Valentina Shevchenko for the last 10 years has been a visitor and fighter in Lamai Koh Samui. Training on camp during her Muay Thai Career, her self, coach Pavel Fedotov and her sister Antonina who is still in this years IFMA world championships have a great relationship with our trainers and head coach Nong supporting them in the IFMA world championships over the last decade ! Shevchenko has held several kickboxing and muay thai titles, such as the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships and World Muaythai Council and been highly regarded as one of the best female Muay Thai fighters in the world.
IFMA World Championships Gold
(2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Despite 312 bouts and his fearsome reputation in the ring, Nokweed Davy remained a strong silent type who never really talked about himself, nor less boasted. Kevin Siam, the stalwart Muay Thai correspondent for Siam Fight News, remembers him as much.
Nokweed never asked for anything off anyone, never looked for money and didn’t like to share his boxing stories. He was shy of his fame but he loved his boys at the WMC gym who, like him, had a passion for Muay Thai. He was a man of few words. But, once the sweat in the gym started to spill onto the concrete, he was a beast with his fighters.
Dzhabar Askerov is a Russian Welterweight kickboxer fighting out of Bangkok, Thailand and representing Russia. He is the World Muay Thai Council’s Muay Thai Welterweight European Champion and K-1 MAX Scandinavia 2008 Tournament Finalist.
Often only going by his fight name, Pidsanu Kunchat, is better known as ‘Mardsua’, a name synonymous with “great” and “champion” within Muaythai circles, as a result of his achievements. It also means “tiger punch” in Thai – tigers being a highly respected animal in the Siam lands. Mardsua earned this name by demonstrating strength and courage throughout his fights. He also made a name for himself by defeating top Australian fighter John Wayne Parr, and by losing very narrowly to Yodsanklai.