Customer satisfaction is paramount at AKA Thailand

At AKA Thailand, we pride ourself on customer satisfaction. There is a method to everything that we do it here, as long as it ends with our guests feeling ecstatic about their AKA Thailand experience. It’s not just our customer service that makes us a 5-star gym. That is only a part of it. When […]


All disciplines at AKA Thailand are well represented by our trainers

All of the disciplines that are taught at AKA Thailand are very well represented by the trainers in their particular combat sport. From Muay Thai to BJJ, everyone that is hired and on staff at AKA Thailand are some of the world’s best. Our Muay Thai program is taught by a plethora of Thai-born trainers. […]


Our BJJ & MMA room contributes to why we are the best gym in Thailand

There are many factors at AKA Thailand that go into making our gym the highest rated and most sought after gym in Thailand. Which amenity contributes to our success the most is subjective but we’d like to think that it’s our entire package. However, our BJJ/MMA room is definitely at the top of the list. […]

Take some notes and check Marcio Cesar Gracinha going over BJJ basics

Get your pen and paper out and be ready to take some BJJ notes. Our head MMA and BJJ instructor, Marcio Cesar Gracinha, goes over some of the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While you can’t go out right nw and immediately apply the techniques on a black belt, it’s at least a very good […]


Build kid’s confidence and put them in BJJ or Muay Thai at AKA Thailand

I’m not quite sure how kids being put in Karate to build their confidence began. I’m assuming it has to do with Bruce Lee because it is one of the least effective martial arts. Compared to Muay Thai and BJJ, Karate may as well be Tai Chi. That’s not to say Karate doesn’t work, however, […]


Mike Swick demonstrates how to get em down and keep em down

Mike Swick is the founder and CEO of AKA Thailand. However, he is also a UFC pioneer who is an AKA staple. AKA prides itself on their fighters’ grinding style and most fighters there train to ’embrace the grind’. Daniel Cormier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Cain Velasquez; All take people down and keep them down. Mike Swick […]


‘Amazing’. Incredible’. The best!’ Trip Advisor reviews of AKA Thailand

AKA Thailand is a luxury gym in Phuket that is catered to our guest’s needs. Mike Swick had a vision when he conceptualized the gym and when it came to fruition, AKA Thailand was all that he had dreamed of and more. reviews are 5-stars across the board and reviewers use words like ‘amazing’, […]


Get to know our BJJ head instructor & MMA coach, Marcio Cesar Gracinha

If you are going to train MMA or BJJ at AKA Thailand, you will definitely be under the watchful eyes of Coach Marcio Cesar Gracinha. Marcio has a very long history in both MMA and BJJ and he is at AKA Thailand to share his knowledge of everything that is combat sports minded. It was […]


Take a stroll through AKA Thailand with Mike Swick and Marc Bogutzki

Take a stroll through AKA Thailand with owner, Mike Swick, and Director of Operations, Marc Bogutzki. The guys go room to room describing what you get when visiting our luxury gym. Mike and Marc check everything off of the list; Muay Thai, BJJ, MMA, basketball, cardio, and management. The guys are passionate about our little […]

AKA Thailand founder, Mike Swick, demonstrates the triangle choke setup

We are out here in the jungle getting workouts on every day. There’s a lot of Muay Thai and BJJ on our mats but when AKA Thailand owner and founder, Mike Swick, gets in the room, everyone begins paying attention. Owner of the Swickatine and developer of Swick-Fu, Mike Swick takes to the mats to […]