Dayel “Diesel” Sitiwatjana was born into the world of martial arts and ring sports. Half Thai and half English, he started training Muay Thai at a very young age. He started with his uncle Master A, from”Master A’s School of Thai Boxing” located in Manchester England. Meanwhile, his father, Grand Master Toddy was training world class fighters in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the age of 13, he joined his father in Las Vegas and started training full time in preparation for a bright future in martial arts. From day 1 in Las Vegas, Dayel shadowed every move Master Toddy made. The specific techniques on how to mold fighters into champions and to build business owners into bonafide instructors. They even went on the road to hold seminars for gyms that were seeking their knowledge and expertise.
By the age of 16, Dayel was actively teaching classes and holding his own private one on one sessions at Master Toddy’s gym in Las Vegas. During this time, he was also utilized as a technical sparring partner in preparation for many fighters who are now the superstars of Muay Thai and MMA. This list includes Kevin Ross, Tony Bonello, Stephen Bonnar, Ross Minter, Ben Garcia, Gina Carano, the entire cast of “Fight Girls”, and many more!
Dayel has also worked side by side with legendary boxing trainers and Martial Art school owners by the likes of Ismael Salas, Joel Judah, Jason David Frank, Master Hung Tran, Master Steve Lavalle and many more.
His ability to absorb knowledge and techniques around boxing’s greatest had thrust him into the world of boxing. He received tutoring in sparring from Joel Casamayor and Yuriorkis Gamboa. By the tender age of 18, Dayel had legitimately turned professional as a boxer. Moving to Thailand full time to train and fight under the infamous Galaxy Promotions. He also fought in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, for Golden Boy promotions. When fighting for Fernando Vargas Promotions he took home the “Fight of the Night” award,
despite being on the same card as 3 world champions!
Presently, Dayel “Diesel” resides in Las Vegas, he has dedicated his time to practice and teach the art of Muay Thai and the sweet science of boxing. Dayel is more than capable of holding one on one sessions, large groups of classes or seminars, and teaching the Muay Thai system to Instructors. From the beginner to the professional fighter, everyone can benefit from his knowledge and expertise. World class instruction and world class experience! Dayel “Diesel” Sitiwatjana is the your coach!