About our School Sitsiam Camp
“The Home of the Thai Martial Arts”
About our School, the Sitsiam Camp, Ashton-under-Lyne/Stalybridge, Tameside, Greater Manchester.
Kru Tony Moore has been flitting between England and Thailand for most of his life.
In the early days Kru Tony train in Muay Thai, which would eventually lead him to other aspects of the Thai Martial arts, especially Krabi Krabong.
Kru Tony began to study with the late Arjarn Samai Messamarn at the Buddhai Swan Institute in Thailand.
Upon his first visit to the Institute Kru Tony’s vision was to open a school in England just like the Buddhai Swan Institute of Thailand teaching Muay Thai, Muay Boran and Krabi Krabong..
The Sitsiam Camp had been in existence since 1983 and in 2002 the Sitsiam Camp became the representative for Buddhai Swan Institute of Thailand. Two Schools in one authentically and traditionally Thai.
Gave students the opportunity of training in the Thai Martial Arts just as in Thailand but without ever stepping onto an aeroplane!
The Original Sitsiam Camp:
The original Sitsiam Camp first opened in 1983 at the Fighters and Fitness Centre in Clayton, East Manchester. The school had its roots firmly set in the sport of Muay Thai. During this period Kru Tony was a famous active Muay Thai fighter winning his Champion of Champions title in 1988. The school produced many Muay Thai champions and international Thai Boxers. In 1992 Kru Tony began studying Krabi Krabong at Buddhai Swan,Thailand under the auspices of Por Kru Samai Messamarn. Kru Tony achieved his 9th Degree Gold Sash the highest graded student of Krabi Krabong outside of Thailand. Acting as a direct link to the Buddhai Swan, Si-Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Sitsiam Camp Ashton:
In 1994 the Sitsiam Camp and Buddhai Swan Institute opened a new school in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Greater Manchester. at the Portland Mill. The Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan, England became a true Thai Martial Arts Centre of excellence, teaching Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), Muay Boran (Traditional Thai Boxing) and Krabi Krabong (Thai weapons system). In September 2018 the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan moved to Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.
Sitsiam Camp Stalybridge:
Our new location at 360 Fitness, Unit 15/16, Whitelands Industrial Estate, Clarence St, Ashton-under-Lyne/Stalybridge Greater Manchester SK15 1QL is bigger than the previous Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan. We now hold more classes the ever before. Moving all the artefacts for our Shrine and Temple from the old camp took many days. These items were presented by Muay Thai teachers and friends in Thailand. The Shrine and Temple are a big part of what makes the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan so unique in the West. The shrine reminds the students that knowledge comes from the past Teachers.
Many of our past student who have come to visit the new Sitsiam Camp and remarked that the new Camp had a really “Good atmosphere” or “Good vibe” and that the interior looked amazing.