MUAY THAI, MMA AND FITNESS GYM IN THE HEART OF PHUKET, THAILAND
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Bangtao Muay Thai and MMA was opened by Andrew "Woody" Wood, Alex Schild and the Hickman brothers, George and Frank. Having lived and worked in Phuket for over 9 years, they coached top level athletes together at Tiger Muay Thai before opening the gym in April 2022.
The team is directly responsible for getting the first-ever Thai national into the UFC, Loma Lookboonmee. Each member of the team plays a key role in her success at the top level of the sport.
Frank Hickman has quickly become one of the most sought-after wrestling-for-MMA coaches in the world. He has played a key role in coaching current UFC World Champions Petr Yan, Alex Volkanovski, and Israel Adesanya.
Andrew Wood has proven himself as one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world through the athletes that he trains. He has trained multiple UFC stars such as Brad Riddell, Mairbeck Taisumov, Alex Volkanovski, and Zhang Weili.
Alex has worked with some of the highest-level fighters from all over the world including Petr Yan and Valentina Schevchenko. Alex has fought MMA all over Asia and is currently a One Championship fighter. In addition to coaching and fighting, he also owns and operates one of the largest jiu-jitsu tournaments in Thailand and SE Asia; Siam Sub Series.
George was instrumental in building the Tiger Muay Thai team from fighting on local shows to fighting in the biggest organizations in the world, including the UFC, Bellator, Rizin and One Championship. George has worked directly with some of the best fighters in the world; Alex Volkanovski, Petr Yan, Brad Riddell, Loma Lookboonmee, and Tai Tuviasa, just to name a few.
The Bangtao Story
Andrew “Woody” Wood and Geroge Hickman talk with the Fruity Body Podcast about Bangtao Muay Thai and MMA, how it all started and the joruney so far.
Our mission is to sustain the title of one of the best MMA and Fitness facilities in the world. We provide a world-class customer experience and an unintimidating and friendly training environment for every level. From beginners to professionals, this is your home gym away from home.
Bangtao Muay Thai and MMA was opened in April 2022 with a big party, fight night and friends getting together to celebrate the beginning of the gym’s journey. Catch the full event highlights in this video.