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YOKKAO Saenchai & Pakorn Seminars

YOKKAO Saenchai & Pakorn Seminars

YOKKAO Saenchai & Pakorn Seminars

The official first dates for the YOKKAO UK Seminars which will take place beginning this coming May 16th in Edinburgh.

Friday 22nd May 2015

At Black Widow Martial Arts Academy

325 High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8LU

  • 6:00pm – 7.45pm (Ticket £50)
  • 8.15pm – 10:00 (Ticket £50)

Contact: Yogendra Parekh on 07821416628 or email: yogiboxer@hotmail.co.uk

YOKKAO Saenchai & Pakorn Seminars

Muay Thai Living Legend Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym, called the best pound 4 pound in the World and YOKKAO World Champion Pakorn PKSaenchaimuaythaigym, will join together with YOKKAO mastermind Stefania Picelli and YOKKAO UK distributor Jack Bolam, from May 16th until May 24th to host a series of seminars at the most prestigious gyms in the UK.

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In just a few days, from Edinburgh to Bournemouth, 5 staging grounds have been confirmed covering strategic zones throughout the UK.

The growing importance of YOKKAO Seminars continue after a series of successes in Asia, Europe and USA. A consolidated guarantee for Muay Thai lovers of any age. This year the YOKKAO seminars will work alongside the Games whose workouts will see an overall winner of the season win 2000USD prize money. More info to be released soon at www.games.yokkao.com

One month after the successfull edition of YOKKAO YOKKAO 12 and 13, YOKKAO continues a massive promotion of Muay Thai in the UK, helped by the solid support of fighters, owners of gyms and trainers, all together with the common goal of promoting Muay Thai in to new levels.

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Source: www.yokkao.com

Saenchai v Meleady

SAENCHAI v STEPHEN MELEADY

16th AUGUST 2014 in CORK, IRELAND

Even if they are bigger than him, his skill level is just too good. Stephen Meleady has a big heart and never quits, but was simply outclassed in this fight. I can imagine the frustration it must feel to go up against somebody with Saenchai’s skill set!

Lumpinee Stadium… the last fight

Lumpinee Stadium

The last fight…

After 57 years playing host to many of Bangkok’s most memorable fights, the legendary Lumpinee Stadium closed its doors for the last time this weekend with leading fighters including: Petboonchu Borplaboonchu and Seanchai PK Saenchai. Completed in December 1956 and run by the Thai army, the corrugated iron roofed ramshackle venue was seen as the heart and soul of Muay Thai to fighters from the world over.

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The History

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Lumpinee Boxing Stadium (Thai: สนามมวยเวทีลุมพินี) is an indoor sporting arena located in Bangkok, Thailand. Opened more than a decade later than Rajadamnern Stadium, the Lumpinee is run by Royal Thai Army on behalf of Thai Government. It has become the symbol of modern Muay Thai. Only Rajadamnern Stadium rivals the prestige of holding the title of “Muay Thai Champion of Lumpinee”. The ranking system and championship titles are held from mini flyweight (105 lb) up to super welterweight (154 lb). Muay thai contests are held on every Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The fights usually start around 6pm. and ticket prices range from 200 to 2,000 baht.

The NEW Stadium

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Now The new Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is nearly 100 percent ready for a boxing match. The competition begins at the new stadium on Tuesday February 11th 2014.

The last fight – Photos

The last night was an intense one with two knockouts and quite a bit of blood spilled… These photos were all taken on that night.

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A fighter listens to his coach’s advice between two rounds.

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Coaches and supporters react to “their” fighter’s performance during a match

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Fighters in the ring during a very powerful fight which caused spectators and gamblers alike to go wild

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Gamblers gesture during round 3 of the heated battle. The bets are placed using hand-signals, very much like at a stock exchange.

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A coach fits a traditional arm band (called a Prajioud) onto his fighter before a match

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A fighter prays before entering the ring

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Gamblers anxhiously watch a fight

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A fighter grimaces with pain in the stadium doctor’s office after he was knocked out

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A fighter waits for his turn to fight

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A fighter practices his moves, shadowboxing before his bout

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Gamblers react to the outcome of a fight

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A fighter is tended to in the stadium doctor’s office, after a knockout

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A fighter listens to his coach’s advice between two rounds

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Gamblers react to a fight going against the odds.

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A fighter spits out blood and is looked after by his team after a difficult fight.

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A gambler reflects on the evening after the last fight.

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The usually bustling back area of the stadium with the massage beds where the fighters are prepared for the fights is left deserted at the end of the night.

Sources: www.realfeatures.com and www.muaythailumpinee.net and www.wikipedia.org

 

Saenchai vs Kongsak – 08.08.13

Saenchai vs Kongsak

Rajadamnern Stadium 8th August 2013

Many thanks to ChampboxingMagazine for their quality HD footage.

Kongsak on the other hand is one of the hardest kicking Nak Muay around, should be an interesting match up.

His skill, and technique are really just on another level.  Kongsak is an elite nak muay and looked as if he were on skates… Sanchai’s ability to sweep, misdirect and off balance his opponent is incredible.

A fight well worth watching!!

Parnpetch & Saenchai

Our very own training co-ordinator Ajarn Parnpetch Sithpaphom corning for one of the very best modern day Muay Thai Legend – Saenchai PK Saenchaimuaythaigym

Keep an eye out for him looking after Saenchai between Rounds…

Saenchai (born July 30, 1980), formerly known as Saenchai Sor. Kingstar (Thai: แสนชัย ส.คิงสตาร์) He won the Lumpinee Championship title in four different weight divisions, along with the WMC and WBC World titles, while mostly fighting above his natural weight; therefore he is considered one of the best pound for pound Muay Thai fighters in the world. Saenchai often gives up 5 lbs. + in weight to find worthy opponents in Thailand. Against foreigners the gulf in skill is so great he will go up as high as 147 pounds, which is 15+ pounds above his best weight. He is known for having excellent ring vision and speed.