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I have seen the list of recommended gyms that is pinned at the top of this forum but I had some further questions about training in Thailand. I will be able to get about 3 weeks off to come visit in January for my work and I was wondering what would be a good preferably smaller gym I could train/stay at in Bangkok. I am specifying bangkok because of the cheapness of the flights as compared to elsewhere but if there is another city nearby that is relatively easy to get to I would have no issue tacking on another travel day.

I was also wondering if anyone had any thoughts on privates vs group classes and since I'm only gonna be there for 3 weeks if solely doing privates would be better or if I should just say fuck it and train twice a day with privates in between. I'm a 24 year old male that sucks at everything but am very interested in getting there to train hard and learn as much as I can. If someone has any other recommendations for specific privates that would also be great. I know Sagat and Chatchai have been recommended but just curious of other thoughts.

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5 hours ago, AlexN said:

would be a good preferably smaller gym I could train/stay at in Bangkok

An interesting gym to look into is Yodwicha's gym. It's located a bit further out from the center, but it's small and you'd get good attention. We sent someone that way a few months ago and they seemed to be really enjoy their time:

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5 hours ago, AlexN said:

I was also wondering if anyone had any thoughts on privates vs group classes and since I'm only gonna be there for 3 weeks if solely doing privates would be better or if I should just say fuck it and train twice a day with privates in between.

I'd just start with regular training and see how you can handle it physically and mentally, and then add in privates if it seemed like it is something you'd like, just playing it by ear. No need to plan that way in advance on this question.


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42 minutes ago, Tom Riddle said:

"The LAB Sukhumvit" can be great fit for you..!!😉

Thank you I will look into them today! 


Lol just checked.... Thanks teehee

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10 hours ago, AlexN said:

Knew you would come in clutch Kevin. Thank you.

It's a very small, sweet set up. Yodwicha is one of the best fighters in the world and he's there, and an excellent teacher. He has lots of experience with helping westerners from his days up at Kem's gym. It will not be crowded, and the krus/padmen should be invested. Yodwicha's wife who runs the gym is really sweet, and speaks English, so in a small gym that's a big plus. The only question is the location which isn't in the center of BKK.

If you end up there let me know how it goes, I'd love to know.

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