Friday, September 19, 2008


The insane training schedule of a pro Muay Thai gym.

I’ve had some questions recently about training in Thailand, a lofty but worthwhile goal. In the past, 10 years ago, I had a few training partners that went every year or so and they loved it. As result, I recently decided to look into training routines and costs for training over there, the first gym I thought of is Kaewsamrit Gym .

Morning Session 6 a.m.
  • 10-12 kilometer run.
  • Pad session 3-4 (5 minute) rounds with one round focusing on boxing and elbows only.
  • Bag work 4 (5 minute) rounds
  • 30 minutes of clinch and knee work
  • general conditioning work such as pull-ups, 300 sit-ups
  • light warm down (I’m not to sure what they consider light)
  • 10 a.m. morning meal followed by rest period

Afternoon Session 3 p.m
  • skipping for 30 minutes
  • Pad work with trainer 5-6 (5 minute rounds) with 1-2 rounds focusing on boxing and elbows only.
  • Bagwork 5 rounds of 5 minute duration
  • Technical sparing 3 rounds of 5 minute duration
  • 30 minutes of Clinch and knee work
  • light jog of 2-3 kilometers
  • 300 knees on heavy bag and 100 kicks
  • general conditioning work such as pull-ups and 300 sit-ups.
  • Followed by light warm down.
They post at the end of the routine that “This is routine followed by the top Thai boxers in the gym and foreign students are not expected to reach this level straight away and are given time to build up to a level comfortable for them”.

The cost for training at Kaewsamrit is about 30 US dollars a day for the first 15 days. Pretty inexpensive for the hour of training.

Youtube Videos of Kaewsamrit

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