Camps in Thailand

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  1. sebramirez131

    sebramirez131 White Belt

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    Hey guys, I'm an 18 year old fighter planning on going to Thailand for a month soon. (I wish i could go longer, but thats all i can afford) I was wondering if anyone could tell me of some of the best camps. I dont want a touristy camp because i would much prefer serious training. So what are the best camps for serious training, and serious Thai culture and lifestyle??
     
  2. Yodsanan

    Yodsanan K'FESTA.1

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    There are good camps all over the country. where you wanna go? south- ,north thailand, Bkk, ...?
     
  3. Gbfury

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    I'm not training in Thailand, but Tiger MT is well respected. I know you aid you don't wanna go to a touristy one but the 'tourists' are actually pretty good. Lot of them are fighters too.
     
  4. Jet Lag

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    This thread has been done so many times, just use the search function or google.

    But to help you, the first question you need to ask yourself is: what do you want to go? I know in Thailand, but where in Thailand? Bangkok, phuket, koh samui and chiang mai,...?

    I recommend going to Bangkok if you want serious training and only focusing on training, so no beaches or party opportunities. Couple of gyms to look for: Sitsongpeenong, Sitmonchai, ... There are a lot of good gyms, just don't go to Siangboxing :icon_lol:

    If you want to go to the beach between training sessions and party occasionally, then I would recommend Phuket. You can choose between Rawai Muay Thai, Sinbi, Tiger, Lions gym, Dragon muay thai, PTT... I went to Sinbi and I had a great time, mixing training with vacation. So of all the gyms in Phuket I would definitely recommend Sinbi.
     
  5. betyourlife82

    betyourlife82 Be water, my friend

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    Well not having money, Phuket may be out of the question. How much money are you actually working with? Northern Thailand is on the cheaper end, like Chang Mai. BKK and the general area have many schools to choose from. Also, are you planning on a package deal through an Academy? A lot of schools offer a deal on training and lodging. As far as Tourism goes, it all depends on when and where you plan on going. Thailand is the size of Texas, so do some research.
     
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    There's a pretty good list of gyms here: http://muaythaicampsthailand.com/

    For serious, non-touristy gyms, go to Bangkok. That's where most of the top fighters base themselves out of to be close to the Lumpinee, Rajadamnern & Channel 7 stadiums.
     
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    I'm thinking about traveling too and settling at Sinbi for a month or so...
     
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    It doesnt really matter what part of thailand. as much as beaches and mountains would be awesome to see and maybe i could take a few days for that kind of stuff, im going there to train, and thats whats important. cheaper is better, but quality training and a safe experience, weve all head bad things about Bangkok but what areas are safe to be in?
     
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    I always feel safe in Bangkok.
     
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    Look into team quest thailand in Chiangmai. The areas relatively cheap, hotels are around 300 for the month and apartments are around 150. Food is very cheap to. Team quest is very active on the local circuit and has a few fighters competing in lumpinee. All the trainers are very good Thais and the grappling is run by guys coming out of team quest Portland.
     
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    He mentioned he wasn't looking a touristy gym.
    Team Quest Thailand is an American franchise and everyone training there is foreigners. Probably the last place to go if you're looking for an authentic Thai experience.
     
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    Oeshon ช่างมันเถอะ

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    You could try Kaoklai's new gym just outside Khon Kaen. Certainly not a touristy experience there and Kaoklai is a boss.
     
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    What's the name of his gym?
     
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    If there are no yellow/red riots BKK is usually quite safe but i
     
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    For hard training and an authentic atmosphere, look into these gyms..

    Lookprabat: http://muaythaicampsthailand.com/lookprabat-gym/

    Eminent Air: http://muaythaicampsthailand.com/eminent-air-gym/

    Kiatphontip: http://muaythaicampsthailand.com/kiatphontip-gym/

    Rachanon: http://muaythaicampsthailand.com/rachanon-gym/
    (this gym only recently opened up to foreigners, you'd probably be one of the first)

    If you want to be somewhere near a beach, then Sing Patong is the most legit gym for producing good fighters: http://muaythaicampsthailand.com/singpatong-sitnumnoi-gym/
     
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    I had a trainer escort me out of Klong Toey when I was at 96 Penng. But I'd bet you would have a greater chance of getting mugged in Phuket. I had a Thai thug try to kick me off my motorbike a few years ago.
     

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