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** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT **

Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy has opened the doors to its new and exciting gym located in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. The academy was established in 1999 and has since trained hundreds of people for fitness and developed both South African and World champions. Our team look forward to welcoming new comers to join our world of Muay Thai and fitness!

 

MCB - MOTHER CITY BATTLE : GETTING READY TO ROCK RATANGA JUNCTION

The exciting fighters platform MCB will be launched in Cape Town, South Africa this summer!!

Featuring local & international fighters the league is the brain child of a group of champion professional fighters who reside in South Africa and abroad with one common goal: to unite fighters and grow the sport in Cape Town. MCB also serves to convey important global messages including "UNITING AGAINST THE ABUSE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN".

Hosted at popular venues in and around Cape Town, the project provides opportunities for talented fighters to showcase their skills on a high profile stage. In partnership with local television, a professional production team and local entertainers MCB is promoting the art of K-1, Muay Thai and MMA fight sports on a new level with the support of experienced world champion fighters of each discipline.

THE ACTION TAKES PLACE IN THE WALLED CITY AT RATANGA JUNCTION ON SATURDAY 14 DEC 2013. DOORS OPEN 1PM. FIGHT START AT 2PM.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT COMPUTICKET OR RAYS MUAY THAI & FITNESS ACADEMY BOOKINGS: 073 0777 040

 

 

"REDEMPTION" INHOUSE TOURNAMENT PREPARING FIGHTERS FOR FUTURE CHALLENGES

"Redemption" development tournament was hosted at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy on Saturday 14 September 2013. Rays male and female amateur fighters participated at a packed out event which hosted a number of nail-biting evenly matched fights. The tournament featured amongst others, an exciting light heavyweight bout between Muttaqeen Osman and Afghanistan's Suliman Wafayee as well as an emotionally charged fight between Patricia Casutt from Switzerland and Yumnaa Jaffer from Cape Town.

A well-supported and successful event once again to build our up and coming talented fighters. Thank you and Well done to everyone who participated!

 

RAY PROVIDES INSPIRATION AT DELOITTE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP WOMEN'S DAY EVENT

In celebration of National Women's month, Deloitte hosted an exciting breakfast at their offices in Cape Town on Tuesday 22 August 2013. Rayana Ameeroedien was invited as a special guest to give a motivational talk to 100+ staff members. An enthusiastic and interactive audience coupled with a humorous and informative approach by Rayana (including an exciting demonstration with staff member Rory Abrahams as a volunteer) ensured a successful and memorable morning. Thank you to Deloitte for the opportunity to engage their vibrant staff. Happy Women's Month to all!

 

RAYS HOSTS "DEMOLITION" DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT FOR AMATEUR FIGHTERS

"Demolition" development tournament was hosted at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy on Saturday 6 July 2013. The event provided a wonderful opportunity for up and coming fighters to develop and practise their skills in the ring after much hard work and focus in their training during the build up of this exciting tournament. With a packed out venue and live performance by The Rebel Squad once again, it was a day to be remembered by all, especially our athletes. Special thanks to our amazing supporters and sponsors who contributed to the event and WELL DONE to the RAYS Amateur fighters and Team who continue to go from strength to strength!

 

RAYS MUAY THAI PARTNERS WITH FAIRTEX TO PROMOTE MUAY THAI IN SA

RAYS MUAY THAI & FITNESS ACADEMY, a formidable force in Muay Thai in South Africa has finally joined forces with the biggest name in Martial Arts, Muay Thai giant FAIRTEX to promote Muay Thai in South Africa.

The partnership creates unique opportunities for local and international fighters competing out of the RAYS banner to train with the top trainers at Fairtex in Thailand.

Fairtex is world renowned for producing a high calibre of fighters including the likes of Yodsaenklai Fairtex, one of the world’s greatest fighters, his achievements include WBC World Championship title holder, Lumpinee Champion and Contender Asia Champion; Naruepol Fairtex, regarded as a master technician, he is both Thailand and Lumpinee Champion; Keaw Fairtex, a sensational ring master known for his devastating elbow strikes and KO punches, he is the WMC Champion, Thailand and Lumpinee Champion; Kem Fairtex, a master of all weapons, he is the Radjadamnern Champion; to name but a few.

We are excited to grow together in the promoting of quality training and products in South Africa.

 

RAYS MAKING WAVES IN THAILAND

Head trainer at RAYS MUAY THAI & FITNESS ACADEMY, Rayana Ameeroedien competed at Pattaya World Boxing stadium in Thailand on 20 March 2013.

Her opponent, Nong Aung from Thailand, stepped into the ring with a record of 13 professional fights.

The bout, which started off with sparks flying from the first bell resulted in Ameeroedien taking the lead with a strong combination of hooks which resulted in a standing eight count, and then came back with a straight right that sent the Thai to the canvass during the first 2 minutes of the first round.

Ameeroedien who was participating in her first come-back fight after a 2 year break was delighted with the win but was hoping for a ‘slow’ fight with more rounds to get back into the swing of things, her strategy changed as a result of the rush of wild flurried attacks by her opponent and the win to well-timed accurate blows.

Special thanks must be given to Fairtex and Fighting Spirit Gym for the wonderful support.

 

RAYS PROMOTES FIGHTING SPIRIT GYM

Fighting Spirit Gym and Pro Shop is Bangkok’s premier Muay Thai and MMA gym, training center and pro shop. Located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, FSG offers a state-of-the art facility geared towards individuals of all ages and skill levels.

At FSG, things are done differently. There are no set training classes; egos and negative attitudes are replaced with hard work and respect; and they are committed to providing a non-intimidating training atmosphere to help achieve your personal goals.Whether you want to fight professionally at the highest level or simply get into shape, FSG’s experienced trainers and champion fighters deliver results-driven training tailored to your needs.


Fighting Spirit Gym and Pro Shop is a fully equipped open-air gym with a fun, friendly, clean and safe environment. Additionally, the facility offers a Muay Thai and MMA pro shop featuring the latest equipment, fight wear and fashion.

Please visit :

www.fightingspiritgym.com

 

RAYS REUNITES WITH BUAKAW

RAYS Muay Thai has had a personal relationship with Buakaw dating back many years and he remains a huge inspiration to the Rays team in South Africa.

With a record of over 400 fights and a list of impressive titles including 3x World K-1 Max Champion, he is arguably the most successful Muay thai fighter in the world!

We have had the opportunity to join him at his new training facility in Thailand and wish him every success in his new venture as gym owner.

 

RAYS PERFORMS FOR BIGGEST CHARITY EVENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE

RAYS once again performed an exhilirating live demonstration at our annual event for charity, the Community Chest Carnival in Wynberg.

Our biggest audience to date, Rays trainers and students put on an exciting performance in front of approximately 10,000+ appreciative fans. An amazing atmosphere partnered with a great cause ensured a successful event!

We look forward to making an appearance again next year!

 

RAYS AMATEUR FIGHTERS BRING HOME THE GOLD AT "ADRENALINE"

Hosted by Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy, the first installment of "ADRENALINE" K-1 Development Tournament was a great success! The event provided an exciting platform for up and coming talented fighters to showcase their skills. A sold-out crowd, explosive fights, and a live performance by The Rebel Squad created an exhilarating atmosphere! RAYS fighters came out tops, all winning gold in their respective fights on the night! CONGRATS to our fighters!

We would like to thank our sponsors POWERADE, SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH, MUNICIPALITY OF CAPE TOWN and HALFWAY TOYOTA for their wonderful support of this event.

A very special thank you to the RAYS TEAM for outstanding teamwork on the night.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next "ADRENALINE" tournament in 2013 which will proudly host some of the world's top international fighters including our own local future champions.

 

PENNY PINCHERS FIGHT GIRLS INTERNATIONAL A SMASHING SUCCESS!!!

The Penny Pinchers Fight Girls International Full Contact Tournament hosted by Rays Muay Thai Academy on Sunday 11 December 2011 at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town was a sold-out event!!!

The event, which saw South African fighter now residing in Ireland, Ferial Ameeroedien and Irish fighting sensation Paul Norton battle it out against SA's top fighters in the main event.

A hugely successful night with a fantastic crowd, exciting fighters, celebrity guests including the event MC, SABC TV presenter Vanessa Marawa, awesome DJ, top-class entertainment (featuring Lori-Kay and python Logan and the Wedfy dance crew) and not forgetting the amazing Rays MuayThai Team!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MAIN SPONSOR PENNY PINCHERS FOR THEIR UNWAVERING AND VALUABLE SUPPORT!!

A big Thank you to SABC Sport channel and our other sponsors: Powerade, Halfway Toyota, 4More and Binary.

**Look out for highlights and fighter interviews of the event on SABC Sport during January 2012**

 

FERIAL DOES MUAYTHAI SEMINAR (TRAINING CAMP) IN CAPE TOWN

South African fighting sensation Ferial Ameeroedien will be returning to SA from Ireland to perform an exciting MuayThai seminar (training camp) on Saturday 10 December 2011 at RAYS MuayThai and Fitness Academy in Cape Town.

Ferial who has been very successful on the international fighting circuit will be in Cape Town to compete at Fight Girls International tournament (see entry below for details), making her first ring appearance in South africa since winning her title in June this year.

At R250 p.p. the seminar includes one-on-one training in group with Ferial, lunch and goody bag.

For more info: 073 0777 040 / Go to contact page

 

PENNY PINCHERS FIGHT GIRLS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Set To Rock Cape Town on DEC 11th!! Don't miss the fight night of the year!! Featuring SA's exciting female and male fighters PLUS 2x international bouts including South African fighting sensation FERIAL AMEEROEDIEN and top Irish fighter Paul Norton up against the country's best! The event will be hosted by celebrity TV personality Vanessa Marawa. Including exciting MMA demonstration fight and live dancing Python display. AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!! Book now to avoid disappointment - seating limited.


DATE:
Sunday 11 December 2011
VENUE: Royal Cape Yacht Club, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town
TIME: 6:30pm for 7pm
ADMISSION: R120 Standing R150 Ringside seating

 

Bookings: 073 0777 040 / Email us via the contact page

 

RAYS MUAY THAI TRAINING CAMP PHASE 1 - A ROARING SUCCESS!

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in the two-day bootcamp 1-2 October 2011! From Level beginner to advanced it was an exciting and challenging experience enjoyed by all.

Special THANK YOU to our proud sponsors SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH, POWERADE and EVOX ADVANCED NUTRITION for contributing to the event's success!!

(For details on the next bootcamp, email us via the contact page)

 

DZHABAR VICTORIOUS IN RUSSIA

RAYS trainers met up with Dzhabar "Genghis Khan" Askerov on their recent trip to Thailand during July 2011. Dzhabar who was hard at work in the Bangkok based gym, was back in training to prepare for his fight against Enriko Gogochia in Russia.

On 23 July 2011 Dzhabar beat Gogochia by decision after 4 rounds.
WELL DONE DZHABAR!!

In other exciting news, Dzhabar will face former K1 champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk in a fight scheduled for September 2nd 2011 in an event hosted by the Muaythai Premier League in Los Angeles, California.
(Watch this space for news!)

Our team looks forward to returning to Thailand to train with Dzhabar on our next visit!!

 

RAYS MEETS YODSAENKLAI FAIRTEX

It was an inspirational visit to the world-class Fairtex flagship gym in Pattaya with the friendly Contender Asia champion Yodsaenklai Fairtex on 24 June 2011.

Yodsaenklai, who was in training for his next fight in Hong Kong is the former Super Welterweight WBC Muay Thai World Champion, 3x Lumpinee stadium Champion in the Welterweight and Flyweight divisions, King's Cup 2010 winner and the first champion to emerge from the Contender Asia.

In his biggest challenge of late, Yodsaenklai was victorious over his opponent, the bigger French fighter Karim Ghajji after 3 rounds in Hong Kong on 17 July 2011.

CONGRATS TO YOD AND THE FAIRTEX TEAM!

 

MASTER TODDY'S UFG, BANGKOK - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Training at Master Toddy's Ultra Fight Gym in Bangkok, Thailand is an experience recommended for any Muay Thai enthusiast. The trainers are friendly and efficient and it is by far the gym with the warmest welcome you will receive anywhere in Thailand!

At the UFG you can purchase gear specifically made for more effective training, which is designed by Master Toddy himself.

The RAYS team was lucky enough to have Master Toddy's personal attention and will value the great advice he gave. Special thanks to Master Toddy and the UFG team for an unforgettabe experience!

 

NAZ TAKES GOLD AT WP CHAMPS!

Rays fighter Nazley won gold at the WP Province K-1 Championships held in Wynberg on Saturday 28 May 2011. Naz, a mom of two with only 1 previous fight under her belt impressed the crowd with her aggression and determination in the ring. With an awesome display of power and skill, she beat the obviously more experienced fighter from Panther Parklands in their 3 round battle, taking the gold with a convincing victory! Naz will now proceed to the SA Champs on 25 June 2011. WELL DONE NAZ!!

 

FIGHT GIRLS SOUTH AFRICA A HUGE SUCCESS!!

A big Thank you to EVERYONE who was part of FIGHT GIRLS SA on Monday 6 December 2010!

Exciting fights, awesome entertainment, an efficient team of officials and a dynamic celebrity MC.. pair that with a great venue and the most amazing crowd!! Thanks to everyone who's participation ensured the success of Fight Girls SA!!!

Special thanks to the sponsors: Thai Airways, Powerade, and Simply Asia Kenilworth for their wonderful support.

**Watch this space for details on the u[pcoming brodacst on SABC2 and SABC3!

***The next FIGHT GIRLS SA hosted in April 2011!

 

UPCOMING TOURNAMENT!!

Featuring South Africa's talented female fighters competing in full Muay Thai rules PLUS exciting male super fights and live MMA demonstration fight!!! DON'T MISS IT!

Date: Monday 6 December 2010
Place: Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm
Cost: R150 p.p.
Bookings: 073 077 7040

 

HYPOXI TRAINER FOR SLIMMER SUMMER BODIES!

For fast weight loss results Hypoxi Trainer is the answer!

Slow pedalling in a chamber releasing vaccuum stimulating blood circulation around stomach, thighs, buttocks, waist and legs resulting in effective centimetre loss! (you do not have to be fit!)

Each session is 30 minutes long; minimum 2 sessions per week for better results.

Normal rate: R1,200 for course of 10 sessions
BOOK NOW FOR SPECIAL RATE: R1,000 for the course PLUS 2 FREE SESSIONS!

(Hypoxi Trainer is endorsed by World Muay Thai Champion Rayana Ameeroedien).

Call: 073 0777 040 for more info.

 

SOUTH AFRICA'S WOMEN FIGHTERS MAKING WAVES

Team Ray F.C. is getting ready to host the next installment of FIGHT GIRLS SOUTH AFRICA this December. The event which promotes the "Women Stand Up" campaign in South Africa was established in 2007, sees SA's top Muay Thai, K-1 and MMA women fighters competing in ONE ring.

The fighting league FIGHT GIRLS SOUTH AFRICA is dedicated to the country's talented women fighters. It is a glamorous event which provides much needed exposure to female fighters and will be broadcast on SABC 3.

Fighting on the amateur, pro-am and pro circuit on the night, each fighter will have one goal in mind: TO WIN GOLD.

Keep checking this site for more details..!

 

RAMAZAN "THE PUNISHER" ROCKS CAPE TOWN

Ramazan "The Punisher" Ramazanov performed 2 exciting Muay Thai seminars at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy on Saturday 7 August 2010. Keen participants received the opportunity to train with the 5x World champion, learning various Muay Thai combinations and skills and were spoilt with lunch and exciting goody bags afterwards.

Ramazan and Rays wish to thank the sponsors THAI AIRWAYS, VINEYARD HOTEL, OTTERY TOYOTA, SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH, PENNY PINCHERS, POWERADE, EVOX and CRAZY DAIZIES for their wonderful support in making the event a success!!

 

RAYS FIGHTERS DOMINATE @ SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

It was victory all the way for Rays amateur fighters at the SASCA South African Championships held in Pretoria 23 - 25 July 2010. Kado, Ncedo and William won gold in their respective weight categories: They will now be heading to the World Championships in Italy during October 2010. THANK YOU to our team and sponsors PENNY PINCHERS and SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH as well as the SASCA team for hosting us at this wonderful event.

A highly successful and enjoyable trip for RAYS!

WELL DONE to our fighters and team: WORLD CHAMPS HERE WE COME!!

 

COMING IN AUGUST 2010: TRAIN WITH RAMAZAN "THE PUNISHER" RAMAZANOV @ RAYS

DATE: Saturday 7 August / Sunday 8 August

PLACE: Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy (568 Lansdowne Rd, Lansdowne - next to mosque)

TIME: 1st group 11am - 1:30pm ; 2nd group 2pm - 4:30pm (3rd group: Sunday time TBC)

COST: R400 p.p.

INCLUDED: Goody bag; Lunch provided by Simply Asia Kenilworth

PLACES LIMITED - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

MORE INFO: 073 0777 040 / info@muaythaisa.com

 

5X WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, "THE PUNISHER" IS COMING TO CAPE TOWN

5x World Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion, Ramazan "The Punisher" Ramazanov is getting ready to host an exciting seminar on Muay Thai at Rays Muay Thai & Fitness Academy on Saturday 7 August 2010! The seminar will cover all aspects of Muay Thai from elbows to combinations and counters. People attending will have the opportunity to interact with Ramazan as he demonstrates the effective skills that have made him the world class fighter he is today! Included: an exciting goody bag & lunch provided by SIMPLY ASIA KENILWORTH

A Muay Thai event not to be missed!!

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

More info: rayscorner2@gmail.com / 073 0777 040

 

RAYS @ THE WOMEN'S SHOW, CTICC

RAYS was invited to perform a demonstration at The Women's Show to a crowd of enthusiastic spectators on 20th and 21st February 2010. The prestigious event was attended by thousands of people from all over South Africa and broadcast on SABC3's lifestyle programme, Top Billing.

 

RAYS @ COMMUNITY CHEST CARNIVAL

For the fourth year running, RAYS students participated in an exciting Muay Thai demonstration for charity at the annual Community Chest Carnival at Maynardville, Wynberg in Cape Town. With a roaring crowd of 10,000+ people, it was possibly our best year at the event yet!

 

'WOMEN ONLY' CLASSES AT RAYS

Training for women by a woman! RAYS is the only known Muay Thai gym in South Africa that offers women the opportunity to learn the skills of Muay Thai combined with fitness training in a 'women only' environment. ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS WELCOME. Come prepared to learn to defend yourself, lose weight, tone, build self esteem and have fun!

SA women getting FIT and FABULOUS!

 

YOUNG STARS 3 DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT GIVES OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG TALENTED FIGHTERS

RAYS hosted yet another exciting development Muay Thai tournament on Saturday 5th December at @mospheer. "Young Stars 3" provided a fantastic platform for young up and coming fighters to compete in full Muay Thai rules. Watch SABC2 for highlights of the tournament during February 2010!!

 

RAYS OPENS ITS DOORS TO STREET KIDS

RAYS instructors have welcomed a group of enthusiastic youngsters for coaching in Muay Thai and self esteem building. The boys have developed quickly and their achievements on the competitive amateur Muay Thai circuit in SA has been phenomenal. Keep training hard Rays young stars..!

 

NCEDO SELECTED FOR AMATEUR MUAY THAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THAILAND

An inspiration to many, Ncedo has managed to beat the odds through his dedication and love for Muay Thai.

Congrats to Ncedo for being selected for the team to represent South Africa at the annual Muay Thai world championships in Thailand twice and for winning the title of the South African Junior Lightweight Muay Thai champion (February 2009) at this early stage in his fighting career.

Ncedo, now a junior trainer at RAYS will be competing in Hong Kong and Thailand during 2010.

 

RAYS AMATEUR FIGHTERS TRAIN AT EMINENT GYM IN BANGKOK

EMINENT AIR GYM is located in Bangkok, Thailand. A lovely gym with fantastic trainers and English-speaking assistants. It is also the training grounds of CONTENDER ASIA superstar SOREN MONGKONTONG! If you’re looking for hardcore training or just a gentle intro to Muay Thai and a friendly atmosphere, this is the gym for you. So whether you are a fighter or who would like to learn Muay Thai to get fit, lose weight, tone etc ... Eminent Air gym is for everyone and comes highly recommended by our team!

 

RAY INTERVIEWS CONTENDER ASIA FIGHTERS IN THAILAND

Filming of this exciting Muay Thai documentary continues during 2010.

**Watch this space** for details of broadcasting on South African screens and the DVD!

 

RAYANA TRAINS WITH THE BEST AT FAIRTEX

Rayana Ameeroedien received the opportunity to train with the trainer of Yodsenklai Fairtex - winner of Contender Asia, at the Fairtex Head Quarters in Pattaya during April 2009. Fairtex, with its top class facilities is a leader in Muay Thai gyms throughout the world and comes highly recommended by our team!

 

NCEDO DOMINATES IN CHONBURI, THAILAND

Ncedo Gomba put on an awesome display of Muay Thai skills at the Chonburi event on 8 April 2009 where he faced Tvatchai Chaiyapoom in a 4 round battle in his first semi-pro fight. Showing dominance from the onset, Ncedo was unphased by the power of his more experienced opponent with impressive boxing, kicks, and elbow strikes that resulted in a convincing win for South Africa! WELL DONE NCEDO!

 

MUTTAQEEN OSMAN MAKES HISTORY AT LUMPINEE STADIUM

Muttaqeen Osman stepped into the ring with Binley Sita from Sweden on 11 April 2009 at Bangkok’s Lumpinee stadium, the most famous Muay Thai stadium in the world. The Swede who came with more experience and standing at 2 meters tall, was a formiddable opponent. Muttaqeen went in with confidence and took the first 2 rounds. Sita turned on the pressure in the 3rd round and after taking 1 to many low kicks, forced the South African to stop due to an injury sustained to his leg. Muttaqeen became the first Capetonian fighter to compete at the famous Lumpinee stadium.

 

TO CLARIFY

Don Madge trained with RAYS for 5 months during which time his trainer at the time, Rayana Ameeroedien arranged a title fight for him - he travelled with her to Pretoria and fought for the SA Super-Am K-1 Rules Jnr championship title at the Berario recreation centre on 19 April 2008 - which he won. The sum of R500 was paid by Ameeroedien for his belt.

Madge is no longer associated to RAYS and despite appearing on the poster, did NOT participate at the 'Sons of Africa' international Muay Thai tournament on 19 July 2008.

This photograph as with the others were taken during his training at Rays and with permission and is the property of Rayana Ameeroedien.


The purpose of this entry on our site is solely to clarify any uncertainty regarding our previous involvement with the abovementioned fighter.

 

NEW WORLD CHAMP CROWNED AT "SONS OF AFRICA"

In the highly anticipated rematch between the WPMF womens World Muay Thai Champion, Nongkarn and SA Champ, Rayana Ameeroedien it was a different story this time round as Ameeroedien made it clear right from the start that she was not going to disappoint on home turf in Cape Town.

The 1st Round started with both fighters coming out aggressively - Nongkarn attacking with powerful kicks and Ameeroedien answering with strong punch combinations to the body and head of her Thai opponent. Ameeroedien seemed to dominate the 1st round but in the 2nd round there was no question about who the winner was; Ameeroedien put on the pressure and KO'd her opponent with the former World Champion hitting the canvass just over 1 minute into the 2nd round.

BIG UP TEAM RAY & WELL DONE SOUTH AFRICA!!!

 

"SONS OF AFRICA" ROCKS CAPE TOWN

The "SONS OF AFRICA" International World Championship Muay Thai Tournament hosted by Team Ray Fight Corporation at the Cape Town International Convention Centre(CTICC) was a successful event - the highlight of the evening were the 2 World title bouts featuring Rayana Ameeroedien who made South Africa proud by bringing home the WPMF World Title belt; and Ramazan "The Punisher" Ramazanov winning his 5th World title by beating South Africa's Pete Motaung from Gauteng. Non-fight entertainment included exciting performances by a live Marimba band and traditional African dancers. The night's professional bouts produced the following results:

PETER APHANE (PTA) BT JUNAID SALIE (CT)
- 2ND RND KO

HENRY "HIN DUM" MADINI (JHB) BT STEVEN PETERS (CT)
- POINTS DECISION

RAYANA AMEEROEDIEN (SOUTH AFRICA) BT NONGKARN BORNA (THAILAND)
- 2ND RND KO

RAMAZAN "THE PUNISHER" RAMAZANOV (RUSSIA) BT PETE MOTAUNG (SOUTH AFRICA)
- 2ND RND TKO

 

"THE PUNISHER" WINS WORLD TITLE NO.5

4x World Heavyweight Champion Ramazan "The Punisher" Ramazanov faced Pete Motaung of South Africa at "SONS OF AFRICA" in their fight for the WPMF World Heavyweight Championship title bout.

The experienced Ramazanov entered the ring with confidence as he was about to take on the beefy South African. The first round was dominated by Ramazanov as he delivered a flurry of powerful knee strikes and elbows to which Motaung attempted to counter with a few powerful low kicks.

Ramazanov unphased by Motaung's low kicks pursued his opponent with jumping knee strikes showing his superiority over an overwhelmed Motaung who's corner threw in the towel at the start of the 2nd round. Ramazanov was awarded the victory and his 5TH WORLD TITLE!!

After the fight "The Punisher" thanked the crowd and his opponent for having the courage to fight him. We look forward to seeing this exciting warrior in action in South Africa again soon...

WATCH THIS SPACE!

 

"SONS OF AFRICA" MUAY THAI TOURNAMENT FEATURING SA & THE WORLD’S BEST!!

Team Ray Fight Corporation(TRFC) presents the highly anticipated "SONS OF AFRICA" International World Championship Muay Thai Tournament being held in Cape Town on Saturday 19 July '08.

The bill which boasts an impressive list of top Muay Thai boxers from around the country includes 2 World Title bouts: the exciting rematch between SA champ fighting sensation Rayana Ameeroedien and Nongkarn of Thailand for the WPMF World Muay Thai Bantamweight Title PLUS a heavyweight bout featuring 4x World Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion Ramazan “The Punisher” Ramazanov and South Africa’s Pete Motaung for the WPMF World Muay Thai Heavyweight Championship title.

AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!

TICKETS TO "SONS OF AFRICA" INTERNATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT AVAILABLE AT MOPARKS, WYNBERG @ 109 OTTERY ROAD, WYNBERG. MORE INFO TEL: 073 0777 040

 

RAY MEETS BUAKAW IN BANGKOK

On Saturday 29 March '08 Ray had an inspirational meeting with Buakaw and his manager at the Por Pramuk gym outside Bangkok.

Buakaw who was humble and polite, was preparing to leave for his fight against Albert Krause in Japan.

Buakaw is the 2x K-1 Max World Champion and the most famous Muay Thai boxer to emerge from Thailand.

 

 

SA CHAMP LOSES ON THAILAND SOIL AFTER CLOSE DEFEAT

Rayana Ameeroedien lost on points after 5 rounds of gruelling action in Thailand for the WPMF World Muay Thai title. The fight started off with both fighters being very cautious in the first round. In the second things started heating up as the Thai came in with strong kicks to the body as Ameeroedien counted with powerful punches to the face of her Thai opponent. The third and forth rounds were pretty even as Ameeroedien stayed close trying to neutralize the kicks of Nongkarn and working inside with body punches and hooks to the tough Thai. In the 5th and final round both fighters went full out to secure the victory but in the end it was the Thai who won by points decision.. Ameeroedien happy about going the distance with her Thai opponent after a 2 year absence from the ring commented: "It was a good fight, I'm happy I went the distance with the champ but I want to take that belt home to South Africa. I'm looking forward to the rematch!"

 

RAY FIGHTS FOR WORLD TITLE IN THAILAND

Rayana Ameeroedien of Team Ray will fight for the World Muay Thai Championship belt on 7 April 2008 in Thailand.

The fight which is being sanctioned by the WPMF (World Professional Muay Thai Federation) will take place on the bill featuring World title fights including champions from USA, Slovakia and Thailand.

 

 

TEAM RAY MEETS ROYAL THAI AMBASSADOR AT SONGKRAN IN CAPE TOWN

Team Ray received a special invitation to meet the Royal Thai Ambassador at 2008's Thai New Year celebrations (Songkran) held in Cape Town on Sunday 13 April.

The Songkran festival which was well-organized brought together the Thai community from around the country and was enjoyed by all.

 

3X WORLD CHAMPION DANIEL "BLACK DIAMOND" MASHAMAITE DOES SEMINAR IN CAPE TOWN

WMC Muay Thai Against Drugs Champion Daniel "Black Diamond" Mashamaite will be visiting Ray's Thaiboxing Academy to perform a NOT TO BE MISSED Muay Thai seminar for avid Muay Thai fighters, coaches and fans.

The seminar will focus on all Muay Thai techniques with special attention on knee and elbow strikes, attacks & counters and the Thai style method of holding thai pads.

Date: SUN 2 MAR '08 Time: 10:30AM-1:30PM Cost: R250.00 PER PERSON Book your spot now on 073 0777 040 to avoid disappointment..!!

Venue: Ray's Thaiboxing Academy, Wynberg (pls call for directions)


IRSHAAD WINS MUAY THAI WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

Irshaad clinched the WPMF World Lightweight Title in Thailand on 4 December '07 in a gruelling 5 round battle ending in victory for the South African. Irshaad, who started his fighting career at Rays Thaiboxing Academy where he trained for 2 years and won the title, is no longer training with us.

 

FIGHT GIRLS SA RUMBLES AT RATANGA JUNCTION

TRFC'S Fight Girls SA once again impressed with a bunch of glamorous but skilled fighters at The Walled City at Ratanga Junction on 4 December 2007.

Once again SA's top women fighters emerged from all over the country in their bid to win gold at the prestigious event.

The venue was packed to capacity as excited fight fans cheered on their favourite fighters in the popular K-1 rules tournament.

An amazing venue and roaring crowd and not forgetting the main attraction - SA's talented female thaiboxers, ensured an enjoyable atmospheer from start to finish!

As always, the tournament was broadcasted on local tv for fans that missed out on the live action.

 

TEAM RAY FIGHT CORPORATION PROUDLY PRESENTING FIGHT GIRLS SOUTH AFRICA

The country's top women Thaiboxers came out in full force at the Fight Girls South Africa all-womens Thaiboxing K-1 Rules tournament held at Amospheer on 4 August 2007 in celebration of National Womens' Day.

"Pretty but tough" was the theme of the day as the women showed great skill and toughness in the ring.

The tournament which was broadcasted on SABC 1 & 2 throughout the month of September, was used to the awareness of violence against women and children in South Africa.

 

TEAM RAY JOINS FORCES WITH RUSSIA'S BEST

Team Magomedov represents spirit, heart and hard work! Like us the Russians are passionate about Mauy Thai.

Watch this space for details on when Russia's top fighters take on South Africa's best..!!

 

MUAY THAI'S CREAM OF THE CROP SELECTED FOR CONTENDER: ASIA

CONGRATULATIONS TO ARSLAN for his selection to participate in the much anticipated Muay Thai reality series produced by Mark Burnett, producer of "Survivor" and "The Apprentice".

16 of the World's top Muay Thai boxers will feature in the series and fight each other until there is only one fighter left: The Contender Asia Champion! Arslan was one of 2 fighters invited to the Contender press conference where he performed a demonstration on thai pads for excited members of the press. Big up Team Magomedov!

 

YOUNG STARS MUAY THAI TOURNAMENT FOR BEGINNERS A SUCCESS

1st & 2nd time fighters had a blast at the Young Stars Muay Thai Development tournament hosted by RAYS at @mospheer on Saturday 5 May 2007.

The tournament created a wonderful opportunity for inexperienced muay thai boxers from the Western Cape to fight in front of a big crowd at a well-organized event.

Newcomers impressed spectators with their warrior spirit and the support they received from the crowds was fantastic.

Watch this space for the next Young Stars Muay Thai event...!

 

TEAM RAY FIGHT CORPORATION GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH FIRST TOURNAMENT

Fight Night Africa: South Africa VS Thailand hosted 9 December 2006 was a huge success as TRFC pulled out all stops when bringing top Thai fighters to face SA's best in Cape Town. The press conference & weigh-in was held at the stunning Table Bay hotel next to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The South Africans came out tops as they showed their muay thai prowess as hundreds of fans cheered them on. Look out for the next Fight Night Africa event in 2008 where SA's best will go up against the Russians...!!

 

PAUL SLOWINSKI WINS WMC WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI TITLE IN MACAU

Exciting heavyweight K-1 fighter Paul Slowinski (Australia) beat Xhavit Bajrami (Switzerland, Team Andy) in a gruelling 5 round battle in which Bajrami sustained multiple gashes to the head from devastating elbow strikes from his evenly matched opponent.

In this most exciting fight both fighters showed tremendous heart and determination to win the world title.

After 5 Rounds of blood, sweat and fans' tears, the decision was awarded to our friend Paul Slowinski - the new WMC WORLD HEAVYWEGHT CHAMPION!

 

THAIBOXING SPECTACULAR HOSTED IN CAPE TOWN

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