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Try Muay Thai for your initial time with any of our Thai-born trainers

When you try Muay Thai for the initial time it would be in your best interest to visit AKA Thailand in Phuket. Because it’s in Thailand? Well, yes, but also because all of our Muay Thai trainers are Thai-born with over 2,000+ fights and they absolutely LOVE to teach their knowledge of Muay Thai to […]

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Who better to give the AKA Thailand tour than it’s creator, Mike Swick?

Mike Swick had a vision and made it into a reality. AKA Thailand is his brain child and the gym is wildly successful. Guests that are coming out to use the facilities can go to AKAThailand.com to read about it or right here, you can watch Swick the creator give you the grand tour. Swick […]

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Just because AKA Thailand is in Thailand it doesn’t mean it’s just for Muay Thai

It’s interesting that when you say there is a gym in Thailand automatically everyone just assumes you mean it is a Muay Thai gym. As far as AKA Thailand is concerned there is so much more to it than just Muay Thai. It is funny how just because something is in a culture people just […]

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One of Thailand’s biggest stars, Tony Jaa knows all about Muay Thai

One of Thailand’s biggest stars is Tony Jaa. You know him best for his roles in Ong-Bak and then, everything thereafter. Jaa was a stuntman first but developed an interest in Muay Boran, which was a kind of Muay Thai. That along with his stunt work together made for a never-before-seen cinematic marvel. “Born Phanom […]

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Muay Thai for beginners at AKA Thailand. Here’s what you should know.

AKA Thailand is so much more than just a Muay Thai gym. It’s a place for visitors to come and get a sweat on, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or just work out. Of course, there is a strong focus on our Muay Thai program but clearly it isn’t everything that we have. Our classes are […]

You’ve never seen a knockdown like this, except in the movies

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 […]

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A skull fracture dent that makes Cyborg’s look like a skinned knee

Everyone remembers the skull fracture that Cyborg suffered at the knees of Michael Venom Page. However, today we see one that trumps Cyborg’s magnificent forehead dent. It looks like this guy was playing second base for the Padres and took his attention away from the batter to look at the squirrel that ran on the […]

Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana’s Golden Era Weekend

AKA Thailand’s Head Muay Thai Trainer, Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana, had quite a busy weekend in Bangkok reconnecting with old friends — and not just any friends: Golden Era Muay Thai champs Sagat Petchyindee and Jaroenthong “Ped” Kiatbanchong. Sagat Petchyindee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WABmxUQitoE Sagat Petchyindee is one of the greatest fighters of all time, and the inspiration behind […]

What to Expect at AKA Thailand's Muay Thai Class

What to Expect at AKA Thailand’s Muay Thai Class

One of the most common questions we get from new students is what can they expect from our Muay Thai classes. Hard training is the obvious answer, but our coaches are all highly experienced, professional and friendly too. They will guide you through our daily program under the leadership of Head Trainer, Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana, […]

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What is “Wai Khru” or “Ram Muay” in the Muay Thai World?

Wai Khru Ram Muay, commonly shortened to “Wai Khru” or “Ram Muay” is a traditional war-dance ritual performed by Muay Thai fighters (Nak Muay) before their fight begins. Both participants perform the ritual together in the ring before returning to their corner for a final blessing from their trainer (Kru or Khru). There are many […]