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Kickstarting Your Muay Thai Journey in Thailand: Unveiling the Best Training Facilities and Camps!

Updated: Apr 22, 2023

Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing, is a combat sport that originated in Thailand. It is a form of martial art that combines various techniques including punches, kicks, knee strikes, and elbow strikes. Muay Thai has gained immense popularity all over the world, and many people travel to Thailand to train in the sport.

There are various facilities and camps in Thailand that offer Muay Thai training to people of all levels. These camps are usually run by experienced Muay Thai trainers who have years of experience in the sport. In this article, we will discuss the different types of facilities and camps available for people who want to train Muay Thai in Thailand.


Traditional Muay Thai Camps

Traditional Muay Thai camps are the most popular type of facilities for people who want to train in the sport. These camps offer a traditional approach to Muay Thai training and focus on the fundamentals of the sport. They are usually located in rural areas of Thailand and offer a more authentic and immersive experience.

Training at a traditional Muay Thai camp typically involves early morning runs, followed by several hours of training throughout the day. The training sessions include pad work, sparring, bag work, and other conditioning exercises. Students are also taught the proper techniques of Muay Thai, including proper form and posture. Facilities maybe sparse and it is not unusual to find unmated floors and weight training equipment fashioned from paint tins filled with concrete and set on a broom handle.

Many traditional Muay Thai camps also offer accommodation and meals as part of the package. This means that students can live and train in the camp for an extended period, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the sport.


Modern Muay Thai Facilities

In recent years, modern Muay Thai facilities have become increasingly popular in Thailand. These facilities are often located in urban areas and cater to a wider range of people, including beginners and intermediate students.

Modern Muay Thai facilities offer a more modern approach to training and often include amenities such as air conditioning, modern gym equipment, and personal trainers. The training sessions are usually shorter and more flexible, allowing students to fit them into their daily schedules.

Unlike traditional Muay Thai camps, modern Muay Thai facilities often have a more relaxed atmosphere, with a focus on fitness and weight loss. They are also ideal for people who want to learn Muay Thai as a form of self-defense or as a way to stay in shape.





A Modern Muay Thai gym in Chiang Mai - Thong Dee Muay Thai


Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Gyms

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is another combat sport that has gained popularity in recent years. MMA combines various martial arts styles, including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling, among others.

There are many MMA gyms in Thailand that offer training in a variety of martial arts styles. These gyms are often located in urban areas and offer a more modern approach to training.

MMA gyms usually offer a range of training sessions, including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling. Students can choose to train in one or all of these martial arts styles, depending on their interests and goals.

Like modern Muay Thai facilities, MMA gyms often have a more relaxed atmosphere, with a focus on fitness and weight loss. They are also ideal for people who want to learn self-defense or as a way to stay in shape.


Tourist Muay Thai Gyms

Tourist Muay Thai gyms in Thailand have gained popularity in recent years, with numerous facilities catering to foreigners of all skill levels. These gyms offer a unique opportunity to learn Muay Thai in its birthplace, while also experiencing the rich culture and history of Thailand. Tourist gyms are usually situated very close to major tourist destinations and the focus is on allowing people to sample a training session and enjoy some basic pad work. Often sessions at a Tourist gym descend into photo opportunities and you rarely find serious students training at these types of gyms.


Training Muay Thai in Thailand is an unforgettable experience that can improve your fitness, mental health, and overall well-being. Whether you choose to train at a traditional Muay Thai camp, a modern Muay Thai facility, or an MMA gym, there are plenty of options available to suit your needs.

If you are interested in training Muay Thai in Thailand, it is important to do your research and choose a facility or camp that meets your needs and goals. You should also be prepared to commit to the training and immerse yourself in the experience fully. With hard work and dedication, you can become a skilled Muay Thai practitioner.




A Traditional Muay Thai gym with accommodation in rural Northern Thailand - Burklerk Gym




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