Arese “Palakombat”: a temple dedicated to Muay Thai and Kick Boxing in Milan
“Palakombat”, opened about two years ago in Arese, a little town in the metropolitan area of Milan, is a training camp (500 m²) dedicated to Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and K1 inside Cicisport sport centre . The biggest one in Northern Italy. “Muay Thai Gym Arese” team develops its activities here, with over 100 members. The Master of this team is Francesco Di Tella who, after an hard work in order to research funds, he could score his goal and create an adequate space where people can learn and improve these martial arts, with a competition ring (6m X 6m), 8 training bags and a functional training area. <<”Palakombat” is oriented mainly to people who want to learn fighting discipline, so it’s not a simple fitness centre>> tells us Di Tella. “Palakombat” hosts twice a month important stages. One of these, next 12th February, featuring Mathias Gallo Cassarino as teacher, one of the most important Italian fighters, directly from Thailand. Di Tella was a pro-fighter between 2002 and 2012, and he first met Mathias during a World Tournment in 2010. <<Muay Thai always has been my favourite fighting discipline since I was 16. I remember when I started was very hard to found someone to fight, because Muay Thai was not so popular. Today is good to see there is more interest about this sport. There are many children in our classes, and even over 50 years old people!>>. During his competitive career, Di Tella has started teaching Muay Thai and actually he’s teacher in “New Action” gym in Senago too. <<Now we’ve got a good place where make courses, good sponsorship and a very good team of teachers, which I want to thanks so much, it would be ‘create’ some young champions, and so promote our Palakombat and raise the number of members>>. Leone1947 is one of the sponsors of the training camp. Di Tella is also busy with event management: on 26th February, inside the sport centre, will take place the second edition of “The Warrior Day”. In reference to this kind of events, Di Tella would like a little help. <<It’s been almost two years I’m in the organization of events. They recall many people in Arese, but we don’t receive any kind of support by public administrations. That’s too bad.>> But “Palakombat” is already an effective reality, Di Tella knows it well, and an excellent starting point to promote and spread Muay Thai.