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Nick Chasteen to Make Pro Debut

Monday, October 28th, 2013

One of the most decorated amateur fighters on the US Muay Thai scene will make his professional debut at Lion Fight 12.  Lion Fight Promotions features some of the best fighters from around the globe.  Fighting out of Best Muay Thai, Nick Chasteen is excited and honored to be involved in such a prestigious promotion.  The show takes place on November 1 at the famous Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Want to go?  Tickets are for sale at the gym NOW!  The fights will also be televised LIVE on AXS TV.  Visit for more information.


NEW Boxing Classes

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Beginning on October 1, 2013, 7 new classes will be added to the schedule.  Boxing will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm-6 pm and Saturdays from 12-1 pm.  BoxFit will be held Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-10:15 am.

Learn how to Box!  In the boxing class you will be taught boxing technique.  Classes may include any/all of the following depending on the level of students in a particular class:  Partner drills, pad work, bag work, speed bag, double-end-bag, sparring, etc.

BoxFit is a cardio and strength training circuit class that will include some boxing type drills, bag work, etc.  All fitness levels welcome.  No boxing technique instruction.  Just a great workout with a boxing theme!

Call 602-330-1537 to schedule a free trial class!

Upcoming Fights

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Some exiting fights coming up in September!

First Nick Chasteen will make his professional debut on Lionfight 11 on September 20, 2013.  The televised event will take place at the D Hotel in downtown Las Vegas.   Lion Fight 11 airs on AXS TV, Friday Sept. 20th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Lion Fight 11 tickets are on sale now through and the D Las Vegas box office by calling 702-388-2111. On fight night, doors open at Fremont St at 4pm PT. The first bout begins at 5pm PT. – See more at:  Nick’s fight was cancelled due to his opponnent not being able to make weight.

Next up is Pixi O’Reilly and Josh Pickthall.  This husband and wife duo will be fighting full rules Muay Thai at Bounded Fist, held at the Arizona Event Center in Mesa, AZ. Josh will fight 5 rounds for a national USMTA title, while Pixi will fight 3 rounds at 118 pounds. Tickets on sale at BMT and  Josh Pickthall vs Alex Naumoski and Pixi O’Reilly vs

Damien Earley will be fighting his 3rd professional fight at Push Kick Promotions on September 28 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.  Damien will be fighting 5 x 3 min rounds against Lee Henry Lily, fighting out of Las Vegas.  This fight will be at 155 pounds.  Visit for more info.

Membership Pricing

Sunday, September 15th, 2013


We offer several membership options.  There are classes scheduled throughout the day, 6 days a week.  With so many options for classes, the student to instructor ratio is kept small in order to ensure a high level of instruction and learning.   All dues are paid by auto-withdrawal from your checking or debit/credit card account.  This is important because it allows us, as instructors to focus on teaching our students, rather than trying to keep up with collecting dues.

Most students start out with 6 Weeks Unlimited Membership for $99.  This gives you access to every class on the schedule during the first 6 weeks.  This gives students a chance to try all of our classes and decide which classes and class times work best for them.

We have 4 different class types:

1) Muay Thai

2) Boxing

3) Fitness (BoxFit and FightFit)

4) Kid’s Classes (Ages 8-12)

After your initial 6 weeks, memberships are $120/Month

For Fitness only classes, $50/monthly

For Boxing only, $35/monthly

Kids classes, $65/monthly

AM Classes Only, $69/monthly

*Cash monthly memberships are available.  Add $20/month to any of the above options*

Fall Membership Special

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

We are now offering 3 months of unlimited training for only $199.  That’s 3 months of training for less than the price of 2!  We are open 6 days a week and offer numerous classes throughout the morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate even the toughest of schedules.  Classes for men, women and kids 8 & up of all levels from complete beginner to advanced.  Still not sure if you want to commit?  Call 602-330-1537 to arrange your free trial class.sunshine1212

3 BMT Fighters on Bounded Fist Card

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Brianna Frazier, Louis Barreras, and Derek Flores will fight 3 rounds of full rules Muay Thai on “Bounded Fist”, Arizona’s newest Muay Thai promotion.  The event will be held at the Arizona Event Center in Mesa.  Doors open at 6pm, fights start at 8pm.  Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased either online or at the door.  For more information, visit

Stay tuned for event results, or better yet, come down and join us!  Tickets still available for sale at the door.



Bounded Fist Fighters

Bounded Fist Fighters


Mikey Garza Fighting June 8 in Arizona

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Mikey Garza, age 16, will fight on June 8 on a Siam Fight Productions card at the Tempe Center for the Arts.  Siam Fight Productions features some of the best under 18 fighters in the country.  The card will also have a few adult bouts.  All fights are full rules Muay Thai with padded elbows.  Tickets start at $35 and are available for purchase at Best Muay Thai, as well as most local Muay Thai gyms in the valley.

Tempe Center for the Arts is located at 700 W. Rio Solado Parkway, Tempe, AZ. 85281.  Visit for further information.



Weight Cut (For Fighters)

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I get lots of questions regarding nutrition and supplementation from fighters, especially as the weigh in date approaches.  Fighters that have the luxury of getting notice of a fight 6-8 weeks prior to the event should begin getting their diet in order right away.  I tell fighters to avoid saunas, sauna suits, and diuretics at all costs, as they can drain your energy and can also be dangerous if not used correctly.

What and when to eat and supplementation are another article entirely.  This article is to address water, carbohydrate and sodium manipulation in the 7 days prior to the weigh in.  So you have 7 days or so before the weigh in and still have a few pounds to lose.  This is just one way to do it and one way I’ve used with success.  It’s also one of the safer methods and seemed easier to recover from as far as rehydrating and getting my strength and energy back.

I’ll keep all this as simple as possible and keep the science behind it out of the article.  The basic idea is to get your body to believe there is an abundance of water with a fairly normal amount of both carbohydrate and sodium.  If your body believes there is a water shortage, it tends to want to hold on to whatever water you give it.  Carbohydrates and salt will also cause your body to hold water.

If you’re training 5-6 days a week, you should be drinking at an absolute minimum, 1 gallon of water every day.  The RDA for sodium is 2400mg and we’ll start on day 8 with 100g carbohydrate (CHO).  The chart below starts on day 8, the Saturday prior to weigh ins, and counts down to the next Saturday or weigh in day.  You begin to taper water, carbohydrates and sodium beginning on day 7.  You lose water weight via urination.  You will pee A LOT and, if you do this correctly, will continue to pee throughout the 8 days.

Saturday   (Day 8) 1.5-2   Gallons 100g   CHO 2400mg   Sodium
Sunday     (Day 7) 1.5   Gallons 80g   CHO 2000mg   Sodium
Monday   (Day 6) 1   Gallon 60g   CHO 1800mg   Sodium
Tuesday    (Day 5) 1   Gallon 50g   CHO 1500mg   Sodium
Wednesday   (Day 4) ¾   Gallon 40g   CHO 1200mg   Sodium
Thursday   (Day 3) ½   Gallon 30g   CHO 900mg   Sodium
Friday    (Day 2) Sip Water Throughout day 15g   CHO 500mg   Sodium
Saturday  (Day 1) No Food/Water Until After Weighing In

Chew gum or suck on a lemon to help with the thirst on weigh in day.  Like I mentioned above this is just one method I’ve used to lose the last few pounds.  You will make adjustments to accommodate your own body and learn what works best for you.


-Sunshine Fettkether

New Fighters!

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Congratulations to some of the newest members of the Best Muay Thai fight team!  8 of our fighters participated in exhibition style matches held in Tempe, AZ. on Saturday March 23.  Mitz Hase, Kyle Burtch, Molly Gutt, Tallie Jean, Cameron Horejs, Andrew Bowen, Justin Zhang, and Derick Flores all had 3 round, modified Muay Thai rule matches.  All did an excellent job, showcased their skills and    made us all very proud!  Stay tuned to see some of these names appear on the new “Bounded Fist” Muay Thai card that will premier in the valley on May 11, 2013.

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Kids classes

Kids classes

Best Muay Thai will offer Muay Thai classes for children age 8-12.  Classes will be taught by Master Bob Karmel.  Don’t miss this chance to have your children learn Muay Thai with one of the best and most respected trainers in the USA!  Registration has already begun.  Classes are held 5:15pm-6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

While the kids are training, parents can get a workout in at the same time.  Fight Fit classes are held at the same days/time as our kid’s classes, require no experience and are designed to accomodate all fitness levels.  Come in and try it for free!

Call 602-330-1537 ASAP to reserve your child’s spot!  Mention this post to get $15 off the monthly membership fee.



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