Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana’s Golden Era Weekend

AKA Thailand’s Head Muay Thai Trainer, Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana, had quite a busy weekend in Bangkok reconnecting with old friends — and not just any friends: Golden Era Muay Thai champs Sagat Petchyindee and Jaroenthong “Ped” Kiatbanchong. Sagat Petchyindee Sagat Petchyindee is one of the greatest fighters of all time, and the inspiration behind […]

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What’s in Your Gym Bag: Brought to You by

Ever wondered what your favorite fighters keep in their gym bag? From training equipment, apparel, supplements and more, you can find out on‘s Fighter’s Corner! Bruce Buffer, Cain Velasquez, Mark Hunt, Dan Hardy and Sergey Badyuk are just a few contributors that allowed the team to get a literal inside look at what […]

What to Expect at AKA Thailand's Muay Thai Class

What to Expect at AKA Thailand’s Muay Thai Class

One of the most common questions we get from new students is what can they expect from our Muay Thai classes. Hard training is the obvious answer, but our coaches are all highly experienced, professional and friendly too. They will guide you through our daily program under the leadership of Head Trainer, Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana, […]


New to Thai Cuisine? Try These 5 Popular “Starter” Dishes!

Thai cuisine is world renowned for encompassing a medley of intricate and delicate flavors using a variety of spices and medicinal herbs. Depending on the region of Thailand you are in, the style of food can change drastically based on what is in season. Since most Thai dishes include rice or noodles, it is also […]

Wai Khru Ram Muay

What is “Wai Khru” or “Ram Muay” in the Muay Thai World?

Wai Khru Ram Muay, commonly shortened to “Wai Khru” or “Ram Muay” is a traditional war-dance ritual performed by Muay Thai fighters (Nak Muay) before their fight begins. Both participants perform the ritual together in the ring before returning to their corner for a final blessing from their trainer (Kru or Khru). There are many […]

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Meal Plans at Contender Cafe: AKA Thailand’s Onsite Restaurant​

They say abs are made in the kitchen, and that we can agree with! The Contender Café is AKA Thailand’s onsite restaurant and your convenient one stop shop for nutritious meals and drinks before and after training.   Eating at the Café is a great way to socialize and meet new people at the gym, […]

It’s All About The Grind

It’s All About The Grind It’s about making small improvements, every day, with like-minded people who will push you to the limit! MMA Sparring and Airdyne at AKA Thailand is where a lot of the hard work takes place. Photos: Mitch Viquez