Training Muay Thai in Thailand

For those dedicated to their Muay Thai training, some may choose to travel to Thailand and train in an authentic Muay Thai environment. Thailand is the birth place of Muay Thai and there are several different Muay Thai gyms spread across the country designed for beginners Muay Thai or more advanced training. The range of Muay Thai training available in Thailand is varied and if you decide that you want to take your Muay Thai journey to its birth place, there are a lot of factors to consider before taking that step.

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Once you’ve made the decision to travel to Thailand to train in Muay Thai, you’ll need to decide how long you’re going to spend training and how long you will stay in Thailand. The length of your Muay Thai training will depend largely on your own personal ability, Muay Thai experience and dedication to learning Muay Thai in its original environment. Muay Thai training in Thailand can last from several months to several years, depending on how dedicated you are to learning the Mixed Martial Art and what path you wish to take throughout your Muay Thai journey.

Before going to Thailand you’ll need to ensure that you’re fully prepared for the journey to come. If you intend to train to your full potential in Thailand, you’ll need to make sure that you are physically fit enough to withstand the training techniques used in Muay Thai. Before travelling to Thailand and taking your Muay Thai journey back to its birth place, you should spend some time concentrating on your physical fitness level to ensure you can withstand the endurance throughout intense Muay Thai training in Thailand.

Not only will you need to prepare yourself physically before travelling to Thailand to train in the popular, Muay Thai, you’ll also need to ensure that you are preparing yourself mentally as well. Muay Thai, like many Mixed Martial Arts, focuses on the energy around you and by not only ensuring that you are well prepared for the mental aspect of Muay Thai, you’ll also need to ensure you are prepared mentally in terms of endurance and intense commitment required in authentic Muay Thai training.

It is also important to make sure that you have at least learned some basic Thai in order to communicate efficiently with your instructors and others during your stay in Thailand. There are several instructional resources available to help you learn Thai and whilst your Thai will become more fluent throughout your stay in Thailand, it is important to prepare with basic language skills before leaving for your Muay Thai training. If you are choosing to train in an authentic Muay Thai training camp, you should ensure that your Thai language skills are of almost fluent quality in order to train successfully at your camp.

Peak physical and mental fitness is an important aspect to prepare adequately for your Muay Thai training in Thailand, but it is also important to ensure you are prepared and ready for the climate change depending on which area of the world you are travelling from. Thailand boasts a top temperature of around 32 to 33 degrees during the summer months which is somewhat considerably hotter than the top temperatures in Western countries during their summer months, which is why it is important to prepare for the climate change, and prevent yourself from burning during your training in Thailand. Physical training in hot temperatures can be demanding, so ensuring you are prepared for this with peak physical fitness is an important aspect of Muay Thai training in Thailand to ensure the most successful outcome, whatever you wish to achieve.

When it comes to booking your journey to Thailand, it is important to make sure you have already found a suitable Muay Thai gym or camp for your experience and ability level. Whilst you could travel to Thailand early to find a suitable gym that is right for you whilst you are already there, it is important do some research first and find out exactly what is available and more importantly, that you’re training in a suitable area of Thailand that will allow you to make the most of your Muay Thai journey.

Flights to Thailand from most Western countries range from between eleven to thirteen hours, but the closer you are to Thailand, the shorter your flights will be. There are a variety of different airlines when it comes to choosing who you will travel with both on your outgoing and return flight to Thailand for your Muay Thai training, and so it is important to find a suitable airline that will take you to direct to the area of Thailand you’ll be going to train, and that is comfortable for the long haul flight ahead. Prices of flights will vary depending on the airline you choose and how long you booked your flights in advance, so it is recommended that you plan your Muay Thai training in Thailand over a long period of time and with extreme care to ensure you make the most out of this once in a lifetime experience.

When you travel to Thailand to train in Muay Thai, you should travel lightly with only the essentials you need. You’ll be able to buy living necessities including food, toiletries and equipment in Thailand and so travelling lightly with just your clothing and basic requirements is recommended for not only an authentic Muay Thai training experience but also to minimise baggage costs on your outgoing and return flights to Thailand. Whilst you will be able to buy a range of authentic Muay Thai training and fighting equipment during your stay in Thailand, if you already own a pair of comfortable and suitable Muay Thai gloves or shorts, it is recommended to bring them with you.

Throughout Thailand there are a wide variety of gyms teaching authentic Muay Thai, the gyms are spread right across Thailand each offering a different level of training depending on your own personal ability, training level and fitness level. When you first decide which type of Muay Thai gym you would like to train at in Thailand, it is important to consider your training and current experience within Muay Thai.

Since Thailand is the birthplace of Muay Thai, there are more than enough gyms suitable for people to train in, at whatever level they desire. Some of the top gyms in Muay Thai are based in both the more rural areas of Thailand and the more populated areas such as Bangkok. Some of the top gyms and Muay Thai camps available in Thailand for foreigners to train in are:

 

  • RSM Academy

Based in Bangkok and offering a range of authentic Muay Thai training suitable for ringside fighting, this gym is one of the most prestigious in its ability to turn normal people into Muay Thai fighters. You can find out more information about the RSM Academy at www.rsm-academy.com or by calling them on +66-2-185-2384.

  • AKA Thailand

This gym is one of Phuket’s most pretigious Muay Thai training clubs. Offering intense Muay Thai training with welcoming hospitality as well, this gym can be visited at www.akathailand.com or called on +66.76.604.004 for more information. Alternatively, you can also email them at info@akathailand.com.

  • Golden Glory

Based in Pattaya and offering one of the most dynamic ranges of Muay Thai technique training that is designed for professional, ringside fighting, you can find out more about Thailand’s Golden Glory gym at www.goldenglorypattaya.wordpress.com.

  • Chay Yai Gym

Home to some of Thailand’s professional Muay Thai fighters and based in the heart of the rural Chiang Mai, this gym offers some of the most traditional Muay Thai training available throughout Thailand. You can find out more about training at the Chay Yai gym by visiting www.chayyaigym.com or calling 0829381364. You can also email them at chayyaimuaythai@gmail.com for more information about their training service and experience.

  • Diamond Muay Thai

A friendly atmosphere with an authentic Muay Thai training experience, this gym is perfect for anyone wishing to take their Muay Thai training further in Thailand. Based in Koh Phangan, you can find out more about the Diamond Muay Thay gym at www.diamondmuaythai.com or by calling  on +66-0800-984424. You can also send them an email at info@diamondmuaythai.com.

  • Lion Muay Thai Training

Based in the heart of Phuket, this gym offers an intense Muay Thai training regime, as well as accommodation, that can transform anyone into a professional Muay Thai fighter. Visit www.lionmuaythaithailand.com for more information, or give them a call on +66-8518-613-30 for more information about their training regimes.

  • Santai

Santai offers authentic Muay Thai training to anyone wishing to learn Muay Thai in Thailand. Based in Chiang Mai, you can find out more information about this gym by visiting www.muay-thai-santai.com or by calling 0804929131. Alternatively, you can also email Santai at info@santaimuaythai.com.

  • Tiger Muay Thai

One of the most prestigious Muay Thai training camps in Thailand that is home to more than 30 professional Muay Thai fighters is the Tiger Muay Thai camp, based in Phuket. You can visit the camp at www.tigermuaythai.com or call them on +66-076-367-071 for more information. Alternatively, you can also Skype and email Tiger Muay Thai using the contact details on their website.

  • Phuket Top Team

Based in the infamous Phuket and offering an authentic Muay Thai training experience, complete with accomodation, you can find out more about the Phuket Top Team and their complete Muay Thai training services at www.phukettopteam.com or by calling them on +66-076-367-567. Alternatively, you can email them at phukettopteam@email.com.

  • Kaewsamrit Gym

Based in Bangkok, this gym offers some of the most authentic Muay Thai training in Thailand today. Offering some of the worlds best Muay Thai fighters, you can find out more about this gym at www.kaewsamritgym.com or by calling 02-448-8079. Alternatively, you can also email them at kaewsamritgym@hotmail.com.

  • Sitsongpeenong Gym

Known infamously as one of the best camps in Thailand, this gym boasts two camps based in both the heart of Bangkok and Phuket and offers a genuine Muay Thai training experience for any dedicated Muay Thai fighter. You can find out more at www.sitsongpeenong.com or by calling 66-91-7789746 for information regarding booking and training prices.

  • 13 Coins Gym

Providing an intense, but authentic Muay Thai training experience, this gym is based in the heart of Bangkok and welcomes all. For information regarding booking and the history of this gym, you can visit www.13coinsgym.com or call 087-112-1564. You can also email 13 Coins Gym at bkproductionsinc@hotmail.com.

  • Petchyindee Academy

Based in the district of Bangkok Noi, this academy offers intense, genuine Muay Thai training that is suitable for competitor level. You can find out more information about the infamous Petchyindee Academy at www.muaythaicampsthailand.com/petchyindee-academy/ or by calling 26-55-8588.

  • Sinbi Muay Thai

This gym offers an all-round, authentic Muay Thai training experience in the heart of Bangkok. You can contact the Sinbi Muay Thai gym on 83-391-5535 or visit www.sinbi-muaythai.com for more information about their training camp and accommodation.

  • Rawai Muay Thai

Originally based in Phuket, but now in Khao Lak and offering not only authentic Muay Thai training but also a genuine Muay Thai training experience too, this gym is complete with accommodation for foreigners as well as training areas. You can find out more about this gym by visiting www.rawaimuaythai.com/khaolakgym, calling them on +66-814-769-377 or alternatively, emailing at info-khaolak@rawaimuaythai.com.

  • Superpro Samui

This training camp offers accommodation as well as a genuine Muay Thai training experience with its excellent facilities and competitive prices. Based in the popular island of Koh Samui, you can find out more about this outstanding gym at www.superprosamui.com or by calling 77-414-393.

These gyms are just a small selection of the Muay Thai training gyms available throughout Thailand, but these are the gyms that many people have had positive experiences in and have enjoyed training in Muay Thai in. It is always going to be an individual choice when choosing the right Muay Thai training gym for you throughout your Muay Thai journey, so finding the right gym is one of upmost importance at the beginning of any Muay Thai training.

There are generally two forms of Muay Thai gyms available in Thailand, the more open gyms that are designed for foreigners to train in Muay Thai and offer appropriate features that allow foreigners to train more easily and efficiently, and the more rural Muay Thai gyms that don’t often see foreigners, but will allow you to train in the practice of Muay Thai within an authentic environment. If you choose to train in a Muay Thai gym when you come to Thailand, you will be required to find your own accommodation depending on your budget and financial flexibility. Throughout Thailand there a range of hotels, cabanas, guest houses and hostels, each with different attributes and prices, so research is important in order to find accommodation that is affordable, and in the right location. Today, accommodation can be booked in advance online for easy reservations.

It is your decision when it comes to choosing which style of Muay Thai gym you will be training at during your stay in Thailand, but you should always base your decision on your training and ability level in Muay Thai when choosing the right gym for you.

Whilst there are Muay Thai gyms throughout Thailand that offer training and the like, there are also Muay Thai camps that offer accommodation as well as Muay Thai training for a completely authentic experience as well as in depth understanding about the practice and methodology of Muay Thai. You will need to be accepted into a camp such as this and these camps vary widely, from authentic Muay Thai training experiences that would require you to develop fluent Thai language skills and partake in a Muay Thai training lifestyle including authentic meals and training schedules, all the way through to foreign Muay Thai camps that offer a unique bridge between an authentic Muay Thai experience with adaptations for foreigners, such as English speaking instructors. Muay Thai camps are more suited to those with considerable experience in Muay Thai and its training, whereas gyms are suitable for any training level including beginners.

Your Muay Thai training experience in Thailand will be something you will never forget but an easy journey should not be expected. Muay Thai training can be a gruelling, painful and intense experience but with adequate preparation, ensuring you’re training at a gym or camp that is suitable for you and maintaining a peak level of physical fitness, you can ensure that your Muay Thai training experience is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of your life. Not only will your Muay Thai training in Thailand be a physically demanding experience, it will also be a cultural experience, Thailand is one of the most interesting countries in the world with intrinsic values and traditions, making any Muay Thai training experience one of diversity, beauty and education.

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