Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is a martial art that was in use in the Khmer empire army. It was adopted by the Thai military during the 15th century after the victory of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya Siamese over the Khmer Empire of Angkor. Besides, origins of Muay Thai can be found in traditional martial arts such as Muay Boran (traditional boxing) and Krabi Krabong (boxing practiced with weapons).
Thai boxing practiced at a high level requires a good vision, fast reactions as well as strong mental skills such as determination, commitment and courage. Physically, it also requires speed, technical skills and muscular flexibility.
Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the most popular sport in Thailand, and as such, there are quite a few boxing stadiums in Phuket where you can spend a part of the evening. The show traditionally starts with younger boxers’ categories to end with the climax of the night and what is expected to be the best fight.
The main stadiums in Phuket are Patong Boxing Stadium in Sainamyen Road, Bangla Boxing Stadium behind the Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong, but some training camps also organize their own fights some days of the week and the quality of fights is very good and the atmosphere more traditional.
In addition, there had been a constant increase of interest amongst tourists and many are willing to learn or perfect their fighting skills when in holidays in Thailand. In that optic, there are quite many training camps in Phuket where you can learn the basis of Thai boxing with confirmed teachers.
Last, if you are in Phuket and want to buy Thai boxing equipment, many shops propose such articles at good prices.
Muay Thai Training Camps in Phuket:
Chang Muay Thai Gym
Location: Kata Beach
Cherngtalay Village Cherngtalay Muay Thai & Bandasak Gym
Tel: +66(0)869 504 290
Patong Beach Patong Boxing Gym Training Camp
Tel: +66(0)817 589 290
Phromthep Thai Boxing & Fitness Training Gym
Tel: +66(0)857 862 414
Rawai and Naiharn Beach Nai Harn Boxing Club
Tel: + 66(0)857 877 435
Rawai Muay Thai Camp
Tel: +66 (0)814 769 377
Tel: +66(0)874 711 351
Sinbi Muay Thai
Tel: +66(0)828 278 973
Lion Muay Thai Gym Phuket
Tel: +66(0)762 265 77
Chalong Bay Suwit Muay Thai Training Camp
Tel: +66(0)763 743 13
Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts
Tel: +66(0)76 367 071 – +66(0)865 969 090
Sumalee Boxing Gym
Tel: +66 (0)880 173 020