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4x Muay Thai World Champion Sakasem Kanthawong, known worldwide as “The Punisher,” is a veteran of over 220 professional Muay Thai fights, having never lost by KO! In 2017, Sakasem was diagnosed with lymphoma, but through determination, nutrition, rigorous training, and treatment, he beat cancer. In 2019, he was given a clean bill of health. Sakasem is a true inspiration, leading by example as an epitome of optimism and health.
The Punisher presents his custom-made functional and adaptogenic plant-based product line, developed in direct collaboration with one of his students, Marie Grinstead. Marie has a PhD in mechanical engineering and is approaching a decade of business experience in the holistic health and cannabis industries, with a heavy focus in CO2 extraction science, herbalism, and botanical product formulation.
Muay Thai duo, teacher and student, develop proactive and restorative formulas specifically to service practitioners of Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, CrossFit, weight-training, and more. As such, these custom products are perfectly suited for anyone dedicated to excelling mentally and physically every day, fostering internal balance, and enhancing connection to self, nature, and community.
Innovative plant-based formulas may aid resilience against modern-life imbalances and support homeostasis, thus optimizing the mind and body. Phytonutrients potentially offer natural relief and recovery for those who challenge themselves relentlessly on a journey of self-improvement. At the core of their mission is supporting your dedication to a healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle.
4X Muay Thai
In the world of Muay Thai there is no bigger name than Sakasem “The Punisher” Kanthawong. He is a (4x) Muay Thai World Champion with a Fight Record of Wins – 215 (KO/TKO – 159) Loss – 35. Sakasem Kanthawong was born June 3, 1958 in the outskirts of Changmai, Thailand, the 5th of 9 children to farmers Sie and Dee Kanthawong. He started training in Muay Thai kickboxing at age seven and had his first professional fight when he was thirteen. He fought as a teenager in his home country supporting his family and earned the nickname as “The Punisher” as all his fights ended in a KO. Sakasem accumulated 56 professional bouts before moving to Bangkok. His first fight camp was Fairtex Gym, owned by Phillip Wong. Sakasem’s first trainer was Apidej Sith-Hiran, a former Muay Thai champion who is honored as the “Kicker of Bang-Nok-Kwag” or seven-level kick.
Sakasem fought 59 times at Rajdamnuen Stadium before taking his talents to Lumpini Stadium. He was among the featured fighters in the Suk-Song-Chai promotions, which spotlights the nation’s finest Muay Thai kickboxing talent. At Lumpini, considered the true test of Muay Thai supremacy, Sakasem’s fighting record was an impressive 55-15 with 35 TKO’s.
In 1984, Sakasem competed in the Hong Kong Championship Open, a freestyle martial art tournament which pits fighters of different styles together in the ring. In this tournament, a few of many notable accomplishments are as follows: used an elbow for a first-round TKO over a sumo wrestler from Japan, knee to the head TKO’s a French boxer in the third round, TKO’d Latin boxer in the third round, and in the final fight of the night, he TKO’d a kickboxer from the Netherlands with a knee in the third round.
In his last three fights at Rajadamnuen Stadium before coming to the US he registered first- and fourth-round TKO’s with punches and a third-round TKO with a swing elbow. After arriving in America in 1994, Sakasem began his training career at the Fairtex Gym in Phoenix, AZ. In a career that spanned more than 200 fights, he was never knocked out. His titles include U.S.M.T.A. National Champion, I.M.T.O. World Jr. Welterweight Champion, W.M.T.A. World Champion, and Hong Kong Open Champion. The Punisher has trained fighters across the US and currently offers private and group training sessions at Fight Factory Gym in Louisville, Kentucky. He instructs weekly Muay Thai group classes and private lessons. The Punisher regularly travels nationwide to train fighters one-on-one and instruct Muay Thai kickboxing seminars.
BJJ Black Belt
Christoper Griffin has studied the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1997. In August of 2014, he received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu from Carlson Gracie Jr 4th Degree black belt Michael Odonnel. This was a life long achievement for Chris. He tested his craft through trial and error in numerous battles in the mixed martial arts arena and grappling tournaments. He conveys his knowledge to you in the best way he knows how, through detailed and aggressive instruction in the art that Chris knows and loves. Chris, owner of Fight Factory gym in Kentucky, is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Black Sash Four Seasons Kung Fu, and Black Belt in Taekwondo. He has over 20 years of MMA training and over 10 years experience in MMA competition. Chris is a certified Muay Thai Kru under The Punisher.
Primary Art: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Secondary Arts: MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing
Marie Grinstead, PhD
Marie is founder and owner of Botanical Processing, specializing in CO2 extraction science and plant-based product formulation. Marie earned her B.S., M.Eng, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville with a focus in biomedical applications. Her previous experience involved laparoscopic medical device design and analysis in the minimally invasive surgical setting, with a specific focus in surgical stapling and vessel sealing and dissection. She has extensive knowledge in developing research plans and executing them with the proper techniques and documentation. Marie started the extraction lab while in graduate school, and her main focus has been developing and utilizing optimal extraction methods as part of producing safe and effective natural holistic alternatives. Marie formulates The Punisher products, extracting and blending botanicals of exceptional quality to magnify their therapeutic effects. She is grateful for the many avenues of opportunity to make a difference and share her creations nation-wide. Enhancing connection is at the heart of her mission. Becoming better connected to nature, to self, and to each other.