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, […]


The AKA Thailand beach workouts are still a hit after all these years

So much has changed at AKA Thailand over the years. The faces may have changed but the song remains the same. There is a new cast of characters at the gym but they have kept up the former traditions. The beach workout is one of those traditions and it is still a hit with our […]


AKA Thailand Muay Thai trainer, Kru Bird, showing basic MT techniques

AKA Thailand Muay Thai trainer, Kru Bird, does a lot of our #AKATechniques series. Most of the instructionals are of Bird showing the proper way to utilize techniques. In this series, Bird shows the most simple moves that you can do in Muay Thai. Things as basic as the proper stance seem like a no-brainer […]


If you’re a combat sports beginner, we welcome you with open arms

At AKA Thailand we pride ourselves on being a very accepting gym. We welcome everyone with open arms and treat them like family as soon as they walk in the door. It is our mission to make sure that every guest feels like we are there for only them and that message has gotten through […]


‘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’, […]

Take to the sky with Mike Swick and his 3 drones looking at AKA Thailand

Take to the sky with Mike Swick and his 3 drones looking at AKA Thailand

When Mike Swick isn’t running AKA Thailand, getting attacked by monkeys, or going into cobra pits; He has other hobbies that are a little safer and relaxing. Swick and his buddies got together and took their drones out and sent them into the sky for some sick AKA Thailand pics. All 3 drones get launched […]


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 offers training in multiple disciplines and fitness

It’s the multiple disciplines that AKA Thailand offers that makes us such a special gym. Our supergym offers Muay Thai, MMA, BJJ, fitness, and yoga; Perfect for anyone that want any kind of workout. Muay Thai Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and deeply embedded in the history and culture of the country. Originally created […]


Here’s what you need to know before taking your very 1st Muay Thai class

We are here to tell you not to stress before taking your very first-ever Muay Thai lesson (or class) at AKA Thailand. If you have never even thrown a punch in your life, we have you covered. We have made it so that, when you come here, all you need with you is some motivation […]


Why AKA Thailand in Phuket is the optimal place to learn Muay Thai

It’s a no-brainer that if you want to learn Muay Thai, you should probably go and train in Thailand. The best gyms are in Phuket and none are better than our luxury supergym, AKA Thailand. It is the optimal place to learn the basics of Muay Thai and gain knowledge in the discipline. The birthplace […]