|Formerly known as the Soonkila Watket Camp, the
name of the gym was changed in the mid 90's to
honor the club's most successful fighter, Chay Yai
The student of living legend Kaurahaurt Supawan,
Sittehpitak became one of the most celebrated and
popular Thai boxers of the 1990's by winning 2
Lumpinee championship titles and wowing crowds by
employing his deceptive style of counterattack "trick"
fighting credited to his teacher, Supawan.
Retiring in the late 90's, Chay-yai went on to form a
team of elite trainers who trained many great fighters
in Supawan's unique style, including current Chay Yai
trainer "Wimbeldon Chay-yai", one of the few fighters
to knock out the famous Buakaw Por Prumuk.
|Former 2 time Lumpinee
Champion Chay Yai Sittehpitak
|Other Chay Yai Champions of note include current trainer Chelsea Chay-Yai, Provincial
Champion of Issan, Lumpinee Junior Featherweight Champion Artthachai Por Samranchai,
and 2 time Lumpinee Champion (Junior Featherweight, Flyweight) Karuehas Sor'Supawan.
Every Chay Yai trainer has earned a championship belt in their respective weight classes at
the local, provincial or national level.
Since the late 90's Chay Yai Gym has been open to foreigners, and has trained numerous
foreign Muay Thai, K1, MMA and western boxing fighters, including recent guest John
"Doomsday" Howard of the UFC. Currently, the gym welcomes people of all levels and
backgrounds to come and learn the legendary Chay Yai style of traditional Thai boxing.