Hi all, i am new to this forum. I am planning to backpack alone around Thailand in August. This will be my first time travelling and can feel the nervs and exitement already.
I have managed to find answers to most of my questions on this site. However i have been looking for information on Muay Thai Training Camps and have not managed to find much. I am intersted in staying at a camp for 2-3 weeks (is this too long/too short?). I was wondering if any one could give me information about this and would be great to hear from some one who has stayed at a Training Camp.
The main things i would like to know about them are:
1) costs - are they very touristy??
2) Are they ok for beginners
3) Any camps that you would recommended
Looking foreward to any replys xD
Hi, I did the same as yourself and did 4 weeks Muay Thai training in Chang Mai, i planned to do 6 but what with having a few injurys from trying to do to much to soon and and an imminent border run cut it short, though it was a great experience!
The gym i went to was called lana muay thai if you do a google search for the website it gives you all the info your after.
The guy that runs it is a Canadian guy called Andy, nice fella. To answer your Q.
1. Training fees were about £5 a day (250 baht) - the gym has really cheap accomadation right next door although its livable its not pleseant by any stretch. Regards it being touristy i would say not particulary it has a mix of young thai fighters and westerners.
2. Fine for beginers, i was - theres a good mix
3. as above
Cheers for the reply. Bet it was an amazing experience. Their website is good got loads of info. Am really looking foreward to going out there.
One more question, 'Will i have to book in advance or is it ok just to turn up'??
Training there sounds intence, so should get my fitness up pretty well.
Yeah was really good. You dont need to book anything in advance, i just sent Andy an email a day before i went down so that he knew i was coming so you can do that if you wish, form memory the training sessions are from 7am - 10am and 4pm-7pm, though you obviously build up. I only ended up doing the evenings i did put a few morning seeions in when i had the energy.
Any other info ask away or send a PM
Hope you enjoy it, its really hard but lots of fun also!
Im planning to go in august so i got some time to get fitter so im not totally unfit when i get there. :D Cant wait now.
Is the monsoon season going to effect where i can travel to, or should this not be too much of a problem?