Monthly Archives: September 2017

  1. Chris Shaw: I am going to drown Superlek at YOKKAO 27!

    Chris Shaw: I am going to drown Superlek at YOKKAO 27!

    Besides the 2 title defense bouts, the exciting matchup between Christopher Shaw and Superlek is the one that fans are really looking forward to. As any Muay Thai fan would know, Superlek is a top-seeded fighter in Thailand right now with numerous accolades. Here is what his opponent Christopher Shaw has to say about the upcoming fight at YOKKAO 27: YOKKAO: How is your training going for YOKKAO 27? How have you been preparing yourself for the upcoming fight? Chris: My training has been going great. I have been doing all my training at BoxFit Glasgow as normal, the POS gym under my coach Gary O'Brien. Gary knows me very well and what we need to tweak in my game to get a massive win over my opponent. I always train hard and this isn't any different. Y: Superlek is a top fighter right now on the Thailand circuit. What went through your mind when you were made known of the fight against him? What do you think of your opponent? C: I wanted this fight and I'm very happy

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  2. Spencer Brown to headline YOKKAO Next Generation in Sydney!

    Spencer Brown to headline YOKKAO Next Generation in Sydney!

    YOKKAO takes to the road once again in search of young talents of Muay Thai. On Friday, 10th November 2017, the Team is descending on the Australian city of Sydney for the talent-hunting YOKKAO Next Generation event. This is not the first visit for YOKKAO to the land down under but in fact, the third time that the country will be hosting the Next Generation event. Last year, the event was held in Sydney and Melbourne in May and August respectively. At the latter, the event broke the usual gender format and featured an inspiring all-women fight card. Both shows were overwhelmingly well-received by the country’s Muay Thai community and so YOKKAO is responding with a third. Spencer Brown, the young foreign stalwart at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok will represent YOKKAO in the main event of the night. Spencer is fresh off a win at the recent YOKKAO 25 event in Hong Kong with his next fight scheduled for YOKKAO 27 in the UK next month. The newly-dubbed “KO Kid” is knocking

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  3. Full Fight Card for All-Star Fight 2 Announced: Buakaw, Pakorn, Manachai!

    Full Fight Card for All-Star Fight 2 Announced: Buakaw, Pakorn, Manachai!

    After much anticipation, the full fight card for All-Star Fight 2 is now finalized. The event’s leading man, Buakaw, will once again headline the show along with YOKKAO Fight Team stars Pakorn and Manachai for another display of pulsating action. [caption id="attachment_3761" align="alignright" width="450"]Muay Thai Bangkok: Manachai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym Muay Thai Bangkok: Manachai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym[/caption] This Saturday, September 30th, All-Star Fight returns to the Workpoint Entertainment Studio for the follow-up to a successful inaugural event held last month. The event has received extensive coverage from practically every Muay Thai and Fight media. The pressure is on the promoters to put up another show to outdo its debut and they show no signs of letting up. With 4 wins via KO and

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  4. YOKKAO Seminar with Saenchai Going to Barcelona!

    YOKKAO Seminar with Saenchai Going to Barcelona!

    For the first time ever, a YOKKAO Seminar with Saenchai will be held in the city of Barcelona, the most visited city of Spain. The date is set for the 1st October Sunday where locals and fans from around the country will finally enjoy this exclusive opportunity to train with the living legend of Muay Thai. Saenchai is a figure in the sport that really needs little introduction. He is well-loved by fans all over the world and well-respected by all Muay Thai fighters alike. When the question of who is the best fighter in Muay Thai is posted, the answer is always “Saenchai”. Saenchai’s fighting style is a class of its own with footwork, agility, and the fanciest of moves that is unsurpassed in the history of Muay Thai. At the event, participants will learn -hands-on- different Muay Thai techniques and the arsenal of unique moves from the legend himself. That’s not all. Anyone who wishes to fulfill the dream of sparring with Saenchai and getting cartwheel-kicked

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  5. YOKKAO Next Generation Kids: The Search for Future Stars!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Kids: The Search for Future Stars!

    The YOKKAO NEXT GENERATION global initiative was launched in 2015, designed to discover talent in the new generation of Muay Thai fighters. The event has been on a continual mission to spot and groom young fight talents from around the world. Now, YOKKAO takes the concept one step further by expanding the search to kids from 5 up to 16 years old. Even today, Muay Thai is a sport that remains dominated by the native Thai fighters. A key reason for this phenomenon is that most of them start training at a very young age - often as young as 5 to 6 years old. Other than a fiercely competitive environment that breeds the best Muay Thai fighters of the world, starting young has given the Thai fighters an edge in developing their game. By the time they turn pro at 15, which is the minimum age for pro fighting in Thailand, they would already have accumulated over 100 fights. [caption id="attachment_3746" align="alignright" width="421"]

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  6. YOKKAO 25 - 26: The True Spirit of Muay Thai!

    YOKKAO 25 - 26: The True Spirit of Muay Thai!

    YOKKAO 25 - 26 will be a night etched in the memories of the Hong Kong fans and everyone who tuned in LIVE from around the world. Round after round of intense action enthralled the audience from the start till the end. Hordes of fans arrived at Rotunda Hall 2 of Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC) for the promise of great action and they were not disappointed. YOKKAO 25 - 26 delivered a magnitude of action that simply exploded off the richter scale! [caption id="attachment_3723" align="alignright" width="250"]Muay Thai Hong Kong: Nobita YOKKAOSaenchaiGym Muay Thai Hong Kong: Nobita YOKKAOSaenchaiGym[/caption] YOKKAO 25 First up was YOKKAO 25 with back-to-back action right from the onset. Intensity escalated quickly as soon as YOKKAO Thailand Team member, Nobita took to the

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  7. Buakaw, Pakorn and Manachai confirmed for All Star Fight 2!

    Buakaw, Pakorn and Manachai confirmed for All Star Fight 2!

    All-Star Fight returns with the second installment that is confirmed to be held on 30th September in Bangkok, returning to the Workpoint Entertainment Studio once again. The inaugural event was held last month on 20th August and was a complete success that lived up to all expectations. Muay Thai superstar, Buakaw, was clearly the main attraction of the event and he did not disappoint with a round one KO to take home a stunning win. YOKKAO Fight Team members, Pakorn and Manachai also made their debut in the event with both fighters dominating their fights to bring honor to the YOKKAO camp. All in all, it was an event that met and exceeded all expectations. Fans have started looking forward to the next installment as soon as the show ended and so the promoters are swiftly following up with a 2nd televised show. The fight card for All Star Fight 2 is still formalizing but it has been confirmed that Buakaw, Manachai and Pakorn are set to return to the show once more. After a 4-fight

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  8. YOKKAO 25 26 is sold out!

    YOKKAO 25 26 is sold out!

    With a fight card pitting the best of YOKKAO Fight Team against the elite fighters of Hong Kong, it comes as no surprise that tickets for YOKKAO 25 - 26 are all sold out. [caption id="attachment_3709" align="alignright" width="360"]YOKKAO 25-26 Hong Kong SOLD OUT YOKKAO 25-26 Hong Kong SOLD OUT[/caption] The popular event is all set to take place on Monday 11th September at the Rotunda Hall 2 of KITEC (Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre) in the dynamic city of Hong Kong. A show like never before: from former ring rivals to current teammates, Muay Thai legends Saenchai and Singdam will be sharing the stage for the first time in the same YOKKAO event in 2 respective matchups. Almost all YOKKAO Fight Team members of the Bangkok camp will also be making fight appearances. Besides

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  9. Spencer Brown Ready for Action At YOKKAO 25 Hong Kong and YOKKAO 27 UK!

    Spencer Brown Ready for Action At YOKKAO 25 Hong Kong and YOKKAO 27 UK!

    After a series of spectacular wins on MX MUAY XTREME in Thailand, Spencer Brown the KO kid shows no signs of letting up and is pulling no punches. He has already signed up for 2 more fights scheduled these 2 months: the first at YOKKAO 25 in Hong Kong, followed by YOKKAO 27 at Bolton, UK. [caption id="attachment_3704" align="alignright" width="350"]Spencer YOKKAO Saenchai Gym Spencer YOKKAO Saenchai Gym[/caption] In just less than a week from now, Spencer will make his second Hong Kong fight appearance at YOKKAO 25. He is set to meet Lui Chun Yin who fights out of the Fighting Arts Center in Hong Kong. Lui is a veteran of the Hong Kong Muay Thai scene as well as a star in the Chinese region. Forward a month after YOKKAO 25, Spencer returns home to the Kingdom for YOKKAO 27 at Bolton, UK,  where

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  10. Singdam and Pakorn Adopt YOKKAOSaenchaiGym as Their Last Names!

    Singdam and Pakorn Adopt YOKKAOSaenchaiGym as Their Last Names!

    In the Muay Thai tradition of Thailand, fighters adopt their sponsor's name or -more commonly- their camp names as a last name. The YOKKAOSaenchaiGym name is an alliance of YOKKAO and Muay Thai living legend, Saenchai. It follows the names of young fighters such as Manachai, Yodchai, and Wuttichai as a mark of their allegiance. YOKKAO is now proud to announce that 2 acclaimed fighting legends have officially took on the YOKKAOSaenchaiGym namesake. Singdam Kiatmoo9 and Pakorn PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym will henceforth be known as Singdam YOKKAOSaenchaiGym and Pakorn PKYOKKAOSaenchaiGym respectively. [caption id="attachment_3694" align="alignright" width="350"]Pakorn PKYOKKAOSaenchaiGym Pakorn PKYOKKAOSaenchaiGym[/caption] Singdam, whose name means “Black Lion” in Thai, is a legend in Muay Thai. He has fought

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