Monthly Archives: July 2017

  1. YOKKAO strikes 3 wins in 2 days in Thailand!

    YOKKAO strikes 3 wins in 2 days in Thailand!

    Within a space of 2 days, 3 young fighters from YOKKAO landed 3 respective victories in events held in Thailand. [caption id="attachment_3554" align="alignright" width="350"]Erhan YOKKAO Saenchai Gym at Lumpinee Stadium Erhan YOKKAO Saenchai Gym at Lumpinee Stadium[/caption] First up, Manachai was up against former 2013 Rajadamnern champion, Kiatpetch Suanaharneekmai at the YOKKAO Next Generation event in Suraburi, northeast of Bangkok. Kiatpetch is by no means a walkover, having fought against many of the top names in Muay Thai, like Nong O, Kongsak PKSaenchaiGym and Petpanomrung Kiatmoo9. The fight played out in typical ring fashion with both fighters studying the opponent in the first 2 rounds before erupting into a frenzied exchange in the third and fourth. Despite a tough competition, Manachai outscored Kiatpetch by landing a series

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  2. Amy Pirnie faces Josefine “Little Thunder” Lindgren Knutsson at YOKKAO 28!

    Amy Pirnie faces Josefine “Little Thunder” Lindgren Knutsson at YOKKAO 28!

    A thunderstorm is brewing and heading the way of YOKKAO 28 and it’s looking to be yet another electrifying show for the fans at Bolton Macron Stadium. The thunderstorm comes in the form of 21 year old Swedish female fighter, Josefine Lindgren Knutsson, who will be making [caption id="attachment_3549" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai: Amy Pirnie in action Muay Thai: Amy Pirnie in action[/caption] her YOKKAO promotions debut this 15th October 2017. Knutsson goes by the fighting nickname of “Little Thunder” and after making a name for herself in her Nordic homeland, she has set her sights on the rest of the European territories. She currently trains and fights out of the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden, under her coach, Sanja Trbojevic. The gym itself is a recipient 2013 Gym of the Year in

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  3. YOKKAO 27: here comes a new challenger!

    YOKKAO 27: here comes a new challenger!

    Every fighter is now eyeing the prestigious YOKKAO World Titles. Where many crumble to the pressure, it takes a true champion to accept and face the nonstop challenge for the title. Come this 15th October 2017, the YOKKAO World Title -65kg is being laid on the line once again at YOKKAO 27. Just fresh from defending the title at YOKKAO 24 in March earlier this year, Liam Harrison will be fighting again to defend the honor for a second time in six months. This time, Harrison will face a young and formidable foe, German kickboxer, Kevin Burmester. At the age of 24, Kevin Burmester has clocked an impressive 64 wins out of 72 fights with 31 KOs. He has a few belts to his name as a multi time WKN (World Kickboxing Network) world champion fighting under both K1 and Muay Thai rules. Burmester fights out of Xite Gym in Hamburg, Germany and trains under his father and experienced coach, Lutz Burmester. Coach Burmester himself has several acclaimed fighters who have trained under his coaching,

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  4. Fighter Fuel: What to Eat in Bangkok While Training at YOKKAO!

    Fighter Fuel: What to Eat in Bangkok While Training at YOKKAO!

    Food in Bangkok can be intimidating, but like everything else in life, you must keep an open mind to trying new things. If you are training at YOKKAO, then it could already be assumed that you are a total badass and you are the type of person who does not follow the herd, you are the person who leads it, and your food fuels it. Living in Bangkok requires you to make a few lifestyle changes, adjusting to the traffic, the heat, and the copious amounts of water that you will consume. The suggested serving size for water is 8 cups a day for an average human, but at YOKKAO you are far from an average human-you double or even triple your water intake. YOKKAO has its own in-house production of water that has been tested and certified to be pure. It contains all of the essential minerals that is imperative for the fighters to drink. If you get thirsty and you are away from the gym you will be able to find water any time of day almost anywhere, it is almost impossible to walk for more than 5

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  5. Will Jordan Watson Continue His Reign at YOKKAO 28?

    Will Jordan Watson Continue His Reign at YOKKAO 28?

    Warriors never rest. They are continually put to the test, time and time again, to prove that they are the best. [caption id="attachment_3530" align="alignright" width="350"]Jordan Watson YOKKAO World Champion -70KG Jordan Watson YOKKAO World Champion -70KG[/caption] Jordan Watson was the first to be crowned the YOKKAO World Champion -70kg back at the 10th edition. During his reign as the inaugural YOKKAO world title holder, Watson lost the belt once to Sanny Dahlbeck at YOKKAO 12 before reclaiming it back almost exactly a year later at YOKKAO 18. Since then, Watson has managed to retain his title on another occasion against the tough Thai fighter, Sorgraw Petchyindee at YOKKAO 24 earlier in March. This coming 15th October, Watson will be put to the test once more

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  6. Breaking News: Saenchai, Singdam and Manachai to Headline YOKKAO 25 - 26

    Breaking News: Saenchai, Singdam and Manachai to Headline YOKKAO 25 - 26

    [caption id="attachment_3520" align="alignright" width="350"]Singdam Kiatmoo9 Singdam Kiatmoo9[/caption] Hong Kong fans are going to be in for a triple treat this September. In order to stage a great Muay Thai event for the upcoming YOKKAO 25 - 26, two more headlining fighters from the YOKKAO Fight Team have been added to the fight card. Singdam Kiatmoo9 and Manachai will join Saenchai in what is shaping up to be the best YOKKAO fight night in Hong Kong yet! Fresh off a dominating win in his Kunlun Fight debut in June, this will be Singdam’s first fight appearance in Hong Kong. Singdam Kiatmoo9, nicknamed the “Black Lion”, is a legend in Muay Thai. In his illustrious career, he has fought a who’s who list of the most elite fighters such as Yodsanklai Fairtex, Orono Wor Petchpun, Nong-O Kaiyanghadaogym,

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  7. YOKKAO 27 heats up! Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs Christopher Shaw

    YOKKAO 27 heats up! Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs Christopher Shaw

    Another fight has been confirmed for YOKKAO 27, pitting one country’s best against another’s. A Scottish Fighter of the Year against a Thailand Muay Thai Fighter of the Year: Christopher Shaw vs Superlek Kiatmoo9. Scottish fighter Christopher Shaw is a frequent face and name on the YOKKAO fight cards, having [caption id="attachment_3508" align="alignright" width="350"]Superlek Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai Superlek Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai[/caption] appeared in YOKKAO 12, 15, and 19 with 2 wins in the latter 2 events respectively. This will be Shaw’s 3rd appearance in a YOKKAO promotion, in what could arguably be his biggest challenge to date. Shaw’s opponent needs little introduction for anyone familiar with the sport of Muay Thai. The 21-year-old Superlek Kiatmoo9 is one of the most elite Muay Thai fighters

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  8. Tetsuya Yamato is coming to Bangkok!

    Tetsuya Yamato is coming to Bangkok!

    YOKKAO fans will be familiar with Tetsuya Yamato from the widely talked about fight against Liam Harrison back in YOKKAO 17. After a win against the former title holder, Pakorn at Hoost Cup Kings Nagoya (Japan), Yamato was granted a shot at the YOKKAO World Title -65kg for the headlining event at YOKKAO 17. On 19th March 2016, Yamato faced Harrison in the ring at Bolton’s Macron stadium where the fight erupted into a total warzone. Harrison eventually won the fight on points in a very closely-matched fight but Yamato’s all-out performance and aggressive yet collected style won him the hearts of many new fans that night. Born in Chita, city of Aichi prefecture (Japan) in 1987, Yamato took up the name in honor of his first gym, Yamato Kickboxing Gym. He made his fight debut in 2005 at the young age of 17 and was quickly awarded the Rookie Award in 2006 by fight promotion NJFK (New Japan Kickboxing Federation(, for his impressive performance. After 3 years since his debut, Yamato

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  9. YOKKAO Opens Official Warehouse in Europe!

    YOKKAO Opens Official Warehouse in Europe!

    The wait is over for European fans of YOKKAO. YOKKAO will open an official warehouse in Europe (Republic of San Marino) by the end of July 2017. The YOKKAO official warehouse will be opened in conjunction with Muay Thai Combat, the leading European distributor of several major combat gear brands which of course, includes YOKKAO. Muay Thai Combat is a name all YOKKAO fans are familiar with, having been a key partner in YOKKAO fight promotions and events right from the start. [caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignright" width="380"]YOKKAO Warehouse Europe YOKKAO Warehouse Europe[/caption] The deal signed between YOKKAO and Muay Thai Combat will give access to shops and gyms in Europe to buy directly from the Republic of San Marino warehouse, thus avoiding lag time due to production and also

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