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The Contender Cafe at AKA Thailand is now back and fully open!

AKA Thailand’s on-site restaurant is back and fully open! The last year has been tough with everything up in the air but we are finally seeing some normalcy. The Contender Cafe at AKA Thailand is a huge part of what makes us a 5-star rated gym. Excellent dining in a chill atmosphere sets the tone […]

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Mike Swick shows how to keep your opponent from getting up

Mike Swick is well-known for being a 15-time UFC veteran and the owner/founder of AKA Thailand. His MMA credentials are in the upper echelon, so listening to his advice is definitely worth following. Here, Swick shows how to take your opponent down and the steps to keeping them there. Swick is known for his fast […]

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AKA Thailand Muay Thai Techniques: Footwork Basics

One of the most important techniques to learn in Muay Thai is the basics of proper footwork. The foundation for most martial arts begins with how you stand. The way you move can be the difference in how you perform techniques, both offensive and defensive. It may seem silly that anyone needs a tutorial on […]

For a limited time, AKA Thailand is offering 30% off of all group training

It is a tough time out there for everybody and AKA Thailand is well aware of that. So, for a limited time we are offering 30% off of all pre-paid group training programs. AKA Thailand WILL re-open and we WILL be better than ever. Being that this is such a difficult time for everyone we […]

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All of our programs that are available at AKA Thailand

When you are coming to AKA Thailand, knowing the programs that are available here gives you a leg up before you even make the visit! Just because we are in Thailand it is assumed that we are just a Muay Thai gym. However, Muay Thai is only a part of our curriculum which is focused […]

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Our BJJ/MMA room at AKA Thailand is top notch!

Our indoor air-conditioned MMA/BJJ room is a huge piece of the puzzle that makes AKA Thailand such a success. When guests review our gym, the room is always the first thing that grapplers say is top notch. The largest air-conditioned MMA/BJJ room in all of Southeast Asia is a huge draw for guests. Many gyms […]

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Marcio Cesar Gracinha is a 3rd degree black belt and seasoned MMA pro

Marcio Cesar Gracinha is the man in charge of the MMA/BJJ program at AKA Thailand. Being a 3rd degree BJJ black belt and a seasoned MMA pro are his credentials that make him a perfect fit for the job. Coach Marcio began training BJJ 20 years ago. He fell in love with it instantly and […]

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Everything that you could want from a combat sports gym, we have!

At AKA Thailand we like to think that we have everything that even the most finicky of guests would want. Mike Swick left no stone unturned when he thought up the concept of AKA Thailand and the gym delivers it all. Management, cleanliness, trainers, programs, and food; All hit the mark! Our trainers for all […]

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Embrace the Grind. Mike Swick Demonstrates how to Punish an Opponent on his back

If you watch AKA fighters you know that they have a unique ability of being able to hold their opponent down on their back. This isn’t just because they have heavy hips and lay on their opponents. The techniques taught at AKA have become a universal way of knowing how to take your opponent down […]

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AT AKA Thailand, we like to think of ourselves as a full service gym.

AT AKA Thailand, we like to think of ourselves as a full service gym. From the enormous matted Muay Thai area to the smallest micro managing cleanliness detail, we have all of our bases covered. Our trainers for all of our combat sports are world class. The BJJ/MMA program is headed up by 3rd degree […]