Phuket is a Great Destination for Muay Thai
Phuket is a top destination for foreigners who wish to learn Muay Thai. New gyms continue to spring up across the island. The quality of instruction offered by the different camps varies, but fierce competition ensures a general high standard. The benefit of learning Muay Thai in Phuket is that tourists get to spend time with some top trainers while living in a tropical paradise.
Spending time learning Muay Thai is a great option for anyone visiting Phuket. There is no need to be in top physical shape at the beginning. Even those who are middle aged or older can benefit from this martial art.
We list a number of the gyms and camps currently available (as of mid-2011). As always, please verify the information, as prices and locations do tend to change.
Rawai Muay Thai Boxing Camp
- 43/42 M.7 Soi Sai Yuan 1 Road, Rawai
- [Rawai Muay Thai Website] (http://www.rawaimuaythai.com/)
Rawai Muay Thai – Overview
Rawai Muay Thai is happy to train complete beginners to more advanced martial artists. It is possible for students to work towards an actual fight or just increase their general fitness level. As well as teaching fight skills they also provide detox and weight loss programs. Students also have the opportunity to learn yoga with Ajhan Kim.
Rawai Muay Thai – Training
Full-time students are expected to train six hours a day. The morning session begins at 07:30 with a one hour run; beginners only need to run for thirty minute drives. After this warm up it is back to the gym for 2 hours of pad work, bag work, sparring, and clinching. This session ends with weights and stretching. The afternoon session is similar to the morning workout but without the run.
Rawai Muay Thai – Accommodation
Rawai Muay Thai offers a selection of accommodation options. The cheapest is a shared room with fan. There is also a shared room with air-conditioning and deluxe bungalows available. The shared fan option is 300 THB a day or 5,000 THB a month. Shared air-conditioned rooms are 500 THB a day and 10,000 THB per month. The deluxe bungalow is 1,000 THB per day or 17,000 per months. It is possible to get discounts during the low season.
Rawai Muay Thai – Training Costs
The cost of training depends on the program. For basic Muay Thai training it is 500 THB per day or 10,000 THB per month (9,000 during the low season). If people wish to do a full program with Muay Thai, Muay Boran, and yoga they pay 16,000 THB per month.
Phuket Muay Thai
- 82/5 M.4 Patak Road,Rawai Beach
- Phuket Muay Thai Website
Phuket Muay Thai – Overview
Phuket Muay Thai offers training to students of all abilities. The gym has recently been fully renovate and aims to provide top Muay Thai training combined with modern western services.
Phuket Muay Thai – Training
This camp is flexible in their expectations of students. Full-time training is six hours a day, but it is possible to train for as little as one hour a day. The morning session runs from 07:00 to 11:00 and the afternoon sessions is 15:00 – 19:00. As well as standard Muay Thai training like pad work and clinching the gym also offers customized conditioning and sparring with experienced fighters.
Phuket Muay Thai – Accommodation
Phuket Muay Thai offers a number of accommodation options. Those who book accommodation will get their twice daily training as part of the package. The cheap fan bungalows cost 1,000 THB a day or 23,000 THB a month. Deluxe bungalows with air-conditioning cost 1,500 THB a day or 35,000 THB a month.
Phuket Muay Thai – Training Costs
People who want to train at the camp without an accommodation package pay 500 THB a day. Those who pay by the week are charged 2,500 THB and the monthly rate is 9,000 THB.
Suwit Muay Thai
- 5 M1 , Choa Fa Rd , Tumbon Chalong
- Suwit Website
Suwit Muay Thai – Overview
This is one of the older Muay Thai camps in Phuket. An impressive number of the fighters at the gym have achieved national success. It welcomes foreigners from all parts of the globe.
Suwit Muay Thai – Training
There is a morning and afternoon session. Programs can be tailored to fit the exact needs of the individual, but a standard session is two hours.
Suwit Muay Thai – Accommodation
There are fan and air-conditioned rooms available. All rooms come with a large bed, hot water, and cable TV. The guests also get to enjoy a swimming pool. The fan room is 400 THB a day or 5,000 THB a month. The air-conditioned room is 600 THB a day or 9,000 THB a month.
Suwit Muay Thai – Training Costs
Training costs 500 THB a day, 3,000 THB a week, and 9,000 THB a month.
Lion Muay Thai
- M7, Soi Samakkee 2, Saiyuan Road, Rawai
- Lion Muay Thai Website
Lion Muay Thai – Overview
Lion Muay Thai aims to offer quality training for a reasonable price. Many of the trainers speak English and beginners are always welcome there.
Lion Muay Thai – Training
The morning session at Lion Muay Thai starts at 07:00 and winds up at 10:30. The afternoon session starts at 15:30 and ends at 19:30. It is possible to arrange private lessons between 10:00 and 16:00.
Lion Muay Thai – Accommodation
Accommodation is available at 10,000 THB per month. This includes use of a sauna.
Lion Muay Thai – Training Costs
The cost for one session is 300 THB while a full day costs 500 THB. The weekly rate is 2,500 and a month of training costs 8,500 THB. Private lessons are 500 THB an hour with discounts for booking these weekly or monthly. People are welcome to just use the equipment in the gym and only need to pay 150 THB a day or 3,000 THB a month for this.
Phuket Top Team
- Ao Chalong
- Phuket Top Team Website
Phuket Top Team – Overview
This gym provides training in a range of martial arts alongside Muay Thai. It is a good choice for people who are interested in MMA.
Phuket Top Team – Training
Training is offered in:
- Muay Thai
- Freestyle Wrestling
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Submission Wrestling
- Western Boxing
Phuket Top Team – Accommodation
Accommodation options are available in the camp and locally. The price of this is determined by the type of room and type of training program.
Phuket Top Team – Training Costs
All classes cost 500 THB a day. The monthly discount is 8,000 THB and three months training costs 22,000 THB. Private classes cost 600 THB.