The Rawai Muay Thai trainers are some of Thailand’s best Thai boxing teachers. Why? Firstly, they have years of experience in fighting and teaching people from all over the world. Secondly, they are open to teaching everyone, not just fighters. Above all, our team of dedicated trainers is what makes Rawai Muay Thai unique and differentiates us from other gyms. We currently have 14 trainers, or as they say, in Thailand, Kru.
The head of the team and owner of the camp is Tuk Rawai. His fighting name is Sakeddao Sor Ayupinda. He fought professionally for 12 years and has been teaching for 20 years. He was born into poverty in the small pier town of Thap Lamu, near the gym. The story goes that his mother, on her way to the hospital, gave birth to him in the Tuk Tuk, and that’s why they call him Tuk. He is the oldest of 4 brothers, all boxers. At an early age, he was sent to fight in Bangkok and make money to help support the family. Tuk’s brother, Fin, fought professionally in Bangkok and throughout Thailand. He is now the head trainer in the gym.
One of our oldest teachers is Ajan Boon. Ajan in Thai means teacher or master. With 40 years experience, he has earned this title. Ajan Boon was Tuk teacher in Bangkok, when he first went to fight there as a young boy. Ajan Boon has trained many champions and when Tuk opened his gym in 2003 he invited his old teacher to join us.
Fin is Tuk’s brother. He also grew up as a fighter in Bangkok. He is the head trainer in the gym and you can hear his deep loud voice during the group classes. If you want to join the fighter trainer just speak with Fin.
Don is a Muay Boran specialist. If you want to take the Muay Boran courses please talk with him.
Wah first came to our gym as a young fighter. He fought in Bangkok and around the country. Covid disrupted him, at the peak of his career. All fights stopped in Thailand during Covid. Now Wah has come back to our camp as a trainer but still fights regularly. Don’t let his slim frame fool you, he is strong and fast, and can teach you many good fighting techniques.
Warit came to our gym at the young age of 14 as a fighter. He was scrawny and weak back then but with effort and dedication became a top notch fighter with over 100 fights experience. He fought for belts in Lumpini and Rangsit and recently won the 135 Lbs. belt at Patong Stadium. He will be defending his belt in December 2023.
Dawood is abit of a joker in the gym. He is married to Nam, who works in the office. He has two lovely boys running around the gym, who look just like him.
Kak is always happy and has the loudest laugh in the gym. He is a strong pad holder and will make you sweat. On his free time he likes to take care of fighting chickens. This is a popiular pastime among Thai boxers.
Don’t let trainer Jiab’s small stature fool you. He is a strong boxer, who still fights regularly. And his tattoo on his back is incredible.
Most of the kids who come to the gym are disadvantaged youth, whose families can’t take care of them. We admit all kids who show interest and the ones who stay are the ones who can do the program. The gym pays for their life expenses, including, housing, school, food, health, travel and training. Some of the children have been with us for years and have become good fighters. Training Muay Thai teaches them the values of hard work, respect and fair play which will help them to build better lives. If you want to make a contribution to the Rawai Fighter’s program please contact us.
Tepwarit is from Koh Yao island. He started fighting when he was 12 years old. He fought for belts in Lumpini and Rangsit Stadiums in Bangkok. He is the current 135 Lbs. Title holder in Patong Stadium in the Singpatong promotion.
Fight Record: 130 Fights
- 90 Wins
- 35 Losses
- 5 Draws
Petsongleh is 17 years old. He goes by the nickname Anat. He came to our gym during Covid, having never had a fight. He now fights regularly in Bangkok at the main stadiums: Rajadamnern, Lumpini and Rangsit.
Fight Record: 31 fights
- 26 Wins
- 4 Losses
- 1 Draw
Pendao goes by the name Alif. He is Fin’s oldest son, and like his father, he has a talent for sport. He is only 12 years old but has already 26 fights. He goes to school everyday and trains in the afternoons. When he is preparing for a fight he also runs 5 KM in the mornings before going to school.
Fight Record: 26 fights
- 17 Wins
- 5 Losses
- 3 Draws
Petsairung meand Rainbow Diamond. She is years old.
Fight Record: 30 fights
- 17 Wins
- 12 Losses
- 1 Draw
Wah is a trainer in the gym. He first came to us as a young boxer. He has an extensive fight record. He is now a trainer in the gym but still fights regularly in the local stadiums, in Phuket and in Bangkok.
Fight Record: 200 fights
- 120 wins
- 70 losses
- 10 draws
Paula goes to highschool and trains in the afternoons. She is both Thai and German. Her family owns a hotel in town. She came to us a complete beginner and has steadily imporoved her fight game.
Fight Record: 3 fights
- 2 wins
- 1 loss
- 0 draws
Siri is both Thai and German. She teaches in the gym and fights regularly. Her specialty is Muay Boran and in particular the Wai Kru, the dance performed by boxers before they fight. Hers is very beautful and often receives prraise from the promoters and stadium owners.
Fight Record: 15 fights
- 11 wins
- 4 losses
- 0 draws
Sueasongleh is 14 years old. He goes by the nickname Maddy. He is Anat’s younger brother and came to our gym a few years ago, a complete beginner. He was a quiet shy boy with no boxing exdperience. The training and fighting has helped him come into his own. He smiles more and is more confident.
Fight Record: 22 fights
- 18 Wins
- 3 Losses
- 1 Draw
When you arrive to the camp you will most likely meet our staff first. Sunny, Nam and Jek work in the front office. Sunny is Tuk’s cousin, Nam is married to Dawood and Jek is Fin’s wife. Yes, we are a family business. Anything you need please ask them, they will be happy to assist you. Finally Maew and Jek also keep the gym and the rooms clean. If you need anything, like extra towels or pillows, please ask them.
Sunny is Tuk’s cousin. She has been with our gym almost since the beginning, back when wew were in Rawai Phuket. She works in the reception and she is one of the first people you will mneet when you get to the camp. She will help you get settled in and can help you with almost anything, from booking day trips to the islands, to organizing transportation back to the airport.
Jek is married to Fin, our head trainer. Yes, it’s a family business. They have three young children. Jek works in the reception and can help you with anything you need. Just ask.