RUKTHAI - WEST LONDON MUAY THAI

'West London's Premier Muay Thai Academy'
Finest Professional Training in Traditional, Modern Ring Sport, Street Self Defence

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  TO WEST LONDON'S OLDEST MUAYTHAI SCHOOL
   
 & ONE OF THE FIRST IN UK TEACHING TRADITIONAL MUAYTHAI
 


'MUAYTHAI AYUTHAYA'
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What a journey it has been so far!
The original Camp to first introduce, teach & promote Authentic Traditional MuayThai and Krabi Krabong in England's South, London and Home Counties. I am honoured and proud to have brought Muaythai into the area from humble beginnings in the 80's, completely unknown in West London, to now. It has affected so many of my students lives in a positive and enduring way to be part of them wherever they go. Thus, this site is dedicated to all our past and present student members. I will keep striving for excellence to ensure successful continuation and growth on the right path & in the true way.

A WORD FROM DANNY KAPOOR:
'Training' means spirit and mind first behind the physical body.
Let go of negative emotions and doings eg hatred, jealousy, frustration, bitterness, anger, lies, grudges, pettiness, blaming, revenge. Don't burden yourself with these and carry them around bad energy is created which spirals, effects and destroys. Be a Warrior, not a Worrier. Look to your own failings first before finding faults in others
- 'let he who is without sin cast the first stone'!

Tolerance, calmness, kindness and patience are virtues not weaknesses.
Think speak do positive, seek peaceful ways and outcomes...remember the karmic cycle of what
goes around comes around - action & reaction, cause & effect.
We are directly responsible for our lives and actions - enhance and strive for excellence, help others, spread love from the heart, don't forget and show respect to those who have helped, guided and given your roots, always...'



I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for the continuing support of and opportunities to work with and train under Grand Master Woody ( International Technical Director World MuayThai Federation, President World Muay Boran Federation, International Commissioner & Registrar  - Kru MuayThai Association, Vice President - Association Institute of Thai Martial Arts & highest ranked outside of Thailand) who along with Grand Master Toddy (went to Las Vegas USA Lionheart Gym now back in Bangkok Master Toddy's Gym) planted the seeds of MuayThai in Europe coming to the UK in 1974, Grand Master Krin (Chairman - Thai Culture Forum UK, I.T.A.C President, Thai Community Leader, Cultural Ambassador), my weapons Master Grand Master Vichit Cheechurn (highest ranked Krabi Krabong teacher, Dept. of Physical Education - Thailand), my Muay Boran Master Grand Master Phosawat Saengsawan (THE Tradional MuayThai Authority on Muay Boran, Developer of Muay Thai copyright, training manuals and videos),  my great friend & UK Legend Master Ronnie Green (5 times World Champion), my fighting Master Sakad 'Sagat' Petchyindee (Thailand's Top Fighting Legend) - all unique, special and close to me with their humility, integrity, wisdom and knowledge.
 
       

SOME THINGS ARE TRULY
WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

In this rapidly changing world of ours, with many new scientific wonders and breakthroughs occurring almost daily, the effects of which on society can be seen as both good and bad, the speed of change has left many people alienated and confused as traditional trades and jobs are changed or made obsolete. Television technology has made rapid progress over the last few years, but it now seems that these new developments have been at the cost of moral values as more programmes and films made, contain graphic scenes of gratuitous violence and pornography.

The effects of watching this on the young and gullible should not be underestimated, even though program producers may say it has no effect. One does not have to go far to see children mimicking scenes from films they have just seen, and in fact there are more reports of 'copy cat' violence & murders.

Many people are now beginning to realise that this is wrong and long for a return of the 'old values' and days gone by! It is these very same values which RukThai Camp has as one of its corner stones & promotes them in many clubs worldwide besides the actual Martial Art techniques.

Without them there cannot be a balanced development in any students' progress through all the different levels of Muay Thai. Aggression has its place in the Martial Arts, but this should only be controlled aggression, and one should constantly aim to improve oneself through practice, hard work & discipline, combined with humility and respect.
 
'TRUE PROGRESS CAN THEN BE MADE'.........
 
 

MASTER DANNY & RUKTHAI CAMP

 
Wat Yarn Head Abbot Blessing Mastership Thailand Feb 2006
 
 
 

Whilst a child Master Danny trained and competed in Judo at schools level and at
12 years old locally in Shotokan Karate and participated in London Youth Games -  
Crystal  Palace & semi-contact tournaments. In that time and with a disqualification in a bout for knocking down an opponent with a body punch, an art more full contact was sought.

In 1985 and at the same time training as a fighter in London ABA's amateur boxing
under the guidance of Peter Kent at Lonsdale Gym Master Danny gained Thai Boxing
experience there initially as well with Bill Judd of KO Gym. The early martial arts 
passion and natural boxing ability seemed to fuse together perfectly in Thai Boxing,
hence its attraction.  From 1987 he then continued Thai Boxing training to fight at a
novice and c class level. With the desire to carry on practicing and improving whilst
studying he began Instruction at the University  of Central Lancashire in Preston
with a few enthusiastic students. It soon turned into the most successful martial arts
society at the University with many student members - it was UK's Universities first
MuayThai Society. At the same time he also worked as a bouncer to pay his way through
study. After completing his degree Master Danny continued teaching small groups and
individuals (especially Trevor McCook, Errol Ried, Mike Slater, Dips Dhillon, Jay Dhillon)
from 1988 thereafter forming a club at West Middlesex Hospital Social Club in 1989.

Having to move because of housing development, Seconds Out Boxing Club at
Ealing Northern Leisure Centre, Sudbury Hill was the next club gym. Although the
club was becoming popular, Master Danny felt there was much more to learn about
authentic Muaythai as trained in Thailand by the best fighters and traditional Thai Martial Arts to be therefore able in turn to pass it on to existing and future  students.

Previously known as Dan's KO Gym,  RukThai Camp was established by Master Danny & was
blessed and given its name after personal tuition and attaining Official Kru Teacher
Qualification by GrandMaster Woody in Manchester and the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Education and Dept. of Physical Education Bodies in 1994.

'RukThai
' has at least three major meanings:
 

first
is 'Ruk' pronounced 'Rook' multiple meaning of 'Attack'
'Invade' 'Forward', 'Advance' and

second pronounced 'Ruck' is a
love and passion for the Thai
culture and what it embraces, which as part of their heritage, includes MuayThai - and
 
third
'Mak
Ruk' is 'Thai Chess' & particularly the 'Check' move, thinking with strategy attacking, defending, countering in 
Thai Chess which MuayThai fighting, just like chess, is exactly
that at a high level, a real mind game!

We are very proud to have a camp name associated with such relevant, traditional and
deep meanings for our Art of Muaythai and moreover honoured for it to have root from a
world renowned GrandMaster.

Master Danny has been teaching Muay Thai in and around West London for over 20 years
and is appointed by the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education
Dept. of Physical Education and as the International Director of Thailand's Institute of Thai 
Arts & Culture (I.T.A.C) whose President is Grand Master Kriangsak (Krin) Grand
Master Woody's brother.

He is also registered on the Association Institute of Thai Martial Arts (AITMA) &
Kru MuayThai Association Official International Register of Trainers for Muay Thai
to be a safe and enjoyable martial art/sport for all.

From 11yrs old semi contact, full contact, amateur, pro-amateur competition
& exhibition fights,  conducted many seminars & special courses and public event demonstrations inc Thai Festivals. Notable achievements include
In 1996 Won 'BEST RAM MUAY' Ireland's first International
Amateur Tournament and in 1998 presented by Thai Government a Muaythai
Special International Promotion AwardSukhothai, Thailand

He attained the coveted Official Kru Teacher Qualification by GrandMaster Woody and the Royal Thai Government Ministry of Education and Dept. of Physical Education Bodies in 1994, Kru Yai (Senior) in 1997 and promoted to Arjarn (Master) by GrandMaster Krin on DEC 4th 2005 and GrandMaster Phosowat Thailand FEB 11-17th 2006 (photo below).

 

Our Club's Mission Statement

is to promote & teach anyone teachable to the highest possible standards all forms of Authentic MuayThai  (Silapa MuayThai, Muay Boran), Modern(Ring Sport) Thai Boxing, Western Boxing and Krabi Krabong (traditional Thai weapons) in conjunction with its code of conduct, ethics, respect and values ensuring successful continuation and growth in the true way.

Utilising all components of training in martial arts to help develop character and humility at the same time stimulating & building an individuals mind, body and spirit so as to lead a more positive, fulfilling and productive life benefiting oneself and society as a whole .'

 

MASTER DANNY STARRING AS THAI BOXER CHAMPION AND TRAINER TO THE LEAD ACTRESS 'ASSASSIN' IN ASIAN BOLLYWOOD MOVIE PATTAYA, THAILAND  - THEIR VERSION OF 'NIKITA'

 

SUKHOTHAI (North Thailand) amateur 1998

 
 

                Danny after an IMTF Thai pro-am Tournament UK 2001


 

First presentation in England Receiving Instructor Swords from his teachers GrandMaster Vichit Cheechurn & Master Chucheep 1998

 

            

Mastership Presentation 2005 by the famous
   Grand Master Phosawat Saengsawan             

RUKTHAI CAMP HISTORY


DEMONSTRATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Danny with Grand Master Woody after Traditional MuayThai

Muay Boran Demonstration -Battersea Thai Food Festival 1995

So much has happened since the historical and I may add memorable 1st Official Amateur World Championships in 1995 at the National Stadium in Bangkok , which also houses our Thailand Headquarters and training Camp NIMIBUT (where GM Woody is now in charge of living in Thailand). We returned with four silver medals and three bronze, England being second only to Thailand in the medals table out of 23 countries! Our objectives and goals were very clear.

We set about organising in ways which would inform and ‘educate' the way forward for Muay Thai as safe and enjoyable martial art/sport for all. This had to be under the rules, guidelines and support of The Royal Government of Thailand, Dept. of Physical Education, Ministry of Education, Thai Tourism Authority, Office of National Culture Commission - Thailand, Olympic Committee of Thailand.

We formed a skilled RukThai Camp demonstration team in 1994 to reach out and show the public SILAPA Traditional Muay Thai , Muay Boran, Sport/Ring Muay Thai as the authentic Art, who we are and what we represent. We continually perform at events around the country and Thailand , main events including:

 

Thai Food Festival 1995,1998, 2000,2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006

Battersea Park (requests from the Thai Embassy in London )

 

'AAA'Classic British Open 1996

Brentford Leisure Centre Brentford, London
 
IAMTF National Championships 1996
Manchester
 
Lee Valley Multicultural Summer Festival UK 1997

Pineapple Westside Fitness Gym 1997

High St. Kensington London
 
Sukhothai Physical Education University 1998
(for the Mayor) Jan. - Sukhothai , Thailand
Thai Cultural Programme Jan 1998
 
A march through Pattaya City - Pattaya , Thailand Oct 1998
the Mayor and General Tienchai
 
Oriental Restaurant Show 1999
Wembley Exhibition Centre (sponsored by Sony)
 
University College London 1999
 
Professional  Boxing Tournament Feb 2005
Hammersmith Palais - London
 
Thai Thai Food Festival and Thai Culture and Sports Festival
Sport City, Manchester August 2005
 
Loy Kratong Festivals at Bhuddhapadipa Thai Temple
Wimbledon, London
 
David Lloyd Leisure Plc
Heston, West London

 

THAI FOOD FESTIVAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM JULY 06 - left to right - Kru Ash, Asst. Kru Nikki, Yatti, Junior Coach Shaila, Master Danny, Kru Sav and Kru Dips

 

 

 

We regularly hold high profile seminars with GrandMaster Woody (first to plant the seeds of the Art in this country and Europe along with Master Toddy about thirty five years ago) GMaster Krin, MRonnie Green and leading exponents from many countries to promote and enhance the authentic traditions of Muay Thai and Krabi-Krabong.

Such a series proved very successful and one of them coincided with the visitation to England by a Thailand Government delegation including the Deputy Minister of Education, ex Deputy Prime Minister (ex Senator) and Officers of the Office of the National Culture Commission and Dept. of Physical Education.

The RukThai Camp ( South England ) Thai Martial Arts Centre of Excellence , arranged demonstrations and played host for the delegation whose purpose of the visit was to see how their Art is practiced and promoted in main camps in the West to the highest standards as laid down by the Governing Body.

Needless to say they were delighted with what they saw. After we received presentations from the Ministers, the delegation were treated to a banquet held in their honour at the Thai Embassy in London . They then travelled to the then (International) Thai Martial Arts Centre of Excellence in Manchester , which housed the International Office by appointment of the Royal Thailand Government.

 

First IAMTF National Demo Team with GrandMaster Woody (International Commissioner) and IAMTF/RukThai Camp members performed Sport Thai Boxing and Muay Boran July 1995



GrandMaster Vichit, Master Krin, top Masters, and myself (left). We demonstrated Live on Thailand Television Channel 9, prime time to the nations millions in Jan ‘98
it was a rare privilege for a foreigner to perform live and a first on Thai national tv!
 

Pattaya '99 Ceremony, Training, and Demonstrating
to theCity Mayor Blessing from General Tianchai





Special Demo Ceremony in Ancient City of Sukhothai, I am with GMaster Krin and my Fighting Teacher living legend Master Sakad 'Sagat' Petchyindee 317 fights!, 151 knockouts, 40 L - also Master Prawat right




National Stadium Headquarters Bangkok
RukThai Training (6 hours straight i remember- the same day arriving in Thailand 6am started training 12pm!) with then current Lumpinee Ratchademnoen Champions myself centre between Master Sakad and GM Krin




1998 Special Masters blessing Ceremony and Presentation from Master Danny of RukThai Camp to his Krabi Krabong Teacher GrandMaster Vichit Cheechurn with GrandMasters Woody & Krin, Master Sken, GrandMaster Channarong and Master A

 


Special blessing and Advanced MuayThai Krabi Krabong Training '98 Weekend
Course
with GM Vichit Cheechurn GM Channarong GM Woody &  his Mother GM Krin, M Sken, M 'A' (Master Toddys brother) Jay & Little Shaila

                 
 

           

 



Shaila Kapoor youngest ever to complete our Annual MuayThai & Krabi Krabong Course leading our team Procession through Pattaya City in September 1998




Presentation from Grand Master Yuttana & Grand Master Woody









   
UCL Thai Martial Arts Society Xmas Dinner 2000


 
                                                                                              

Manchester 2005 RukThai SILAPA MUAYTHAI Muay BoranTeam with Dr Sawang Head Referee of Bangkok's famous Ratchademnoen Stadium

 

 


                                                                                   

 

 


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