Evolve MMA is to open its doors to visiting martial artists for the first time with a 'vacation training program' which will allow anyone to spend time training with the team of world champions there. Thailand has traditionally been the destination of choice for anyone looking to improve their stand up skills but Singapore could become an attractive alternative.
ONE Fighting Championship is headquartered there and MMA is growing rapidly in popularity but Singapore is also home to the highest concentration of top level Muay Thai fighters outside of Thailand. Among the trainers at Evolve MMA are Muangfalek Kiatvichian, Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee, Orono Wor Petchpun, Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn and Attachai Fairtex.
Singapore is more expensive than Thailand but it is also much more modern and compares favourably with any major Western city. The Evolve MMA facilities are all indoors and air conditioned which might appeal to travelers who don't want to have to acclimatize themselves to a tropical country.
Working one on one with former Lumpini champions like Namsaknoi, Attachai, Orono, Lamnamoon or a former Rajadamnern champion like Muangfalek s a proposition which will be very attractive to students of the history Muay Thai and with some supposedly affordable accommodation packages (you have to email for actual prices) Evolve MMA in Singapore could soon establish itself as a more urban South East Asian alternative to training in Thailand.
For anyone looking to travel to a training centre to perfect their MMA skills there is the opportunity to train alongside the Evolve MMA fight team which includes Shinya Aoki, Rafael Dos Anjos and Eddie Ng. Rich Franklin is currently preparing for his UFC fight with Cung Le there while Ben Askren recently visited for a training trip and UFC fighter Riki Fukuda was also there earlier in the year.
There is a team of nine BJJ black belts which includes world champions Leandro Issa and Zorobabel Moreira and customers will have the opportunity to choose between learning grappling techniques for MMA or pure BJJ in the Gi.
Former WBA Super Featherweight world champion Yodsanan Sityodtong, who recently turned his hand to MMA, is also in charge of the boxing program while US Olympian Heath Sims heads up the wrestling program with the assistance of NCAA Division One wrestler Jake Butler.
It's been described as 'Disneyland for martial arts' and now that Evolve MMA is offering everyone the opportunity to take advantage of the facilities which had previously only been available on an invitation only basis to established fighters like Askren and Franklin we could see Singapore become a major destination for fighters wanting to embark upon some intensive overseas training.
For more information visit: www.evolve-mma.com/classes/vacation-training.html