MMA Prospects UK spoke with Grand Master Toddy about Muay Thai. GM Toddy was instrumental in introducing Muay Thai to the UK and is a legend in his own right.
What is there to say about Grand Master Toddy?
Gina Carno in Haywire, former student of Master Toddy
The infamous Grandmaster from the film ‘Fight Girls’.
Films and Master Toddy are no strangers to each other, as do fighting fists go hand in hand. I watched the Masters from Manchester do demonstrations of Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai up and down the country back in the day. Toddy walked on glass and broke concrete slabs with his head, kicked boards with his shins, blind folded, jumping and shouting kicking apples off swords. Toddy could do it all, and with a great big smile. He made you feel welcome like a friend. When he talked to 100 or 1000 spectators, we all felt that he was only talking to one of us.
A friendship of a life time!
As a student I saw the way so clearly. Back then, to train under Toddy, in my mind I could only get to the top. By watching and doing how he did it, I learnt the art of fighting the Thai Way. He has a great ability to pass his techniques on to the students. Toddy’s list of previous world champions has proved this. Like I said, Toddy can speak to a 1000 people and it’s like he is only speaking to you, and only you and yet all of us in his class were doing so well, not just me.
Infamous! His movement, his ways, a Thai Man, a smile and a fighting spirit.
Imagine writing down all the names of the people that have trained under Master Toddy? This is the lineage that defines him as a Grand Master.
World beater Sakad doing his Ram Muay.
Master Toddy gave me the knowledge to compete against Thai's like that.
And Sombat. twice..
Able to do what you put your mind to? Toddy gave us all the information to learn, by watching Toddy in action, teaching you, in front of you like a cat, toying with you and playing around, it was amazing, yes the training was hard work but Toddy made it fun. I trained and sparred with him all those years and yet he never hurt me or any student.
I and the rest of the students that dared to enter the ring knew that we could do it and achieve it with a man called Master Toddy in your corner. The rest just learnt how to defend themselves.
Its win win, we all got our way in the end!
Here are some stories and videos about Grand Master Toddy.