Boy grew up in a small village in Northeast Thailand (Issan). His love of Muay Thai started when he was very young watching the older boys in the village training. He started training at the age of 8 with his father as his teacher. His first fight was at the age of 12 and since then has made Muay Thai his life.
In 2007 Boy was offered to fight for the Thai national team, but instead went to live on an island down the south of Thailand (Koh Phi Phi) to teach Muay Thai to foreigners. It was here he met his wife who brought him to Australia with her.
Finally realising his lifelong dream to open his own gym, he now shares his love and passion for the sport to others.
Boy was the main teacher for his younger sister Bon who went on to win countless major and world championships. Boy brings you years of experience in teaching and fighting and a happy attitude to top it all off.
Fight Names:Wuttichai, Boy, Boi, Boy wonder
Fights: 200 ~80%wins
*Northeast thailand state champion 2002
*Northeast thailand state champion 2004
*WMC Champion 2009
*2cnd place world championships Bangkok 2005
*2cnd place issan state championships(boxing) 2005
Micheal has been a local of Cairns his whole life and currently works as a roof architect for Cairns Hardware when he is not at the gym teaching. He started Muay Thai over 20 years ago with a local gym before starting a family and continuing with his professional life.
He started back with us in 2012 and has become a valuble member of our team at Nukzu Muay Thai. Michael's years of knowlege coupled with his eye for detail, and abilty to deconstruct every movment means that in every class you will learn something new!
Laura's Muay Thai journey started when living in Thailand in 2007.
Starting off as a dive instructor, her love of the Thai culture took her to a Thai boxing gym where she lived and worked. Here she learnt how to read Thai, write Thai, speak Thai, cook Thai, and met her (now) husband- Boy.
She has now been training Muay Thai for over 9 years both in Thailand and in Australia, studying yoga for many years and has been involved in many different forms of fitness and martial arts over the years.
Qualifications: Certificate 3 in fitness, group fitness instructor.
Classes for Intermediate to advanced Muay Thai practitioners. Learn more advanced skills, gain extra fitness and push yourself to your limits in our 2 hour sessions. Each day differs as to what we do but a typical day will be bag work, pad work, technique grappling and sparring. You do not have to be a fighter to join this class - however you do have to be accepted into the class by our head trainer and have basic Muay Thai technique.
KIDS MUAY THAI & MUAY BORAN
Our kids Muay Thai is for ages 6-12 and runs during the school term only. Whilst Muay Thai isn't traditionally a graded martial art we have put in place our own grading system so children feel encouraged to work towards an end goal. We start at the basics and teach stance, basic punching, kicking, blocking and then move children up the patches to eventually have a full understanding of advanced Muay Thai techniques.
Our classes encourage children to be confident, respectful, and be able to defend themselves in adverse situations. Our training also build fitness and strength- plus kids will build lasting friendships! Our Muay Boran is similar in style with more of a focus on show and demonstration techniques. We do flying elbows, jumping knees and have a whole lot of fun acting!
Our Muay Thai fitness classes are great for all fitness levels and ages! You don't have to be fit to start!!
In a usual class we partner you up with someone of a similar ability/size and you take turns learning/doing different combinations on pads with different fitness exercises in between rounds. Worried about your fitness for the first class? No worries! Give our instructor a yell and he will take over while you break (we've all been there).
These classes build strength, fitness, self-defence, confidence and you'll find it a whole lot of fun!
TEEN MUAY THAI
Students will learn the fundamentals of Muay Thai and self defence in our teen program whilst also gaining strength and learning new ways to vent frustrations. Our teen program is for ages 13-16 however we do occasionally have students as young as 11 joining us depending on their ability. Our classes are a mixture of technique, bag work, pad work, fitness and conditioning.
We emphasize the art of Muay Thai and encourage students who train with us to make better choices, be more respectful and have better self control.
NAUGHT 2 TAUGHT
The aim of this program is to take complete beginners and in 22 weeks turn them into Muay Thai superstars!
We don't just go through techniques quickly - we break down each technique and learn the how and why of each movement. Training starts with the basics such as stance, guard, walking and punching, and progresses through to sparring and advanced grappling techniques.
Over the course of 22 weeks you will learn technique, gain strength, gain balance, gain confidence, lose weight if you wish, and be fight ready by the end of the program.