We are very aware of the importance of having high calibre Muay Thai trainers on our team. We have a young, committed and enthusiastic team. Three of them are highly decorated with Championship belts. When it comes to the excellence and dedication of our Muay Thai trainers, the reviews of our gym speak for us as does the performance of our fighters. We are proud to present our current line up of trainers.
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Khru Keng (who is also our Head Trainer) is 38 years old and joins the team from the Surin Province in the East of Thailand. He started training at 9 years old with friends and has been part of the Muay Thai scene ever since. He also began fighting locally at 9 years old before joining Jor. Looksamut Gym in the Samut Prakan province of Bangkok.
Since the beginning of his career Khru Keng has had over 300 fights including multiple appearances at Rajadamnern, Lumpinee and Channel 7 Stadium. He is a former Chonburi province Champion, but perhaps his most notable achievement was winning a trophy at the Channel 7 awards for best technique. Keng is best known for his powerful and precise elbows, particularly his back spinning elbow. He speaks basic english.
Khru Sam has rejoined the team following COVID to the delight of our guests and students.
He has a tonne of experience working with our guests and is a firm favourite among the coaching team.
Sam’s career includes 127 fights (W80, L47) including bouts in the prestigious Lumpinee Stadium, Bangkok.
Sam is a devoted father and has recently had a baby boy, which he spends a lot of his spare time with.
Height: 165 cm
At 25 years old, Ruune is the youngest member of our our coaching team. Nicknamed ‘The Baby Assassin’ owing to his boyish charm, politeness, and unassuming nature outside of the ring compared to his ruthless ability to KO his opponents with vicious kick/punch combos inside the ring.
Ruune had his first fight at the age of 9 and has subsequently hade 75 fights since then (W58, L17) becoming champion of Surin province in the process.
Ruune works well with all abilities and works closely with our sponsored fighter team during their fight camps.
In his spare time, Ruune enjoys fishing and relaxing with his friends around the waters of Phuket.
Khru Boonluay Akerum (Luay) has over 200 fights to his name in a mix of Thai and Western Boxing styles.
He was runner-up in the Royal Thai Armed Forces Boxing championship 3 years in a row.
Nowadays he dedicates his time at Sumalee to helping novice trainees to get a grip on the basics of Muay Thai and boxing.