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AKA Thailand is now totally chill, with our new custom ice bath.

Kevin Hart has a YouTube show called, “Cold as Balls”. He sits in a totally chill ice tub with his guests and asks them questions. We all laugh at the jokes but most people miss the point that ice baths are for exercise recovery. AKA Thailand has gotten on board and created a beautiful tropical […]

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Get to know our new BJJ head coach, black belt, Brian Mallory

AKA Thailand is happy to announce that we have a new head coach for our BJJ program and we couldn’t be happier! Brian Mallory takes over as our lead instructor and brings a wealth of knowledge with him to AKA Thailand. Brian is a longtime friend of AKA Thailand owner/founder, Mike Swick, who only has […]

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UFC vet, Mike Swick, shows us how to set up the triangle choke

A UFC vet like Mike Swick showing us the triangle choke setup is invaluable. His time in the Octagon and years of rolling with some of the best grapplers in MMA make him the perfect person to demonstrate the move. The triangle choke is one of the most commonly used finishers in both MMA and […]

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AKA Thailand BJJ instructor, Silvio Braga, shows ‘Spin No Arm Triangle’

The head BJJ instructor at AKA Thailand is Professor Silvio Braga and he has a wealth of knowledge about his craft. We love to share what is being taught here at the gym and Braga shows off his skills in another instructional video. This time, Braga lets us see how to perform the ‘Spin No […]

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Grab a friend and let Marcio Cesar show you some BJJ basics to work on at home

In this time of uncertainty we are all confined to our home. So, grab a friend and watch AKA Thailand head BJJ trainer, Marcio Cesar Gracinha, show some BJJ basics. Keep getting your rolling in while we are on lockdown! Pass Guard for Mount Marcio shows how to pass someone’s guard and get the most […]

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All of our programs that are available at AKA Thailand

When you are coming to AKA Thailand, knowing the programs that are available here gives you a leg up before you even make the visit! Just because we are in Thailand it is assumed that we are just a Muay Thai gym. However, Muay Thai is only a part of our curriculum which is focused […]

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Mike Swick goes over the triangle choke setup for MMA

Mike Swick demonstrates the setup for a triangle choke in MMA. It’s very different than straight BJJ for the most obvious reasons; Defending punches. Swick shows how to get the triangle started when you are on your back while trying not to take damage. Attempting a triangle during an MMA fight can be both dangerous […]

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Our BJJ/MMA room at AKA Thailand is top notch!

Our indoor air-conditioned MMA/BJJ room is a huge piece of the puzzle that makes AKA Thailand such a success. When guests review our gym, the room is always the first thing that grapplers say is top notch. The largest air-conditioned MMA/BJJ room in all of Southeast Asia is a huge draw for guests. Many gyms […]

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Pick up some tips with Marcio Cesar Gracinha as he demonstrates commonly used BJJ techniques

Third degree BJJ black belt, Marcio Cesar Gracinha, has taught thousands of AKA Thailand guests his techniques. Now, Professor Marcio demonstrates some basic BJJ for you to get some tips from. Of course, BJJ isn’t ‘basic’ in any way. However, there are levels to the discipline and Marcio shows some of the more entry level […]

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Marcio Cesar Gracinha is a 3rd degree black belt and seasoned MMA pro

Marcio Cesar Gracinha is the man in charge of the MMA/BJJ program at AKA Thailand. Being a 3rd degree BJJ black belt and a seasoned MMA pro are his credentials that make him a perfect fit for the job. Coach Marcio began training BJJ 20 years ago. He fell in love with it instantly and […]