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Sitsiam Camp Buddhai Swan, Ashton, Tameside, Manchester.

Muay-Thai-Grading17th April: Grading Examination
Congratulations to our next generation of Sitsiam Camp students on their successful grading examination.
It’s always nice to see young students taking their first steps in the fascinating art of Muay Thai.
Some of these young students are the second generation of students to train at the Sitsiam Camp, Manchester, England.
Kalem Hayhurst:  Grade 3 (Blue)
Anan Lisiecki:      Grade 3 (Blue)
Zakk Wragg:        Grade1 (Yellow)
Paulina Lisiecki:   Grade 1 (Yellow)
Brandon Buckley: Grade 1 (Yellow)

The Grading Examination is a very important part of a students life, it’s a means of measuring a students progress in the art of Muay Thai.



Students of Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan Anan and Ploy practising Krabi krabong with Kru Gian (Gold Sash 5th Degree) before their Muay Thai class. 
Selected students train for free every Tues and Sat for this year’s up-and-coming demonstrations, the first being “Por Kru Day” on 5th May at the Sitsiam Camp in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.
About Por Kru Day.

May 5th: Por Kru Day
The most important day in the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan calendar.
The day will begin at 10am when all students will come to pay their respects to our Father Teacher “Por Kru” Arjarn Samai Mesamarn (1914-1998).
Por Kru dedicated his life to preserving the Thai Martial Arts especially the art of Krabi krabong (Thai Weapons).
Establishing the Buddhai Swan Swordmanship School in 1946 with the purpose of preserving the study of Krabi krabong.
In 1957 the school was officially recognised when His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand presented Por Kru with the standard of Buddhai Swan to carry the name forward for future generations.
Since that time until his passing Por Kru worked tirelessly to promote the vanishing art of Krabi krabong and today Buddhai Swan is famous around the world for its amazing re-enactments and demonstrations of this fascinating fighting style.
We would like to extend our invitation to everyone who practices the Thai Martial Arts, be it the sport of Muay Thai or the more traditional Thai Martial Arts like Muay Boran and Krabi krabong.
The day is very powerful and moving and something that we at the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan wish to share with everyone involved in the Thai Martial Arts.

Guest Teachers and old Students are welcome to participate in the “Wai Kru” (Respect to Teachers) ceremony to show respect to Por Kru founder of Buddhai Swan sword fighting Institute Thailand.

Wai Kru begins at 10am followed by demonstrations of the Thai Martial Arts by the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan Teachers and Students. Map <<

Sitsiam Wai Kru


26th May:
Sitsiam Camp will be performing demonstrations of the Thai Martial Arts including Muay Thai, Muay Boran and Krabi krabong at Copperas Field, Droylsden, Manchester.
Between 1.30pm and 2pm.
Please come along and support our team, there will be many students of Sitsiam Camp that will be performing for the first time.



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Krabi krabong-The ancient Siamese warrior art.
Free classes every Tuesday, 6pm (By Special Invitation only)
Kru Gian
In 2013 Kru Gian was awarded the Gold Sash 5th Degree by the Buddhai Swan Institute, Ayutthaya,Thailand.
Kru Gian as trained at  the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan for over 18 years and as been an instructor for the Camp for over 7 year.
Starts this Tuesday 6/2/2018.
on 26th May the students will be performing their first Krabi krabong demonstrations followed by demonstrations of Muay Thai at Copperas Field, Droylsden, Manchester.


Highlights of Sitsiam camp’s news and events 2017.

Muay Thai Sitsiam Camp

was one of the busiest years for the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan Demonstration Team.
This year our school has been performing many demonstrations of the Thai Martial around the country and Thailand.
Demonstration which include Wai Kru/Ram Muay in Pattaya, Thailand in honour of “The Hundred Days of Mourning for his Majesty the King of Thailand.
A demonstration for the Royal Thai Embassy at Westfield shopping centre,London. Colours of Thailand Birmingham.
Amazing Aston Festival, Ashton-under-Lyne.
The Thai Temple Bolton. Manchester’s first Thai festival The Magic of Thailand Festival.
The Sitsiam camp/Buddhai Swan demonstration team has built up a reputation for being the best demonstration team in the country.

Sitsiam Camp News and Events

Sukhothai, Thailand

Training in Thailand: “Tracking the Warrior Tour”
The tour will visit some of Thailand’s most beautiful destinations
The tour is open to everybody who wishes to visit the kingdom of Sitsiam (Thailand).

We have over 30 years experience in organising tours to Thailand.
Students of the Thai martial arts will have the opportunity to
train at some of Thailand’s most prestigious schools.In their chosen discipline be it Muay Thai, Muay Boran
or Krabi krabong. Book now for Training in Thailand January 2019.

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Tel: 07903 105561
Location: Portland Mill, Brook Street East, Unit 1, 3rd Floor, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SX



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