Why train with us?
Are you looking for good quality Muay Thai Training? People from all over have been training at Rawai Muay Thai since 2003. We are one of the most popular Thai boxing camps in Thailand. But why? What’s so special about us that is hard to find in other gyms? The answer might surprise you. Rawai Muay Thai is not just a gym. It is a family.
we are family
Above all, Rawai Muay Thai is a family of trainers, staff and students from all over the world who live together and share a passion for Muay Thai. Students who come back year after year always mention the family atmosphere in the camp. They feel like there are “coming home”. Training with us is not just a sport or exercise; it’s a life experience that you will never forget.
Secondly, many gyms in Thailand are foreign-owned. The boom in Muay Thai tourism in the early 2000s has led to significant foreign capital investment in Thailand gyms. But Rawai Muay Thai has been owned and managed by Thai people from the start. Tuk (Sakeddao Sor Ayupinda), the owner of RMT, founded the gym in 2003. It was one of the first gyms in Thailand to teach foreigners and women. You can read more about the gym history here.
Thirdly, the trainers make the gym a special place. We are lucky to have a great team of dedicated trainers who love to teach. Our Muay Thai Trainers teach the proper Muay Thai techniques, in a friendly and patient manner. We have a reputation for focusing on the quality of the Muay Thai training which has made us well known around the world. This is not a gym where you will feel intimidated. Everyone is welcome.
we value tradition
Another reason that makes Rawai unique is its focus on tradition. Rawai Muay Thai is a traditional Thai gym. Tuk, and his brothers, who all fought professionally, were brought up in fighting gyms in Bangkok. So, in addition to the top-notch Muay Thai training available in our gym, we emphasize other aspects of Thai Boxing such as Muay Boran and the Wai Kru ceremony, which is performed before every Muay Thai fight. Furthermore, Rawai Muay Thai is also one of the few camps in Thailand that offers a Pad Holding Certificate. For those advanced students who might teach back home, this is a must.
We value comfort and our facilities reflect that. The camp accommodation is a good value for money and we have a nice pool where you can gather, relax and meet others. The camp is quiet, surrounded by green jungle and a nice stream flowing next to the bungalows. Many of our guests come to focus on their health and we provide a clean and comfortable place to do just that.
Rawai Muay Thai is located in the beautiful and quiet seaside town of Khao Lak, about 1 hour North of busy Phuket. This is the ideal location for those who want to party less and train more. The camp is surrounded by tropical jungle and close many quiet beaches.
On your free time you can discover tropical islands, national forests, visit elephant sanctuaries, buy groceries at the local markets, enjoy a tasty dinner in town, or just relax in your room.