Monthly Archives: January 2018

  1. Manachai Delivers Smashing Performance in Italian Debut!

    Manachai Delivers Smashing Performance in Italian Debut!

    Manachai has done it again, doing what he does best - smashing faces and chopping legs! The young Muay Thai wrecking machine made his Italian debut over the weekend in Milan on “The Night of Kick and Punch”, a long-running event by promoter Angelo Valente. In the pre-fight weigh-in, Manachai recorded a weight of 65.5kg compared to his opponent, Nuriel Glorian Cauli’s 65.9kg. The fight was originally decided at 65kg but subsequently changed to 66kg as agreed on by both parties. For his Italian fight debut, Manachai delivered exactly what the audience ordered: a smashing performance of Muay Thai at the highest level. Right from a graceful display of the pre-fight Wai Khru ceremonial dance, Manachai exhibited Muay Thai in pure authenticity. Nuriel attempted to take the fight to the clinch right from the onset and the battle was fought with a flurry of knee exchanges. Once the clinch was disengaged, Manachai took to unleashing a multi-hit combo of hard punches, elbows

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  2. YOKKAO Seminar: Saenchai Visits Bologna and Milan in February!

    YOKKAO Seminar: Saenchai Visits Bologna and Milan in February!

    Flash news: YOKKAO has just confirmed 2 seminar dates with Saenchai in the Italian cities of Milan and Bologna on the 27th and 28th February respectively. The Italian seminar tour follows closely a 2-day YOKKAO seminar with the star in Poland that will be held on 24-25th February. Anyone who knows about Muay Thai even remotely, will be familiar with the living legend - Saenchai is a name that needs no introduction. The iconic figure of Muay Thai and star fighter of the YOKKAO Fight Team will bring with him decades of Muay Thai expertise to the seminar. Over the course of two hours, participants will learn about the different techniques of Muay Thai that have made Saenchai one of the greatest fighter in the history of Muay Thai. First-hand from the man himself, no less. Students can expect the signature moves, footwork and larger-than-life personality from the legendary figure. This will not be Saenchai’s first visit to Italy nor is it his first seminar in Italy but a seminar

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  3. Manachai Faces Rising Kickboxing Star Mo Abdurahman in UK!

    Manachai Faces Rising Kickboxing Star Mo Abdurahman in UK!

    YOKKAO takes to the road on 29th April in search of young talents of Muay Thai. The team will be descending on the city of Southampton (UK) for the talent-spotting YOKKAO Next Generation. For Southampton’s first Next Generation event, the YOKKAO Team and event promoters Brian Calder and Sean Toomey have set up a smashing headlining act. YOKKAO Fight Team will be represented by the young Muay Thai talent, Manachai who is set to face Southampton hometown boy, Mo Abdurahman. South African-born Mo has been training and fighting out of Southampton’s Exile Gym under Coach Dean Kendall since the age of 14. After 3 back-to-back battles and winning the 8-man “Road to Glory” tournament in Nottingham last year in March, the 21 year-old won himself a modest cash prize and secured a 2-fight contract with Glory World Series - the world’s top kickboxing league. He may have lost in his Glory debut in September but the gritty youngster is not one to give in easily. While

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  4. YOKKAO 30: Amy Pirnie vs Ilenia Perugini!

    YOKKAO 30: Amy Pirnie vs Ilenia Perugini!

    YOKKAO 29-30 is heating up as the date draws nearer, and more fights are announced. The latest bout to be added looks to break up the heavy masculine tone of the event with a match up between YOKKAO UK regular, Amy Pirnie and Ilenia Perugini, a new face for YOKKAO fans. Amy Pirnie needs little introduction, she has proven herself to be the female fighter to beat at YOKKAO shows. To date, Amy has remained undefeated on the YOKKAO events with a streak of 4 wins. The 24 year-old Scottish lass will surely look to forge her legacy and extend her undefeated campaign at YOKKAO 30. All that stands in the way is her opponent, Ilenia Perugini. The 26 year-old Ilenia hails from Basel, Switzerland where she fights out of Diamond Gym Basel. Ilenia started training Muay Thai at the age of 19 and has competed in both Muay Thai as well as K-1 rules kickboxing. She currently holds the AFSO (All Fight System Organization) International Flyweight champion title (K-1) and it will be interesting to see

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  5. YOKKAO Next Generation Goes to Southampton UK!

    YOKKAO Next Generation Goes to Southampton UK!

    The popular talent-search for the future stars of Muay Thai is back once again. YOKKAO Next Generation, the global initiative is confirmed to be held on 29th April 2018 in Southampton, UK. While the Next Generation has been an opening act of the YOKKAO UK shows in the past, it will now be a full-fledged lone-standing event. The event will be organized in partnership with UK promoter, Sean Toomey, a former Muay Thai fighter and prominent figure in the UK Muay Thai scene. The event wouldn’t be complete without a headlining act that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Fans can expect to be treated to a brilliant display of world-class Muay Thai by YOKKAO’s own young star, Manachai, who will face an as-yet unnamed opponent. With the official shows promoted by Brian Calder, and the Kids events by Peter Spensley, the YOKKAO-UK connection is further deepened now with Sean Toomey on board for Next Generation. There is more to the Next Generation Southampton event as

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  6. YOKKAO SALES: 30% Storewide to Kick Off the New Year!

    YOKKAO SALES: 30% Storewide to Kick Off the New Year!

    It’s barely a week since the last Christmas sale and YOKKAO is already back with an even more attractive promotion to kick off an exciting new year. To help everyone get the year off to a great start, YOKKAO is offering 30% off all products on the web store. Now is a golden opportunity for martial arts enthusiasts to catch up on all the great seasonal discounts if missed out. From the bestselling fight gear to top-of-the-line training equipment to stylish Muay Thai-inspired apparel, YOKKAO has got it all. YOKKAO web shop is the one-stop shop for all Muay Thai, boxing and kickboxing training needs. YOKKAO runs the Thailand, Hong Kong, UK and Italy web stores to cater directly to the local fans, minimizing the need for resellers in these countries. This allows YOKKAO to offer the most attractive prices available in the market directly to fans, via special sales such as this new year promotion. To enjoy the amazing 30% discount that is available for the full range of YOKKAO’s

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