Meet our Krus (Muay Thai trainers)!
Each of our Muay Thai trainers bring a unique experience to the table while teaching. They all have their own fighting and teaching style, so whether you are after hard Bangkok style pad work, technical pad work, or anything between, you will find what you are looking for at Rittisak Muaythai. Read below and get to know them today.
Kru Chok Rittisak
Owner / Head Trainer
250 + Muaythai fights
Former Rajadamnern Stadium Champion at 118lbs and winner of the coveted Golden jacket (seua samart) for 10 consecutive wins. An elusive feat not achieved by many in the golden era of Muaythai, circa 1996.
South Thailand Champion at 118lbs.
Kru Chok has over 30 years experience collectively as a fighter and trainer. He first started training Muaythai at the ripe old age of 8 years old. He went trained for his very first fight with only his brother, a pair of broken pads and a rice bag hanging from a tree, in the backyard of his home in Cha-uat Province, Nakhon Si Thammarat, South Thailand. He then went on to grace the stages at the most prestigious stadiums in Thailand. With a lot of hard work in between of course.
His fighting style is the classical and popular Muay Femur style. Preferring to use defence and counter techniques, as well as, fight IQ to outsmart his opponents. He enjoyed fighting against Muay Khao (knee fighters) and Muay Dern (forward walking fighters), as he felt this style was easy for him to win against. He hated fighting against other Muay Femurs, because in his words, “very headache”, working out how to outsmart them and score. His favourite weapons are teeps and sweeps.
He first started his journey as a Muaythai trainer in Phuket, where he eventually made it into the top 10 best trainers in all of Phuket Province. He has worked as Head Trainer at some well known and reputable gyms in Phuket, before moving to Koh Phangan Island. He has also worked abroad in Australia.
He is suited to all levels of experience. He possesses a very unique style of holding pads. First and foremost, he will make sure that you have solid fundamentals, with a heavy focus on defence, before teaching you his tricky Muay Femur ways. You are guaranteed to level up under his guidance and your defence will be impossible to penetrate. Kru Chok has a mean clinch, teep and sweep game, with a beautiful kick to top it off.
He is a rare gem of a teacher with the English skills to tell you his story. You should really hear it for yourself one day!
trainer / active fighter
250 + Muaythai fights
Former professional Bangkok Stadium fighter at Channel 3 Stadium, Rajadamnern Stadium, and Lumpini Stadium
South Thailand Champion at 112lbs.
Kru Mood also began Muaythai young at the age of 8 years old. He quickly started fighting in his home province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, in the South of Thailand. Fun fact, Kru Mood and Kru Chok trained together at the same gym in Bangkok.
His fighting style is Muay Tae (strong kicks) and Muay Femur (technical). He would prefer to fight against Muay Khao (knee) fighters because in his words, “easy to kick”.
Kru Mood is suited to all levels and sizes. He has experience in training Thai stadium fighters, so if you ever do a fight camp under him, he will make sure you are strong and prepared. He also has experience working abroad in Singapore and China.
He has a fast paced Bangkok style way of holding pads. Kru Mood can guarantee to make you sweat, work hard, lose weight and become a lean mean fighting machine.
Most importantly though, he has an infectious smile and laugh, with a happy and friendly demeanour.
250 + Muaythai fights
Former professional Bangkok stadium fighter at Channel 9 Stadium, Rajadamnern Stadium and Lumpini Stadium.
Kru Ja-Rut also started fighting Muaythai around the age of 8-9 years old. He was born in Hat Yai, Songkhla, in the South of Thailand.
His fighting style is Muay Khao (strong knees). We can also vouch for this because he is mean in the clinch.
Kru Ja-Rut has extensive experience working in fighter gyms in Phuket, as well as holding pads for Thai stadium fighters (this is no easy feat). Kru Ja-Rut has worked abroad in China and Malaysia.
Kru Ja-Rut is suited to intermediate / advanced / competition level students. He is excellent at simulating a fight situation on pads to build your reaction and timing. He has been referred to as Bangkok style pad work by many students. If you are to fight under his guidance, he will get you well prepared. Be warned though, it is not for the faint hearted. He will definitely take you to the next level.
Quirky and cheeky in nature, he loves a good laugh and joke too.
110 + Muaythai fights
35 + Western boxing fights
WBA World Boxing Champion, WBU Boxing champion & Paba Boxing champion
Former professional Bangkok Stadium fighter
Hailing originally from Northern Thailand, Kru Aon began his Muaythai career at age 9.
His fighting style is a unique mix of Muay Femur (classical), Muay Mat (strong punches) & Southpaw (left handed). In light of this interesting mix of styles, a famous promoter and gym owner, Niwat Laosuwanwat of The Galaxy Gym in Bangkok, saw that he had talent for western boxing and took him under his wing.
This is where Kru Aon switched to fighting western boxing and became WBA world champion.
Fun fact: Kru Chok and Kru Aon previosuly worked together at a reputable Phuket gym. Kru Aon has also worked abroad in Japan, China and Vietnam,
Due to his wealth of experience, Krus Aon is a well rounded trainer. He has a very friendly and kind hearted demeanour (though a little bit shy at first). He is great at holding pads for all levels, no matter if you are a beginner or fighter. As the newest member of our team he is highly valued, and we are very happy to welcome him to Rittisak Muaythai.
Trainer / active fighter
50 + Muaythai fights
Kru Laan is an active fighter and is currently fighting every month. Kru Laan’s fighting style is the classical and technical Muay Femur and Muay Sok (savage elbows).
Not only is he an active fighter, but he is a champion trainer. His calm and patient demeanour makes him perfect for anyone beginning their Muaythai journey. He is also excellent at holding freestyle pads for advanced students.
He really is a perfect all-round trainer for all levels and sizes, and a highly valued member of our team, who has been with us since our humble beginnings. He is sure to add to your bag of tricks, feeling as though you have learnt something. As he is also fighting (and over 65kgs) he makes for a formidable sparring and clinch partner.
One thing that you will come to love about Kru Laan is his always happy and smiling face.