Sityodtong USA Joins the Fight Against Cancer

Sityodtong USA, which is one of the top Fighter’s Gyms in the country, has joined the fight against cancer, with a charity fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society.

The well-known Sityodtong, USA (pronounced, Sit Yawd Tong) Fighter’s Gym is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary, “A Decade of Warrior Pride”, with exhibition fights and a charity fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society. Special guest, Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard, will be on hand offering his support to help kick off the event.

Ten years ago, Sityodtong, USA, was the only one of its kind in the area. Back then, owner and head coach, Walter Michalowski, a former middleweight Champion who retired with 8 Championship Belts and his wife, co-owner and manager, June Castro-Michalowski, a world renowned martial artist and one of the highest ranking female black belts in the country, recall having to correct people from saying Mai Tai rather than Muay Thai. That was also around the same time period when all the cable companies banned the UFC.

Today, MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and the Mixed Martial Arts industry has grown leaps and bounds. Sityodtong, USA has also grown from a 2,500 sq. ft. Fighter’s Gym to a booming 7,500 sq. ft. State of the Art Training Facility featuring top notch equipment including a professional boxing ring, a competition cage, a fully equipped weight room with custom built monkey bars and a separate training area for kids. Sityodtong, USA offers over 90 classes per week specializing in fight training, weight loss, fitness and self-defense for children, teens, men and women from novice to professional.

The coaching staff at the facility are all active fighters, most have trained and fought in Thailand and in 2012, Team Sityodtong LA captured 6 Championship Titles. Sityodtong (Los Angeles) is one of two branches in the United States from the famous Sityodtong Camp in Thailand, known worldwide for producing legendary Champions. Kru (instructor) Walter was personally appointed by the founder, the late Dr. Yod Tong Senanan, recognized as the Godfather of Muay Thai, to be his West Coast affiliate. "To be a division of the famed Sityodtong in Thailand is an extraordinary honor and responsibility that I do not take lightly," explains Walter Michalowski.

The 10th Year Anniversary Celebration is from 11:00am - 3:00pm and is open to the public. The day’s events will highlight an enrollment special, 'Rolling Back Prices to 2003', Exhibition Fights featuring Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; a Fit to Fight Competition, proving you don’t have to be a fighter to train like one, an Empowering Kids for Life demo, a Taste of Pasadena featuring local eateries, Vendors and a Charity Raffle with the Grand Prize a 12-Month Unlimited Training Enrollment ($2,400 value).

“It will be a celebration of family and community. Teaming up with the American Cancer Society was not by chance. My father and my nephew are both cancer survivors, so we are committed to raising funds for research and awareness," explains June C. Michalowski.

Event sponsors and vendors include Vita Coco, Future Enhanced, Mars Valet Service, Run With Us, EZ Cleaners, Balloon Emporium, Play It Again Sports, Forza 300, Spine Institute & Surgery Center, Snappy CPR, Smile Maintainers, Master Marine Boat Service, Yes Sushi, President Thai, Teri & Yaki, Bella Italia, Kopy King Printers and Reboot. Tom find out more, please visit

About Sityodtong USA
Sityodtong USA is one of the top Fighter’s Gyms in the country, offering a range of facilities and expert coaches.

Contact Info:
Name: June C. Michalowski
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Organization: Sityodtong USA
Address: 160 N. Rosemead Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107, United States
Phone: 626.577.7800

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