Instructors Sam Nankani

Khru Sam Nankani

Khru Sam Nankani Founder & Head Coach of SN Combat Academy
In 2009, SN Combat Gym was opened in South London where I was able to teach and transfer the Knowledge and experience gained and pass on my own Unique style of Fighting called SN Combat to aspiring fighters.

As a producer of Professional & Amateur Champions, I am proud to say I have trained numerous fighters in the art of SN Combat and have produced 38 Champions and 5 UK no 1's so far to date.

"All who walk through my door are trained to a high standard and are guaranteed a unique training experience."

Currently, I am GCO Vice President Ringsports for K1 & Thai Boxing, GCO England President for MMA & Boxing and England Head Coach overseeing England Squad training for World Championships and GCO Officials.

My achievements have led to me being awarded the prestigious Grand Unified World Champion Title and Belt. The transition in competing in both Stand Up & MMA at the same tournaments and fighting in all these disciplines has never been done before in the history of World Championships and combat sports. I have also produced 2 Thai Boxing World Champions on the same day of finals with both my fighters picking up Gold Medals.


59 World Thai Boxing & K1 Kickboxing Champions
28 World Silver Medalists in Thai Boxing & K1 Kickboxing
11 World Bronze Medalists in Thai Boxing & K1 Kickboxing

Ian Barrett

Started my journey with Khru Sam Nankani back in 2009 when 'SN Combat Academy' was known as KO south, this was an easy decision to join back then as I wanted to learn the techniques of SN Combat which is now a recognised martial art.

I was always one of the first people to arrive, I originally joined to learn Self defense and I knew nothing about Muay Thai. From my first impressions and following months of me going, I learnt the ways of Kru Sam Nankani and his different fighting style.

I believe it is a unique way and has proven itself to make champions, and most importantly he was very warm, welcoming and the club is very family oriented.

Over the years my knowledge and discipline grew and in a way which has enhanced me to the person I am today.

I was graduated to a purple belt and have now been given the honours to teach my passion and love for the sport of martial arts.

Current Grade

Purple Belt in SN Combat
Purple Belt in Thai boxing & kickboxing

Siggi Shehi Selvendran

My name is Siggi (Shehi) and I started my journey of learning Muay Thai few years back when 'SN Combat Academy' was known as KO south as SN Combat is now a recognised martial art.

I immediately fell in love with the martial art itself in every aspect, from clinching to sweeps to elbows. Even though I was not able to train consistently through the years, I have recently begun focusing and spending time on learning and improving myself through the guidance of my mentor and coach Khru Sam Nankani.

Through this journey I was honoured to have the opportunity to teach and learn from the upcoming younger, high prospect calibre kids and have been enjoying ever since.

I've researched and understood how one can develop their character and themselves by practising Muay Thai, learning discipline and vital principles taught at my gym, which I then transfer into the real world.

The benefits are countless and anyone who would like to learn self defence or just to exercise and stay fit, I will tell you one thing for sure; Muay Thai goes beyond just kicking and punching, you will evolve as an individual, a human and evolve to another level.

Current Grade

Yellow Belt in SN Combat
Yellow Belt in Thai boxing & kickboxing
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