I'd really like to know how different schools cover their training/classes. No need to mention the name. I have been to several either for a year or more contract or just checking it out. School #1 Amateur and pro, one UFC guy (all fight often) Cost: about $135 a month, less for fighters Place was big, with a ring, bags, mms cage and other goodies. Gear: Muay Thai shorts (any kind), shirt (any), gloves, shins, mouthguard, cup, headgear was not worn. Classes go 2 hours. Two days a week was MT other two BJJ. First 30 minutes was running 3 miles outside. During winter it would be a 30 minute cardio and stretch. Short water break 25 minutes clinching, no gloves. There would be literally pools of sweat everywhere, it was nasty. Short water break Second hour would start with some pad work (rarely) going over a new technique and sparring. Pretty much sparring for a full 45 minutes to an hour with active rest (pushups etc.) here and there. Techniques were not so much taught, per se, you kind of figured it out on your own. At the end people would stay late and do more work if they had a fight (this was almost every class). Thursday's required somebody give a gift to the Kru or coach as was the tradition in Thailand. This was done ceremoniously (on knees, bowing etc.) At the end of formal class people would line up and wai and hug everybody. I think Americans wai more than thais. School #2 Amateur Cost: not sure Gear: School specific Thai shorts, any shirt, sparring was only done on the weekend. When a coach was talking everybody was in a modified wai position (gloves just under nose). Lasted one hour. 5 minutes of cardio. The rest was drills. No sparring except saturday. No water break needed. I went to one class and didn't go back. School #3 Amateurs who fight often Cost: about $135 a month Gear: School supplied Thai shorts with school logo, school supplied shirt with logo (you paid for it), gloves, shins (also both with logo) but you could use your own, mouthguard, cup, headgear always worn. Class met four times a week, one of them on the weekend. Students were expected to stand in a modified wai position when coach was talking, if hands dropped somebody would come by and smack you. An oath was read before each class Cardio was done in between drills. Class was two hours long. First hour beginner class with drills and fundamentals. Second was sparring and more advanced technique. Water break was whenever you could fit it in. Coaches were very into watching everybody and correcting everything. Somewhat micromanaged but in ways welcoming considering school #1. If somebody went too hard when they weren't told to they would be told to sit out. At the end people would line up, wai and hug everybody. Wasn't much time after to do free sparring.