Philip Tieu has been called the next Freddie Roach of Thai boxing and nominee of hall of fame Thai boxing coach of the year but he began humbly back in 2003. Phil started giving muay thai classes purely for fitness, but they became so popular that he had to provide proper equipment to teach the discipline properly. Everyone from complete beginners and office workers all the way to professional fighters show up every week to Phil's classes. Even if fighting is not your thing, Phil is a full-qualified personal trainer and helps many of his clients to simply lose weight, get healthier and gain more self-esteem. All the men and women who train with Phil and his coaches each week are part of the Team Tieu family. In three years, Team Tieu now has the most ranked muay thai fighters in UK - 18 and counting! Phil trains his own brothers, Matthew and David. Matty Tieu is ranked number one in the UK, while David Tieu is number six in the 67kg category. 'We have world champions, European champions, British champions,' Phil says, and every year, the Team Tieu movement keeps getting bigger. Based at the Gymbox chain and a gym in Kennington, Team Tieu has wide-ranging classes on white-collar boxing, sparring and women's-only Thai boxing. Places for Phil's monthly boot camps are gone in hours just through Facebook. Many students wanted to take it one step further and so Team Tieu lets people of all levels that wants to test themselves in the ring through 'interclubs,' a fun and controlled way of sparring with someone from a different gym, fully padded, which take place almost every month. As more students compete, Team Tieu Promotions hosts its own shows in Kings Cross with matches ranging from exhibition bouts to white collar boxing, as well as professional A,B,C-class muay thai fights. Whether you want to learn to throw your first punch or walk out the ring with a championship belt around your waist, Phil has something for you.Philip Tieu Head Trainer of Team Tieu

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