As well as Koh Samui having a number of venues where you can watch live Muay Thai fights, the island also has a growing reputation as a destination for specialist training camps and gyms for those who want try the sport for themselves.
The largest selection of Muay Thai gyms on Koh Samui can be found in Lamai and Chaweng. No matter if you are complete novice to the sport or an experience fighter who wants to take his skills to the next level, then the Muay Thai gyms and training camps on Koh Samui will help you to achieve your goals.
With Muay Thai putting a lot of emphasis on many offensive and defensive moves, as well as the need for a great level of stamina, Thai boxing is something that anyone can learn and is a great way of getting fit, healthy and lean.
As well as the health benefits of taking part in Muay Thai training, the sport’s popularity has grown around the world thanks to such events as the Ultimate Fighting Championships, where Muay Thai features heavily.
This has led to a growing number of Muay Thai gyms and training camps opening around the world. Where better to learn the art of this intricate, skilful and demanding sport than in the country of its origin? Not to mention on a tropical island paradise!
As mentioned, many of the Muay Thai gyms on the island are suitable for a wide variety of people who might just be looking to get in shape. Often they will run daily sessions or classes and can even design personalised training programs based on a person’s own fitness levels and experience.
However, if you take your Muay Thai a little more seriously, many of the islands gyms will teach you all the right manoeuvres and techniques, often being taught by former Muay Thai champions or experienced instructors. They will also teach you that Muay isn’t just about throwing a lot of punches or kicks and will educate you in the sports history, roots and origins.
Many people travel from all over the world to learn the art of Muay Thai on Koh Samui. Many of the islands training facilities even can even provide accommodation so people can combine intense training with a relaxing holiday on Samui.
Muay Thai Gyms on Koh Samui
Here is information on some of the Muay Thai gyms that can be found throughout Koh Samui:
Located in Chaweng Beach, Superpro Samui is a Muay Thai and MMA gym that also offers quality modern accommodation. No matter if you just want to get into shape, learn some basic Muay Thai techniques or fine tune your fighting style, Superpro Samui will almost certainly be able to help.
Inside the Superpro training facility you will find a modern Muay Thai, MMA and European Kickboxing training facility, that also includes a cardio, weights and fitness gym. There are also Muay Thai lessons and MMA classes twice a day, which are taken by professional MMA and Muay Thai trainers. Superpro Samui can also provide private training sessions in both MMA and Muay Thai.
Offering short term stays and long term holidays, Superpro Samui is a popular choice for many people that want to train and learn about Muay Thai.
Address: Superpro Samui, 48/10 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
Tel: 077 414 393
Lamai Muay Thai Camp
Lamai Muay Thai Camp is one of the most popular and renowned Muay Thai training camps on Koh Samui. Sanctioned by the World Muay Thai Council, Lamai Muay Thai has welcomed people from all over the world to train at their Muay Thai camp.
Complete with a modern and newly refurbished gym, the facilities at Lamai Muay Thai are very good; so good in fact, that the Philippine national Muay Thai team used the facilities here as a training base before going to compete in the International Muay Thai Federation World Championships, which were held in September 2011.
Inside the camp you will find 3 boxing rings, punches bags and a weight gym.
As well as the great facilities, Lamai Muay Thai Camp also offers specialist Muay Thai training for women, as well as public classes and private one on one training sessions.
For people who want to train at Lamai Muay Thai whilst they are on their holiday, then the camp also has up to 30 bungalows available and is only 5 minutes from the beach.
Lamai Muay Thai Camp welcome people of all abilities and fitness levels and have trained everyone from absolute beginners through to some of the world’s best Muay Thai fighters.
Pinyo Muay Thai Gym
Another of Lamai’s popular Muay Thai gyms, Pinyo Muay Thai has a good reputation both nationally and internationally for training all levels of fighters and is considered by many to be one of the best gyms on Samui.
All of the trainers and instructors are Pinyo are well respected in the world of Mauy Thai, with many of them being ex stadium fighters and Muay Thai champions.
Pinyo also has accommodation available just minutes down the road from the gym itself. Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 7pm, Pinyo offers morning and evening training sessions from 7am and 4.40pm, respectively.