THE VOR SAKORNRIT GYM
by Serge TREFEU (2014)
Vor Sakornrit is an exceptional camp which could be registered on the historical heritage of the Thailand because his story deserves a romantic event!
The ground where was built this picturesque camp is filled with memories. Indeed, more than 250 years ago it’s here that trained for the fight the soldiers of the army of Somdet Phra Chao Taksin, the King of Thonburi. The city of Thonburi was the capital of the Siam during the reign of King Taksin!
In 1767, the famous army of King Taksin fought and repel Burmese invader of the kingdom of Siam!
To protect the history of this place, Mr Nawin, the grandfather of the current owner of the Vor Sakornrit, bought the ground here is now about 140 years. Mr Nawin was Krom Luang Chumphon’s right-hand man, son of King Rama V. Rama V is more known under the name of Chulalongkorn, King who reigned from 1868 till 1940!
Admiral Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak (1880-1923) is considered as the father of Thai Royal Navy. In 1922, he became official the commander of Thai Navy!
Besides his naval studies prince Krom Luang Chumphon was also known as a doctor quack with plants, an artistic painter and an excellent boxer. Since his death, he’s worshipped by Thai and considered by many as a divine being. The birthday of his death, on May 19th, is dedicated in the ” Day of the Thai Royal Navy “!
ADMIRAL KROM LUANG CHUMPHON KHET UDOMSAK!
Krom Luang Chumphon was also an instructor of Muay Thai. He trained his soldiers in the fight but one day, having no more enough place, he decided to divide into two his troops and to send them to train on the ground of Mister Nawin. This is the way 102 years ago, Vor Sakornrit became a camp of Muay Thai, even before the Kingdom of Siam became “Thailand”!
Mr Nawin had received by King himself, the nickname of Luangviset Sakornrit which means literally ” The major power of the river “, it’s this name which was given to the camp to honor the memory of Mr Nawin!
At first, the Vor Sakornrit camp was especially intended for the training of the military in Muay Thai. But then, the camp was modified several times to offer structures adequate to the Thai fighters and now to the foreign boxers…
The heiress of this historic camp is Mrs Suchanee Saengsuwan (Sporting director Muay Thaï against the drug) which manages this foundation with her husband, Mr Manothon Saengsuwan (Captain of the Royal Thai Navy and Sporting consultant Muay Thaï against the drug)!
MRS SUCHANEE SAENGSUWAN AND MR MANOTHON SAENGSUWAN !
MRS SUCHANEE SAENGSUWAN IS VERY RESPECTED IN THE WORLD OF MUAY THAI IN THAILAND!
Today, the camp offers a magnificent structure in a luxurious and pleasant setting. He’s in Bangkok in the district of Ban Chang Lo on the right bank of the river Chao Phraya.
Vor Sakornrit Gym includes, two boxing rings of 7×7 m, about ten punch bags, a big space for the shadow boxing, a restaurant, 19 furnished individual rooms, 8 mixed rooms for 4 people, 13 showers, a living area cinema and a zen garden with a small river!
THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CAMP VOR SAKORNRIT IS SPECTACULAR, THE MAIN HOUSE BEARS THE NAME OF THE FOUNDER OF CAMP, SHE NAMED “LUANGVISET HOUSE”!
STRUCTURE OF VOR SAKORNRIT IS AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE OUTSIDE ONLY!
NO PROBLEM TO SLEEP IN VOR SAKORNRIT, THE CAMP COUNTS NEARLY THIRTY ROOMS!
THE RESTAURANT OF CAMP CAN WELCOME AROUND THIRTY PEOPLE!
THE DISHES OF RESTAURANT ARE VARIED AND DELICIOUS!
The camp can receive groups of more than 30 people, who can be as well professional fighters as amateurs, women and children are also welcome in Vor Sakornrit!
Several champions represented Vor Sakornrit such as Litmetee Vor Sakornrit who gained world champion’s belt and Phayaktamin Vor Sakornrit who was classified in the stadium of Lumpinee and Radja!
THE TROPHIES OF THE FIGHTERS OF VOR SAKORNRIT!
But during several years the Vor Sakornrit it’s especially concentrated on the education of the children in Muay Thai with schools and in learning of Muay Boran!
IN VOR SAKORNRIT, THE ART OF MUAY THAI IS TAUGHT WITH FERVENCY TO CHILDREN OF THAI SCHOOLS!
THE GENT WOMEN IS WELCOME TO VOR SAKORNRIT!
THE MUAY BORAN, ANCESTRAL MARTIAL ART THAI, IS PRACTISED FOR A LONG TIME IN VOR SAKORNRIT!
In 2014, the former boxer Charlton Henri integrated the Vor Sakornrit as trainer.
Charlton Henri is French native of city of Royan who lives in Thailand for ten years, he’s married to a Thai women with whom he had a girl.
Charlton began his boxer’s career to Sisaket in the northeast of the Thailand. A friend presented him to master of Muay Thai who was called Arun Kunmana who was also an expert in Boxing, an art in which he formed in Cuba!
Arun Kunmana at first trained Charlton to the university of the sports of Sisaket then at his home. All in all, French which fought under the name of Koulap Deng Sor Kunmana is going to make 54 fights with 11 in Boxing, he going to fight almost everywhere, especially in Isaan, to Sisaket, Ubon, Buriram, Phayao, Pattaya and in Bangkok!
Charlton also trained in the camp Sanaree Gym to Korat and in the WKO to Pattaya with Nick Kara as trainer, Australian Nick Kara was a world champion and shot in the famous movie Ong Bak. He played the role of the giant Big Bear in one of the cult scenes of the secret fights of the movie!
Charlton had to put an end to his career because of a problem in the right eye and the wounds in knees straight ahead…
In 2012, with his friend the singer Scarafino, Charlton restored the camp Singhklongsi, one camp of great champion which is situated in the city of Lopburi. Charlton in particular trained and coached the star of the camp, Luknimit (Radja Champion and World champion WMC) who in 2014 was classified N°1 in the stadium of Omnoi in 122 lbs. In October Luknimit beat Prajanchay, the current champion of Lumpinee in 118 lbs!
KHRU CHARLTON HENRI!
THE CHAMPION PHETAWEE SOR KITTICHAI CAME TO SEE HIS FRIEND CHARLTON IN HIS NEW CAMP!
With her come from the French trainer, the owners of the camp decided to boost the training of professional boxers within Vor Sakornrit. Thanks to the connections of Captain Manothon Saengsuwan who took back his promoter’s license, the boxers of the Vor Sakornrit have already participated, in only four months, in the tournaments Thai Fight and Max Muay Thai, as well as in three world championships!
The camp is also in connection with the biggest promoter of the stadium of Radja, Songchai Ratanusaban!
At the moment, there are just three Thai professional fighters who train for Vor Sakornrit but in January, 2015, Team of fighter professional is going to come to join the camp.
So, French and an Algerian team trained for the camp, several fought in the Thai Fight and to the Max Muay Thai, two bigger Thai organizations at present!
FIGHTERS ALGERIAN AND FRENCH HAVE TRAINED AND FOUGHT FOR VOR SAKORNRIT!
THE BOXERS OF VOR SAKORNRIT MADE THEIR DAILY JOGGING AROUND THE FAMOUS PLACE SANAM LUANG (OLD KING GARDEN) LOCATED TO FOUR KILOMETERS FROM CAMP!
LESSON TO PAOS!
WORK TO PUNCH BAG!
LIKE IN ALL GOOD THAI CAMPS, THE SESSION OF CLINCH IS REQUIRED, THE VOR SAKORNRIT DON’T FAILS TO RULE!
STRETCHING MUSCLES ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP A GOOD FLEXIBILITY LEGS!
FOREIGN FIGHTERS WERE RECEIVED EACH DIPLOMA AFTER THEIR STAY IN VOR SAKORNRIT GYM!
Other trainers of the camp are Khru Sak, Komklom Lookmahatat, Pichit Sitbangprachan and Remy Vectol!
Khru Sak is a trainer since 43 years, this trainer in the style ” fimeuu “(Technical) formed champions as Tampichit Sakwitthaya, Akromchengrai Isarasakilin, Sukleawood Penmuanglei (TV7 Champion), Sonarai Sakwitthaya (Lumpinee Champion and Raja Champion in 108 lbs), Photai Muangkoupen (Lumpinee Champion and Raja Champion in 140 lbs)!
Master Sak also coached legends such as Pud Pad Noi, Put Laolek and Phayap Penchai who faced twice the Dutch star Rob Kaman!
MASTER SAK TO 70 YEARS IS ALWAYS READY TO SESSION PAOS!
THE BOXERS MARTINIQUAIS NICOLAS VARLIN AND LUDWIG ARTHERON WITH MASTER SAK!
Komklom Lookmahatat is a professional fighter who has more than 200 fights to his credit, he’s Champion of Bangkok, Komklom often fought in big events in the stadium of Radja. He fights now regularly in Max Muay Thai, he has beaten the French Brian Denis in 2014!
KOMKLOM WITH CHARLTON!
Pichit Sitbangprachan gained world champion’s belt in Muay Thai, this formidable puncheur put KO of the great champions as Sakmongkol, Olé, Somchainoi and Samranthong!
Pichit made a remarkable career in Boxing, in 1992 he took away the title of champion of the World IBF in 112 lbs, a title which he defended five times successfully, he’s unconquered in Boxing with 24 professional fights (18 KO)!
KHRU PICHIT WITH CHARLTON HENRI!
KHRU PICHIT WITH ALGERIAN YUBA AMRI FOUGHT AGAINST FRENCH CHAMPION VICTOR PINTO IN THAI FIGHT 2014!
Remy Vectol is an inhabitant of Martinique who made his formation for Muay Thai in Guiana. After made an amateur career and won a bronze medal in world championships WMF in 2011, he became a professional fighter today who exercises his talents in Thailand. This French fighter is nicknamed “Robocop”, his fight record is 42 fights for 36 victories (17 KO), and 6 defeats. He has already gained five world champion’s belts, in four different federations the WBC, the WPMF, the WKE, the WPKA, and the belt S1.
In 2013, he won his first world belt in Thailand on the Queen’s Birthday, the S1 belt in – 75 Kg, he beat by knockout Thai Kongfac Siponsak. Then home in Guyana, he beat James Benal for the France WBC belt in – 76 Kg. And finally, in Martinique, he won the belt WKE in – 81 Kg against Brendan Bruno. In 2014, in November, in Martinique, he beat English Kriss Adiss for the world belt WPKA in – 78 Kg. It was at the King’s Birthday on December 5, 2014 in Bangkok, as Vectol won his fifth world champion belts, the belt WPMF in – 76 kg that he bereave to the titleholder the robust Swedish Tobias Alexandersson. On February 6th, 2015, he will fight for the belt WMC of – 72 kg!
Vectol fought for several Thai camps as Sasiprapa Gym and Sitsongpeenong, now, he’s under contract with the Vor Sakornrit Gym, he trains for Vor Sakornrit and gives lessons in parallel of his career of professional boxer!
REMY « ROBOCOP » VECTOL!
REMY VECTOL FIGHTS FROM NOW ON UNDER THE NAME OF PUPHRADAM (BLACK MOUNTAIN) VOR SAKORNRIT GYM!
VECTOL RECEIVES BLESSING OF VENERABLE MONK LUANG PHOR PONG BEFORE NEXT FIGHT!
FRENCH CHAMPION DON’T HESITATE TO GIVE THE LESSON TO PAOS WITH FOREIGN BOXERS CAMP!
Vor Sakornrit Gym of part his story and his magnificent structure is a member from now on of the most beautiful camps of Bangkok. It’s a camp to be absolutely discovered for all the enthusiasts of Muay Thai of passage in Thailand!
THE TEAM VOR SAKORNRIT!
CAPTAIN OF THE ROYAL NAVY, KHRU CHARLTON, KENZO VIEGAS “PETHVISET VOR SAKORNRIT GYM” REMY VECTOL “PUPHRADAM VOR SAKORNRIT GYM” AND THE GENERAL ROYAL THAI NAVY!
VOR SAKORNRIT GYM
225/5 JARUNSANITWONG ROAD JARUNSANITWONG SOI 22
BAN CHANG LO
Facebook : Vor Sakornrit Gym
Phone: 09 89 46 42 37 (Charlton Henri)
Price (two trainings, two meals, room):
One day: 1000 baht
One week: 6500 baht
Fortnight: 14,000 baht
Month: 27,000 baht
Price Private lessons:
One lesson (2 hours): 350 baht
Ten lessons: 3200 baht
Fifteen lessons: 4500 baht
Thirty lessons: 8500 baht
VOR SAKORNRIT GYM!