Training In Pattaya
I'm going to be living in Pattaya, Thailand for several months and was wondering if anyone knew of a gym I should train at. I've read a lot of bad reviews about training in this area of Thailand ( no good gyms ).
I'm a beginner and want to learn all the fundamentals. Schools that are beginner friendly would be best. I'm not interested in pro fighting or training at super advanced levels.
Pattaya has some very good gyms
such as Sityodtong and if you have the money to spend, Fairtex.
if you just want a fitness gym to do bodybuilding you can go to Tony's
in the eXXXtreme city? training?
for real Learning, I mean R E A L Learning .... dont go to there.
and if you have to go there, dont pay upfront at the gyms
go to see the fights and find yourself a older
fighter with some english skills and hire him 1 on 1.
cheaper than those gyms for shure. and better quality. r e a l
Learning. many gyms will happily take your satang and
not teach you anything. if you are lucky they let you do
2-3 rounds on the pads with 4-5 punches and 50-60 middle-kicks
per round. every day the same shit. after 2 years youl still doing
another option: gym-hopping for a month or more. just drop in at
most gyms and find out if there is onw where they do really teach
you something. if none does, still you might meet an older fighter,
willing to teach you in his spare time somewhere ....
How do the gyms stay in business if they don't actually teach anything? I have heard what johnny has mentioned numerous times. You show up, they say here hit these pads ( without even telling you the right way ) and then you leave. WTF is that bullshit?
I read some reviews about those camps and boy they are the worst of there kind I have read apparently Sityodtong isn't even class based it's just show up and hope for some attention.
I`ve read some good reviews about Sitpholek gym a couple years ago....
You have Youssef Boughanem's gym in Pattaya, there are quality fighters training out of there with a few Thai trainers. Well worth the visit even if you are a beginner. The link for information is here www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Boughanem/328940397209167
You have windy sport gym in Pattaya, not sure what their affiliation is with Windy Sport but the Hodgers brothers (Irish) train out of there, both quality fighters. Can contact them on their fb page www.facebook.com/pages/Windy-Sport-Gym/246983005457619
or add Stephen Hodgers on facebook and ask him. Here is a training video of the gym
Like others have mentioned check out Sor Klimnee, well worth a visit although from memory when in Pattaya 2011 it was a little bit out of the city and that was the reason why I never checked it out.
Stay away from Sityodtong, I was there 2011 and there were no structure to the classes and absolutely no one training,it was like a ghost town ...
You have the the option of checking out Phetjee Jaa gym O. Meerkhun which is in Pattaya. You probably won't have many clinch or sparring partners, but for a beginner learning the technique at a family style gym it could be the go. Here is a blog post explaining the training and how to get there 8limbs.us/female-fighters/trai... ...-phetjee-jaa-pattaya
enjoy Pattaya, you filthy animal.
If it's your first time. No my friend, too many distractions. If you have strong focus and mind, you might last for a few months. Distractions, will override : dedication, discipline, and ding dong
But if you have money, go to fairtex
is Yodsanklai stil ltraining in Pattaya or in BKK now?
He was at Fairtex Pattaya in October 2014.
Yod has always been one of my favorites
I would love to hire him as a padholder once.
Before you could do that at fairtex but I don't know about now...
I think you can and it's 4000 baht or something like that for a session with him
So from what I gather based on replies here, there really isn't a beginner friendly place in Pattaya which you can go and learn all the fundamentals in a structured way? The places that are legit and not shitty are focused on people who already know what they are doing.
if you are a beginner all places are good, they will give get you in good shape and teach you the basics.
some gyms are more technical then others.
maybe you can read the reviews on the link ive send you before.
oh and I am sure in fairtex you'll find lots of beginners also
Pattaya is Hell on Earth
nothing for beginners pro level sex tourists only
Typical lifestyle regime for tourist training:
Train, massage massage, boom boom, massage massage, train, massage, boom!
morning training session: 2 pm
to early :D
I trained in petchrungruang for two months last summer. Good location, cheap prices and a few lumpini fighters there. I would reccomend it.
Petchrungruang although miss fundraiser trains there Nu is a class guy, class English n nice.
Windysport is wank, good for pad holder not good to learn
Heard good things about Sor klinmee and Sudskakorn (forgot his name) goes down to petch sometimes to help out as they're friends man.
Fairfax pad holders again
a while back, the Petchrungruang was the only traditional style gym we found
in that area, next one should give a try imo is WKO.
Petchrungruang is the best gym I've trained at in Pattaya
" although miss fundraiser trains there " who do you mean? you have a link to the blog?
Rambutan, Sylvie she did a fundraiser to get to Thailand a fundraiser to stay in Thailand and a fundraiser to fight in Thailand. This makes no sense as there are thousands of nak muays who obviously don't fundraise and survive.
do you have a link to her Blog or something like that.
Thats just crazy! fundraising to go stay in Thailand when people who are really in need of money are starving!
oh I found her already :-)
"My continued stay and fighting in Thailand has been aided by the GoFundMe donations of:"
Yep, but she hid the fact she fundraised to get there too.
The thing is she claims she's losing money by fighting but its because she rents a car to take her husband and dog to her fights, when they don't even need to go with her. She should just get a bus and everyone knows Thai bus's are cheap.
Or just do massive bets on herself.
But yeah she's been there 2 years or longer and her technique is still so poor. So like you said I would rather donate to someone who's starving rather than some nob who's writing a blog.
If she cannot support herself by fighting she should wake up and get a real job like everybody else. Can't she find a teaching job? I believe she has a degree and is a native English speaker...
I have trained at a few gyms in Pattaya and believe Tak at Cho Nateetong gym would suit what your after..He is excellent for beginners and has good English and explains things well. He is a former Bangkok fighter who grew up and trained at Sidyodtong Gym and I think he fights in China & Russia every now and again at the moment. He is a really nice guy and runs his gym well !!
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