History


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...

“More Than A Sport” — The Story of Ajarn Yodtong Senanan

Yodtong Senanan is the best and most well known teacher of Thai Boxing in Thailand and around the world. Though he passed on in 2013, his legacy continues to render a profound impact as the individual most responsible for promoting Muay Thai to the world. From Rob...

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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, underground...

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 without any fear of...

Wanna Fight? (Part I)

It’s difficult not to be wary about someone who struts into a Fighter's Gym and says, "I wanna fight!"  When asked if they have any fight experience or training, they reply, "No, but fighting is something I really wanna do."  Then, after a brief pause they almost...

USA vs. China, China wins. Fair Play or Foul Play?

On April 23, 2016, Team Sityodtong LA’s undefeated Pro Muay Thai Fighter, Josh “El Gato” Aragon competed in the Group 10 Tournament Semi Finals at Kunlun Fight 43 in Zhangzhou, the biggest K1 event in China.  Other super fights on the card included American, Adam...