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Pasadena, CA, March 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Sityodtong, USA, a world-class Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts training facility is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new and improved location with proceeds of their Charity Raffle benefiting the American Cancer Society. Sityodtong, USA has a long standing reputation of excellence as a comprehensive fighter’s gym and martial arts fitness center. In addition to donating a 12–month unlimited training membership and as an active member of the San Gabriel Valley community, Sityodtong, USA enlisted the help of many local businesses in stepping up the fight against cancer. The businesses in Pasadena who generously contributed gift cards, products and services for the Charity Raffle include: Play It Again Sports, Sprouts, Teri & Yaki, Run with Us, Max Muscle, Land Rover, Gorilla Wrap & Print, Balloon Emporium, Toro Sushi Bar & Grill, Specs-tacular, Felikian’s Carpet One, Pattaya Healing Massage, EZ Cleaners and Pasadena Family Chiropractic.

The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 10am to 5pm. The day’s events include exhibition fights, performance and wellness clinics, plus live demonstrations showcasing children as young as 5 yrs. old, students training in Muay Thai fitness, the Boomer Boxing class (ages 40 and above), authentic Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (the fastest growing sport in the world) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The event will be held at Sityodtong, USA’s new location at 160 N. Rosemead Blvd., pass the 210 freeway before Foothill Blvd., in Pasadena. The new 7,500 sq. foot world-class training facility with its signature boxing ring, full MMA cage, weight room, spacious training area and separate children’s center, Kid Power Martial Arts, caters to all skill levels and individual goals (fitness and weight loss, self-defense or competition training).

Sityodtong, USA is owned and operated by the dynamic husband and wife team, former middleweight champion and well-known pro trainer, Walter Michalowski and 9th Degree Black Belt martial artist and fitness professional, June Castro-Michalowski. Combined they have over 50 years of experience as certified martial arts instructors and have been featured in USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, the “E” Entertainment Channel and most recently the NBC hit series, “The Biggest Loser”. Together the husband and wife team have dedicated their lives to helping others achieve success in and outside of the ring.

“Students at Sityodtong, USA receive top-notch training, a complete Muay Thai learning experience,” explains Owner and Head Coach, Walter Michalowski. Walter has trained and fought in Thailand and during his fight career achieved 8 Championship belts including the Pro X.M.T.C. United States Middleweight title. “This is what we do, it’s our passion. Our coaches and staff care about individuals and their goals. Sityodtong, USA prepares you for Victory in whatever you seek to achieve in life," said June Castro-Michalowski, Owner and Coach.

About Sityodtong, USA
Sityodtong (pronounced, sit-yod-tong), USA is a fully equipped fighter’s gym and martial arts fitness center in Pasadena. It is the West Coast Branch (Sityodtong Los Angeles) of the legendary Sityodtong in Thailand, known world-wide for producing many legendary champions. Sityodtong, USA/Sityodtong Los Angeles has been successfully operating in Pasadena since 2003 and has over 400 plus active students. With more than 90 classes per week, the training includes authentic Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Although one of the top ranked fighter’s gym in the state, Sityodtong USA has an extensive fitness pro-gram such as Muay Thai Fitness, MMA Fitness, Boxing Fitness, Fight Fit Boot Camp, Strength & Conditioning and Yoga. With the belief that, “families who train together, stay together,” the children’s division, Kid Power Martial Arts, enables moms, dads and the kids to experience the many benefits of the martial arts all under one roof. For the most up-to-date information on Sityodtong, USA - please visit www.sityodtongla.com.
Sityodtong, USA
June Castro-Michalowski
160 N. Rosemead Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107