Monthly Archives: May 2018

  1. YOKKAO 31 - 32 Will Be Headlined By Haggerty and Harrison!

    YOKKAO 31 - 32 Will Be Headlined By Haggerty and Harrison!

    The date is set: YOKKAO 31 - 32 has just been confirmed to take place on 13th October. The wildly popular event series will be returning to Bolton Macron Stadium for a Saturday matinee show. The double event will be headlined by 2 of UK’s very best - Jonathan Haggerty and YOKKAO World Champion, Liam Harrison. Haggerty gave one of his best performances in his last appearance against Keith McLachlan on YOKKAO 29. The deal was sealed in round when Haggerty dropped Keith with a stunning head kick, winning via the KO of the night. The top-seeded fighter has worked his way up the ranks and is now ready for his biggest challenge to date. In the other main act, the audience will see the highly-anticipated return of Harrison to the YOKKAO ring after more than a 1-year absence. The UK number one has taken a hiatus from competing since an injury sustained last December. He is now back training with full fervour and his return is guaranteed to be an explosive set. The opponents for the

  2. Spencer Brown: "I Can't Wait to Get In The Ring with Singpayak"

    Spencer Brown: "I Can't Wait to Get In The Ring with Singpayak"

    As the date draws nearer to May 21st, Spencer Brown is turning up the intensity with his training. The YOKKAO fighter is set to meet Singpayak for the main event at YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney. Here is an interview with Spencer as he shares openly about his training for the upcoming fight, his ambition and life at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok:

    YOKKAO (Y): How is your training coming along for YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney? How have you been preparing yourself for this fight?

    Spencer Brown (S): My training has been going very well these past few weeks. I’ve been feeling very strong whilst maintaining my speed and accuracy. I’ve been training very explosively as I always do but I’ve been much smarter in my approach to training and mindset as I tend to have a 0 or 100 mindset. I can overtrain myself quite severally but thankfully I’m keeping an eye on that. My training with Kru Manop

  3. Singpayak: "110% Chance of Beating Spencer Brown In Sydney"

    Singpayak: "110% Chance of Beating Spencer Brown In Sydney"

    YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney is just round the corner, happening on 26th May at the Marrickville Town Hall. The event is organized with long-time partner, SRG Promotions and will be headlined by Spencer Brown vs Singpayak. The Thai fighter is a former Channel 7 Stadium champion and now fights out of New South Wales' PTJ Muay Thai Gym. Here is an interview with Singpayak on the upcoming fight: YOKKAO (Y): Hi Singpayak, hope everything’s going well. How is your training coming along for YOKKAO Next Generation Sydney? How have you been preparing yourself for this fight? Singpayak (S): We have just commenced training for Next Generation Sydney. Training will be the same as for any other fight. We start bit by bit and really pick it up 2 weeks out. Y: You moved to PTJ Gym in Australia for a few years, how has it been living and working there? S: I love it! We have a great group of people at our gym and the

  4. Check Out Manachai’s Wikipedia Page

    Check Out Manachai’s Wikipedia Page

    YOKKAO’s brightest young fight star, Manachai arrived at the camp in April of 2016. Under the tutelage of coaches Kru Petchdam and Kru Manop, as well as mentorship by legends Saenchai and Singdam, the young prospect has gone on to become one of the most exciting fighters in the global Muay Thai scene. Manachai spent his formative years at the renowned Kiatmoo9 camp. The Buriram camp has also given Muay Thai many of its champions such as Singdam, Superlek and Rungnarai. With a strong foundation, the move to YOKKAO propelled him onto the international stage with wider exposure than he could have imagined. At 21 years of age, Manachai is well-known for his technical style and destructive kicks. He never fails to go all out for every of his matches, and fans are drawn to his entertaining fighting style. The hardworking fighter gives it all during training and his results from the past year shows. The YOKKAO star went on an amazing 10-fight winning streak before it got concluded

  5. Watch Video Highlights of YOKKAO Seminar in Canada

    Watch Video Highlights of YOKKAO Seminar in Canada

    The YOKKAO Seminar team has done it once again. Saenchai, along with YOKKAO key person, Stefania Picelli travelled to Canada in late-April for a round of the popular seminar series with overwhelming reception at every stop. To celebrate the success of the Canadian Seminar tour, YOKKAO has released a video of the highlights from the Toronto stop. The video offers a peek into what goes on behind the scenes and footage of the actual seminar. It’s a chance to relive the moments for those who were present at the seminar. For fans interested in attending a YOKKAO seminar in future, the video is a must-watch. YOKKAO Seminar was first launched in 2011 and since then, over 50 events have been held around the world and have consistently sold out. With Muay Thai legends such as Saenchai at the heart of each seminar, Muay Thai fans have been presented with the invaluable chance to learn from the very best in the sport. To date, YOKKAO seminars have been conducted in many parts of the

  6. Full Fight Card Released for All Star Fight 4

    Full Fight Card Released for All Star Fight 4

    The highly-anticipated All Star Fight 4 is all set for action. The event is set to take place the Kowloon International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong on 21 May, the same venue as last year's YOKKAO 25 - 26. This will be the first stop that the promotion has planned in a series of international events for the year. It is thus apt that All Star Fight has picked Hong Kong as its first stop. The metropolitan city is famous for being the home of martial arts' greatest legend, Bruce Lee. Headlining the show will be none other than Buakaw Banchamek, the heart and soul of the promotion. He will face Australian-Liberian fighter, Victor Nagbe. This will not be the first meeting between the two ferocious strikers, with Buakaw holding a win over Victor for their fight in 2014. In another notable match-up, YOKKAO fighter, Manachai takes on Abdou Haddad from Canada. It is interesting to note that both Victor Nagbe and Abdou Haddad have faced off and taken the loss against Saenchai

  7. Breaking News: All Star Fight Unveils Dream Team For 2018!

    Breaking News: All Star Fight Unveils Dream Team For 2018!

    Launched in 20 August last year, All Star Fight has risen to be one of the most popular event series in Thailand. The promotion has long set its sights on the rest of the world. Beginning with All Star Fight 4 in Hong Kong on 21st May, the team has lined up a whole year of events in different parts of the world. In support of the world tour, All Star Fight has unveiled a dream team of legendary and champion fighters who will be making appearances in the shows. At the heart of each show will be none other than Muay Thai superstar, Buakaw Banchamek. Other famous fighters who have signed up for the events include fellow legend Yodsanklai Fairtex, Buakaw’s protégé Superbon Banchamek, YOKKAO’s very own young star, Manachai, elite stadium fighter Seksan Or Kwanmuang, and multi time world champion Jomthong Chuwattana. The lineup is truly a dream come true for Muay Thai fans around the world! With superstar Buakaw as the promoter, All Star Fight has been creating

  8. Breaking News: Manachai Back on All Star Fight May 21st in Hong Kong!

    Breaking News: Manachai Back on All Star Fight May 21st in Hong Kong!

    Muay Thai Superstar, Buakaw Banchamek’s All Star Fight promotion is back on 30th April after a 7-month hiatus. The third edition of the series will be held in Bangkok once again with a top-notch fight card as before. The promotion team is hot on the heels and has already announced All-Star Fight 4 which is set to take place on 21st May in Hong Kong. After stellar performances in the first 2 shows, YOKKAO’s own star fighter, Manachai is now confirmed for his third appearance. All Star Fight 4 will not be Manachai’s first appearance in the dynamic city of Hong Kong. Just last September, the young talent delivered a solid and convincing win over his opponent at YOKKAO 26 in front of the Hong Kong fans. For the major part of the past year, Manachai clocked an undefeated streak with 10 back-to-back wins including 5 via knockouts. The YOKKAO phenom has racked up victories against elite Thai fighters and the best foreign fighters alike. Manachai’s journey to the top

  9. Manachai’s Winning Streak Ends In Southampton

    Manachai’s Winning Streak Ends In Southampton

    After an incredible 10-fight undefeated run, Manachai finally met his maker on Sunday at YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton. The young fight star’s streak began last year at YOKKAO Next Generation Suraburi (Thailand) and came to an eventual end in a loss to another rising star, Mo Abdurahman. Mo Abdurahman has been one of the most promising fighters in the region over the past year. As promised, the main event materialize into the explosive matchup between the 2 phenoms. The battle ensued right from the bell as both fighters traded blow after blow. To everyone’s surprise, the loss was delivered to Manachai in dramatic fashion with a right hook TKO in round 3. Just before the KO, a kick from Manachai connected his right leg straight with Abdurahman’s left elbow. The impact aggravated an injury sustained during the fight in Italy against Christian Zahe just 3 weeks back. The determined fighter, who is known to never back down from fights, will take time off training

  10. Essential Guide to Cleaning Muay Thai Shorts

    Essential Guide to Cleaning Muay Thai Shorts

    Muay Thai shorts were modeled after boxing shorts with an almost identical look. Along the way, they started to evolve and develop into a style of their own. These days, Muay Thai shorts come in every color combination imaginable, elaborate Thai fonts and cool embroideries or patches too.  Not forgetting the newest trend featuring striking all-over print as seen on YOKKAO CarbonFit shorts, made possible with dye sublimation printing. The most common fabrics used in Muay Thai shorts are satin and nylon. Satin is the number one choice and satin shorts are used in competitions and training. Nylon is typically used in cheaper shorts for day-to-day training or sold as souvenirs in Thailand. Satin is a very hardy but also comfortable material. As a polyester blend fabric, it dries relatively fast too. Nylon is generally less hardy and can turn translucent when drenched in sweat. However, there are higher grade nylon fabrics which are nearly as comparable to satin in terms of quality with

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