Kru Yai Stelios Panagiotou found his true calling quite late in his life.
A college graduate with a BSc in Computer Engineering, he successfully worked in the IT industry for 7 years and while trying several disciplines along the way.
Such as karate, boxing and brazilian jiu jitsu, he found his body, mind and soul captured by Muay Thai.
A visit at the Sityodtong Muay Thai camp in Thailand in 2007 was enough to convince him that he had made the right choice.
He continued fighting and studying Muay Thai both in Cyprus as well as in England under Grand Master Sken Kaepawdung and finally in 2010 he decided to quit his day job as a Network Engineer and moved to Thailand in order to acquire more knowledge and experience both as a fighter as well as an instructor. He competed at the Rangsit International Boxing Stadium under full Muay Thai rules and also took part in numerous instructor courses under great Masters of Muay Thai.
As part of his training he got to teach at the Muay Thai Conservation Center of Thailand, at the Rangsit Muay Thai Institute and at Master Toddy’s gym. He was also a judge in the 3rd Thailand International Amateur Muay Thai Championship held in Bangkok after he receive the international license of judge and referee under the World Muaythai Federation.
In 2012 he made his long time dream come true by opening his own academy and until this day he continues to evolve as a martial artist as well as a fitness professional with continuous education in local and international seminars around the world.