AKA Thailand meets combat sports and fitness needs for everyone at any level

AKA Thailand is a ‘do-everything’ gym. It meets combat sports needs for those who want to progress at a certain discipline(s). It doesn’t matter how advanced or not you are, just as long as you have the willingness to work, we have something for you. It’s a common misconception that AKA Thailand is just a […]


AKA Thailand is for everyone of all shapes and levels, NOT just a ‘fight gym’

AKA Thailand is more than just a ‘fight gym’. Just to avoid confusion, we’ll repeat ourselves. AKA Thailand is not just a gym for professional fighters. Just because pro fighters train here it does not mean that only they train here. Day one beginners are here just as much as seasoned professionals. We hear it […]


Mike Swick demonstrates the setup to the triangle choke

Mike Swick is known for his knockouts in the UFC as well as his famous ‘Swickatine”. He is a high level BJJ artist and he knows the triangle choke very well. There is a lot in his grappling arsenal but here, he demonstrates the setup for a triangle. As we’ve seen numerous times throughout his […]


Our BJJ/MMA room is a big part of why AKA Thailand is rated 5 stars

AKA Thailand is rated 5-stars and there are a bunch of variables as to why. A big part of AKA Thailand that makes us so unique is having things that other combat sports gyms don’t possess. Our MMA/BJJ room is one of those things. The room is the largest air-conditioned matted BJJ/MMA room in all […]


Mike Swick walks us through AKA Thailand to show us the grounds

Mike Swick is the owner/founder of AKA Thailand and Marc Bogutzki is the Director of Customer Service. Together, they show us the grounds of the gym so guests and visitors can see what they are getting into before they even get here. Visa issues, car trouble, law trouble, help with translation, the AKA management team […]


AKA Thailand is for all levels. From the day 1 beginner to top pros

What most people fail to realize is that AKA Thailand isn’t just for top pros or the elite combat sports athletes. Many times when we speak to people about AKA Thailand they usually just think it’s a fight gym for pros. Oh how wrong they are. AKA Thailand is a destination gym. Mike Swick created […]


The BJJ/MMA room at AKA Thailand is part of what makes us 5-star rated

There are many things that AKA Thailand has to offer that makes us a 5-star rated gym. Our programs, world-class trainers, and other amenities are part of it. However, it’s our BJJ/MMA room that may carry the most weight. We have the Contender Cafe, a basketball court that is NBA regulation size, combat sports programs […]


Our head MMA/BJJ instructor, Marcio Cesar, demonstrating popular BJJ techniques

Our head MMA/BJJ instructor, Marcio Cesar Gracinha, loves demonstrating popular BJJ techniques to students. Sometimes they can be basic and other times, Marcio shows next level techniques. Luckily, Marcio slows it down and gives us a tutorial on some basic BJJ. Pass Guard for Mount Full mount is the most dominant position in BJJ. Here, […]


We may be in Thailand but that doesn’t mean all we teach is Muay Thai

Just because we are located in Thailand, it doesn’t mean that all we teach here is Muay Thai. Granted, our Muay Thai program is a huge part of what we offer but it certainly isn’t all we offer. Our BJJ/MMA program is headed up by Marcio Cesar Gracinha, who is a multiple level black belt […]