Chief instructor Kru Tony Moore: Sitsiam Camp
Chief Instructor Arjarn (Master) Tony Moore Prefers to use the title of ” Kru” (Teacher) was one of Britain’s most exciting Muay Thai fighters. He won his first British Muay Thai Championship in 1985 followed by a British All-Styles title in 1988 and was the first westerner to win a “Champion of Champions” title (1988).
Chief Instructor Kru Tony Moore retired from fighting in 1992 after a long and successful career and as Champion in two weight divisions, Welterweight and Middleweight in order to further his studies in Muay Thai.
Kru Tony Moore began his training in Muay Thai in Manchester in 1977 and after a short period began travelling to Thailand to study and train, first at the Sityodtong Camp in Pattaya and Na Ratchawat Camp in Bangkok. During his many visits to Thailand, Kru Tony as also trained at Sit-Palang Camp in Ayutthaya, Sit Orr Camp in Chonburi and Sasiprapa Camp in Bangkok.
Chief Instructor Kru Tony Moore, opened the Sitsiam Muay Thai Camp at the Fighters and Fitness centre in Clayton, East Manchester and began to concentrate on teaching and promoting authentic Muay Thai in Manchester, UK. This move met with much success and has produced some outstanding and highly skilled Champions and a renowned demonstration team that have performed around the world.
Added to his many years experience in Muay Thai, Chief Instructor Kru Tony Moore is a Gold Sash 9th degree “Arjarn” Master of Krabi Krabong the highest graded Krabi Krabong teacher in the world outside Thailand.
Kru Tony Studied Krabi Krabong at the world renowned Buddhai Swan Swordsmanship Institute in Thailand under the direct instruction of Arjarn Samai Mashamana a Grand Master of Krabi Krabong who sadly passed away in 1998.
Today his teacher’s are Arjarn Werayut and Arjarn Sira Messamarn the sons of Arjarn Samai who continue to teach at the Buddhai Swan Institute carrying on their father’s life work.
Contact Kru Tony Moore, Sitsiam camp, Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Manchester Click to E-Mail
Ambassador of Thai Martial Arts
Chairman of the British Thai Boxing Council and a former Vice President of the International Federation of Muay Associations (IFMA) , Thailand. As the chairman of the British Thai Boxing Council (BTBC) Kru Tony Moore is responsible for overseeing the standard of Muay Thai in Britain .
In 1994 Kru Tony Moore was nominated for the Mancunian of the Year award and in the same year was invited to Thailand as an Amateur Muay Thai judge and referee for the SEA Games. Kru Tony’s greatest honour to date was to be part of the Buddhai Swan (Thailand) demonstration team which gave a display of the Thai Martial Arts for her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand on the occasion of her birthday celebrations in Na Rathiwat, Thailand.
KRU TONY’S CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TITLE BELT
Training with Thailand’s Muay Thai Legends
Way back in 1985 Kru Tony was one of the first foreigners to travel to Thailand to train with the legendary Arjarn Yodthong and one of Thailand’s all-time greats Samart (Payakarun) at the old Sityodthong Camp in Pattaya.
Kru Tony Moore on the Cover of Combat Magazine introducing to the UK Muay Boran in 1994
and Krabi Krabong in 1995.