TRAINING

At Rawai Muay Thai camp we offer Muay Thai training, a Pad Holding CourseMuay Boran classes and Yoga classes. The Muay Thai classes are in both group and private formats. The Muay Thai training is daily, Monday to Saturday. The camp is open year-round.

We also offer a new 10-Day Pad Holding course for those who want to teach back home. The course is 10 hours long and includes a signed Trainer Certificate when completed. For inquiries please email: info@rawaimuaythai.com

MUAY THAI TRAINING

Rawai Muay Thai training class

Kru Tuk and Kru Chanchai

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.

CLASS STRUCTURE

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Kru Soleh holding Thai pads

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:

  • Running
  • Shadow Boxing
  • Bag Work
  • Kicking Pads
  • Technique
    • Monday + Tuesday: clinching
    • Wednesday: low kicks
    • Thursday: Wai Kru
    • Friday: Western Boxing sparring
    • Saturday: Muay Boran
  • Cool Down
  • Stretching

CLASS SCHEDULE

Rawai Muay Thai is open Monday through Saturday. We offer group classes twice a day. We also offer private lessons.

DAYMORNING
CLASS
AFTERNOON
CLASS
Monday7:30 - 9:30
16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday7:30 - 9:30
16:00 - 18:00
Wenesday7:30 - 9:30
16:00 - 18:00
Thursday7:30 - 9:30
16:00 - 18:00
Friday7:30 - 9:30
16:00 - 18:00
Saturday7:30 - 9:30
16:00 - 18:00
SundayVIP Classes by appointment onlyVIP 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 RATETHAI BAHT
Daily600
Weekly3,000
Monthly10,000
VIP private class700
Weight room daily100

Buy 10 VIP classes, get the 11th class 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.


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PAD HOLDING COURSE

Rawai Muay Thai offers a Pad Holding course. No matter your level, you can always benefit from our experienced trainers and improve your Thai Pad holding style. The course is 10 hours long with at least 2 trainers. At the end you get to show your skills in front of Tuk by teaching students of different levels. The course costs 10,000 baht and you will get a certificate from us when you finish.

trainer courseGary is the first person to successfully complete our course. Here is what he said about it.

“So this is what I’ve been doing all month in Thailand, I’ve been doing an official trainers course. Yes I started training/fighting Muay Thai back in 1994, but I wanted to do the official Rawai Muay Thai course. And I am the first ever to complete it, and it was a great experience.
I trained with some great Masters of the art and gained so much knowledge from training tips, Thai language and technique, drills and of course many new friendships. I would highly recommend this course, doesn’t matter what your experience is, give it a go, you won’t regret it.
In the photo are Muay Thai Masters Tuk, On and Soleh, all great trainers and a wealth of knowledge.
Can’t wait to come over again in a few months.
NEVER STOP LEARNING
This is an awesome place 🇹🇭👊🇹🇭👊🇹🇭👊🇹🇭👊🇹🇭👊🇹🇭👊”training certificate

 

 


MUAY BORAN CLASS

muay boran trainers

Krus Soleh and Padu

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, LemsingSoleh 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

RATETHAI BAHT
1 CLASS700
5 CLASSES3,500
10 CLASSES
(GET 11th class FREE)
7,000

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.

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Yoga classes available