Kru Thep is an active competitor still fighting in Muay Thai and also recently Western boxing. He has 272 Muay Thai fights under his belt with 200 wins, 70 losses and 2 draws. He started training at age 9 in the Eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. He is the Max Muay Thai reigning champion at 55kg (121lbs) and also the WPMF (World Professional Muay Thai Federation) current champion. In boxing he has recently had title fights for the WBA, WBC and IBF. He trains hard and has a very classic style of fighting. We are proud to have him represent Bangkok Fight Lab in his continuing combat sporting career.
39 year old Kru Nam, full name Pornpirum Nimma, Muay Thai name Bitpom Lougchowpawpaklong, started Muay Thai at age 15. He has fought 60 times, with 42 wins and 18 losses. A humble, happy coach who has a great understanding of the different needs of his students. He teaches classic Muay Thai techniques and training methods but makes every class fun, perhaps putting a little less pressure on his students than our other trainers.
Kru Songkram is our oldest and most experienced trainer at 52, fighting since the age of 12 he has 24 years of Muay Thai and boxing fight experience in both Thailand and China, and has been coaching for over 18 years. He is from the Northern province of Phetchabun but has lived in Bangkok for the last 38 years. His fight record stands at 183 fights, 150 wins, 30 losses and 3 draws. He won Muay Thai Northern Part championship titles twice at 95lb (43kg), and five times in Bangkok in Rajadamnern Stadium at 105lb (48kg), one of the two Muay Thai mecca stadiums in Thailand (the other is Lumpinee). After retiring from Muay Thai he competed in Western boxing and acheived two international championship titles (BABA and WBA) at 105lb.
Coach Tyler Casselman is an accomplished Head Nogi Jiu Jitsu Coach with a wealth of knowledge and experience in martial arts, grappling, and combat sports. With nearly two decades of training and experience in Europe, the United States, and across Asia, Coach Tyler has developed a unique and effective teaching style that is highly sought after by students of all levels.
In 2021, Coach Tyler relocated to the United States to train with the notorious B Team, where he received his Brown Belt from Craig Jones, a 2 x ADCC Worlds Silver Medalist. During his time at B Team, Coach Tyler was the Uke for many Jiu Jitsu instructional DVDs, including Make Z Guard Great Again, Power Top, and Power Ride with Craig Jones, and The Rody Lock System with Nick Rod.
Xiong Yuxing, also known as Emma Xiong (often referenced also as Emma Xiong Y.X.), was the first female grappler from China to be awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which she received from the hands of the legendary Letícia Ribeiro in June 2017. Xiong Yuxing is also one of the fastest recorded athletes to achieve the rank of black belt, having taken her just over 3 years to reach the grade, doing so after two sequential IBJJF world titles in the lower belt divisions.
Xiong Yuxing is a BJJ coach at Bangkok Fight Lab, where she instructs the All Levels BJJ classes and the Kids Program. As a competitor, she has achieved significant success, including winning the IBJJF World Championship in 2016 (purple) and 2017 (brown) and the ASJJF Japan DUMAU Open in 2016 (absolute division, purple belt). She has also placed in various other competitions such as the AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro and IBJJF Asian Open. Xiong Yuxing's favorite position/technique is the triangle, and she competes in the Peso Galo (48,50 kg / 107.0 lbs) weight division.