Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Team Quest Thailand Producing Talent

One of the things we are focusing on here at Team Quest Thailand in Chiang Mai is producing talent from the ground up. When we began to make plans to open the gym here in Chiang Mai we discussed all of our options on the direction we wanted to go for the gym. One of the big questions was, “Do we want to bring in some really high level fighters or do we want to focus on a higher level coaching staff that will produce new talent?”

At the end of the day, gyms are remembered for what fighters they produced, not who is training at the gym. A good example is Chute Boxe will forever be remembered as a gym that produced the likes of Wanderlei Silva and Maurico “Shogun” Rua. Greg Jackson's camp is a gym that is known for taking talent and just being there to support them. In other words, we feel that producing talent is what actually contributes to the MMA and Muay Thai community.

Team Quest has built a track record for producing home grown talent. To name just a few, Dan Henderson, Randy Couture, Chael Sonnen, and Matt Lindland. I could literally probably go on for a page of just names that Team Quest produced. This is the stuff that people respect at the end of the day. At Team Quest Thailand we are choosing to build our fighters in the same traditional system as the original Team Quest has and that is through a lot of hard work and dedication.

So I guess what I am ultimately trying to say is that we are working hard on bringing up the new generation of Muay Thai and MMA fighters here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Results aren't instant but they are coming with time. Although we have had amazing success in our first year with fighters like HongTongLek winning the Thailand championship belt at Lumpinee Stadium that is actually not why we brought him in. We brought in HongTongLek because of his ability to teach and translate techniques to students and new fighters in the most efficient way.

If you are a young fighter and think you have what it takes to train with one of the biggest international Muay Thai and MMA brands in the world. Contact Joel @ tqmma DOT com to inquire about fighting professional opportunities. Visit our website at for more information about our Thailand MMA and Chiang Mai Muay Thai training camp.


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