NewComer Challenge - Muay Thai Thailand

The Punch it Newcomer Challenge

Punchit Internatinal MuayThai Newcomer Challenge 2020

We, Punch it Gym Koh Samui, are the promoter of the international Punch it Newcomer Challenge – in association with Bernard Caplin and CHOK! Magazine, one of the most popular international martial arts magazines worldwide.

Markus & Bernard

Together we have created an international tournament concept for Muaythai newcomers, encompassing 4 to 6 national tournaments in different countries and at different weight classes. Each national tournament winner wins 2 weeks free fightcamp at our gym here on Koh Samui, including hotel room. On top, each winner also gets the opportunity of a paid fight against a professional Thai fighter in the grand finale hier on Samui in November.

Each national tournament is a 4-participant format, our goal is to help develop new young talent around the world. The age range is set from 16 to maximum 21 years old, fighters cannot have fought in Thailand before and must not have more than 10 A-class Muaythai fights upon entry.

Each national tournament is organised by a local promoter, which can also be a federation or a club. Bernard Caplin, an experienced promoter, will assist all local promoters with their organisation, event planning and rules & regulations. The grand final will be at the famous Phetchbuncha Stadium on Koh Samui late November. All finalists will receive a small fight purse in baht for this fight, also special Muaythai clothing & accessories from Punch it.

A country may host a national tournament no more than twice, after which our committee will consider new countries. All applications to host a national tournament in the coming year must be approved by December.

Events in 2021
– Fightclub Fightnight 65kg Rathenow (D)
– Prague Harley Days 2021 71kg (CZ)
– Siam Cup News And Media, Beenleigh 63,5kg (AUS)
– Fightcrew Wels, Wels 72,5kg (AT)
– Punch it Gym, Pula 71kg (HR)

13.11 – 2-weeks Punch it Gym Koh Samui Muay Thai Fightcamp (TH)
27.11 – The Finals at Phetchbuncha Samui stadium (TH)

Please check out our gallery below and social media pages for regular informations:

Impressions / Gallery

David Keclik confirmed as new Punch it Newcomer Challenge representative for Austria! 🇦🇹 Servus David, and welcome to the international team!

Markus Muster, the founder and owner of Punch it Gym Koh Samui Muay Thai and I are very proud to announce the appointment of David Keclik as the new Punch it Newcomer Challenge representative for Austria.

Infinite Fight Night - a series of exclusive fight events in Linz, Graz and Vienna - will be scouting for strong 63 - 65kg Muaythai newcomers in Austria and will be hosting the Austrian national qualification 4-man events in 2022 and 2023. This year's event location and date will be announced shortly. For more information on Infinite Fight Night please visit

Welcome David, willkommen Österreich! 🇦🇹
#fightyourwaytothailand #strictlymuaythai

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Frank Yarz confirmed as new Punch it Newcomer Challenge representative of Spain. 🇪🇸 Welcome to the international team amigo!

Markus Muster, the founder and owner of @punch_it_gym_thailand and I are very proud to announce the appointment of Frank Yarz as the new Punch it Newcomer Challenge representative for Spain.

Frank, who looks back on over 30 years of international Muaythai experience, both as a successful fighter and today as the owner and head coach of Daithon Gym in Barcelona, will be scouting for strong Muaythai newcomers in Spain and will be hosting the Spanish qualification events in 2022 and 2023. The chosen location, promotion and dates should be announced shortly.

¡Bienvenida España, bienvenido Frank y buena suerte amigo!
#fightyourwaytothailand #strictlymuaythai

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Czech Republic 🇨🇿 is ready for the Punch it Newcomer Challenge 2021!💥 #fightyourwaytothailand ...

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Punch it Newcomer Challenge 2021 🇨🇿
#fightyourwaytothailand #strictlymuaythai #muaythai #thaiboxing #muaythaitour #muaythaitournament #muaythaifight #punchitchallenge #punchitnewcomerchallenge #muaythaichallenge #punchitgym #gerbera #budvararena #budvar

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It's amazing how everyone works together and we can also carry out the next Punch it Newcomer Challenge in the Czech Republic on the coming weekend, November 19th. We are already looking forward to a new tournament winner who will be able to show and against a Thai fighter on Koh Samui in April 2022.
#fightyourwaytothailand #muaythaitournament #muaythaifight

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Who will win a place on next year's 2-week fightcamp at @punch_it_gym_thailand and a spot to represent Tschechien on the fightcard at the PINC International Grand Final vs. Thailand on April 2nd 2022 on Koh Samui?
@ondra.malina was the winner in 2019!
Next event is on 2021 November 19th, in beautiful Ceske Budjovice.

#strictlymuaythai #fightyourwaytothailand #muaythaifight #muaythaitournament #muaythaicamp #muaythaichallenge #punchitnewcomerchallenge

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CHOK! Magazine will regularly report on events, the magazine can be read online or in hard copy, 3x times per year at your local gym. If your gym doesn´t list it, maybe ask them to!

Website CHOK! Magazine

Any questions? For international infos please contact Bernard Caplin, for updates or enquiries on our activities and schedule in Thailand, please contact Markus Muster.