The popularity of Muay Thai boxing has exploded in recent years as mixed martial arts has become a well followed sport around the world. This ancient facet of Thailand’s culture has captured the interest of both amateur and professional boxers who seek to become proficient in this type of self-defence.
It has spurred the establishment and growth of numerous gyms throughout Thailand who teach this form of boxing to both locals and foreigners. However, taking up this sport is not for everyone, as the training sessions are rigorous and demanding with regimens that focus on running, rope skipping, shadow boxing, various exercises, bag work, pad work, clenching and manoeuvring. To find out if you have what it takes to attain a level of proficiency in this sport, you can schedule a day of lessons at either of these 3 gyms in Patong that train athletes, and would-be athletes, in the sport of Muay Thai boxing.
The Sainamyen gym is actually housed in one of the two boxing stadiums in town that present professional Muay Thai boxing bouts on a regular basis. If you’re unsure about taking the training course, an evening of simply watching a couple of professional Muay Thai boxers in action may help you make up your mind.
If you do choose to go forward with a training course, you can sign up for a daily course that will plunge you into the exercise and boxing routines. The training courses are open to everyone, local or foreign. The daily course is divided into morning and afternoon sessions of two hours apiece. If you’re sold on the training, you can sign up for weekly and monthly courses as well, and take a rest day every Sunday when the gym is closed.
Address: 2 59 Sainamyen Road, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 345 578
For more information, visit their website at http://www.boxingstadiumpatong.com/
Founded by a former professional Muay Thai Boxer named Somsak Junlaka, Singpatong has been training Muay Thai fighters since 1971 making it the oldest Muay Thai gym in Patong. Proud of his record in training winning local as well as foreign boxers, Khun Somsak offers two training sessions a day, and you can vary your starting times in the afternoon sessions.
As Muay Thai demands a level commitment from both professionals and amateurs, they accept new foreign students only on a case by case basis. If you are a foreign, professional boxer that is interested in learning the techniques taught at Singpatong, you have to send them an email outlining your fighting experience and your interest in continuing your education in the sport.
Address: 29 Hasip Pee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 82 260 2330
For more information, visit their website at http://www.singpatong-sitnumnoi.com/
This Muay Thai gym has hired very experienced former boxers under their belt to conduct a regimen of Muay Thai techniques and exercises aimed at training the most serious of boxers.
Focusing on getting both amateurs and professionals in the best shape, this isn't a training course for the casual fan who wants to try it out. You'll be expected to train and continuously improve your fitness to continue in the programme, as the level of experience of their trainers has raised the profile of this gym into the ranks of the more established Muay Thai gyms in Patong. They also offer private training sessions for those who are looking to improve their skills with a more personalised workout.
Address: 118/8 Prabaramee Road, Pa Tong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 81 676 9411
Visit their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/ruthlesspatong/
With an abundance of Muay Thai gyms for you to choose from, one thing they all have in common is that they provide a safe, traditional and professional experience of the martial art. All of these gyms are only a short drive away from Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. You can practice what you learn in our very own Muay Thai ring under the free supervision of a Muay Thai trainer every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 10:45 AM.
If your muscles are aching after a gruelling workout, we have various spa packages to help rejuvenate your body. Don’t miss out on our 'Unforgettable Moments' package as a way to relax after your day of strenuous training. All you have to do is book your stay between now and October 31 for a minimum stay of two nights and you'll be able to enjoy an inclusive Aroma or Thai massage for two.
Explore the world of Muay Thai boxing during your trip to Patong when you book your stay with us!