Rick Sollo was introduced to Muay Thai in the early 80s by Ajarn Chai Sirisute. Before starting his Muay Thai training, Rick trained in Western boxing and Filipino martial arts.
Rick’s training regimen was 6 days a week for 3-4 hours and after being introduced to Muay Thai, he completely rewrote his training goals to include it into his routine.
Shortly after came Ajarn Chai’s legendary instructor test. The test, now modernized, was brutal and Rick was one of the first to pass it in the USA.
The following 10 years Rick attended as many seminars and camps as were offered in the USA. Thanks to Bob Karmel, Rick was able to get into the Fairtex camp in Bangplea as one the first foreigners who were allowed to train in Thailand. Once there Rick trained with Apidej Sit-Hirun.
Rick Sollo also trained with Jockrit, Farsai, Yok Noi, Enn Quiet Storm Jankthum, Jongsonan the Wooden Man, Nungisam the Rock Samphursi and many others.