Filmed using the Holga Toy Camera.
A real coffee table read. Every Hotel and reception should have a copy of Randy Couture's 'The Last Round'
Ronnie Green narration about the Thai Way footage from Sasiprapa Camp, run by Tahkoon Sasiprapa an old friend of Ronnie's
Sasiprapa reminds me of a prolific stable in a nice suburb in a large city. It’s a long drive from the MBK Centre downtown Bangkok. You can take the sky train also but if you want to spend time at Sasiprapa it would be best to stay local to Thakoon’s camp. It’s a nice quite part of town out of the way from the usual Bangkok but I am sure it’s not too far for a tuk tuk ride back from a night out in the town after a good show at the main stadiums.
Many falang from many places visit Thakoon and his famous team of fighters. TVs’ Fight Quest has had ago and Sasiprapa is common to many Muay Thai enthusiasts, but what if you want to find out about camps and Thailand yourself. Many Thai camps come into question in forums and chat rooms but it seems mainly about price and spoken language.
Many martial arts are of native tongue to spoken English and years ago Karate was taught in Japanese. What is it you are looking for in a camp? Is it because all your friends have been or is it that you went to one that you felt comfortable with because a forum said so? What do you aim to achieve from going to a camp? These questions you should think about if you are a serious martial artist, particularly in the world of MMA - Thai boxing is the best striking art for competitive mixed martial arts - as far as we are concerned here on Ronniegreentv.
Money and payment is for those that want to pay! You pay what they ask and that’s it. Price should not make you ignorant nor should going to the same camps your Thai boxing school goes to. Paying your respect is more important.
We hope you can see for yourself what its like to train at Sasiprapa and its atmosphere by watching our video made in cooperation with Sasiprapa and Ronniegreentv.
Enjoy our story and make your own mind up. This is how we tried to capture what it is like to walk through the gates of Sasiprapa Muay Thai Camp.
Many years ago long before UFC Ronnie Green fought a fighter called Sombat. In the corner for Sombat was Thakoon Pongsupha, his farther founded the camp under the trees of a Buddist monastery.
Paowarit Sasiprapa's Wai Kru, warming up in the UK Liverpool
Paowarit Sasiprapa and Thakoon with the belt.
Sasiprapa Gym Bangkok have been travelling the world collecting medals and belts for many years. From Olympic boxers to Lumpinee and Rachadamnern Muay Thai champions, Sasiprapa has them all.
Founded by Thakoons father the stables have a deep set history in the evolution of competitive Muay Thai, the camp was started in a temples gardens.
Guns ablazing and Paowarit starting with his Ram Muay, notice the focus from Uk to Thailand.
Paowarit planned and prepare for WAR! This was booked as one of the best grudge matches. Both were strong and around 59Kg.
Photo's from the fight by Daz Chadwick, if you watch closely Daz is in the audience.
Ring Side Bangkok......May the best man win!
Fighters of this standard fight every month to stay in the leagues.....
Oh yes, sometimes they travel the globe to help pass on the 'Art of Muay Thai' but its more of a demonstration of their skills. It's their own leagues that are important to them. The main stadium's and TV fight nights. Check out the noise and atmosphere from the Paowarit fight.. Turn up your speakers.
Thailand Muay Thai, Not showcase Muay Thai.
Rungravee Sasiprapa the 'Tank' demonstrating a bit of pad work in the gym.
Rungravee in action playing around over in the west. This is not just a fight to watch but a good lesson from the commentators about the history and culture of Thailand. Very impressive commentary.
Nice charm fight shows us the way a bit clearer in this video. This is more of what you see when the Thai's go on holiday. Rungravee the Tank.
What you should have noticed by now is what they prictice in the gym, they it exactly in the ring.