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Hello there, I am visiting Thailand for a Year from May 2021 to May 2022. Over the year I will primary stay in BKK. My primary goal for my time of stay is to practice Muay Thai at least twice a day. I have around 2-3 Years Training in MT. My Initial plan was to find gyms that focus on different aspects and stay with them for a Month (for example Kicks or Clinch work), unfortunately I couldn’t really figure out which gyms are focusing on what in BKK and BKK Area, besides FA Group. Would be nice if you could send some Suggestions : - ) Gyms that focus on the following in BKK or in the area: Gyms for Fundamentals from beginner to Intermediate? Gyms that focus on Kicking (Teep, High Kick, Low Kick, Middle Kick)? Gyms that focus on Punching? Gyms that focus on Knee Strikes? Gyms that focus on Elbows? Gyms that focus on Clinch? Gyms that focus on Sweeps? The Gym can be full Thai, would be a nice addon if there was someone capable of speaking some English :) Thanks in Advance : - )
Hi, Travelling soon to Thailand and have free time for training in Bangkok,anyone knows which gym has good clinch techniques cause I want to improve mine... Last year have been training in Luktupfah and Penang96 both good training but not really in to the better clinch work(or teaching it) Thanks ;-)
Hi Sylvie, I have two questions for you and if you have time, it would be great to hear your opinion on my situation. Firstly, I am currently training at a gym in Chiang Mai area and my original plan was only to train here for 1 month and then go to Bangkok to a gym owned by a famous fighter in October for 1 month, however, after checking out that gym for a morning session I really did not like the area that it is located in (I'm not sure that I would feel safe going for a run there by myself), and I am questioning if I would be taken seriously there, whether I would get the kind of training that would help me get to the next level rather than treating me like a beginner, so I am now contemplating whether I should extend my stay at my current gym to two months or should I still go to another gym so that I get some variety of technique...To be honest, I like how detailed oriented the trainers at my current gym are and that they are picking up on the small things that I didn't know I was doing wrong (although everything I thought I knew has been corrected so many times that it left me wondering if I actually know anything at all and what it was that I was learning/doing for the last 2.5 years, lol), but I feel like I am not learning any new techniques and only get corrected on the techniques that I already have, so I started paying for private sessions (I've done 2 so far and don't know if I should keep going with that) so that I can learn some clinch, since the group clinch sessions are pretty short (maybe 15 minutes at the end of the afternoon session), and to also do some sparring since there doesn't seem to be much sparring happening and the one session that they called boxing sparring was pretty short too and I got put in a ring with a bunch of complete beginners who didn't know how to control their punches and so it was just me trying to avoid any of the wild haymaker punches, while the trainer that was in our ring was jus watching and not saying anything, so I don't know if this is the norm in Thai gyms and this is how they conduct their sparring sessions so would going to another gym be really that different? Do you think it would be a good idea for me to train at another gym after my 1 month at my current gym or do you think I would be making it worse since the other gym would spend time to teach me "their way" of doing things and I would be basically unlearning again what I thought I knew? Or should I stay here at my current gym so that I can put in enough time to learn one style the right way and continue to do private sessions to fill in the gaps from the group sessions? Secondly, I also wanted to try fighting in Thailand but I have never been in a fight that had the use of elbows allowed (I've only done 2 in house fights so I doubt that it counts for much) and I am wondering if these kind of basic sparring sessions at my current gym would prepare me for the use of elbows in a real fight, or would actually help me prepare for any fight at all. When you do sparring at the gym where you train, do you ever practice throwing elbows (in a controlled way) during sparring or is it something that only gets practiced on the pads? I also don't know if I should bring up the fact that I was hoping to be able to get a fight towards the end of my training at this gym or if I am expected to wait to be asked whether it is something I want to do? I feel almost embarrassed now to ask for a fight after having received so many corrections of my technique which up until now I thought was decent (I certainly didn't think that it was perfect but I didn't think that I needed so many corrections), and it actually left me feeling pretty disappointed in myself since I work hard when I train back home, but it almost now seems like it was all wasted effort and that the training that I was getting at home and thought of as being quiet good is not good enough. Do you think if I mention that I want to fight I would get better/different training or would I be laughed at for even asking? Also, do you know if you might be getting any fights in Chiang Mai? I would love to come and watch at least one of your fights Cheers
Hi everyone! Does anyone on here have experiences with the FA group muay thai camp? All are welcome; own expierinces, heard something, read something, ... I planned to train there during my second stay in Thailand (30 May - 5 July). The things I could find on the internet are the following; https://www.facebook.com/muaythaifagroup (a FB page to contact them, wich I already did) https://www.facebook.com/f.a.group.muaythai http://www.muaythaischolar.com/f-a-group-muay-thai-camp-review (a review from Muay Thai Scholar who rates FA group as the number one gym in BKK for what it matters) Info that I got from chatting with them: (click on the image) Morning workout starts with a ±9km run at 6am the evening workout starts with a ±6km run at 3pm. The camp don't provide on-camp-housing for their guests. Thanks for the answers and sorry for the ba English :)