What an amazing experience and journey for these two young men, Arshiyam Kanwar and Yves Tabarango. They were selected to participate in the 2017 IFMA Youth Muay Thai World Championships in Thailand and did an amazing job. We are all so proud of their performance, and look forward to their future in Muay Thai.
Yves fought against England, and did great! The win was awarded to his opponent this time. Yves enjoyed this fight and will come away with some valuable experience.
Arshiyam won his first match against Russia and advanced to the semifinals where he was matched up with a very tough opponent from Thailand that has over 100 fights. This match didn’t go Arshiyam’s way, but he will be back stronger and he is very proud to have been chosen to be part of the 2017 IFMA team.
Good luck to all remaining fighters on Team USA!
Our special needs muay thai classes are placed on hold while Coach Thiago is in Thailand for the IFMA 2017 Youth World Championships. Classes will resume on Thursday, 8/17/17. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office at 480-275-7820.
All of us here at Sitan Gym would like to express our deepest appreciation to all of you that donated money, purchased a T-Shirt, bought a raffle ticket, donated a raffle item and again to all that participated in Spar Wars. With your generosity, we were able to get Arshiyam, Yves and Coach Thiago to Thailand for the IFMA 2017 Youth World Championships! Good luck to both of these hard-working young men!
This past Saturday, 7/15/17, Sitan Gym had three fighters compete in the Bad Blood Muay Thai Show. All three did an amazing job, and we all look forward to seeing what the future of Muay Thai holds for these fighters.
Varun Nair won his fight via majority decision. Varun’s opponent was tough, but by sticking to his game plan he came out with the ‘W’. Keep your eyes on him for good fights in the future!
Gabe Guerrero lost his fight against a very tough opponent via majority decision. Gabe trains hard and has the perfect mental outlook to keep moving forward and getting back into the ring to show everyone just what he is made of. Gabe’s future in Muay Thai is very bright!
Calvin Curtis won his Title Fight via TKO! In the second round, he was struck by an illegal knee to the head that split his forehead open. Despite his injury, he continued and in the third round TKO’d his opponent via blocking a low kick. Calvin is back and ready to continue making waves in his division.
Congratulations to all three of these fighters, win or lose, they are and will always be Sitan Family.
Kaitlin “Killer” Stein stepped back into the ring in Anaheim, CA this past Saturday for round 2 against Lisa Mauldin. Lisa won their first match, but this one went strongly to Kaitlin. With a Championship belt and 5 rounds on the line, Kaitlin stepped up her training and it showed in the ring. Kaitlin won by UNANIMOUS decision, and walked away with her new Champion title and belt.
Congratulations Kaitlin and thank you to Plant Powered Prep/Plant Powered Warrior for all of your help keeping Kaitlin lean, mean and ready to go!
We are having a Raffle to help with fundraising efforts to send Arshiyam and Yves to Thailand in August for IFMA! Some of the prizes include:
1 private lesson with Thiago
2 private lessons with Russell
4 pack of private lessons with Arshiyam
A complete list of prizes will be posted soon. $5.00 per ticket or $20.00 for 5 tickets (CASH only please).
Sitan Gym will be hosting a USMF/IFMA Judge and Referee course on Saturday, 9/23/17, at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm This is a great opportunity to learn and participate in different areas of the Muay Thai community. Click here to register.
Sitan Gym is hosting a “Spar Wars” event on Saturday, 7/15/17, at 12:30 pm to help raise funds for Arshiyam and Yves to compete in IFMA in Thailand this August.
This event is open to all ages and experience levels, you must be a USMF member to participate. The suggested donation is $10.00 per person.
To sign up and become a USMF member, click here to be directed to the event page. Please contact Sitan Gym with any questions.
Saturday, 7/15/17, Sitan Gym has three fighter’s taking part in Bad Blood. Gabriel Guerrero, Varun Nair and Calvin Curtis are training hard and ready to go. We have tickets available in the office, $30.00 CASH only please. Please see the office for more information.
Sitan Gym Arizona will be hosting Arizona’s 1st USMF Youth Development League on September 23rd. Please join us is helping the Youth Muay Thai Community grow. All levels welcome.
What: USMF YDL at Sitan Gym Arizona
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Where: Sitan Gym Arizona
3029 N Alma School RD #128,Chandler, AZ 85224
Time: 10-11:30 am Weigh Ins
12:00 pm Doors Open to Public (people will be asked to leave building and then reenter to check wrist bands)
1:30 pm Rules Meeting for Fighters/Coaches/Parents
2:00 pm First Match
It will be a fun filled event that will be in a safe a nurturing environment that will help grow the sport of Muaythai for the better!
Please make sure your child has the following:
1) Groin Cup
2) Mouth Piece
3) Cloth Shin Guards
4) Muaythai shorts (no MMA or basketball shorts, plz)
5) Open Face Headgear
6) Good, respectful attitude
We will provide: Gloves and Chest Piece and some items will be available to purchase.
Please have you child practice walking in with Mongkol and “sealing the ring” as well–even though it will be on the mats. If they know a short Wai Kru they can perform it too and it is highly encouraged.
Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you all showcase your skills!!!
* Food, Drinks and Snack for Fundraising for Childhood Cancer Awareness available at the event!
* Fundraising Raffle Draw with great prizes too!
* Spectator Fee: $15. Children 5 and under FREE. (All the profits from the Spectator Fees will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
USMF Athlete Registration Fee (Annual Membership) $25:
We are having a raffle, so get your tickets at the gym today. $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00. Some of the available prizes are:
1 private lesson with Thiago
2 private lessons with Russell
4 private lessons with Arshiyam
We will have many more prizes and will post a complete list soon. Plant Powered Prep is also donating 15% of ALL online meal pack purchases to Arshiyam and Yves, use the code ARSHIFMA17 at checkout.
For Arshiyam’s Go Fund Me Account, click here.
For Yves’ Go Fund Me Account, click here.
Arshiyam Kanwar has been chosen, for a second year, to compete in the IFMA tournament in Thailand. This is a very prestigious tournament and Sitan Gym as well as Arshiyam is very excited for the opportunity. If you can help, please click here to donate to Arshiyam’s Go Fund Me account to help cover travel expenses.
Thank you for your support, Sitan will bring home another medal this year!