Mike Swick launches first global AKA gym - Thailand


My New Thailand Gym - AKA Thailand

From: Mike Swick's Stats">Mike Swick
Member Since: 1/1/01
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Hey Guys,

Just giving everyone that was interested a heads up that we are now on social media. Just launched the sites today and will be updating them throughout this whole process, as we build our dream gym in paradise.

I, along with Javier Mendez and my business partners in Thailand, are building the largest and first global AKA gym. AKA Thailand. We will bring AKA's proven methods of building stars and champions from the ground up, to the place where Muay Thai is king. This collaboration mixed with professional strength and conditioning coaches will make this a camp like no other. This is just the beginning...

We have close to three acres of total land that will have multiple training facilities including covered Muay Thai areas, indoor and out door weight rooms, a huge MMA building and office with 3000sf of mat space, massage and sports therapy, restaurants, bungalows and accommodations, shops and several jungle lounge areas with fire pits and relax stations. This camp will be a community for anyone who wants to reach their goals, be it in fighting, fitness, or weight loss. A place where you can train and hang out with many interesting people from around the world all in one place while getting catered to your every need with great food, coconut waters, massages and post workout therapy sessions. Not to mention, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island is just 5 minutes from the gym.

Though we have a ways to go before opening, its giving us a change to open up social media and share the experience with everyone in real time. I will be back in Phuket this weekend and will be posting updates, videos and pictures of every part of this process. Its quite interesting building this thing and worth sharing.

Here are all of AKA Thailand's sites to follow. Most updates will be on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks guys and I am so excited to finally be doing this thing. I have been working on it for 4 years and now we are doing it! I want this place to be the gym that launches so many careers and creates so much opportunity for the ones deserving it. I can't wait to stand by and watch as each person accomplishes their goals and changes their lives.

Follow the progress via social media, then come out and visit when we get open! ;)


For business related inquires, please contact info@AKAThailand.com

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7/18/13 5:29 AM by Mike Swick

wpipes: Yes we are south. Will post address once we are almost done with building. Perfect location! ;)Here is video of my little buddy Cash at the land. He is gonna do some of the behind the scenes videos for the YouTube channel covering the build and launch. He loves YouTube and wants to get lots of views and subscribers like his video game channel heroes get. Post him a nice comment to boost his confidence. ;)Unfortunately this one doesn't show the view. We have huge jungle filled mountains all around the site. Just wanna post the videos in order so more coming soon!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DswBD-ws-c

wpipes site profile image  

7/18/13 12:09 AM by wpipes

Did I miss the location in Phuket? Chalong or south I'm guessing due to beach proximity unless ur gonna get crazy and open in Patong:)

Bloodstorm site profile image  

7/17/13 1:27 PM by Bloodstorm


BenBJJ site profile image  

7/17/13 3:32 AM by BenBJJ

Ah shame! Im going there aug 12.

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7/17/13 3:10 AM by Mike Swick

Thanks, look forward to meeting you guys in Thailand! higherprimate718: We won't be open by October. Will be a bit longer than that. We are building quite a large 1st phase. We will be posting real time updates so stay tuned! ;)Sourire: Thanks bro! I appreciate that! Means a lot to me. ;)Ray: Thanks man, yea its been a long road. Kinda bumpy at times. lol Phil Baroni and I have some surprises up our sleeves too! Gonna be a good time! Just wanna get this thing open already!

Ray Elbe site profile image  

7/17/13 2:25 AM by Ray Elbe

Congrats!! You've been working on this a long time and deserve the success.Look forward to your opening and really owe you an apology for my past perspective.

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7/16/13 11:55 PM by ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter

ThisCongratulations sir!

Sourire site profile image  

7/16/13 11:13 PM by Sourire

I'm a big fan of yours, Mike. Coming back the way you did in the UFC is truly epic. The gym sounds amazing, I wish you the best of luck.

Authority Figure site profile image  

7/16/13 11:02 PM by Authority Figure


OUTCOLD site profile image  

7/16/13 10:14 PM by OUTCOLD

Mike will it be Tiger Muay Thai type of setup?