It was an unusual, but very helpful, means of learning the heart of martial arts. At the age of 20, Master Toddy wanted to do something adventurous. Landing a part in the James Bond movie, Man with the Golden Gun, he headed out to England shortly afterwards. Making his home in Manchester, Master Toddy opened the first Muay Thai school in England. The school gained notoriety as the trainer began to produce world champions. Students from as far as 200 miles away would drive just to attend one of Master Toddy's Muay Thai classes. In England, Master Toddy was known as the father of Muay Thai. His fighters were distinguished champions, and his promotions were always organized and professional. Even now Master Toddy is still known as the number one trainer and promoter in England, being the first to air a live TV promotion back to Thailand.
After spending 16 years overseas, Master Toddy decided to make his mark in the United States. He packed up his training gear and headed out to Las Vegas, Nevada, continuing his streak as a world-class trainer. In his first two years, Master Toddy trained 4 world champions by himself. Wanting to achieve the best in Muay Thai training, Master Toddy recruited top-notch fighters from Thailand to form the Champion Instructor Team.
In addition to training students, Master Toddy has also done stuntwork for movies such as Austin Powers. He has choreographed fight scenes for various TV programs, and trained famous stars. The Secret Service and Special Forces have even enlisted Master Toddy's help in training their members.
Confident with the vast expertise of the other masters, Master Toddy sharpens the Muay Thai techniques learned by the students. He is also responsible for the psychological strength unique among his fighters. His champions fight with tremendous heart, Master Toddy looking for and reinforcing the various talents of each individual fighter. Included in the list of over 30 world champions trained by Master Toddy are Maurice Smith, Dale "Apollo" Cook, Ronnie Green, Lisa Howarth, Kash "The Flash" Gill, Kiyotaka Kato, and Howard Brown. Of the new generation of fighters in America, Melchor Menor, Ben Garcia, Kit Cope, Shannon Singleton, and Angela Rivera rule the ring. If a person ever strives to be a part of this distinguished list, or simply wants to train under the best, Master Toddy welcomes any student with the heart to train at his or her finest.
Master Green: With his strength and power, some say that Master Green was born like a rock. With his natural fighting instinct, Muay Thai combat is all he knows. It's been in his blood since he can remember. Master Green lived, breathed, and trained his entire life in a Muay Thai camp. Every time he fought, he was always the main event. The traffic in Bangkok was jam-packed each time; spectators always expected to see a war whenever Master Green was in the ring.
In his time, Master Green was a true warrior. Never afraid to face anyone, he has fought some of the greatest. One such combatant was Sagat, a famous fighter in Thailand. They were constantly at war with each other, splitting wins and drawing large crowds. A ferocious fighter, Master Green doesn't understand the concept of backing away. It became a running joke in Thailand that if he ever tried walking backwards, he would probably end up tripping over his own feet. He was always on the offensive. In his career, Master Green has had over 250 fights. Now, as an instructor, he is passing down his strength and determination to fighters of the next generation.
Known as the Green Dragon in Thailand, Master Green's specialty was to showcase a specific skill in each round. A master at adapting to his opponent, he could start off with punches, then follow in the next round with his powerful kicks. He was known to fight nonstop with his opponent, relentlessly attacking until the fighter gave up. Master Green soon became known as the King of Knees, since his wins usually came as a result of an excellent knee assault.