The best Muay Thai Gyms in Thailand in 2022
Updated: Aug 16, 2022
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Are you looking to head out on your first Muay Thai training trip to Thailand? Have you scoured the internet and become a little bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of Muay Thai gyms in Thailand? Don't stress, We've got you covered with our article on the best Muay Thai gyms in Thailand.
The reality is, there's Muay Thai gyms all over Thailand and you won't struggle to find a decent quality gym where-ever you go, however, just because it's the home of Muay Thai it doesn't mean all the gyms in Thailand are amazing. I've been too plenty of gyms in Thailand that lack enthusiastic trainers or don't quite have the facilities to offer the experience that other gyms do.
Having said that, most gyms do offer a vastly superior experience than to anywhere else in the world. In Thailand you'll train twice a day with access to some of the best coaches and sparring partners in the world.
Where should I go to train in Thailand?
The first thing you should start thinking about before you decide on which gym you want to train at is where exactly should you train in Thailand. Depending on what area you decide to head too will depend on the type of experience you have training in Muay Thai.
There are three main areas that you should look at when training in Thailand, and each one will offer a very different experience. The three main areas are Bangkok, the north of Thailand and the south of Thailand, below we go into more detail about each area.
Bangkok has the most prestigious and most successful Muay Thai camps in Thailand. This is due to the fact that the biggest stadiums are in Bangkok and more money is available in the capital of Thailand which brings in the biggest and best fighters to train and fight in the capital.
If your only interested in spending your time in the gym then Bangkok is the place for you. The city itself is well within the hustle and bustle of Thailand and you won't be heading to the beach on your days off but you'll be getting amazing training with the best in the business.
The north of Thailand
The north of Thailand is naturally poorer than the other areas of Thailand and is mostly amassed of thickly forested mountains and farming villages. The north of Thailand is often home to the brightest young talents in Muay Thai who use the sport as a means of removing themselves from poverty and provide for their families before they move to Bangkok for the big money fights.
If your not too worried about heading to the beach, but want great scenery, excellent food and an authentic experience in Thailand then the north of Thailand is perfect for you.
The north of Thailand will see you visit places like Chang Mai, Lampang and Buriram.
The south of Thailand
The south of Thailand is the most popular place for tourists due to stunning beaches and beautiful islands. If your looking for good training and plenty to do outside of the gym then the south of Thailand is for you.
The south of Thailand will see you visit places like Kah Samui, Phuket and Krabi.
The best Muay Thai gyms in Bangkok
The true home of Muay Thai is the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok. Home to the biggest stadiums in Muay Thai Rajadamnern stadium and Lumpinee stadium as well as the best Muay Thai gyms in the world.
Petchyindee Kingdom was established in 1976 and has amassed a history of being one of the most successful gyms in Muay Thai, creating legends such as Sagat Petchyindee, Roeng-sak, Jomtrai, Yodpetch and many more!
The gym is located at Charansanitwong, Bangkok which is close to the famous Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium, perfect if your wanting to watch some high quality Muay Thai bouts!
The current roster at the gym includes superstars Sorgraw, Petchmorrakot and Petchdem and the gym has done an amazing job of constantly upgrading their facilities and expanding their training to include more western style training reigms such as strength & conditioning.
Location: Charan Sanitwong 34 Alley, Arun Amarin, 10700
Yokkao Training Centre
The Yokkao Training Centre is one of the newer gyms in Bangkok which was founded by Muay Thai powerhouse brand Yokkao. The gym is located in the very busy Sukhumvit district and is only a small space.
The gym hosts Saenchai, someone who many would argue is the greatest Nak Muay of all time, as well as other legends such as Manachai and Singdam.
Location: Soi Sukhumvit 16, Klongtoei,Klongtoei, 10110
FA Muay Thai Gym
If your looking to improve your clinch game then the FA Muay Thai Gym might be the perfect place for you to go! The FA Muay Thai Gym is known for it's clinch heavy training and over the years it's helped to build several stadium champions, including the legendary Petchboonchu.
Location: Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym
Opened in 2014, P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym has quickly stamped itself as a powerhouse in the Muay Thai gym world. The gym is home to the most impressive roster in Muay Thai at the minute, including fighters such as Muangthai, Pongsiri, Tawanchay, Sangmanee and many more!
The gym has a full-time strength & conditioning coach which is pretty progressive for most Muay Thai gyms in Thailand and they host an excellent array of elite level coaches and pad men.
Location: Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok
On the border of Bangkok sits Jitmuangnon Gym, just west of the Thai capital near the Chao Phraya River. It's home to one of the most famous Muay Thai fighters in the world at the moment, ONE Flyweight World Champion Rodtang "The Iron Man" Jitmuangnon.
The best Muay Thai gyms in Phuket
If your looking to train Muay Thai but also visit the famous tourist spots that Thailand has to offer then Phuket is perfect for you. It has it's own amazing beaches, a great nightlife and access to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Sinbi Muay Thai Training Camp
Founded by Muay Thai Champion Khun Sing, Sinbi Muay Thai gym has established itself as one of the most popular and successful gyms in Phuket. The gym is set out of the hustle and bustle of the major tourist areas of Phuket in the Rawai.
The gym is a large open air facility with a host of excellent coaches and pad men who can cater to advanced and beginner students.
Powerhouse Phuket is a Muay Thai gym based in Phuket which is ran by Australian couple Eddit and Brooke Farrell. It's quickly become a very popular spot for training Muay Thai in Phuket.
Powerhouse is just a quick 10-minute run to the nearest beaches where there are opportunities to surf. There’s also a skatepark in the back of the gym. Great vibes all around.
Phuket Top Team
Phuket Top Team is one of the biggest Muay Thai gyms on the island and they also host BJJ, Wrestling and MMA classes for those that want to mix their training up.
Phuket Top Team is well set up for both the beginners and advanced martial artists alike. It's also home to Muay Thai legend Lerdsila Chumpatoir.
AKA Thailand is one of the most famous Muay Thai camps in Phuket being ran by former UFC fighter Mike Swick. It offers a variety of training including Muay Thai, MMA fundamentals, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and yoga. In addition to that, it also offers Strength & Conditioning classes.
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA is one of the most famous Muay Thai and MMA gyms in Thailand. If your there to train you'll often bump into multiple elite MMA athletes and often a UFC champion or two.
The gym is set up to take care of all training needs with Muay Thai, strength & conditioning, Yoga, MMA classes.
The best Muay Thai gyms in Koh Samui
Superpro Samui Muay Thai Training Center offers training to both begginer and advanced students with an excellent bunch of high level coaches. The gym is extremely friendly and comfortable and a great place to expand on your skills and build your Muay Thai experience.
Address: 48/10 Moo 3 Bo Put, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Yodyut Muay Thai Gym
Yodyut Muay Thai Gym is located just a 5 minutes distance from the beautiful Choeng Mon Beach and due tyo it's central location it attracts a high number of quality students. The gym offers top-notch training through qualified coaches at the gym.
Address: 76/77, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Jun Muay Thai
Conveniently located in the Lamai region, the Jun Muay Thai Camp is a conventional Thai gym devoted to offering the best Muay Thai training on Koh Samui island
Address: 64/4 Moo 4, Maret Lamai Koh Samui 84310 Thailand, Suratthani, Thailand
The best Muay Thai gyms in the North of Thailand
Tiger Muay Thai Chang Mai
Although their main gym is based in Phuket, Tiger Muay Thai also have an excellent facility based in Chang Mai. The camp covers in excess of 4,000 square meters of land and is set in a tranquil spot, directly adjacent to protected National Forest and close to mountains and many areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai Gym
The Kiatmoo9 Muay Thai Gym is one that has it's named etched in Muay Thai history, producing some of the best fighters on the planet. It's seen the likes of Singdam, Superlek, Rungarai, Manachai, Wanchai and many more grow through it's gym and establish themselves as some of the best fighters on the planet.
Wherever you decide to train Muay Thai in Thailand you'll find somewhere that offers amazing training in a fun environment. Hopefully our guide on the best Muay Thai gyms in Thailand helps you to decide on where's best for you!