Kru Neil is a retired professional Muay Thai fighter with 29 years experience and the head instructor of Muay Thai Kickboxing Gym.
Neil Chatchaiyan referred to by students as Kru Neil began his Muay Thai Training at the early age of 9 years old. By the age of 14 Neil began his career in Competition Muay Thai and by the young age of 16 he was already fighting in big name venues all around the U.S and Thailand, against men twice his age. Before his retirement Kru Neil was invited back to Thailand to compete at the infamous Lumpinee Stadium for the Super Middleweight Championship title, in which he was granted after his big win. Neil’s career came to a sudden halt when he tore his bicep during a training camp, this forced him to step down from competing.
Neil’s career came to a sudden halt when he tore his bicep during a training camp, this forced him to step down from competing. Once he recovered, he was promoted to head instructor of MTKG when his trainer, Kru Rex, stepped down. Once promoted Kru Neil decided on tunneling his focus from competing to solely his students and fighters.
During his fourteen-year career Kru Neil fought in 33 fights with only 5 losses and won 3 titles. He now has 30+ years of Muay Thai experience. With this experience Kru Neil hopes to pass on self-defense tactics, confidence, promote healthier lifestyles and onto his students.