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  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

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  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. The Challenge: Who wants to fight against Saenchai this September 11th in Hong Kong?

    The Challenge: Who wants to fight against Saenchai this September 11th in Hong Kong?

    Good news for all Muay Thai fans in Hong Kong: YOKKAO 25 and 26 will be held in the vibrant city this September 11th. The even better news? Saenchai is confirmed for a fight at YOKKAO 26 and this will actually be his third time fighting in front of the Hong Kong crowd. [caption id="attachment_3467" align="alignright" width="350"]Saenchai training at the YOKKAO Training Center in Bangkok Saenchai training at the YOKKAO Training Center in Bangkok[/caption] YOKKAO event management is now looking for the right challenger to the fight. So this is an open invitation to all gyms or trainers who wish to propose their fighters for the main event against Saenchai on YOKKAO 26. Interested parties can forward their intent to YOKKAO management at trainingcenter@yokkao.com. This will be

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  6. Dzhabar Askerov back with YOKKAO!

    Dzhabar Askerov back with YOKKAO!

    Askerov is definitely no stranger to YOKKAO or Muay Thai fans. He was one of the first fighters to sign on with the YOKKAO Fight Team in its earliest conception back in 2008. During that period, other notable fighters who signed on with YOKKAO included Saenchai, Sudsakorn and Buakaw. One of Askerov’s biggest fights took place at YOKKAO Extreme 2012 where he faced and lost to Buakaw over decision. 12,000 people attended the massive event which was held in Milan, Italy and brought together the best champions from both Muay Thai and K-1. Other than Askerov and Buakaw, Saenchai and Sudsakorn also made their fight appearances in the same event. Askerov appeared in YOKKAO Extreme 2013 the next year where he defeated Dutch kickboxer, Andy Souwer over split decision. Another highlight in Askerov’s career was his involvement in the popular Muay Thai reality-based television series, The Contender Asia. The series followed 16 Muay Thai fighters as they compete in a series of challenges

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  7. Benefits of Muay Thai Training!

    Benefits of Muay Thai Training!

    For most people who are not familiar with the Thai combat sport, Muay Thai is commonly perceived to be brutal and dangerous. It is hard to dispute this notoriety when bleeding faces, black eyes and body bruises are not uncommon in competitive bouts. This is also why Muay Thai is recognised by many to be one of the most effective stand-up fighting styles. The entire arsenal of Muay Thai consists of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. The Muay Thai fighter is literally a human weapon. [caption id="attachment_3450" align="alignright" width="360"]Muay Thai Training Muay Thai Training[/caption] In the past, the majority of Muay Thai practitioners were fighters who train with the sole aim of competing in the ring. But owing in part to the increasing popularity of mixed martial arts (UFC, One Championship etc,) over

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  8. YOKKAO set to dominate the Muay Thai social media-sphere!

    YOKKAO set to dominate the Muay Thai social media-sphere!

    Together with its fighters, and international distributors and retailers, YOKKAO reaches more than 10 [caption id="attachment_3441" align="alignright" width="350"]Saenchai and Singdam Saenchai and Singdam[/caption] million fans every month across various social media platforms. YOKKAO fight team members such Muay Thai legend, Saenchai, multi-time Lumpinee Champion Singdam, new talent Manachai, along with YOKKAO World Champions Liam Harrison and Jordan Watson, are all social media users. They regularly posts photos and videos of their training and personal life, which they share via their official Facebook page and Instagram. In February this year, CNN international spotlighted on

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  9. Boxing Coach Barry Robinson comes to YOKKAO!

    Boxing Coach Barry Robinson comes to YOKKAO!

    Famous boxing coach and martial arts breakdown specialist, Barry Robinson is in town. Barry is the founder of “A Million Styles Boxing” (AMSB) training system that has been used by professional boxers and UFC fighters. He has been invited by YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok to work with Singdam, Manachai and Yodchai and help them prepare for their upcoming fights. Barry is perhaps best known for his dedication to analyzing boxing and other martial arts fights through his online videos. His insights and fight wisdom have benefited many global fans, fighters and coaches. Although Barry is a professional boxing coach, he is no stranger to different martial arts as he believes in the advantage of learning and synthesizing different styles. He has dissected and analyzed different fight styles and worked with fighters in UFC and Glory Kickboxing, among others. This is also not the first time Barry has come to Thailand to work with Muay Thai fighters, so he is certainly no stranger

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  10. The Return of  the Golden Boy!

    The Return of the Golden Boy!

    After a brief but missed absence from the ring, Pakorn returned with a bang by clinching the World Muay Thai Council and Phoenix Fighting Championship welterweight titles earlier this April in Beirut. The even better news? He is also officially back training at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok, alongside his YOKKAO fight team mates Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai and others. [caption id="attachment_3409" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai Bangkok: Singdam & Pakorn Muay Thai Bangkok: Singdam & Pakorn[/caption] Nicknamed the “Golden boy”, Pakorn has won many belts in his illustrious career including Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and YOKKAO championship titles. Not forgetting winning the coveted Sports Authority of Thailand’s ‘Fighter of the year’ award in 2010. Over this time, Pakorn has

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