East Side’s “Member of the Month” for January
Bio: Michael “Tiger Knee” Phoutasen is currently a 5th grader at Newcastle Elementary and has been training with Coach Jose since 2015. Michael is a natural athlete with a passion for competing. Currently, he holds championship titles including: 2016 IKF East Coast classic champion, 2017 USMTO West champion, 2017 USMTO East champion and is currently ranked #1 in the 60-65lbs B class in the United States. His hobbies outside of Muay Thai include: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and soccer.
Why he likes Muay Thai:
“I like Muay Thai because it’s fun and it keeps me busy.”
What he loves about East Side:
“I love East Side because it always makes me happy and I never get bored.”