With the rise of interest in full body contact sports such as UFC, MMA and Muay-Thai, Phuket is quickly becoming one of the most sought after destination for those who want to learn the art of Thai boxing. With many professionally run training camps accepting all ages (upwards of 13) and skill sets, as well as both genders, more and more people are showing an interest in learning ‘the art of eight limbs’. One of the oldest and most prestigious of these camps is that of Singpatong Muay Thai, a unique camp that prides itself in its traditional teachings and authentic techniques.
Located on four rai of land in the heart of Patong, Singpatong Muay Thai was founded in 1971 by a professional boxer who has brought his love of Thai boxing together with his passion for teaching others. The camp itself boasts two full fighting rings, spacious training center, full residences for those training and a top notch team of world renowned trainers who have taught some of the best champions in the kingdom. The training camp accepts only a few Thai nationals every year for its rigorous and demanding training camp. Each fighter have to strictly adhered to a time sensitive schedule and must follow all exercise and fitness regimes set before them. Part of the regime includes a 10 kilometers run through the rugged mountain range, clinching, sparring, a minimum of 8 rounds in the ring under the direction of a trainer, skipping, shadow boxing and sit ups to strengthen the core. All exercises are repeated twice daily.
While Singpatong Muay Thai has recently started accepting foreign nationals to participate in the training camp, offering stays that range from one day to six months, most foreign fighters prefer to stay off campus and fight under their own affiliations. The camp has been wildly successful in producing some of the best boxers on the island who leave the camp both confident and highly skilled.
Singpatong Muay Thai Information
- Distance From Bismarcks Paradise:35.9 km (53) minutes
- Distance From Central Phuket:10.9 km (21) minutes
- Address:29 Hasip Pee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand
- Telephone:085 664 4035
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- TAGS: Thai Boxing