History of the Gym

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Tuk and Diana

Tuk and Diana opened Rawai Muay Thai in 2003. Back then there were few muay thai gyms around, and hardly any that tought foreigners so we had to start from scratch. The gym was located in Rawai village, in the South of Phuket, thus the name of the camp. First there was only one ring and four bags. With time more boxing rings were built and more trainers hired. But at first there was only one student (Adam from the UK) and two trainers.

Over the years we grew to become one of the premiere Muay Thai gyms in the country. With students from all over the world coming to train with us. We also trained aspiring young Thai boxers who wanted to become champions. Our fighters have boxed in Bangkok’s prestigious stadiums like Lumpini and Rajadamnern, in big promotions like Thai Fight and on TV. Our boxers have also competed abroad. Our boxers have won numerous stadium titles as well as the World Muay Thai Council (WMC) and the World Professional Muay Thai Federation (WPMF) titles. Our goal with every fighter to make them the best that they can be. We stress fitness and good technique. Our teaching method is the traditional way that Muay Thai has been taught for decades, the was Tuk and his brothers learned growing up.

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Tuk, owner of Rawai Muay Thai.

After 10 exciting years in Phuket we decided to move to the quieter town of Khao Lak. In our opinion Phuket has grown too much and is no longer the best location for training purposes. There are too many distractions there (night clubs, bars, malls, traffic). Khao Lak is a tranquil seaside village,  not developed much, perfect for enjoying the sea and nature. And most of all, perfect for focusing on you training.

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Rawai Muay Thai group class

At Rawai Muay Thai our guests train daily. The gym is spacious, with four large boxing rings, 19 kicking/punching bags, large mirrors, jigsaw mat flooring and fitness room (with air-con); women’s and men’s locker rooms with showers. The rooms surround the gym. We have private and shared accommodation at the camp. There is a nice swimming pool and restaurant as well a a massage hut, gym shop and gym office. We are open daily, 365 days a year.

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On Saturdays we train at the beach

We welcome people from everywhere who have an interested in learning the Thai national sport. We welcome women and men of all levels, from complete beginners to professional boxers. The classes are a fun workout. One word of warning: they can be addictive!

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