Being a 3rd degree BJJ black belt and a seasoned MMA pro are his credentials that make him a perfect fit for the job. Coach Marcio began training BJJ 20 years ago. He fell in love with it instantly and […]