MUAY THAI TRAINING
Rawai Muay Thai offers 100% authentic Muay Thai training. We are not a large “factory style” gym. By staying small we offer personal attention to all of our students. When you come to class the trainers get to know you and with time, you start to feel like part of our family. This is what sets us apart from other gyms.
The owner of the camp, Tuk Rawai, grew up fighting in Bangkok and all around Thailand. He learnt his skills from grand masters and champions. Now he passes on that knowledge to our students. He follows the traditional methods of teaching, paying close attention to correct technique.
The most import aspect of Muay Thai training is respect. Muay Thai is not only the national sport in Thailand, it is a way of life. Children start from a young age to box and to compete. Thai boxers train twice a day and fight regularly. Muay Thai fighters live together in the boxing camp. So even though Thai boxing is an individual sport, training is a group effort. Students from all over the world come to take part in this atmosphere, this Muay Thai family.
The Muay Thai training at Rawai focuses on the fundamental fighting techniques including punching, kicking, knees, elbows, clinching, combinations, sparring, Wai Kru, fitness and conditioning. Once a week we also focus on Western boxing and Muay Boran (ancient style of fighting).
Our Muay Thai classes offer beginner, intermediate, advanced levels. The local professional fighters train alongside the rest of the students. It’s exciting to watch these gifted athletes doing their thing. People who want to train with them can ask to join the fighter training. This is for students who want to fight professionally. Please contact Tuk or Fin to join the fighter training.
Each group class has between 10-15 trainers supervising to make sure that all students get the needed attention to learn the proper technique and get the most out of each class. The group classes run for about 2 hours each.
Every group class includes:
- Shadow Boxing
- Bag Work
- Kicking Pads
- Monday + Tuesday: clinching
- Wednesday: low kicks
- Thursday: Wai Kru
- Friday: Western Boxing sparring
- Saturday: Muay Boran
- Cool Down
Rawai Muay Thai is open Monday through Saturday. We offer group classes twice a day. We also offer private lessons.
|Monday||7:30 - 9:30 || 16:00 - 18:00
|Tuesday||7:30 - 9:30 || 16:00 - 18:00
|Wenesday||7:30 - 9:30 || 16:00 - 18:00
|Thursday||7:30 - 9:30 || 16:00 - 18:00
|Friday||7:30 - 9:30 || 16:00 - 18:00
|Saturday||7:30 - 9:30|| 16:00 - 18:00
|Sunday||VIP Classes by appointment only||VIP Classes by appointment only|
Private lessons take place between the group classes. They usually start at 9:30 AM and can go on until about 1:00 PM. Private lessons can also take place after 6:00 PM. We are closed on Sundays but can teach private lessons by appointment only.
MUAY THAI PRICES
|TRAINING RATE||THAI BAHT|
|VIP private class||700|
|Weight room daily||100|
Buy 10 VIP classes, get one free.
Students paying the training fees do not need to pay to use the fitness room. The fitness room fee is intended only for people who are not doing the Muay Thai training and just want to use the weights.
HISTORY OF MUAY BORAN
Muay Boran means “ancient boxing” and refers to the various styles of Thai martial arts before modern gym equipment was introduced in the early 20th Century. Each area of Thailand has it’s particular style of Muay Boran. Southern Thailand is known for Muay Chaiya and Krabi krabong (weapons-based martial art). In Central Thailand you find Muay Lopburi. Eastern Thailand has Muay Korat which can trace its origins to the Angkor Wat area in Cambodia. In Uttaradit province, in the Northern Thailand, you find Muay Tha Sao.
The most famous ancient fighter was Nai Khanomtom. It is said that in 1774 he fought 10 Burmese fighters, one after the other, and beat them all. The Burmese King was so impressed that he freed Nai Khanomtom and allowed him to return to his home in Thailand where he quickly became well known and spread his new fighting style. In the early 20th century, Muay Boran was modernized with the introduction of rules, boxing rings and training equipment and has become the current Thai Boxing sport that we see today in boxing stadiums in Thailand and around the world.
Boxers practicing Muay Boran do not use gloves. They use ropes around their fists and arms. They also use arm amulets and Mongkol, head amulets, for luck and to show respect to their teachers. Muay Boran techniques have persisted to this day, although they have been simplified to be most effective in fights.
MUAY BORAN CLASSES
Today, very few Muay Boran teachers are left who can teach this ancient martial art. Rawai Muay Thai is one of only a few gyms in Thailand that offers Muay Boran classes. Our trainers Tuk, Chanchai, Lemsing, Soleh and Padu are certified Muay Boran teachers. You can take private lessons with them to learn some aspects of this beautiful martial art. You can book classes in the gym office. Each Muay Boran class costs 600 baht.
MUAY BORAN PRICES
|10 CLASSES |
(GET 11th class FREE)
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Yoga will benefit your Muay Thai training is a number if ways. Firstly it will improve your flexibility. The different Yoga positions are designed to stretch your muscles. Improved flexibility will increase your punching and kicking strength and help to prevent injury.
Holding the different Yoga positions will also increase you overall strength, stamina and mental toughness. The breathing techniques learnt in Yoga will help to clear your mind and to improve your mental focus.
In Yoga you have to hold positions for an extended period of time. This will have a positive effect on your core muscles. Strengthening the core is essential for improving balance and generating more power.
Gisele’s Yoga class is designed to complement the Muay Thai training. The class is suitable for all levels. The class will focus on opening the hips, strengthening the core, improving shoulder mobilization, and controlling your breath. We provide the Yoga mats. Water and drinks available in the gym shop.
Gym Yoga Class – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 9:30 am.
Beach Yoga Class – Sunday, Location TBA at 8:00 am
Private lessons by appointment only