Muay Thai Hall of Fame
Fought and beat some of the best Muay Thai legends in history. Widely considered to be amongst the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time.
285-15 Fight Record
Won 95% of the 300 fights in his illustrious career in Thailand and abroad.
3X Lumpinee Champion
Held Lumpinee titles in 3 weight categories. Retired undefeated at 135 lbs after holding the belt for 6 years between 2000 to 2006.
2X Fighter of the Year
Awarded the two most prestigious awards in Muay Thai, voted by the Sportswriters Association of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand.
World Class Striking Coach
Taught at Evolve MMA Singapore – the global powerhouse of martial arts from 2010 to 2016, where he was Head Instructor of the Muay Thai Program.
Coach to Top MMA Athletes
Ability to effectively modify his Muay Thai coaching style to MMA striking, imparting his ring intelligence to top UFC and ONE FC fighters.
“The most peaceful place for me in the world is being in the center of the ring.”
EXTRAORDINARY RING INTELLIGENCE
Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn (นำศักดิ์น้อย ยุทธการกำธร) is a retired legendary Muay Thai World Champion from Thailand. He holds the longest reign as a Lumpinee Stadium Champion in history, remaining undefeated in 6 years for the 135 lbs title. Namsaknoi has an incredible professional fight record of 285 victories (95% wins) out of 300 fights.
Namsaknoi held wins over Muay Thai legends such as Saenchai , Samkor Kiatmontep, Kaolan Kaovichit, and Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee. He was the camp senior of international Muay Thai superstar Buakaw, when they both trained at Por Pramuk Camp. Fans nicknamed him “The Emperor” for his long reign as a Lumpinee Champion.
Namsaknoi is renown globally for his unrivaled fight IQ, and his graceful pre-fight Wai Kru Ram Muay. He was awarded the Best Wai Kru Ram Muay of the Year twice, in 2001 and 2006.
IMPARTING SUPERIOR SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE PASSIONATELY
At Evolve MMA, Namsaknoi led the Muay Thai Program as its Head Instructor. The powerhouse martial art academy in Singapore is home to the largest stable of legendary Muay Thai World Champion instructors, including Orono Wor Petchpun, Yoddecha Sityodtong, Nontachai Sit-O, Pornsanae Sitmonchai, Nong-O Kaiyanghadao, Sagetdao Petpayathai, Sam-A Kaiyanghadao, and Petchboonchu FA Group, among many others.
In his 6 years in Singapore, Namsaknoi imparted his Muay Thai knowledge to students from all walks of life, from absolute beginners and amateur fighters, to professional athletes and MMA superstars.
Notable fighters Namsaknoi has taught include UFC Lightweight World Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, former UFC Middleweight World Champion Rich Franklin, ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, and other upcoming young MMA talents.
With a deep passion for Muay Thai and an infectious, caring personality, Namsaknoi is well liked by students for his natural ability to teach both the technical as well as the intellectual aspects of Muay Thai.
“When you are afraid of pain, you will get more pain.”
NSN STYLE OF MUAY THAI
- DEFENSE AS AN OFFENSE
- EVASIVE & UNPREDICTABLE
- TECHNIQUE OVER BRUTE STRENGTH
- EXPLOITING TIMING & TENDENCIES
- FOCUS ON RING AWARENESS & CONTROL OF SPACE
- ADAPTS TECHNIQUE & STYLE TO INDIVIDUAL PHYSICAL ABILITY
“Relax, open up your mind, and you can see every move of your opponent’s game.”
NAMSAKNOI FROM THE EYES OF HIS PEERS AND STUDENTS