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:

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Always pursue your dreams and goals and become a Muay Thai champion. "Phet Muagkan" Now visit our YouTube channel under Punch it Gym and see the new video at
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@carabao_bremen donates €200 to support losing Punch it Newcomer Challenge 🇩🇪 finalist in Thailand.

WOW! Thanks to Christian Dinge & Nicole Ploghöft, a second young fighter will join this year's international tournament winners at @punch_it_gym_thailand - for a free two week fightcamp and a paid fight against a Thai opponent at Phetchbuncha Samui Stadium in November!

Nicolas Srdic from Fight Gym Nürnberg lost a very tough, close and exciting final fight at this year's german 4-man qualifier in Rathenow, after which I decided that he too would be invited to join us on Samui in November.

A few hours later, Christian offered to contribute, greatly helping partner Markus Muster and Punch it Gym Koh Samui cover the extra costs incurred. What a fantastic sporting gesture indeed. Even more so considering Carabao had a fighter of their own in the tournament and one in the reserve fight!

Thank you Christian, thank you Nicole, true Muaythai spirit and most definitely the spirit of the Punch it Newcomer Challenge!

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Punchit Newcomer Challenge champion @marko.doric.rtf get his trophy at @punch_it_gym_croatia from last weekend 🏆 🇹🇭 #fightyourwaytothailand #muaythaigym #muaythaitournament #muaythaifighter #muaythachampion #muaythaiwinner #muaythaifighterstyle #muaythaifights #muaythaiexpirience #muaythaitrophy ...

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We are ready for the Gala at 20.30 tonight. Right know you can also see all the fights from the Croatia Muay Thai Campionship. You can find the live on YouTube at Punch it Gym. #fightyourwaytothailand ...

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All fighters on the spot, weight is right, the press is informed, time to start the fight!
Thank you for everyone who made the Punch it Newcomer Challenge 2021 possible.
Free live streaming today on YouTube:

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The second International Punch it Newcomer Challenge 4-man Muay Thai tournament of the year is all set to go this Saturday - in the beautiful and very historical city of Pula, Croatia! 🇭🇷

Four newcomers will battle it out, the winner proudly claiming bragging rights, two weeks full training camp in Thailand at Punch it Gym Koh Samui Muay Thai and a place on our worldteam to fight a Thai opponent at Phetchbuncha Samui Stadium in November!

And where better for battle than the historical open-air Roman Amphitheatre, one of only four remaining arenas in the world!

Good luck to all the warriors, let the battle in Croatia begin! #fightyourwaytothailand 🇹🇭 #muaythaitournament #muaythaicroatia #muaythaipula #pula

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Just a few more days and the next international Punch it Newcomer Challenge tournament will take place in Croatia. It is our pleasure and honor to be able to hold the tournament in the historical amphitheater Pula - Croatia. #fightyourwaytothailand
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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.

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International Event Director at
Punch it Newcomer Challenge
Bernard Caplin

Punchit Internatinal MuayThai Newcomer Challenge 2020

Training camp & final fight information:

Punch it Muaythai Gym
124/666 Moo 3, Maret
Koh Samui
Surat Thani 84310
+66 92 905 85 18