Ty Wins his First Fight

Ty Wins his First Fight

Ty Daley of Queensland, Australia trained with us here at Team Quest Thailand for 2 months. During that time, he cross trained between the Muay Thai and the Grappling sessions. Towards the end of his trip, he had his first Muay Thai fight which took place at Loi Kroh stadium. Ty spent a lot of time working with former Lumpinee champion, HongthongLek, while he was here and the effort he put into his training sessions certainly paid off in his fight.

For his first time in the ring, Ty showed a lot of composure and demonstrated a diversified offensive attack which resulted in his opponent being KO’s by a barrage of knee strikes. We look forward to having Ty back for training next time he makes it back to Thailand. Check out his fight video below..

Adrian Wins at Lumpinee

Adrian Wins at Lumpinee

Adrian Rubis is one of our long term fighters here at Team Quest Thailand and while you may not have heard his name as of yet, he’ll surely be a name that you’ll be hearing a lot in the future. He’s currently 16-0 with each win coming by way of a knee strike knockout.

His aggressive style of fighting has proven to be too much for all 16 of his opponents to deal with. He pushes forward, works the clinch and lands knees at a very high pace. Having trained with him over the past few months, believe me when I say that this guy is strong!

After becoming a champion at Kalare stadium here in Chiang Mai, it was time for Adrian to step up to the big leagues so to speak and start fighting at the major stadiums in Bangkok. About 3 weeks ago, he fought at Lumpinee stadium against a foreign opponent from Sitmonchai gym.

Adrian did what he does best and was able to finish his opponent in the second round with.. you guessed it .. knees! Here’s the video (unfortunately the quality of the footage isn’t that great)..

Knockouts by Alex Branom

Knockouts by Alex Branom

Alex is here from the flagship Team Quest facility in Portland, Oregon. He is a purple belt under Eddie Bravo and as you can see from the footage below, his stand up is excellent as well. Being as skilled as he is at just 22 years of age, Alex Branom is a name you will likely be hearing a lot in the future.

Alex has fought 4 times in Thailand and has been victorious in each outing (all wins via knockout). Posted below are the 3 fights that he’s had here in Chiang Mai (the other fight was at Rajadamnern stadium in Bangkok and unfortunately we don’t have any footage).

In his last fight (the 3rd fight down), he banged up his right shin a bit and is giving it time to heal before he gets in the ring again. He has his sights set on getting a fight at Lumpinee stadium before he heads home in July and based on how hard he trains, he’ll likely be heading back to Portland with his undefeated Muay Thai record still in tact.



HongthongLek wins at Rajadamnern stadium

HongthongLek wins at Rajadamnern stadium

One of our trainers/fighters, Hongthonglek, has been on a hot streak lately and his been dominating his opponents not only here in Chiang Mai, but also on the highly competitive Bangkok fight circuit. He is a former lumpinee stadium champion and in the fight showcased below, he was fighting a highly skilled opponent in Bangkok’s other elite stadium; Rajadamnern. My personal favorite part of the video is at the 7:53 mark when he executes a perfectly timed sweep and makes it look easy..

HongthongLek Training Footage

HongthongLek Training Footage

Here is a collection of videos showcasing Kru Gen, otherwise known as HongthongLek, going through his rounds of padwork in preparation for his fights on the Bangkok fight circuit. Gen is a former lumpinee champion and lately, he’s been destroying his competition and making a case for himself to get another shot at the title.

Gen is one of our awesome trainers here at Team Quest and what’s great about him is that since he’s an active fighter, he always gets right into the clinching and sparring sessions. Having the opportunity to do technical sparring with a fighter of his caliber is an awesome experience. A compilation of his recent fight videos will soon follow..


Muay Thai Sparring Video

Muay Thai Sparring Video

In the video below, you’ll see a perfect example of what Muay Thai sparring SHOULD be. In our sparring sessions here at Team Quest Thailand, we’re not trying to take each others heads off. Rather, we focus on technique rather than power. Power is built up on the bags and on the pads with the trainers. Even 4x lumpinee champion, Saenchai Sor Kingstar, agrees that technical sparring is the best thing you can do if you want to improve (and that especially holds true if the person you’re sparring with is more skilled than you are).

Here at Team Quest Thailand, finding high level sparring partners wouldn’t be a problem as all of our trainers are young, fit, and able to spar and clinch with our students. The two fighters/trainers in the video below are of the highest level. You can read more about their training and fighting backgrounds by clicking here.

Team Quest Thailand Training Highlight Video

Team Quest Thailand Training Highlight Video

Here is a highlight video we put together to give people an idea of what the training sessions are like here at Team Quest Thailand. For the sake of the video, we ran up Doi Suthep mountain but rest assured; that’s not part of a typical workout but rather, it’s something some of the guys like to do during their own time. Instead, there are some nice places to run around the gym. One of the runs in particular ends with an awesome view of the mountain ranges in the distance.

Also worth mentioning is that there are a variety of students who train with us and the skill level amongst our guests ranges. We have professionals who fight at the highest level (the major stadiums in Bangkok) but we also have plenty of beginners and we strive to provide a training environment where everyone is comfortable during the sessions.

One of the best things about training with us is that we really do function as a “Team”. You’ll oftentimes see the advanced students taking the time to correct the form of the guys and girls who are new to Muay Thai. There’s no ego’s here and so far, everyone that’s come to train with us has been very humble. Hopefully this trend continues!