Chinnarach Gym Team
Chin (owner / head trainer)
Suchin Kanjanasuwan (fight name "Chinnarach") is one of Thailand's most famous Muay Thai fighters. He had his first fight at the age of nine and quickly rose through the ranks as a teenager. In 1997 Chin was given his first title shot, becoming the Southern Thailand Junior Champion. The following year he became the National Junior Champion. In 1999 he entered the elite adult fight-scene of Thailand's national Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadiums in Bangkok, where he dominated the Featherweight division for the next three years:
1999 - Lumpinee Champion
1999 - Rajadamnern Champion
2000 - Lumpinee Champion
2000 - Rajadamnern Champion
2000 - World Champion
2001 - Lumpinee Champion
2001 - Rajadamnern Champion
2001 - World Champion
Following his retirement, Chin moved his family to Koh Phangan. And in 2005 he opened Chinnarach Muay Thai.
Billy is a fantastic trainer, and unique because he has been a world class fighter in both Muay Thai and Western Boxing. He grew up in Trang Province and had his first fight at the age of ten. In his career, he had over 150 Muay Thai fights and 50 boxing fights. In 1997, he was the number 1 ranked boxer in the Super Flyweight division in Thailand, 10th in Asia (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) and 15th in the world (World Boxing Council). At one stage he was unbeaten for five years in Thailand. He joined Chinnarach Muay Thai in 2010 and is our longest serving trainer. And if you want to fight, he is also one of the best and most experienced corner-men in Thailand.
Keng is from Trang Province and had his first fight aged nine. In 2000 he became the Southern Thailand Champion. He went on to have over 155 fights in both Lumpinee Stadium (ranked 9th in Thailand) and Rajadamnern Stadium (ranked 8th) in his weight division. He is famous as a classic "Muay Khao" style fighter, combining aggression and relentless pressure with strong clinching and knees. Keng has been living in Koh Phangan since 2017. As well as being an outstanding Muay Thai coach, he is also a certified Kettle Bell trainer. He joined Chinnarach Muay Thai in 2022 and is our main specialist in preparing fighters.
Tem is from Trang Province and started fighting aged twelve years old. In his professional career, he had over 90 fights, and was the Southern Thailand Champion in 2014 in the 112 lb weight division. His fighting style is "Muay Khao". His is known for his ability to absorb pressure in the early rounds and then turn it up to finish his opponents with knees and elbows in the later rounds. He joined Chinnarach Muay Thai in 2023 as a trainer. But although he is retired from professional fighting, he often takes fights at Koh Phangan's fight nights.
Gaan is originally from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. He began his Muay Thai journey at the age of thirteen, and throughout his teens and early twenties he fought over 100 fights. He then transitioned to becoming a full-time trainer, building up an impressive resume over ten years. He has worked in a huge number of gyms across Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket), and his career has taken him internationally as well (India, China, Pakistan, Vietnam and Singapore). He brings a wealth of experience to his training sessions, combining the technical aspects of both Muay Thai and kickboxing. He joined Chinnarach Muay Thai in July 2023.