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MSA Association


An Independent Muay Thai Association forma  SIMTA - Sitnarong International Muay Thai Association founded in 1986 By Grand Master Sken Kaewpadung


Covid has accentuated why we need to work hard to keep the history and culture  of Muay Thai alive MSA Association is doing As much as they can to Support Clubs Instructors and their students. We are bridging the gaps to help students to keep learning by offering easily accessible training and qualifications both Live in a gym environment  and On Line for Classes, Personal training and Courses. 


We Stand For Quality in Muay Thai Education

MSA Association 


Focusing on Instructors and the standards with in Muay Thai teaching. We support instructors with all aspects of quality instruction To keep standards high we offer live and on line training including Muay Thai Qualifications  and support for clubs As an MTQ Muay Thai Qualified Instructor you can run your clubs independently  or become one of our  MSA Academies with the many benefits we can offer them,  in the knowledge  that you will have quality Muay Thai  recourses when you need it.

The MSA Association is based on delivering quality Muay  Thai Instructors. right up to Master and Grand Master  Level. We maintain the highest standards through unrivalled Muay Thai tuition.


The MTQ Courses deliver  basic  to advanced Muay Thai education, where we know that every member of the MSA Association has a good knowledge and understanding of the sport and culture.


By ensuring quality Muay Thai training we can be safe in the knowledge that all Muay Thai students can train safely and become the best they can be. 

Prices for MSA Association Licence  Products 


  • MSA Association Club Membership Basic £50 Annually per club

  • MSA Licence Fee per student Abraod £10 UK £14

All your insurance needs are provided through Towergate insurance & MSA Association. Club certificates will be issued  once you have been authenticated by MSA Association. To apply contact us 


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The MSA Vision

MSA are aiming to create Muay Thai professionals who raise the standards throughout the industry.


We have worked along side  most of the registered bodies in Thailand  and are committed to delivering quality and excellence throughout the MSA Association 

Club Insurance for MTQ Instructors 


For Clubs with in the UK only. We offer an easy way of setting up your club insurance as a club associate MTQ Instructor you will be able to purchase  students member to member  insurance through MSA Association insured by Towergate Insurance  /Allianz Insrance

Annual Licence fees 

UK Insurance can be continued annually Instructors renew their students by filling in the relevant forms and submitting them to The MSA Association.

To apply if you are a UK Club all you will need  is to be an MTQ Qualified Instructor have  a fully enhanced DBS   if you do not have a DBS or  you do not have Muay Thai Qualifications  you can apply by contacting us   

Muay Thai Clubs Abroad   Open to MTQ Muay Thai Qualified Instructor. By becoming a member we offer the same quality Muay Thai programmes through our on line access. All clubs joining MSA Association must hold their own insurances recognised with in their own country. Please contact us for more information 


If you want to take advantage of training Sessions can be booked in advance. You can tap in to Grand Master Sken's wealth of knowledge whether it be for Muay Thai Muay Boran or fighting systems. It couldn't be more easy you can now learn from wherever you may be located in the world.

Our focus

Having as much clarity as possible we keep it simple for you and your students and to be able to concentrate on quality teaching.

 MSA Works With You & Your Club 

Read About Who We Are and our Pedigree We our proud of our achievements Being independent we can offer a modern approach without loosing our traditions Quality is the key to our success and the survival of our sport.


Grand Master Sken Kaewpadung  has been Awarded & Recognised 

Grand Master Sken Kaewpadung  has been Awarded & Recognised 


  • 2009 Contribution to Muay Thai & the Country of Thailand - Minister of Sport of Culture and Education of Thailand 

  • 2012 Life Time Achievement Award By Martial Art Illustrated Autherised by Hall of Fame Authority 

  • 2014 World Wide Martial Arts Council - As Grand Master Of The Martial Arts Muay Thai 


  • 2014 Special Award for the contribution of Muay Thai and Martial Art International Martial Arts Association - Presented By Grand Samuel Kwok


  • 2015 Hall of Fame Golden Award By Martial Art Illustrated 

  • 2011 The Martial Art Hall of Fame By Combat Magazine 

  • 2016 The Hall of Fame -  Awarded By Combat Magazine 

  • 1986 Best promoter of the Year By Combat Magazine 

  • 2009 Presented Grand Master - By Kru Muay Thai Association 

  • 2000 Presented Blazer of Honour for the contribution in Muay Thai and Thailand By Minister of Sport Thailand 

  • 2000 Certified -  Kru Muay Thai & Krabi Krabong By International Amertuer Muay Thai Federation 

  • 1979 Thailand Profesional Boxing Council Presented - Boxing and Muay Thai Instructor 

  • 2011 Special Award By the Canadian Ameteur Muay Thai Association 

  • 2018 United Kingdom Muay Thai Awards Organisation  - Pioneer of Muay Thai within the UK 

  • 17 March 2010 Kru Muay Thai Association Assistant Senior Grandmaster  ( Mongkol 17 – Gold Monkol )

  • 1st March 2023 - Senior Grand Master -T.C.F.U.K. AITMA & IMTF

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MSA Association for quality Muay Thai 

MSA Association For Muay Thai Coaches Clubs & their students 


Open to all martial artist around the world who wish to learn Muay Thai 


Quality Muay Thai education through Grand Master Sken the founder of SIMTA 


We provide invaluable resources Independent and politics free 


Why Become an MSA Association Member 

As an MSA Associate Instructor you can access Muay Thai easily from anywhere in the world via our website 


Easy to Book 


  • Muay Thai Training - Fitness - Sport & Coaching - Muay Boran 

  • Courses 

  • Grading 

  • Association Licences 

  • Insurance 



Quality Muay Thai Instructor Training 


MTQ Muay This Qualification Level 1 & Level 2  & Master Levels


Instructor Grading Assessors courses. 

MSA offer you the essential teaching skills that are required to help you to develop and pass on Muay Thai safely. 

Learning and developing structured classes for all age groups  genders and abilities 

Instructors acquire fresh new ideas from our MSA programmes. 

Muay Thai Safety for the Muay Thai student - How to use equipment Safely 

Muay Thai for fitness Basic intermediate and advanced 

Muay Thai for the sport Basic intermediate and advanced fighters and coaches 

  • Muay Boran 

  • Thailand Culture & History 

  • Thai Terminology  


MSA Create mentors who love what they do creating confident healthy happy students  


On Line & Live Muay Thai Training


Club affiliation through MSA 

24 hour access to Muay Thai Training recourses 

MSA Grading accessed through online resources 

Live Muay Thai Training for Instuctors increasing your Muay Thai  knowledge throughout your Muay Thai journey

MSA Certified Grading Assessments / Certificates live On Line Access

MSA Group Grading classes on line

MSA Seminars 

MSA Club Insurance (UK Only) Club Licence easily accessible through our website.

MSA Instuctors Insurance easily accessible through our website.



MSA History

MSA Master Sken

The Birth of SIMTA 1977 & MSA 2010 -2020


SIMTA Sitnarong International Muay Thai Association 


The BritishThai boxing Council & SIMTA 


1985 Sandy Holt Keith Grainger Ann Grainger Grand Master Woody worked tirelessly to find a way to bring Grand master Sken back to the UK from Holland  Forming the British thai boxing council with the help and support of Mr John forester, at the time labour MP for Stoke on Trent worked closely with Mr Stephen Canter his solicitor finally brought him back to the UK shores. 


Making Grand Master Sken the chief instructor of the newly founded association 

In 1981 Grand  Master Sken was granted a work permit and visa to stay in the UK


When Grand Master Sken  came back to England he promoted Muay Thai more for sport competition and fitness 


The British Thai boxing Council disbanded soon after his return where Grand Master Sken formed his own association SIMTA - Sitnarong international Muay Thai Association

Working alongside  his newly formed Sitnarong Camp he produced many Instructors and world champions 

Between 1985 -1991 Many SIMTA Champions were fighting and winning 

  1. Kru Carl the Cat Thompson Became World Champion 

  2. Kru Oliver Harrison - World Champion 

  3. Kru Sandy Holt European Champion 

  4. Martin Holmes European Champion & World Champion Trained by Peo Lindvell under `Grand Master Sken  

  5. William Hilditch British Champion

  6. Phil Nurse -European Champion 

  7. And many more 


SIMTA Growth 


SIMTA Instructors also went on to play a large part in the growth of SIMTA creating many British and world champions under the association and Grand Master Sken’s guidance 


SIMTA grew over 35 instructors and supported their schools and students to over 4500 members

With The Purpose of SIMTA to support Instructors and their students and to promote Muay Thai through  events and  promotion through the media and television creating amazing Muay Thai demonstrations in different countries around the world  


The SIMTA /MSA Muay Thai Events  have been televised around the world by Screen sport TV Night of combat Thailand Live Television-Screen sport and Euro sport


SIMTA /MSA - Grading 


The SIMTA /MSA Grading system has been developed to help students to understand Thailand  and its Culture, Muay Thai and Muay Boran  showing instructors how to teach students of all abilities and levels 

SIMTA - MSA promote quality Muay Thai through a deep understanding of the sport and safe  instruction.

Accepted by the Martial Art Commission in 1977 SIMTA has used the grading system to support and grow SIMTA/ MSA  instructors to develop their schools


Over a lifetime of investment Grand Master Sken MSA has carried the SIMTA legacy on and emerged strong with a mission to continue to give quality training in all aspects of Muay Thai 

If you are an Instructor and would like to Join The MSA Association or apply to become a member as an MSA Affiliate Club please contact us at 


Under the guidance of Grand Master MSA will continue on where SIMTA has left off.

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