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Hi all! 😀

im hoping to book a 1-2 month trip and only dedicate this time for full time training, with hopes to also have an opportunity to fight. 
 

Im looking into some gyms in Bangkok and Chiang Mai however I’ve read a lot of advise to check the gyms out first before deciding. Just mindful that this may run the risk of the gym and dorms being full if I do this. 
 

Ive been interested in Manop, Attachai or Sangtiennoi Gym so far. Definitely looking for more technical and one on one training. 
 

Can you please share your experiences or knowledge on whether it’s generally ok for me to trial it first before making one month booking or am I running a bigger risk of not having space available 

Thankyou!! 

 

 

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On 9/26/2020 at 8:27 PM, Krystel said:

Hi all! 😀

im hoping to book a 1-2 month trip and only dedicate this time for full time training, with hopes to also have an opportunity to fight. 
 

Im looking into some gyms in Bangkok and Chiang Mai however I’ve read a lot of advise to check the gyms out first before deciding. Just mindful that this may run the risk of the gym and dorms being full if I do this. 
 

Ive been interested in Manop, Attachai or Sangtiennoi Gym so far. Definitely looking for more technical and one on one training. 
 

Can you please share your experiences or knowledge on whether it’s generally ok for me to trial it first before making one month booking or am I running a bigger risk of not having space available 

Thankyou!! 

 

 

I would definitely try a few sessions at a gym first before you decide. And it is not seen as weird in any way. Gyms change a lot and especially now during the pandemic, some gyms are having fewer trainers and other students. If you are a woman and you want to fight, the north is probably better. In Bangkok it is very difficult to get a fight as a woman with limited fight experience. And of course now it might be difficult to fight at all. 

It seems like Thailand is slowly opening up for tourists on this so-called special tourist visa (STV), but this also includes hotel quarantine and there is still some confusion on which countries will be eligible. 

One thing to be mindful of is a potential second wave. I am in Myanmar and we had 300 cases up to mid-August when it started spreading again, most likely coming from India. This virus strain made its way to Yangon and despite a very strict lockdown, it keeps spreading with about 1000 new cases per day (currently at almost 18,000 positive cases). They do think the virus might reach the Thai border soon (not that far from Chang Mai). 

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On 10/6/2020 at 4:13 PM, LengLeng said:

I would definitely try a few sessions at a gym first before you decide. And it is not seen as weird in any way. Gyms change a lot and especially now during the pandemic, some gyms are having fewer trainers and other students. If you are a woman and you want to fight, the north is probably better. In Bangkok it is very difficult to get a fight as a woman with limited fight experience. And of course now it might be difficult to fight at all. 

It seems like Thailand is slowly opening up for tourists on this so-called special tourist visa (STV), but this also includes hotel quarantine and there is still some confusion on which countries will be eligible. 

One thing to be mindful of is a potential second wave. I am in Myanmar and we had 300 cases up to mid-August when it started spreading again, most likely coming from India. This virus strain made its way to Yangon and despite a very strict lockdown, it keeps spreading with about 1000 new cases per day (currently at almost 18,000 positive cases). They do think the virus might reach the Thai border soon (not that far from Chang Mai). 

Thank you!! Really appreciate it. 
I’m hoping I’ll still be able to book long term rooms if I trial them first. 

I’ll definitely be waiting until next year. Way too risky at this point and will need everything to settle a bit. 
 

Do you happen to know much about how the training is at Sitjaopho Gym and the possibility to find fights?? I believe it’s based at Hua Hin District. 

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2 hours ago, Krystel said:

Thank you!! Really appreciate it. 
I’m hoping I’ll still be able to book long term rooms if I trial them first. 

I’ll definitely be waiting until next year. Way too risky at this point and will need everything to settle a bit. 
 

Do you happen to know much about how the training is at Sitjaopho Gym and the possibility to find fights?? I believe it’s based at Hua Hin District. 

I haven't been myself but I heard Sitjaopo is really great. And their students do get to fight, men and women. Hua Hin has a couple of places where they organize fights., so it would not be that difficult once covid is gone. 

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21 hours ago, LengLeng said:

I haven't been myself but I heard Sitjaopo is really great. And their students do get to fight, men and women. Hua Hin has a couple of places where they organize fights., so it would not be that difficult once covid is gone. 

Are there any gyms in particular in Thailand you’d recommend for women ? 

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Only did 3 days at Sitjaopho so too short to know how good it is, but remember quite a few girls were training there.

But owner and trainers were cool and patient. Very friendly pet dog running around the mat too

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10 hours ago, Krystel said:

Are there any gyms in particular in Thailand you’d recommend for women ? 

sorry I have only trained in Bangkok as I used to live and work in the city.

Bangkok is a wonderful city but not great if you dont have any fight experience as there are not many fight opportunities other than Asiatique. The north is great for women apparently with plenty fight options. Some people like Phuket. 

The women section on this forum has some threads on good gyms for women. and discussions on sexual assault and the legal system which you should be mindful of. 

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On 10/12/2020 at 10:33 PM, Tom Riddle said:

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What an absolute bs reply!! You obviously have no clue about the extra barriers coming with being a foreign woman training in Thailand. Recommendations from other women is key and it's great that she asks, especially since gyms change from year to year. There are also several of cases of sexual violence happening at gyms in Thailand. This is not exactly something that will come up on google. Luckily there's a community, like this one, where women can come together and advise each other. 

 

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