The Legacy of Sityodtong Payakaroon Muay Thai

The Legacy of Sityodtong Payakaroon Muay Thai

Kru Yodtong Senanan’s place in Muay Thai history is legendary. That’s why just two Muay Thai academies in the United States qualify as recognized affiliates of the Thailand camp that bears his name. The significance of Muay Thai’s Kru Yodtong Senanan may have been...
California Smokers . . .  Gone, But Not Forgotten.

California Smokers . . . Gone, But Not Forgotten.

Gym fights or Smokers in Southern California started its rise in popularity in the 90’s and impacted the growth and development of the sport of Muay Thai throughout the country.  Although the martial arts movement in the US emerged after World War II,...
Wanna Fight? (Part II)

Wanna Fight? (Part II)

It’s interesting to watch how sports fans alike with little or no training suddenly transform into experienced fighters when watching “the fights” on pay per view.  The magic of television gives them the freedom to critique professional fighters...