Muay Thai training is intense, and widely considered one of the hardest martial arts to train for. Like boxing, there is plenty of bag work involved, and once you build up your confidence, speed and technique, you will be expected to spar in the ring. The second key aspect is body conditioning. Muay Thai training camps are well known for their conditioning training where they execute 1000+ kicks per session. Stamina is imperative when fighting Muay Thai, and as such running is also a massive part of Muay Thai training. You will regularly see Muay Thai camps in Thailand taking their students on 5k morning and late afternoon runs – believe me, in that heat this is no joke!
Muay Thai training might have you thinking twice about choosing an easier sport/martial art option, but you get out what you put in, and once you make it past the first couple of weeks, you will start to feel like a warrior!
Benefits of Muay Thai Training
- Six Pack Abs
- Super Strong Legs
- Fast Accurate Punching Skills
- Increased Strength
- Excellent Stamina
- Increased Flexibility
- Lean, Muscular Physique
- Heightened Concentration and Awareness
- High Confidence Level
- Higher Self-Esteem
There are Muay Thai training camps all over the world, but none quite like Muay Thai camps in Thailand. All professional fighters come to train periodically in Thailand, and Thailand is a rite of passage for all those looking to break into the world of Muay Thai. Many MMA fighters also attend Muay Thai training camps in Thailand to learn the ancient lethal techniques of Muay Thai and adap them to the MMA ring.
Recommended Muay Thai Camps In Thailand
Before you get started looking for a camp, we highly reccomened you check out the Fight Passport guide to Muay Thai in Thailand. The guide is produced by a Muay Thai training veteran and provides you with the inside scoop to saving money on accommodation and transport, culture, where best to train, visas, and lots of other stuff to stop you getting ripped off and to ensure your safety.
Below is a list of recommended Muay Thai training camps that we have personally checked out and endorse as reputable establishments.
- Combat Group (Pattaya)
* if you own a Muay Thai Camp in Thailand and want to be listed as a recommended club, please contact us so we can make an assessment of your club.
Preparing For Muay Thai At Home
While you are waiting to book your holiday to a training camp, there is a lot you can be doing to prepare, and prepare you definitely should if you want to be ahead of the pack. It isn’t uncommon for fighters to fall sick from exhaustion after just a few days training because of the shock to the body. You don’t want to be lifting heavy weights in the gym, you will need lean muscle, speed, stamina and flexibility. We recommend this Commando training course which uses bodyweight exercises to achieve all these things, fast. Check it out here.
We wish you all the best with your Muay Thai training experience. Be sure to feed back to us so we can continue providing the best advice to our readers.