Phayakorn Kalyaprasit (Boon)
Phayakorn Kalyaprasit, known affectioniately as Boon is the owner and head instructor of Muay Thai Temple. Boon arrived in Australia in 1998 where he lived in Wollongong, and it was then he began passing on Chalong’s teaching to his own students. Boon’s tuition brings together his uniquely nuanced experiences, and his hard-earned understanding that both mind and body must be exercised harmoniously in the learning and practice of Muay Thai. Boon teaches an informal, but above all authentic form of Muay Thai – one that he hopes to preserve by passing it on to his students at the Muay Thai Temple.
P’Joe is our main pad holder and class teacher at the gym, you will rarely see him without his Fairtex pads since we all love kicking and punching him…just kidding P’Joe! 😉 Joe grew up in both the Isan region of Thailand as well as Chiang Mai (North and North East). He has a passion for the sport and passing his knowledge onto others. Joe has trained all over Thailand and regularly returns to Thailand to train Muay Thai as well as completing a course in Pad Holding.
Joe is passionate about all things Muay Thai and has vast experience in all aspects of training, whether its small groups, classes and one on one. However he is our main fight trainer and corner man.
Dori has been training Muay Thai for close to 6 years and began fighting for our gym since April 2016. She is passionate about Muay Thai and fitness so her classes are based around conditioning and cardio work that is needed for Muay Thai, as well as technical training. When she isn’t preparing to fight you can find her at the gym sparring with Wing and the boys or a double agent as our gym reception.
Dori has experience with all of our classes from beginner, intermediate to advanced. She teaches our Tuesday Kids class, lunch time classes and Wednesday Ladies Muay Thai class. Her preferred style is kicking and pad work with fast hand combinations.
Tuck grew up with Muay Thai from a young age in the town of Buriram which is located in the Isan region of Thailand (North East), his power and fighting spirit over shadows his size. You will usually see him having a good time in the gym sparring and running circles around his sparring partners because of his speed and technical knowledge. He has gained his experience from almost 40 fights in Thailand and years of training since he was a child.
Tucks’s expertise is his fast and agile style which makes him a technician of kicking, knees and highly skilled in clinching. He teaches our advanced classes, one on one training, fighters and is one of our corner men for fights.
Wing started training Muay Thai at the age of 15 at Jaroenthong Gym based in Bangkok. She has a passion not only for our art form but for fitness as a lifestyle; because of this she also spent time doing personal training in Bangkok at We Fitness and Ommo Studios as a qualified personal trainer. Wing is not only one of our trainers but she also currently represents our gym as a fighter and even though she is constantly preparing herself in training for her next fight, she is always happy to pass on her knowledge onto members of the gym during lessons if they have any questions.
Wing’s expertise is involved with powerful kicks (if you have watched one of her fights you might agree) and technique based training. She has experience in teaching all genders and experience levels however her expertise is one on one training, classes and female personal training.
Phet is a former fighter from a young age in the town of Ubon, Isan region of Thailand. Phet has experience from up to 60 fights in Thailand, 38 of which were Wins. He loves a good spar with the other gym members where you can usually witness his incredibly strong kicks and fast punches. He usually teaches our advanced classes and loves to make us do push-ups throughout the whole 2 hours ;P
Phet has taught members of all experience levels and small to large groups, as well as fight training and one on one.