Going to Thailand in July

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  1. JanQ

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    Hello,

    I'm going to Thailand from the 1st of july till the 29th. I'm planning on training for first two weeks and then backpacking around for another two. I'm thinking about staying at Phuket Top Team. Thus far i've read good reviews about the camp but there aren't that many threads or reviews about it yet. What do you guys think? Have any of you've been there?

    I've been thinking about Sinbi also but it's strictly muay thai there and since my focus is on mma i thought Phuket top team might be the better option for me. I guess i can get great quality muay thai training over there also.

    I know it's rainseason in July but will this greatly affect my training? Does it really take a week or so to adapt to the climate and to be able to train well (also in combination with jetlag maybe!). I'm from Belgium so i'm not really that used to hot and humid weather.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your replies! I'm really excited about going to thailand so i'm trying to figure out how i will be spending my time out there!
     
  2. Paradigm

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    you should meet up with Payak

    but seriously...id like to know as well as im planning to go out there in the next year or so.
     
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  3. gotobread

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    Legitimately glad to see this is the first reply. I remember him PMing me once and telling me that I should come train with him in Issan.

    I've been in Thailand in both March and June. March was worse, but I think I may have just gotten lucky. Rainy season is nasty... I'm not entirely sure what Belgium is like, but outside of tropical storms or hurricanes here in the US, I've never seen rain like the rain I've seen in Thailand. So unless you're staying at the gym, you can pretty much forget about transportation in that kind of weather. A moped is definitely out of the question, unless you're a native and you're used to it. But classes will run as usual and it may actually be a bit nice to get cooled down by the rain.

    I've never been to PTT, but I'd really recommend concentrating on your muay Thai during your trip rather than trying to crosstrain in any sort of grappling or MMA. Unless maybe you don't ever get the opportunity to train at home.
     
  4. Deathstriker

    Deathstriker I eat Simba and wear his skin

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    I'm actually thinking about heading to Thailand in the summer after I graduate to learn more Muay Thai and maybe do a fight if I get the balls. I know some people here go to Sinbi in Phuket, but I am also considering Patong Boxing Gym since their style of training is more 1 on 1s.

    Muay thai Training camps
     
  5. JanQ

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    The climate is rather mild here in Belgium, no extreme temperatures or crazy weather. I've read that most of the rain comes in downpours that don't last too long? I'm propably taking on-site housing so i will be staying at the gym most of the time anyway.

    I know i should focus on muay thai when staying in Thailand and will also be doing that, just thought it would be fun if i could mix it up when i felt like it. The muay thai trainers at Phuket Top Team seem good to me, altough i don't know much about it.. I read some comments in some older PTT threads about Robert Lek being a coach over there, is this a good or a bad thing? :D

    Thanks for the comments!
     
  6. gotobread

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    I've never worked with Lek as a trainer, so I can't comment.

    The one year that I was there just before the rainy season, the rain would last for hours at a time, making it impossible for me to go and train. I was staying maybe ten minutes or so from camp at the time.
     
  7. KounterPunch

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    In my experience ( a year in Thailand ) gyms that over emphasize the one on one aspect are basically saying their gym is dead.
     
  8. Daniel Tapia

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    If Phucket Top Team doesn't work out please give my friend Payak a visit. He's had many, many fights. He was the child of a Farang and a Maid and then left on the doorstep of mauy thai gym where he was taken in as a student/son. He lives around a tire shop.

     
  9. Chivato

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    heard patong bg now charges 50k bath a month if you live there as well, thats insane?
     
  10. Chivato

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    oh yeah, thats a heartbreaking story, i hope he does well without the parental love and guidance, i hope it all worked well without it.
     
  11. KounterPunch

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    Say what ?

    They're not even that good !
     
  12. RedGladiator

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    I'd only stay there if it was very short term. It's very isolated afaik, with the hotel resturant being expensive. Patong stadium gym was I believe opened a few months ago by the same management as PBG but is located ideally in patong. They have 2 trainers from PBG too. I haven't found any reviews on PSG but muay-thai-guy.com recommends them. 20,000 for 2xdaily sessions + accomodation (with A/C). http://www.patongstadiumgym.com

    I'll be there in may/june, will be going sinbi too.
     
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    From the reviews I've read the training is excellent but current location and prices suck
     
  14. KounterPunch

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    Back when I checked out the place , it was dead as hell and the months it was busy was from sloppy tourists from nearby patong.

    If the reviews was from ppl like them , even a walk in the park would constitute a "good workout" to them.
     
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    not sure if its true but thats what i have heard, 50k bath a month is like a small fortune, most camps are like 16-20 k a month?
     
  16. KounterPunch

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    10k a month to train.

    15 - 20k a month if u want a private bungalow with AC , and in a nice place.
    Dives are from 6 to 15 k a month.
     
  17. KounterPunch

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    10k a month to train.
    6 - 8k in a dumpier place.

    15 - 20k a month for a place to sleep in and that gets u a private bungalow with AC , and in a nice place.
    Dives are from 6 to 15 k a month.

    You can get a whole house (furnished) for 20 - 25k
     
  18. Deathstriker

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    Sherdog Patong Boxing Gym Review

    I was going off that review, but sounds like things have changed in a year or something. 50,000 baht, didn't realize they went nuts or something. Looks like it's back to the drawing board. Sounds like I'll be considering Sinbi.

    The muay thai land site I linked is small, but has some reviews on some gyms and people promoting their gyms.
     
  19. Chivato

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    so the rumours were true, 50k a month? nobody in their right mind would ever pay those prices, thats crazy.
     
  20. Deathstriker

    Deathstriker I eat Simba and wear his skin

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    Patong Boxing Gym Prices

    Looks like the guy who did the review in my previous post paid those prices. I guess it's not worth it.
     

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