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  1. Fitness Factor USA White Belt

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    Hi! Can anyone tell me if there is any MMA gyms you can recommend close to Conrad Hotel in Bangkok? The hotel is located at 87 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok. Thank you.
     
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  2. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    Muay Thai Plaza is about a 2 kilometer walk away.
     
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  3. Nightcrawler White Belt

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    Who care Muay Thai is bullshit. I train Tang Soo Do. Master Giacobbe -- you may have heard of them
     
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  4. Kingwilliam White Belt

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    Hello, im going to Thailand to train. First stop Phuket, ive been doing Muay thai for 5 months. Im not going to top team or tiger, which one is to prefer between rattachai and dragon muay thai?
     
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  5. kingkokong Purple Belt

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    @Ryukyu Damashi how's the quality of the training at Muay Thai Plaza?
    I was thinking of poping in for a couple of days next week.

    Also any hotel you recommend in the area? Nothing to expensive but still nice and quiet

    Thanks
     
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  6. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    I have an apartment in the Phra Khanong/Sukhumvit 71 area, so I don't get over to MT Plaza area much now. When I stayed in hotels in BKK, I stayed at Sukhumvit Suites in Asoke. It was fairly cheap, about 1500 baht a night. Right at the junction of the MRT and BTS.

    That said, it isn't far from the Top King shop near the old Lumpinee stadium. I'm sure it is still worth a drop in.

    I actually like the Yokkao gym. Manop is a great trainer and Singdam is always friendly and down to spar if you want.

    I'll be in BKK December 18-21, before going down to Sitjaopho.
     
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  7. RyPie555 White Belt

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    Anyone been to Jittis lately? I'll be in Bangkok in May so thinking of going back here, went in 2009 and I got fantastic training from Rajasak. Not sure what it's like nowadays though.

    Last time I was in Bangkok I went to 96 Penang at the recommendation of others from this board, but I had a very bad experience with the place so won't be going back here this time.

    Also if anyone knows if Action Zone is still open? I'll definitely pop by if so, best shop in BKK last time I was there.

    Thanks
     
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    I was at ActionZone about 3 weeks ago or so and they were open. Had limited stock on hand but scored two pairs of Windy gloves. Heading back there the 2nd week of January to pick up some more stuff when I head home to the states.
     
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  9. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    Not sure when you went to 96 Penang, but it changed owners and trainers. I don't go there anymore either. I guess the change is for the better though. Just not the same anymore.
     
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    i'm a lucky man <cheer>
     
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  11. RyPie555 White Belt

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    I went in 2014, and I think it was you who actually recommended it to me, are you Matthew?

    It was just way too relaxed for me with one easy session a day and the trainer was only interested in taking money off of me rather than actually training me, most of the time I was left on the bags

    I did get to do a bit with Bangpleenoi and Aahn though, so it wasn't all doom and gloom.

    I will be back in Bangkok in May and am planning on going to Muay Thai Plaza, is it best to get off at the Klong toey MRT stop and then get a motorcycle taxi there?

    Any info at all would be great
     
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  12. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    I would get off the MRT at the Lumpinee stop.
     
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    How is Bangpleenoi IRL and how is it to spar him ?

    I always thought that he looks laid back AF and possibly funny.
     
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    Working on a trip to Phuket for the Jun 2017 period. Goal is to train for a month. I'm looking at Tiger because it seems pretty well organized as well as has Muay Boran which seems to fit my focus more than Muay Thai alone (not looking to spend any real time in a ring as I'm approaching 50). Love any training advice and any tips on shaving a few bucks off the trip (can I beat the 40000 tbht basic all inclusive rate?). I've trained kickboxing for about a year previously and more recently a year with a Muay Thai/Krav Maga self defense outfit. Outside of class I normally run about 3 days a week as well, already planning to ramp up total cardio training in preps for my visit.
     
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  15. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    I'm not sure a 50 yr old man will be able to tolerate all those 20 something douchebags.
     
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  16. in10sive Blue Belt

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    Ouch, dejrat gym in bkk is quoting 800usd (28000baht)for one month training incl brrakfast and diner, no accommodation.

    Saw some interesting footage, but a shame about the sky high price
     
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  17. in10sive Blue Belt

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    Anyone know some muay thai camps around ratchada soi 3?
     
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  18. Idos White Belt

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    Hey guys!
    Traveling to thailand to train mma and muay thai in april.

    Searching for a place thats good for mma too, narrowed it down to AKA and phuket top team. The onsite accommodation on PTT are a huge plus but i heared some crazy shit about the lady who runs it, AKA seems very new and i didnt hear any reviews from 2016..
    Who you guys think i should go with? Any other candidates?
     
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  19. PhilBaroni Blue Belt

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    Na the lady at PTT is cool
     
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  20. Luke Calvert Smooth Operator

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    Phuket Top Team (PTT)

    Is an MMA gym in Chalong, southern Phuket, on Soi Ta-ied (same street as Tiger Muay Thai). When you are at the airport, just say "Top Team, Soi Ta-ied" to the taxi driver. I found taxi is pretty much the only way to go from the airport since minibuses won't go there. You can arrange a taxi beforehand through PTT or just hop on one from the airport, either way, it should be 800 baht for the ride in the daytime and a little bit more at night.


    Fighters
    Lerdsila PhuketTopTeam, Rob Lisita, Luke Jumeau, Pascal "The German" Scroth, Katya PhuketTopTeam, Candice Mitchell.


    Training
    In the Muay Thai classes, it is 2 sessions per day 5 times per week and 1 session on Saturday. Each Muay Thai session is 2 hours each. There is also a clinching session that goes for about an hour on Friday afternoons and definitely recommend going to this if you want to improve your clinching game. I've done a few Muay Thai classes here at PTT so far and find they are generally pretty good. They are great for conditioning and sparring especially. You will get around 5 pad rounds per session and some of the trainers will correct your technique but if you want to take your Muay Thai to the next level, I strongly suggest getting some private lessons, here I found my technique was getting corrected a lot more. Private lessons are 600 baht for 1 hour.

    There are 2 western boxing classes a week that go for 90 minutes each (Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings) which are run by the Thai trainers. One of the trainers, Oledong, specialises in western boxing and has had many boxing fights as well as being an accomplished Muay Thai fighter.

    There are 2 dutch kickboxing classes a week, I've never been to these but I have heard good things about it from other students at the camp.

    In the grappling, there are 8 BJJ gi, 3 no-gi and 3 wrestling classes a week. I've trained a lot of grappling since I've been here (I've been at PTT for almost 3 weeks and have 2 weeks to go) and I can say the classes are excellent. While I learnt the basics of wrestling back home in Australia, the wrestling here at PTT was on another level and I have picked up so much in these classes. All of a sudden I was training with guys who have been doing it since they were at school, and I've only been doing it for about 18 months or so. The coach Eric Uresk, is a highly accomplished American wrestler as well as a BJJ brown belt and is also the head MMA coach at PTT.

    Eric also runs the pro MMA sparring and drilling classes which are on 5 times a week. You need to be a professional or experienced amateur MMA fighter to be invited to these.


    Food
    There is an onsite restaurant which serves Thai food at good prices and good-sized portions. A meal including rice will generally cost you 70-80 baht. The food is also tasty and healthy. Otherwise there is a market down the road that operates on some mornings and nights and you can pick up a whole grilled mackerel and rice for 80 baht and there is plenty of other grilled meat to choose from there at excellent prices.

    There are plenty of other restaurants on Soi Ta-ied offering Thai food, western food, vegan and other healthy options.

    Accommodation

    There are plenty of options in and around the area.

    There are also on site budget and deluxe rooms at the camp. You can book camp accommodation and other surrounding accommodations through the PTT website with PayPal. I booked the offsite deluxe rooms at Baan Khun Yui through the PTT website. I paid 15,000 baht for a month for my room and that includes air-con, cable TV, own bathroom, shared swimming pool and shared kitchen. The rooms at Baan Khun Yui are pretty good value.

    Location

    45 / 31 M.1
    Soi Tadied
    Chalong, Phuket – Thailand


    Price (Training)
    10,000 baht a month for either outdoor classes (Muay Thai and boxing) or indoor classes (BJJ, wrestling, dutch kickboxing) only.

    11,000 baht a month for both indoor and outdoor classes.

    Check website for more details: http://phukettopteam.com


    I booked the monthly option before I went to Thailand. Since PTT have a cap on the number of students (80-100), I suggest especially during high season (November - March) to book training and accommodation before you come to PTT.

    Contact

    Email: phukettopteam@email.com


    Office Number: +66 7 6367567

    Overall

    I've very much enjoyed my time here so far at PTT and would definitely recommend it if you are an MMA practitioner like I am or if you are a grappling person. The standard of BJJ here is also very good and run by a 4th degree Brazilian (Prof Olavo Abreu) black belt.

    If you are a Muay Thai practitioner, you will get a lot of sparring and pad work in and you will do the 2 full hours of class, but I do suggest getting some privates as well.

    My goal for my time at PTT was to work on getting better at my Muay Thai but to also get better at standup wrestling. I also wanted to keep my skills in BJJ up (I'm a blue belt in BJJ).

    I will come back and train again at PTT next time I'm in Thailand.
     
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