About our School Sitsiam Camp
“The Home of the Thai Martial Arts”
Ashton-underLyne/Stalybridge, Tameside,Greater Manchester. Kru Tony Moore has been flitting between England and Thailand for over 35 years and since his first meeting with the late Arjarn Samai Messamarn at the Buddhai Swan Institute of Si Ayuddhaya in Thailand,Kru Tony dreamed of there being a school in England just like the Buddhai Swan Institute. Authentically and traditionally Thai, such a school would give 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 champions and international Thai Boxers who in turn became famous has outstanding Thai Boxers around the world. In 1992 Kru Tony began studying Krabi Krabong at Buddhai Swan,Thailand under the auspices of Por Kru Samai Messamarn. Kru Tony studied hard and achieved a 9th Degree Gold Sash the highest graded student of Krabi Krabong outside of Thailand. In 2002 Kru Tony was appointed representative for the Buddhai Swan, Thailand, acting as a direct link to the Buddhai Swan,Si-Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Sitsiam Camp Ashton:
In 2003 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). The School stayed open at this venue from 1994 until September 2018.
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 and we must show respect to them at the beginning and end of each class. Many of our past student came to visit the new Sitsiam Camp and remarked that the new Camp had a really good atmosphere and that the interior looked amazing.
About our School Sitsiam Camp and Buddhai Swan:
Sitsiam Camp: The school has two names The Sitsiam Camp and Buddhai Swan, the Sitsiam Camp is devoted to the sport of Muay Thai, accurately reflecting a Muay Thai camp in Thailand with ring, pads, bags and all the equipment necessary to practise the art of Muay Thai.
Buddhai Swan: The Buddhai Swan, which is official recognised by Buddhai Swan, Thailand. This section of the school is dedicated to the traditional Thai Martial Arts Krabi Krabong (Thai Weapons) and Muay Boran (Traditional Thai Boxing).
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