Owner Arthur Niewiadowski
Artur Niewiadowski and his two children opened a mixed martial arts gym in Avondale on Nov. 5, 2016.
Damri Muay Thai, at 735 N. 114th Ave., is in the American Sports Center property.
The name reflects the gym's Thai background. “Damri” translates to elephant in Khmer, the core language that developed the Thai language, according to the gym's website. And Muay Thai is a ancient form of Thai boxing. The name is a nod to Thai fighters who protected their elephants, which were valuable in battle.