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AKA Techniques: Kru Bird shows us the jumping knees exercise

Kru Bird is back with another AKA Techniques video demonstration. Here, he shows the Jumping Knees Exercise for Muay Thai that is helpful for both cardio and fight technique. To do this exercise, you will need a heavy bag. As Bird shows, you want to put both hands on the bag with your arms extended. […]

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The Inner Tube Clinching Exercise, as demonstrated by our own, Kru Bird

You may ask yourself, “Inner Tube Clinching Exercise?!” Yep, that is exactly right. AKA Thailand Muay Thai trainer, Kru Bird, simulates what it is like to deal with an opponent’s clinch when you have no training partner. All you need is a heavy bag and a deflated inner tube. Bird helps us understand exactly what […]

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AKA Techniques: Using ring ropes to attack your opponent in Muay Thai

Using the ring ropes in Muay Thai is a great addition to a fighter’s arsenal of techniques. While it isn’t part of someone’s natural weapons, it can be used to help accentuate techniques. You may have seen these moves in pro wrestling but we assure you, they can be go-to moves in Muay Thai. Kru […]

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Kru Bird and Kru Pet show how to do a Side Elbow into Spinning Elbow

If you’ve ever wondered how to do a ‘Side Elbow into a Spinning Elbow’ you’ve come to the correct place! AKA Thailand has featured many ‘how-to’ videos in our #AKATechniques series and we are back with another one. Two of our trainers, Kru Bird and Kru Pet, hit the mats and demonstrate how to execute […]

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A young John Wayne Parr thought he was a bad man, until he trained in Thailand

John Wayne Parr fancied himself a bad man after about 13 kickboxing fights at 19 years old. Then he came to the Muay Thai motherland, Thailand, and found out that it was on a different level out here. In Parr’s own words, “When I went to Thailand as a 19-years-old kid I thought, ‘I’ve got […]

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AKA Thailand has a tentative reopening date of June 15

Tentative reopening date at AKA Thailand is set! Mike Swick has announced that we are looking at reopening in a month on June 15. Of course, nothing is for certain in this day and age but we are excited at the potential of being open to the public. Signs are pointing in the right direction […]

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Episode 8 of ‘In Quarantine With…’ The Gunslinger, John Wayne Parr

In episode #8 of the ‘In Quarantine With…’ series from The Real Quick With Mike Swick Podcast, Swick hosts Muay Thai kickboxing legend, The Gunslinger, John Wayne Parr. Parr has an unmatched vigor for talking about his experiences and it all comes out in this incredible interview with Mike Swick. From our YouTube: “10x World […]

Kru Bird with a 1 minute home workout instructional

One of AKA Thailand’s top trainers, Kru Bird, takes a minute to show how to workout at home. Surprisingly, many people are unsure of how to do this, so luckily we will be putting out videos on our new app to aid those who are in need. We want people to not lose a step […]

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AKA Thailand Airdyne circuit training coach, Dillon Croushorn, Muay Thai fight

The coach in charge of AKA Thailand’s Airdyne circuit training is Dillon Croushorn. If you take part in the Airdyne class then you are well aware of who Dillon is. You would know him as the bearded long-haired guy who pushes guests past what they thought was possible. However, aside from him running classes that […]

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Take in local Muay Thai fights when visiting AKA Thailand. It’s an absolute must!

When you are visiting AKA Thailand you must check out some local Muay Thai. If you are training Muay Thai at our gym it’s an incredible experience getting lost in the sport. We have you training, learning the culture, and gaining knowledge on the history of Muay Thai. What better way to experience it than […]