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What we do

We are a London based Muay Thai gym with classes across london. We offer group classes or specialist 121 training depending on our clients needs. We are open to all levels and seek to encourage all our students to develop into the best versions of themselves. We our fully committed to Mastering the skills and techniques of traditional Muay Thai. MTMA is headed by a team of focused individuals who have collectively been involved in Muay Thai for over 60 years. We annually make the journey to Thailand to work on mastering and developing our understanding of the Art of Muay Thai.

The clubs ethos is one of commitment, self discipline and personal development. We aim to instill in our students the traditional martial arts values of family, respect, honor, duty, loyalty, courage, fortitude, self control, leadership skills and social accountability.

Our Goals

We believe that Muay Thai can enhances physical, mental and spiritual growth in individuals which in turn can lead to self discovery and development. We believe that Muay Thai can enhances physical, mental and spiritual growth in individuals which in turn can lead to self discovery and development. We have a traditional grading syllabus of 1st – 14th Khan, for those students who want to develop on a traditional grading ladder.

We teach a high standard of the battle field version of Muay Thai which is better known as Muay Boran and our general passion to achieve the highest standard of fitness is second to none. We also have a competitive side to the camp, which competes at inter-club level, right up to International title fights.

Team Information

Our Instructors have produced British European Champions, Commonwealth Champions and World Class Champions. As a training academy dedicated to Traditional Thai Martial Arts we are not solely committed to producing ring champions but more importantly we are keen to produce members who can master themselves through mastering the art of Muay Thai.

Our Aim is to empowering individuals to gain the skills required to excel throughout their life, at home, in education and their profession. We believe that hard Muay Thai training is an excellent ancient method for transforming oneself into the best person possible. We are the Muay Thai Masters Academy, join us on the journey of self discovery and learn the amazing Art of Muay Thai.

Meet The Team

Arjan V

Arjan Vincent S Deckon Vincent S Deckon is a 14th Khan (Arjan V) and began his training at the age of fourteen at York House Boxing club.

Arjan Vincent S Deckon Vincent S Deckon is a 14th Khan (Arjan V) and began his training at the age of fourteen at York House Boxing club. He then moved on to training with his brother Stephen T French British European and World Champion in Shotokan Karate they would exchange knowledge about the benefits of boxing and the advantages of Shotokan. Vinnie then began training in Lodge Lane with Alfie Lewis four times World Kick Boxing Champion. During this time he studied at Liverpool University where he gained a BA honours in Sociology and a MA in Ethnic and Race Relations. Following his relocation to London he began training under Chris McNeish at the Peacock Gym and then he moved across London training at KO Gym under the guidance of the World Champion Bill Judd.

During this time he traveled annually to Italy for 7 years and trained under the world famous Arjan Marco Desaris at the International Muay Boran Academy and gained his 12th Khan Advanced in Muay Boran, Vinnie for over a decade has traveled to Thailand on a yearly basis to train under Grand Master Woody and Grand Master Paosowhat. In 2009 he was awarded his 14th Khan (Arjan) in Ayutthaya Thailand on the 17th of March ( Nai Khanom Tom Day) and it was such a great honour for him to shared the platform with many highly decorated Muay Thai Grand Masters and Masters. Whilst at KO gym he became Bill Judd’s head coach and trainer of the KO fighters. Throughout his distinguish career he has always had the honour to train under world champions and this has greatly influenced his training methods and practices.

Helping him to produced two World Champions one European and Commonwealth Champion, Ring Master Champions, and many British Champions. In 2004 with another colleague he co-founded and developed another Muay Thai Academy which under his guidance became successful however the partnership ended. Then in Jan 2011 Arjan V and a committee of trusted Instructors went onto collectively create Muay Thai Masters Academy. A Muay Thai Camp dedicated mastering ones self by mastering the skills and techniques of Muay Thai.

Motto: Practice Makes the Master

For one-2one training and group sessions you can contact Star on:
Email: star.mtma@gmail.com

Kru LionHeart

Kru LionHeart is known as a technical fighter and trainer with a powerful fitness regime and a effective personal performance system.

Kru LionHeart is known as a technical fighter and trainer with a powerful fitness regime and a effective personal performance system. He has over 25 years of experience studying Martial Arts. After struggling with injures as a child he began studying martial arts as a way of focusing his energy, heal his injures and know how to protect himself. He started on the path of a warrior at the age seven, when he started training in Jujitsu and kickboxing, he went on to try Judo and traditional boxing as a teenager. He then discovered the amazing art of Muay Thai, which became his vehicle for personal development and the foundation of his fighting system.

Growing up he lived in many places, which meant that he experienced Muay Thai from a variety of different trainers. He initially started training under the guidance of the internationally recognize coach Ralph Beal of Minotaur Thai Boxing gym, and then the former World Champion Tim Izli of Cobra gym, followed by Shaz, Dell, Lloyd and Mick of All Stars Boxing Muay Thai gym. Around the same time he started practicing Qi Gong with the school of Tajii, followed by Ausar Auset and eventually the Shaolin Temple in London. In 2001 Kru LionHeart started training under the guidance of (Master) Arjan Vincent Deckon, who introduced him to the traditional form of Muay Thai known as Muay Boran. Under Ajarn Vs tuition he grew into a strong/intelligent fighter and a committed teacher.

He became a ring master finalist in 2009 but decided not to continue his ring fighting career due to old injures. He dedicated many years to training in the UK and has also completed many training camps in Thailand studying sports Muay Thai, Muay Boran and Krabi Krbong (Thai double swords). He then focused his energy on developing a functional fitness and fighting system that helps ordinary people master themselves through physical exercise. After years of dedication to his training Master Arjan V graded him as a 12th Khan Muay Thai instructor which gives him the title of Kru (meaning Teacher in Thai), he has also been graded as a Kru in Thailand by Grandmaster Woody of the Kru Muay Association. Under the guidance of Arjan V he helped to develop their Muay Thai/Boran grading system. Kru LionHeart has since developed his own style of Personal Development combining traditional Muay Thai training with Qi Gong (energy work), functional fitness and personal performance coaching.

Today Kru LionHeart continues to develop his Art with Muay Thai Masters Academy running classes in London’s Liverpool St. He also provides 121 personal training across London. His classes are designed to improve self-awareness, physical movement, strength and fitness, self-defense, ring fighting, fighting IQ and Self- Mastery.

Mottos: Champions aren't born, they are created through hard training and application! Iron sharpens Iron and men and women sharpen each other When you train, you are like a blade being forged in the fire, once completed only the perfected blade remains.

For 121 training, personal development, grading and group sessions contact Kru LionHeart on 07957994138

Kru Star

KRU STAR Star began her Muay Thai training under Arjan Vinnie in 2006.

Star embarked on her Muay Thai journey in London 2006 under the disciplined guidance of Arjarn V. In her earlier years she had a successful run competing on the amateur circuit & went onto becoming a finalist in the 2008 Ringmasters tournament. Her passion for the sport led her down the road of teaching ,where she could share her knowledge in the art. She produced & lead a strong junior team of area & national champions over the years & was awarded her honouree Kru Certificate in 2015 by Arjan V.

She coordinates Muay Thai amateur shows is also a well known coach trusted matchmaker on the circuit. Her passion & dedication in the art is evident in her ability to inspire students to create their own individual fighting style & give them the tools to reach their full potential, whether it be in the ring achieving their personal goals. Making regular trips to Thailand , training at well known gyms such as Sityodtong, Kiatphontip, KC Muay Thai & Lanna gym always keeping her knowledge evolving.

Star is also a practitioner for over 10 years in the ancient art of Muay Boran & works with an international charity youth sports organisation FFP, various universities & smaller boutique gym teaching Muay Thai & female self defence.

She is available for 121 private sessions / grading & group sessions.

Two of her favourite motos are:
“A true warrior isn’t immune to fear , she fights in spite of it “
“The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at anytime , and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things"
Miyamoto Musashi
Samuari Warrior

Kru Rohat

Kru Akin

Kru David

Instructor Lloyd 'Plates' Manu

Lloyd has been studying and practicing Muay Thai for 11 years under the tutorage of the renowned Arjan Vincent Deckon

Lloyd has been studying and practicing Muay Thai for 11 years under the tutorage of the renowned Arjan Vincent Deckon. During this time he has represented the club on numerous occasions at Amateur & C class level. Holding a notable achievement of bronze medalist at the WMA World Championship representing England in March 2018.

Lloyd is a coach at the Tottenham HQ, he coaches adults and children also preparing and cornering fighters. Passing on the knowledge has always been a passion. He noted " I always found Muay Thai to be an amazing martial art once I began I haven't looked back. It has literally changed my life, helping to form me inside and outside the ring".

Lloyd runs the Wednesday session where classes are disciplined, knowledgeable, energetic and above all held with the spirit of authentic Muay Thai.

He also offers 121 sessions and can be contacted on 07903005221 or via email lloyd.mtma@gmail.com

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