Choosing A Camp


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amarr334
I'm an mma fighter with the plan of going to Thailand for 3 months to improve my Muay Thai and fight if the opportunity presents itself. I'm looking for a camp where I can get great technical instruction and a atmosphere tailored for more experienced people. I've managed to make a short list of places i've looked into and considering and i'd appreciate any input from people who have trained at any of these places.
Sitsongpeenong Phuket
Diamond Muay Thai
KC Muay Thai
CharnChai Muay Thai
KYN
I'm open to other recommendations as well. Thanks and any input is appreciated.

insomniacl
Interesting, you didn't list a single bangkok gym! You picked touristy countryside locations. What is your muay Thai / fight experience?

In my humble opinion, the best fighters end up in bangkok, so thats where a serious muay Thai enthusiast would want to go. If you want a serious atmosphere, you want to find a gym with an active stable of Thai fighters who are stadium level or international level.

Most of the gyms you listed will probably be majority foreigners/tourists and a couple Thai fighters/boys. This doesn't mean you can't get good instruction or attention from them.

Getting fights is relatively easy, just ask/tell and you can be setup.

minr
Singpatong in Phuket otherwiae go 96 Penang in Bangkok is very technical, Petchiyindee or Fagroup in Bangkok also

amarr334
I've never fought in an actual Muay Thai fight just MMA, but I've been training muay Thai seriously for a few years. I've heard the best gyms are in Bangkok, but I've also heard Bangkok is crowded and polluted and I'm trying to get away from the busy city atmosphere I experience in the US. So I'm kinda caught in a pickle so to speak.

amarr334
I suppose a more appropriate name for this thread would be best place to train outside of bangkok.

bumwau
Tuy at Sumalee in Phuket or Lambang at Lamnammoon muay Thai in Ubon. I found these two trainers very technical. That is not to say there aren't other trainers/gyms, just my own experience.

amarr334
From what I've read there isnt a lack of great trainers, theyre are just so many options its hard to make a decision.

minr
If you are an MMA fighter, why don't you try Phuket Top Team, second best mma camp in asia

rarave82
Which is the first mma camp in asia in your opinion?

bumwau
EVOLVE MMA comes to mind. But cant forget korea and japan...

amarr334
Due to peoples suggestions and further research I'm now considering Sitmonchai, Sumalee,Singpatong,Lamnammon and sitsongpeenong phuket. I really like what I've heard about Sitmonchai and I love there emphasis on heavy hands and low kicks, but there prices seem to be a little steeper than the other prices which sucks, because I'm on a tight budget ahaha.

minr
Evolve MMA by far the best, only problem is the extreme prices and not just training - Singapore as a whole

Hawkman
name one fighter that Evolve has produced. from scratch, not imported, and been a success in ufc. Even in OneFC. Anyone who goes to Singapore purely to train at Evolve needs a head check.

1 month in Singapore you could do 6 months in Thailand. Plus Singaporeans and their fucking utter stupidity and their superiority complex will leave you frothing. Trust me I lived there too fucking long.

Lakay gym in Philippines has a load of successful fighters.

bumwau
whats from scratch mean though? I'm guessing this means Dejdamrong cant be considered even though he won by submission in 2 fights despite being having an MT base.

jeheelan
I presume from scratch means that the person walked into the gym from day one with no mma/Muaythai experience and went on to achieve anything in either of those disciplines.

bumwau
Well many successful mma fighters started with a base and then transitioned to mma at their respective gyms. Hence I look at dejdamrong as a fighter trained by/at evolve having some success. A lumpinee champion submitting opponents to me translates to, at the very least, not bad training at evolve.

minr
Singapore is extremely pricey though and Hong Kong, I don't understand how people go there for even a week backpacking etc on there own, when it is so damn expensive

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