Meet The Team
2005 KOMA Champion, Korea
#1 Ranked fighter at Lumpinee
#1 Ranked fighter at Ratchadamnoen
South Thailand Champion at 70lb
Sing Owner/Founder of Sinbi Muay Thai
Thopadak Wanchalerm is Sing’s Thai fighting name, which he used for many years whilst fighting in Bangkok. Sinbi Taewoong is Sing’s Korean fighting name, which he uses when fighting K-1. Sinbi means ‘mysterious’ in Korean and Taewoong is the name of the gym where he trained. It was the owner of this gym who brought him to Korea to fight K-1. Sing is his Thai nickname, all thai’s have these. Sing is an owner, manager and head trainer at Sinbi Muay Thai camp.
Born in the Songkhla Province in southern Thailand, Sing grew up with two brothers and one sister. He started training Muay Thai at the age of 9. His father who had been a fighter himself and subsequently became a rice grower, trained him and his brothers at home. His sister (who now works at Sinbi Muay Thai) often helped too by holding the pads for her brothers when they were young). His mother worked as a fruit tree farmer.
Sing had his first fight at the age of 9. He was South Thailand Champion at 70lbs. At the age of 13 Sing left his home and moved to Bangkok with a friend to live and train in a gym there (Loog-tap-agat gym). His manager there was Wanpaded, himself a Racthadermnoen Champion. At the same time as training, he went to school and finished high school at the age of 19. He went to University afterwards to study Sports Science and graduated at 24. During this time Sing trained at the same gym and fought over 100 fights in Bangkok. Sing fought in the famous and prestigious Lumpinee and Ratchadamnoen stadiums in Bangkok where only the best fighters compete. He was ranked number 1 at both these stadiums. At the age of 25, Sing went to live and work in Korea for 6 months as a Muay Thai trainer and he fought for Taewoong Muay Thai gym in Seoul.
The following year Sing moved to Phuket to work as a trainer at the gym of a friend he went to school with. While training a large number of foreign Muay Thai students and tourists, Sing started learning English. In 2005 Sing went to England to fight and to teach Muay Thai in Birmingham at Trojan Gym. In 2006 Sing had a fight in Sydney, Australia as well as fighting in a KOMA event in Korea where he had three fights in one day in Seoul. He had fought the KOMA event previously in 2005 and won the event. The first time Sing was fighting in a K-1 MAX event was in Busan, Korea in February 2006. His second K-1 fight was in the K-1 KHAN Fighting Network in Seoul, Korea in September 2006 where he won against the Mongolian fighter ByamBa by KO in the 2nd round. In total, Sing has ten Championship belts to his name. He opened Sinbi Muay Thai Camp in January 2007.
Watch Sing’s highlight reels from back when he fought K1 in Korea:
The Muay Thai training offered at Sinbi is second to none in Phuket. Most of our trainers have fought at a very high level at Lumpinee or Rajadamnern stadiums in Bangkok and internationally. However, what sets our trainers apart is that they all have experience training our international and Thai students at different levels and abilities. In addition, all of our trainers can communicate in good enough English to teach and instruct our students. Sinbi handpicks its trainers to make sure they are a good fit for the team and are happy in their job.
Our trainers know how to challenge students and adapt the pace of training to suit different abilities and fitness levels. Sinbi places a high emphasis on teaching the basics – stance, movement, balance, and correct technique. This will make strikes easier to perform effectively. Muay Thai should look beautiful too. You may hear your trainer saying “mai suay” – not beautiful and if you are lucky “suay” – beautiful during training.
Different trainers have different fighting styles, which is reflected in how and what they teach. We encourage you to take the opportunity to work with various trainers to learn some of their preferred techniques and tricks. We highly recommend taking private sessions while you are here to take advantage of a more personalized lesson and work on areas you would like to improve or practice.
Fight name: SaksuriyaSatid CD
Fa is always in high demand for his 1 on 1 sessions. His technical teaching style clear explanations make his a top Kru. Fa has had over 160 fights, his first being aged 10, and held the highly prizedCP Tournament belt&Lumpinee belt.
Check out Fa in action fighting against the legendary PornsaneSitmonchai (link here)
Trainer - thai fighters
Fight name: Kwanchai
Kook comes from the legendary Kaewsamrit gym in Bangkok. Don’t let his baby face deceive you- he’s had over 160 fights and held the South Thailand championship belt at 55lbs & 118lbs. Kook is great at teaching all abilities- from total beginners to pro fighters alike. He is very technical teacher/fighter and will push you to your absolute limits.
Fight name: SaenkeangKaitjarunchai
Hailing from Songkhla, Keang had his first fight aged 8 years, and has a whopping 225 fights under his belt. He was the South Thailand champion at 140lbs & 147lbs
BaoV is the brother of SinbiTaewoong and they used to train together when Sinbi was a young boy and BaoV was a little older! BaoV has been training fighters for many years and is extremely experienced. His very fast-paced style of pad holding will always keep you on your toes as he likes to throw plenty of feints and tricks to make sure you’re working defence as much as working on your striking technique.
Fight name: Ja Wuttichai
Fighting Style: Muay Khao (clinch/knees)
Favourite Weapon: Knees and kicks
Favourite male fighter: Saenchai
Favourite female fighter: Judy Humber
Titles /Belts: 3 times world champion
ICO World Champion x 2, ROAR World Champion
Fighter of the year, 2017
Ja was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat and started fighting when he was just 7 years old. He fought out of Wuttichai gym in Trang when he first started fighting and has had over 200 fights. Ja has been working as a trainer for over 10 years and has taught in both Thailand and the UK (Northern Ireland, Leeds and Halifax), where he lived and worked for 8 years. He enjoys the variety of teaching all levels and ages for both fitness and fight preparation.
Sinbi Muay Thai prides itself on supporting and developing young Thai fighters. Our aim is to give them all the necessary skills and guidance they need to become future champions. With our Nak Muay’s fighting regularly at stadiums all over Thailand, as well as at the prestigious Rajadamnern and Lumpinee stadiums, we have developed a strong reputation for producing top level fighters.
Fighting name: Patakhin
Fight name: Patakthong
fight name: Pathakthongkam
fight name: Patakmongkol
Fighting name: Patakpalin
Fighting name: Patakthep