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Sitsiam Camp Buddhai Swan, Ashton/Stalybridge, Tameside, Manchester.

Sitsiam Camp News and Events


Diary dates for 2019: Sitsiam Camp News and Events:

Thai Monks Sitsiam CampOn 17th March:

Buddhist Thai Monks will be coming to officially open the new Sitsiam Camp with blessings for the school and the students.
The Buddhist Thai Monks will be led by Head Monk Arjarn Paganon from Wat Sriatanaram Buddhist Temple in Manchester.

The monks will bring their Alms bowls to receive offerings of food from the students and guest at the Sitsiam Camp, making offerings of food to the monks is something you see every day in Thailand, but it is unique to this country.
After the blessing the monks will stay to enjoy their offerings of food and all students and guests at the Sitsiam Camp will join them.
Please feel free to talk to the monks and ask them any questions you like.

After this unique ceremony the students of Sitsiam Camp will perform the Wai Kru/Ram Muay in honour of Nai Khanom Tom “The Father of Muay Thai”

This will be followed by sponsored Muay Thai free sparring, money raised will go to the Wat Sriatanaram and Sitsiam Camp to help carry on their good work.

This is a great opportunity for all our members and especially the Tiny Thais club to get a real feel of Thailand and the Thai Martial Arts.

All family and friends are welcome to this unique occasion.


17th March: Nai Khanom Tom Day (The Father of Muay Thai) Starts 10am.
If you are thinking of joining the Sitsiam camp then this is a good day to come and visit our camp.

A brief history:
In 1774 Nai Khanom Tom (Nai Khan-nom Tdom) was captured and taken prisoner by the Burmese his prowess as a Thai boxer was to save his life and win him his freedom.
Just like the gladiators of Rome Nai Khanom Tom had to fight in front of royalty in this case King Mangra.
One after one Nai Khanom Tom defeated his Burmese opponents, defeating in total 10, of Burma’s best boxers!
The King was so impressed with his exceptional way of fighting that he (The King) granted Nai Khanom Tom his freedom.
On 17 March around the world the Thai boxing community celebrate this extraordinary Nak Muay (Thai Boxer).
Here at the Sitsiam Camp we will celebrate this unique occasion by holding a sponsored spar.
All students will complete 20 rounds of free sparring.
The day will begin with the “Wai Kru” (Respect to teachers) in honour of the father of Muay Thai, Nai Khanom Tom. Sparring will last 20 rounds by 2 minutes with a 30 seconds break in between each round.
You can pick up your sponsor form from our reception.
All the money raised will help the Sitsiam Camp to carry on its good work promoting the Martial Arts of Thailand.
Friends and family are all welcome.




21st April: Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) 2019
Wat Mahathat Thai Temple, Kings Bromley, DE13 7HR
A great day out for all the family, meet and talk with real Thai Buddhist monks, enjoy authentic Thai cuisine watch the many attractions on the main stage including Thai classical dancing, Thai singers and of course the Thai Martial Arts performed by the Sitsiam camp/Buddhai Swan.


Por Kru, Buddhai Swan, Thailand.


5th May: Por Kru Day the most important day in the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan calendar.

May: date to be announced Sitsiam Camp’s “Tracking the Warrior Tour 2019” 2 weeks in the Kingdom of Siam. (Thailand).



29th June: Magic of Thailand Festival 2019.
Platt Fields Park, Manchester, M14 5NF
A family day out with a unique twist, children’s fun fairground, enjoy authentic Thai cuisine, enter the many competitions with amazing prizes, watch classical Thai dancing and other Thai performers including “LadyBoy” show on the main stage.
Demonstrations of the Thai Martial Arts will be performed by the Sitsiam camp/Buddhai Swan on the main stage and in the Muay Thai ring throughout the day.
Don’t miss Manchester’s biggest and best Thai festival brought to you by the “Magic of Thailand”

Highlights of 2018.

Krabi Krabong Sitsiam camp


2018 was a very busy year for the Sitsiam camp.
In September the Sitsiam Camp moved to bigger and better premises, after spending over 20 years at our old location.
This was probably the biggest highlight of 2018 and sees a new brighter future for the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan.
As always the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan was in great demand for demonstrations throughout 2018.

Here are some of the highlights from 2018.

Muay Thai Nai Khanom Tom Day 17th March 2018 Video <<<< Click
Por Kru Day 5th May Video <<<< Click
Por Kru Day 5th May Krabi Krabong Video <<<<< Click
Por Kru Day 5th May Krabi Krabong 2 Video <<< lick
Ashton-under-Lyne June Video <<<<< Click
Manchester Biggest Thai festival July Video <<<< Click
Magic of Thailand Festival Krabi Krabong July Video <<<< Click
Magic of Thailand Festival Krabi Krabong 2 July Video <<<< Click
Rak Thai Festival August Video <<< Click
Ashton-under-Lyne November Video <<<<< Click
2019 promises to be an even bigger and better year for the Sitsiam Camp/Buddhai Swan demonstration Team.

Sitsiam Camp News and Events

Sukhothai, Thailand

Training in Thailand: “Tracking the Warrior Tour” 2019.
We will be taking bookings with a deposit of £550 from
7th January.
Please pick up your booking form from our reception.
The tour will be visiting some of Thailand’s most beautiful destinations.
The tour is open to anyone who wishes to visit the kingdom of Sitsiam (Thailand).

Arjarn Tony will act as tour guide and making it easier to get around and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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 May 2019.
With over 30 years experience in organising tours to Thailand.

Book Now ! Book Now !


You can now find us on Hoop a website specially designed for children’s activities.


Tel: 07903 105561
Location: 360 fitness unit 15/16, Whitelands Industrial Estate, Clarence Street, Stalybridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, SK15 1QL



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