What Is Muaythaitrainingcamps.com?
Muaythaitrainingcamps.com is a blog website aimed at those interested in Muay Thai in Thailand.
You will find:
- Write ups and reviews of various Muay Thai gyms in Thailand
- Reviews of fight related products and websites
- Interviews with both international and Thai fighters
- Gym, training and fight footage from Thailand
- Personal stories of experiences from Thailand
- Behind the scenes look into the Muay Thai culture of Thailand
Who Are We?
My names Michael and I’m a young Australian who loves Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA as well as Photography and Videography.
I started martial arts when i was only 9. It was because of Jackie Chan and Jet Li that I decided I wanted to become the greatest Kung Fu Master in the world. It was the most relevant thing in my life at the time. Nothing else mattered except learning the indestructible iron jacket, the swooping crane and the crazy monkey.
Since then I’ve discovered a few things. Kung Fu can not help you kick anyone’s ass and it’s not true what the song says, not everyone wants Kung Fu fighting. If it wasn’t for promotions like the UFC I would probably be practicing my horse stance for countless hours.
Thankfully i began training Muay Thai since 2006. I have never looked back. I’ve always had an avid interest in athletic competition leading to my achievements as the Athletics Champion of my high school during my last two years in 2003 and 2004. MMA and Muay Thai have been a passion of mine since leaving high school. Since starting Muay Thai I decided to go to Thailand, the very birthplace of the sport, to train there for 3 months. The training I experienced there can be summed up in two words “fucking awesome”. There is ‘nothing’ that compares to learning Muay Thai in Thailand. My skills progressed at a rate that i felt pushed me ahead of the pack.
I now currently train under Oley Sakonpetch from Saengmorakot Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. He is the current WBC National Lightweight Champion of Australia.
Since then I have constantly missed the people, the food, the beaches and the training. This blog is for those who have always played with the idea of going to Thailand or need that little extra encouragement to just take the plunge. I’ll be writing of my experiences, hardships, exciting events and training to give you all some insight into what it’s like to train in Thailand.
Hi, I’m Alex, I grew up in Ireland, when I was 18 I moved to Canada for 4 years to study sport science, I loved the subject but knew I was getting far to comfortable with the idea of just staying in University for the rest of my life, I knew I needed to try something different before then and that’s where Thailand stepped in.
Growing up I absolutely loved watching Van-Dammage and Jackie Chan movies, I did a little kickboxing and some karate but nothing serious. Before moving to Canada I remember my first formal introduction to Muay Thai, I was watching K1 and this new dark skinned Thai had just joined the circuit and was absolutely tearing through my favorite fighter’s, that I thought was the type of fighting I needed to learn.
When I arrived in Canada I noticed a gym close by that offered Muay Thai, I joined and it turned out to be more focused on getting a workout than training fighters, I looked around more and found a boxing gym that was a little more suiting but knew if I really wanted to experience Muay Thai I would have to travel to Thailand. I spent 3 years scouring the internet forums, watching videos of the famous gyms, following all the big fights, and trying to learn all I could about the sport and country.
Originally I was only going to go for 1 month, then each time I talked about it the time extended slightly until finally I settled on the better part of a year, if you are going to do something you might as well do it properly, right? I’m currently in Chiang Mai. Coming out here I knew I wanted to stay as long as possible but could only afford maybe 3 months. So now my days are spent between, sweating buckets in the gym, teaching English, studying Thai, drinking chocolate milk, being in disbelief that I’m actually out here, writing and loving Thailand.