Thai Boxing Seminar with Surachai “Chai” Sirisute
Seven people from Tai Kai’s Syracuse Branch of the Thai Boxing Association USA were in a attendance at a recent two day seminar weekend with Grandmaster Chai Sirisute, the pioneer who brought Thai Boxing to the United States 46 years ago.
Ajarn Kevin Seaman, Tamdan McCrory, Brad Setter, Corina Toothaker, Mike and Erich Spuches, and Len and Christina Sonia. (Dojo1) were exposed to various combinations, Thai Pad training, clinch work, advanced elbow attacks and more. The two day, 12 hr training seminar was hosted by Kevin Seaman’s student, instructor (Khun Kru) Ryan Gruhn at his school, the Central Pennsylvania Mixed Martial Arts Academy in State College, PA. Students were in attendance from six states for the event. A test was held for Matt Knepp of CPAMMA for Beginning level Instructor at the conclusion of the seminar.