Diesel Gym’s Muay Thai Team (formerly, London Sitnarong) was originally started back in 2003 by Kru Cliff Bura and under the guidance of Grandmaster Sken Kaewpadung.
Diesel Gym (a name inspired by legendary Thai fighter Dieselnoi) is an internationally renowned Muay Thai gym with a great heritage. Although born out of London’s historic “fighting East End” it is known for its traditional Muay Thai ethos and background – throughout the years the gym has employed several fighters from Thailand as coaches. Also its home grown instructors have gained authentic international coaching awards (kru) from registered Thai Grandmasters.
The Legendary Fighter Who Inspired Diesel’s name
The Diesel Legacy
Diesel has been of one of the most prominent Thai Boxing gyms on the competitive scene since its inception as London “Sitnarong” (the original gym name of Grandmaster Sken’s pioneering schools in the UK). Since our founding we have trained countless champions at both national and international levels. Over the years the many fighters that have been born out of the Diesel legacy have gone on to win prestigious competitions including world titles, fighting across the globe in the process.
Today the Diesel fight team is led by UK Legend and World Champion, kru Daniel “The Warrior” Sam (pictures in competition below). In addition to being recognised as the best British heavyweight (with over 50 fights) around today, in 2010 Daniel qualified as a Muay Thai ‘Kru’ (instructor) in Ayutthaya, Thailand. This award was presented to him by the decorated Bram Arjarn (Grand Master) Woody and its recognised by the Sport and Tourism board in Thailand. He also competes regularly in major kickboxing shows such as Glory, Enfusion and Superkombat. (www.danielsam.co.uk)
Diesel has also a highly successful sister Muay Thai dedicated gym in Australia, owned and run by the much loved Frankie Dehghan (www.dieselgym.com.au)
Despite its competitive achievements Diesel prides itself on being able to provide proven fundamental coaching for complete beginners to Muay Thai and structures its training to look after and nuture particpants who are not necessarily interested in the competitive aspect but just in the art itself or attaining an improved level of fitness, body composition and confidence.