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April 16th, 2009
Sawasdee TMT Guests,
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training camp is committed to offering a clean, healthy and safe gym for our guests to train.
Therefore, under advice from Doctors and experts on “community spread bacteria” TMT will no longer offer shared equipment for training for the safety of our guests. This includes sparring gloves, shin pads, and ankle guards.
TMT will be offering rental gear and equipment for short-term guests @ 100 baht day. Equipment will be returned each day and sanitized for re-use.
Guests interested in sparring will need bring their own gear or purchase/ rent 16oz gloves and shin pads. (All sparring sessions require 16oz gloves)
We are sorry for this inconvenience to guests on budget, but the health and safety of our guests comes first at TMT. Those guests not interested in sparring can use whatever weight /oz glove they prefer.
TMT cleans our camp 2 X daily with anti-bacterial soultion and 10:1 water/bleach solution including mats, canvas, rings, gloves, pads, bags and all equipment.
However, we need our guests help to prevent the spread of bacteria infections like staph. Doctors, experts, and recent relevent articles have suggested not allowing shared equipment at gym facilities to prevent spread of bacteria.
We also need guests cooperation in preventing spread of bacteria which 50% of all people carry on their skin. The bacteria only becomes infectious when it finds a way into the bloodstream through open cuts, abrasions, etc.
- Please shower immediately after training using anti-bacterial soap. (available in TMT office)
- Do not hang dirty / used shorts, hand-wraps, vests, t-shirts out to dry in sun without soaking and washing with a anti-bacterial solution “Dettol” (available in office and local stores) or a minimum 10:1 water/bleach solution, or have your items laundered daily. Many guests have several pair of shorts, hand-wraps, shirts/ vests/ rash-guards.
- Please wear a clean pair of hand-wraps, shorts, shirt to every training session.
- Please clean your equipment daily wiping down with anti-bacterial solution / bleach/water solution.
- Please cover all open wounds, cuts, bites, etc as this is the first way the bacteria spreads to your system through contact.
- Please respect other guests and TMT policy on not training if you have staph, ringworm, or other bacteria infection and seek medical attention immediately which can be cured with oral antibiotics and antibiotic creme.
- Wear sandals in shower, steam rooms, sauna as these are areas where bacteria can be present. Doctors have suggested you can also contract staph from food poisoning. (Be advised to be careful eating from Thai carts and undercooked food)
Please see following links for more information on Staph, MRSA, Ringworm, and other bacteria which have become common in gyms, daycares, health clubs, and even athletic teams, locker rooms, schools, and hospitals.
Too many guests arriving from other camps around Thailand have been spotted arriving with what they believe to be “rash” or “bites” and misdiagnosed by local clinic which end up being diagnosed as staph.
Tiger Muay Thai will refuse guests with a bacteria infection the right to train, and will refuse new guests that have an infection until medically cleared.
April 11th, 2009
Tiger Muay Thai fighters on and Jiraprawat both had tough fights against quality opponents.
Mon lost his decision over five-round on ponts to a fighter from Krabi. Mon used his speed and style to keep the slightly bigger opponent off guard, but suffered his first loss for Tiger Muay Thai.
Jiraprawat faced of against a tough fighter that had the gamblers scrabling half the fight, but in the end, Jiraprawat (Tiher Muay Thai) won the decision over 5-round on points against his opponent from Bangkok.
April 6th, 2009
Congratulations to Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training camp Fitness and weight-lifting instructor, Peter, aka, “Thai Hulk” as he takes 4th place in the Mr. Thailand bodybuilding competition held in Chiang Rai, Thailand on April 4-5, 2009.
Peter has spent the last several months training for the competition, cutting weight and defining his body with free-weight training at the gym with guests.
This is the “Thai Hulks” best performance in the Mr. Thailand competition, with the Mr. Asia competition being next
Peter has also competed in Thailand arm wrestling competitions, is a Toyota Strongman, and PBBA competitor.
April 5th, 2009
He had been training hard for his first fight in Thailand and taking on a foreign opponent from another local gym, but after the fighter canceled, Joe accepted a fight against a Muay thai veteran at Patong Stadium on April 2, 2009.
Joe made short work of his opponent, attacking quickly and scoring a 1st round KO.
April 3rd, 2009
UPCOMING MUAY THAI FIGHTS
March 24 @ Bangla Stadium
Johnny (Scotland) + Ritt TMT Trainer and fighter
March 27 @ Bangla Stadium
Magnus (Sweden) + Anna (Sweden) + Sonpichai (TMT) + Robert Lek
March 28 @ Beijing China (Art of War 11)
Andreas (Sweden) + Berneung (Thailand) + Marco (Finland) Team MMA Thailand
March 30 @ Patong Stadium
Laura (U.K.) + Chantal (Italy) + Tanwa (TMT) + Mon (TMT)
Special Event: Buakaw Por Pramuk vs Nahmsak Noi
April 2 @ Patong Stadium
Joe (USA) + Claire (Luxemborg)
April 6 @ Patong Stadium
Jordan + John (USA) + Sorn (Thailand)
April 2nd, 2009
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training camp fighter, Chantal Ughi, the reigning WPMF, Patong, and bangla Champion defeated Lindsey (rawai) over 5-round at Patong Stadium on the evening of March 30, 2009, Phuket, Thailand.
In the long awaited fight, Lindsey showed up at least two weight divisions above Chantal (10+ kg) for the fight, but Chantal, a real Muay Thai fighter and champion shrugged off the weight disadvantage and used her speed, superior technique, and desire to battle her tough opponent.
After showing her boxing skills and peppering Lindsey in the first round, Chantal landed a clean tip kick to the chest that popped out Lindsey’s mouthpiece. Using her weight advantage, Lindsey leaned on Chantal for most of the fight trying to knee, but poor technique and her size led to her being warned by referee for fouling Chantal with knees to the groin.
In the later rounds, Chantal used her boxing scoring several jabs and uppercuts and her machine-gun clinch outscoring Lindsey 2;1 with knee strikes. Then in the 5th and most important round put Lindsey on the mat with a perfect tip kick and then ended the fight with a flying knee to Lindsey’s chest.
Lindsey drops to an average 5-4 while Chantal moves to 10-0 and will be fighting internationalt for the WMC and IMF World titles and then a sanctioned fight in the WBC and much bigger paydays, including a rematch against King’s Cup opponent Carly (Australia), and several other of the worls top female Muay Thai fighters.