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Muay Thai Gym Q&A

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by cali_chute_boxe, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. megan White Belt

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    I have a pair for bags/pads currently 12oz but 10oz would be fine. I have a pair I keep for sparring 14oz, if your a big hitter go for 16oz. You don't want to be sparring with worn out gloves as they lose padding and it's disrespectful to your opponent.
     
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    It's what my trainer says. If you want a good non tourist gym go Bangkok. If you want more western style go to tourist spot such as phuket.
     
  3. Basileos White Belt

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    I found several options for me:

    1. https://www.muaythaifagroup.com/monthly-training: my favorite
    2. http://www.kiatphontipgym.com/: looks good but too expensive
    3. http://www.elitefightclub.com/bkk-prices/: i asked for accommodation but got no answer yet.
    4. http://www.muaythaisasiprapa.com/news.php: I do not know why i took this one^^
    5. https://mastertoddy.com/: second place but i am not sure to be honest.
     
  4. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    Elite Fight Club is the worst gym I have ever trained at in Thailand. I’ve been to Thailand over 30 times. It was terrible.
     
  5. Cole train Silver Belt

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    Give examples of good ones if you can please
     
  6. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    Read through the thread. I’ve posted about many gyms here.
     
  7. megan White Belt

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    When I first started looking I thought fa group for clinch. But looking at vids they posts it looks small they have too many trainers doing pad in ring at one time and not enough bags. But the clinch focus would be great. I seriously considered keathamtorn as they apparently have a good clinch game.
     
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    Just went through this whole thread again. I've been training for about two years, however I did not start taking things seriously until the past couple months. Due to this, I have a lot of mistakes to correct, but I wouldn't exactly say I'm a beginner. I'll be in Thailand for about two months (September thru the beginning of November); would gyms like Kaewsamrit, FA Group or Kiatphontip be accommodating to my skill level? I'm also considering Petchyindee, but after more research, it seems like they would want someone more advanced to be able to get the most out of it. I've heard similar things about Kaewsamrit, but from what I have been able to read about them, they cater to farang more so than other "hardcore" Thai gyms. My main goals are to build heavily on the basics and learn some new techniques.
     
  9. kingkokong Purple Belt

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    The one in Bangkok or Phuket?

    AKA and Tiger are my two worst gyms.

    I liked Elite Bangkok because of working with Gae
     
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    When i saw the pictures o Elite gym, it was quite unappealing for me but i asked for accommodation anyway. FA is not answering, so they seem not very interested in foreigners to train there. I suppose, ill train at Master Toddys in November.
     
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    I'm finding following the gyms on Facebook helps you get a feel for a gym and it's balance of hardcore vs farang friendly. Some post vids of training etc which is good. Also read the reviews posted via Facebook too. There is no one perfect gym as everyone is after different things.
     
  12. Monte Moku Kame-sen'nin

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    That is good advice, thank you!
     
  13. kingkokong Purple Belt

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    Be back to training in Bangkok after 3 years away, and was looking at Mongkon Muay Thai at the Ambassador Hotel on Sukhumvit 11.
    Anyone trained there before? The training doesn't look anything special "Trainers, fighters, Stadium Belts, etc" but hopefully I'll get a fight within 3 weeks https://mongkonacademy.com/about-us/
     
  14. Hatake88 Blue Belt

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    Any Santai or Hongthong fans?
     
  15. Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    The gym at the Ambassador is fine for a pop in, but I wouldn’t wouldn’t want to stay long term.
     
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    It's just for convenience if anything. Spend time with the misses (shop, cinema, dinning), organize rings and my suit for our wedding and finally get some training and a fight (hopefully).
     
  17. SnwMnkys White Belt

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    Spent 3 weeks at Santai. Really enjoyed it but my previous gym experience was from gyms in Phuket. Its outside of Chiang Mai a bit.
     
  18. Hatake88 Blue Belt

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    Thanks! Is the surrounding area nice?
     
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    Its quiet. Its actually outside Chiang Mai 30 minutes in San Kamphaeng. Not a lot of other westerners around. Great area if you just want to focus on Muay Thai and relax. There are small buses and Tuk Tuks that head into Chaing Mai pretty frequently if you want to go into the city with out riding a scooter. Visited some really nice hot springs a more rural area nearby as well.

    Gym is run by a Westerner and his Thai wife so its clean and organized. Training was great but I felt like a beginner going there the first few days. Like all different areas or even gyms they want you to to do things their way.

    Depending on what geographical area you come from you may want to bring a long sleeve shirt or two for the mornings. I was there in Dec. coming from Rocky Mountain winters so the 70 degree mornings felt amazing. But the skinny Thais and some other foreigners were dressed like they were expecting snow.
     
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    Thanks a bunch for the detailed answer! Last question: do they do pads every session? From their own website, they seem to only do it once every day versus once every session
     

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