The Guide to Muay Thai on Koh Samui

23 Sep 2022

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Koh Samui is becoming increasingly famous as a destination for foreigners and even Thais who want to learn or develop their Muay Thai skills. Many citizens are attracted to open-air outdoor gyms and highly experienced instructors. Once you've done for the day, you can head to the gorgeous beaches, the jungle, or maybe an event that you can't do on the mainland.
When you perform Muay Thai, you master self-defence techniques, such as how to protect yourself. You learn it as a sport, and your whole body works out, but it is still beneficial for your fitness. Of course, you can continue fighting in the future because it can be a lucrative career or just for fun.

Muay Thai Koh Samui

Thailand Muay Thai

Muay Thai has been practised in Thailand for thousands of years after Thai ancestors taught the younger generation how to protect the country from invaders. Muay Thai utilises different human body sections as natural arms, including fists, ankles, elbows, and knees. It can be used effectively in both close and long-range situations. Instead of carrying traditional boxing gloves, Thai boxers will cover their hands in cotton for the first Muay Thai tournaments. The matches will still occur, with a rope circle indicating the limits instead of a perimeter. These practices can influence how modern Muay Thai rules are developed today.
Muay Thai is considered by most in Thailand to be a type of identification and art that represents authentic Thai culture. Martial art grew from exclusively used for self-defence and protection in Thailand to one of the country's most famous activities. Muay Thai's tradition has been preserved by the establishment of a sport and has been handed on for hundreds of years. Muay Thai tournaments are conducted on several Thai holidays in modern Thailand to highlight the value of Muay Thai to Thai culture.
Muay Thai has become a popular sport worldwide, thanks to films like Ong Bak and Kickboxer featuring Claude-Jean Van Damme. Muay Thai tournaments are organized in almost every nation as a martial art, a hobby, and general health. Muay Thai is considered the most attacking solid style for stand-up strikers. Given Muay Thai's successful characteristics, it's not shocking that it's becoming increasingly common worldwide.
Muay Thai is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports in the last 20 years due to its high standard and beauty. The traditional one behind any Muay Thai arm should not be forgotten among the combatants who use the techniques.

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Koh Samui Muay Thai

You may have seen a lot of gyms and Muay Thai stadiums when travelling across Thailand, but none are as picturesque as the ones we have here on the island. Muay Thai Boxing is Thailand's national competition, as you already know. You may have also seen footage of people fighting, but have you ever considered doing it yourself?
Most gyms provide two fitness hours a day, one in the morning and the other in the evening. Warm-up activities and stretching usually are done first, and then participants are divided into two groups: beginners and advanced.
Beginners are acquainted with many of the basic motions of Thai boxing, including punches and defence. And if the more advanced students perform their shadow boxing, they are always supervised by a coach. The typical training session lasts around 2 hours and costs 300 THB on average. But, of course, you might pledge and pay in advance for a week, which would be more convenient.
Since it would feel like a boot camp or a course that lasts longer than one day, gyms often offer visitors a place to hang. So, if you want to stay busy on the island, try something new and learn about Thailand's favourite sport (if meditation or jogging in the sun is not your stuff). It will be a very demanding experience, but it will be well worth it.

Muay Thai Koh Samui

Benefits of Muay Thai

People who have spent a lot of time doing Muay Thai swear by its effectiveness in losing weight and sculpting the body. This is unsurprising given that Muay Thai is a full-body workout that works in various major muscle groups.
Muay Thai training involves several athletic routines and workouts, such as running, jumping rope, kickboxing, and shadowboxing. Through mixing aerobic and anaerobic exercises in 60 to 90 minutes of Muay Thai exercise, you will lose 1,000 to 1,200 calories in one session. This shows that Muay Thai is an ideal way to shed stubborn weight while still growing stamina, strengthening cardiac well-being, and toning the muscles.
Taking Muay Thai classes and training on a regular basis is a perfect way to develop your self-discipline. You'll be empowered to stick to your fitness schedule and exercise while you develop new techniques and methods and see yourself moving toward your fitness goals. Slowly, you can create better habits and improve your self-discipline.
Muay Thai teaches you how to defend yourself and maintain your composure, think clearly, and behave bravely, emotionally and metaphorically, in the face of an opponent. When combined with modern military techniques, Muay Thai gives you the trust to tackle any situation.
Muay Thai is not for the faint of heart. It will put you through rounds of intense preparation in order to thoroughly assess your strength and agility. Muay Thai competitors will go through four or five training rounds without getting tired due to the aerobic exercise involved in this battle sport.
If you may, rotating your hips frequently through fitness and athletic events can help you later in life. This is attributed to the fact that it decreases your likelihood of hip fractures and other medical problems. Muay Thai is mainly a kickboxing sport with pushing and knee movements, but this is another essential physical gain.
After a long day, letting all the stress out in a big workout that involves you throwing punches and leg kicks efficiently channels all the negative out of you. It takes you on an endorphin high, also known as the happy hormone, which will leave you feeling refreshed after training.

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Muay Thai on Koh Samui

Punch it Muay Thai Gym

The gym is centrally located in Lamai and is one of southern Thailand's top gyms. The Punch it Muay Thai Gym also has the brand Punch it with an extensive range of Muay Thai products with a shop on-site or online.

The classes are 100% focused on Muay Thai and differ in the various courses that continuously take place from Sunday to Friday. There are two beginner and two advanced classes daily, and the children train separately three times a week. They also have a variety of services such as accommodation, motorbikes and healthy food, all easily bookable online. We also reported about the gym.
Visit our blog and learn more about the unique Muay Thai holiday experience in Koh Samui.


Jun Muay Thai

Jun Muay Thai Camp is located in Lamai and is a conventional Thai gym devoted to offering the finest Muay Thai training possible. The academy has students of all ability levels, from total beginners to advanced stadium warriors. If you are new to Muay Thai, Jun and his team will teach you the basics of the sport while also improving your power and endurance. They can focus on your health and technique if you have more practice. The Muay Thai preparation they have at the gym is unrivalled on Koh Samui. Students from all over the world come to them for authentic Muay Thai instruction.


Superpro Samui

The key Muay Thai camp in Koh Samui is Superpro Samui. Their courses are ideal for people of all ability levels. The head coach has travelled extensively around the globe and understands that not everybody comes to practice for the same reasons. Some people train to practice self-defence, while others choose to stay in shape to lose weight, while others aspire to a professional career or want to plan for a fight. They will help everybody achieve their objectives because of how their courses are designed and the many Muay Thai trainers they have.


Yodyut Muaythai Gym

Yodyut Muaythai is a Muaythai training camp located only 5 minutes from Cheongmon Beach, Chaweng, and the airport. They have top-notch preparation offered by trained and qualified coaches at the gym. They have something for everybody, whether you are a total novice seeking to get in shape and learn the fundamentals or a seasoned veteran looking to battle here.

Yodyut Muaythai

Jackie Muay Thai Gym

They are dedicated to providing the finest Muay Thai instruction to clients, which has made them popular all over the world. Their coaches are the finest in the business, polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. The instructors have a lot of expertise and are well-known in Thailand for muay thai. They've taught and fought in different parts of the world.


LionHeart Muay-Thai

Their gym is tucked away in a remote island corner, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. The stunning Ban Tai beach, commonly called Samui's no. 1 beach and best kept hidden by island locals, is just 200 meters from the gym. The state-of-the-art gym and the tranquil setting allow the Muay-Thai training camp the ideal location to succeed in the sport. The gym is 300 square meters of dedicated exercise room with all you'll need to make the best of your workout. They have ten punching bags, a 66-pound boxing ring, a three-bay Crossfit rig, kettlebells, dumbells, Olympic bars, and a tire sprint field.

LionHeart Muay Thai


Muay Thai is for you if you want to push yourself, lose weight, and learn to fight. It's a brilliant combination of high-intensity exercise and mental discipline, and we highly encourage you to try it whilst on Koh Samui!

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