RAWAI MUAY THAI IS OPEN!
The Gym Reopens
Since March 2020 the gym has been relatively quiet, with few tourists in Thailand due to Covid. We have remained open however, hoping that the situation in Thailand will improve with time. The gym accommodation has received the SHA Plus certification and our trainers and staff have all been vaccinated. It’s been a hard period for everyone, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel gradually getting brighter. Although international travel will take time to return to normal, we look forward to seeing all our friends from around the world once more.
Currently we are offering 20% discount on the listed prices of accommodation and training. We understand that for international travelers it is very hard to travel to Thailand now, but if you want to take advantage of our discount, you can pay now and book for later in the year. Just tell us your dates and we can send you a link to pay with Paypal. Then when you get your flight itinerary, should your dates change a bit, it’s not a problem.
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.
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.
“When I get to the camp it feels like home.”
Thai Owned and Operated Gym
Secondly, many gyms in Thailand are foreign owned. The boom in Muay Thai tourism in the early 2000’s has led to a big investment of foreign capital 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.
Authentic Thai Trainers
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.
Another reason that makes Rawai special is its focus on tradition. Rawai Muay Thai is a traditional gym. We value tradition and Muay Thai customs. Tuk, and his brothers who all fought professionally as well, 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.
Finally, Rawai Muay Thai is located in the beautiful and quiet seaside town of Khao Lak, about 1 hour North of busy Phuket. For those who want to party less and train more, this is the ideal location for your Muay Thai training holiday. The camp is surrounded by tropical jungle and close to nearly empty beaches. The facilities are modern and comfortable, including spacious rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, massage hut and WiFi throughout the camp.
Reasons People do Muay Thai
Why do people train Muay Thai? Firstly, most people want to improve their fitness and to lose weight. Muay Thai provides an excellent workout that will burn lots of calories. Another reason is to get more fighting experience. Thailand is great for this. There are fights often so there are many chances to fight. In other countries you sometimes have to wait months to get a fight, but here we can organize a fight for you in a week or so. Finally some people come train with us to get certified to teach Muay Thai back home. We offer a pad-holding course that is just 10 hours long. You learn the best practices and the proper Thai Style of pad holding.
- To improve fitness 40% 40%
- To lose weight 30% 30%
- To get fighting experience 20% 20%
- To get certified 10% 10%
Benefits of Muay Thai Training
Besides getting fit, losing weight and building muscle, Muay Thai has other benefits that are very important. First of all, learning to control your body and to protect yourself is an incredible booster in confidence. Especially for people who have experienced bullying or been victims of violence, Muay Thai can be therapeutic. Secondly, the high impact aspect of the training is a great stress reliever. Nothing beats a good session of punching and kicking to get your mind away from the worries in your life. Finally, a nice benefit to training together is making friends. Rawai Muay Thai is a friendly gym that welcomes everyone and you can meet people from all sorts of life and from all over the world.
- confidence boost 30% 30%
- stress relief 50% 50%
- make friends 90% 90%
Muay Thai Classes
We offer daily Muay Thai group classes. Morning class starts at 7:30 am and afternoon class at 4:00 pm. These classes last about 2 hours and include warm up, shadow boxing, pad work, bag work, technique, drills, stretching and cool down. We teach different technique each day. Some days we do clinching, others we focus on Western boxing. We try to mix it up. Everyone trains together, although we do separate by levels during some drills, like sparring and clinching.
Muay Thai Classes
Day: 600 Baht
Week: 3,000 Baht
Month: 10,000 Baht
Muay Boran Course
10 hours long
Certificate if you pass.
Buy 10 private lessons,
you get 11th free.
5 Classes: 1,500 Baht
For More Info
If you are interested in training with us you can read our Frequently Asked Questions page. It is full of information that you might need to know before coming to Thailand. You can also read more about us, our gym history, our trainers, fighters and gym services here. Check out our Gallery with photos and videos of the gym and camp. We also include a brief Thai Language section, with basic Thai words and Muay Thai words for those interested in learning a few words in Thai. Might come in handy. Finally we offer our website in Spanish, Italian, French and German. Diana, who answers the emails, speaks Spanish, Italian and English.
I felt as though the Thai trainers at Rawai really cared about each person’s progression and you can witness the sheer joy and passion in their faces as they teach something they love to someone who is willing to listen and learn. The rest of the camp was great: location, accommodation and gear shop all made for a wonderful time. I’ll be back!