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Which Kru is for you

Which Kru Is Right For You?

  • 20th May, 2016
  • Posted by: AKA Thailand

So you’ve seen the highlights of people training Muay Thai at AKA Thailand, but you’re still not sure which Kru (Thai trainer) is right for you?

Here’s a breakdown of them holding pads to give you an idea. You can also check them out by looking at their profiles here.


Kru Beng is very we respected in the Muay Thai world. Known for his aggressive style and never getting tired in a fight. Kru Bank is a Knee fighter and very aggressive. Still actively fighting in BKK and Malaysia.

He is a Thailand Champion Fought in Lumpinee, Rajadamnern, Ommoi, Ch 3, Ch 7, all major stadiums across the country. Been a trainer for 3 years. Hobbies he likes to play and watch football, he supports Newcastle United, likes to relax at the weekends with his family and 7 month old little boy.


At the age of 8 years old Hehm started training and fighting around Phuket until he was 10 years old. Hehm lived in the gym right next to the ring. Then at the age of 11 he moved to live in Bangkok where he stayed for the next 8 years and gained all his knowledge and experience. He then returned to Phuket back to his roots where he met his wife to Nicola, they now have a 4 year old son called Henry.

Hehm has a wealth of experience and loves passing on his knowledge down to students, Hehm has a real passion for Muay Thai, Hehm is very easy going and when he’s not training guests he is spending time with his family at home being a father.


Max has a great style for Muay Thai as he like to pick his opponents apart and loom for the counter attacks, He has grown up with one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters, Saenchai Sor Kingstar and worked very closely with Saenchai for many years.

Max is a very well rounded trainer with a wealth of experience, he likes to watch football on his time off, he’s a huge Liverpool fan, he also likes to watch fights and relax at home. Very well spoken, great sense of humor and very easy going.


Kru Torkeb, 24, is an Issan province champion, Rajadamnern champion and has competed abroad in Japan (Boxing), England (K1) and Cambodia (Bokator). He has also accumulated over 40 fights as part of Thailand’s national boxing team. He is a highly experienced fighter in the prime of his career with a record of 330-55-5. Outside of Muay Thai, Kru Tokgeb loves to cook and has worked as a chef at Wine Love You and CDC in Bangkok, both of which are very famous restaurants frequented by celebrities from all over Thailand. He is also a family man and loves spending time with his three year old daughter.


Kru Chalee, fight name Jom De Lar, is originally from Udon Thani. He is a very patient trainer; friendly, relaxed and always happy to help students in and outside of the gym. When he’s not teaching and fighting, he enjoys playing football (soccer) and rattan ball (Takor), a traditional Thai sport that is much like playing volleyball with your feet.

Chalee has been fighting since he was 7 years old, has racked up an impressive 375 fights, and still actively competes around Thailand. He has fought at Lumpinee Stadium, Rajadamnern Stadium, on Channel 9 and all over Phuket, taking on some of the best fighters in the country: Lord La Nong, Dao Pad Rew and Sittisak Cheng Oui to name a few. Aside from training with some of the best fighters in Thailand, Kru Chalee has worked abroad training fighters in Japan and Korea as well. He has a background in Western Boxing and, outside of teaching in our Muay Thai classes, is the head Boxing trainer for our MMA fighters here at AKA Thailand. Kru Chalee is a fantastic instructor and has worked with Mike Swick to adapt his pad holding to suit the needs of our MMA fight team. If you train with him in the MMA program, prepare to sprawl!


When Kru Pom has down time and he is not teaching he loves to watch Football, his favorite team is Manchester United, Pom also likes to relax and listen to music. Very friendly and likable trainer with a big following. Pom was a clinch and Knee fighter he likes to get inside and grind his opponents out. Pom also fought for the Lumpinee title so that tells you he was top of the food chain and the best that Thailand had to offer.

Has been a trainer for 5 years spent 2 years in China training and fighting in Bejing.