Information about the
Trainers at Legacy Gym
Full Name: Billy Petersson
Born In: Gothenburg, Sweden
Fighting Experience: 1-0 Amature MMA, 200+ BJJ And NO-Gi Fights
Favourite technique: Choking People!
My name is Billy Peterson im 30 years old, from Gothenburg, Sweden. I started my martial arts career with Muay Thai in 2004 in Skara, Sweden. Trained Muay Thai for few months, then I injured my foot and could not keep train, but still want to train something, so one guy at the gym told me there was a Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy in Skövde. So I went there and tested it out and was immediately hooked and have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since then. I have also been training MMA from time to time sens 2006.
Have now been training, competing and been an instructor in BJJ for 10yrs. Im a brown belt under the brothers Mario and Fernando Yamasaki and my Swedish instructor and friend Pilo Stylin who is a black belt under them.
Right now I live in Ubon Ratchatani,Thailand, where I am No-Gi / BJJ coach at Legacy Gym. Have been here sens 2012.
Trainer: Ajarn Lai
Full Name: Bunlai Bintong
Born In: Warin Chamrap
Fighting Experience: 200 Muay Thai fights, 50 Pro Boxing fights
Favourite technique: Power right hands and Elbows
Ajarn Lai started his muay thai career over 30 years ago, and is still an active fighter. In his prime, Ajarn Lai fought in both major stadiums in Bangkok, Lumpini and Rachadamnoen, and has had fights televised on Channel 5 and Channel 4 in Thailand.
He started coaching muay thai at the age of 25, and has been part of the Legacy Gym coaching staff since 2007.
Ajarn Lai is known for his great sense of humor and his extraordinary ability to produce a six-pack when posing for photos.
Trainer: Ajarn Noom
Full Name: Chatmongkhon Simma
Trainer: Ajarn Nuay
Full Name: Pakaiphet Sangchote
Nickname: Mongkol Khao Sitduangdee
Born In: Ubon Ratchathani
Fighting Experience: 180+ Muay Thai fights, 1 MMA Fight
Favourite technique: Kicks over punches any time!
The latest addition to the Legacy coaching staff, Ajarn Nuay, has been fighting since he was 8 years old. After making a name for himself in the Ubon fight scene, he moved to Ketsingnoi gym in Bangkok in his early teens.
The majority of his fights were fought in the hyper-competitive Bangkok muay thai circuit. Although he still fights from time to time, he has now decided to dedicate himself to full-time coaching at Legacy Gym.
Trainer: Ajarn Singhto
Full Name: Saeksit Manatsah
Nickname: Singhto (Lion)
Born In: Ubon Ratchathani
Fighting Experience: Over 200 fights
Favourite technique: Counter strikes
Ajarn Singtho was more or less born a muay thai fighter. Amazingly, he had his first fight aged only 5 (yes, FIVE years old!). At 16, he became Isaan champion. This success brought him many bouts in both Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen stadiums. His fight with Tookatatong Phetpayathai was televised nationwide on Channel 7, as were many of his other big fights.
Ajarn Singtho always hoped to, one day, work as a trainer and pass on the vast amount of knowledge he accumulated in the ring. In 2010, he decided to retire as a fighter and return to his home town of Ubon. He came to Legacy Gym to join his long-time friend Ajarn Nuay and begin his career as a trainer.