Thai Boxing in Bangkok

Muay Thai in Bangkok

Muay Thai may seem like a violent sport but learning it properly can be a fun and worthwhile experience. Many people, regardless of age and sex, turn to Muay Thai for self-defence. A typical Muay Thai boxing match usually starts with 2 fighters going through their spiritual wai khru (a ceremony to thank their revered teachers, spirits, boxing ring and the sport itself).

The blaring sound of Thai classical instruments and the deafening cheering of ecstatic spectators in the stadium don't seem to distract the 2 'warriors'. Following the ritual, they go straight into Ram Muay, a dance where each boxer demonstrates his skills and style. These pre-match ceremonies are believed to bring good luck, protection, respect, and a fair and honourable fight to the boxers. Once all the formalities are out of the way, it's time for action.

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Where to learn Muay Thai in Bangkok

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Luktupfah Muay Thai Camp

Luktupfah Muay Thai Camp is quite far from Bangkok city centre, so getting there can be a little inconvenient but this has the added benefit of keeping temptation at arm's length so you can focus on training. The trainers and staff are among the friendliest in Bangkok and with many live-in students, the vibe is communal Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 6.30am to 7.30pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: 15 On Nut 65 Alley, Lane 8, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)86 101 4701
  • Price Range: one daily session 400 baht, two daily sessions 600 baht, discounts available for weekly or monthly stays.
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Master Toddy’s Muay Thai Academy Bangkok

Master Toddy’s Muay Thai Academy has earned many distinctions, which separates it from many fight camps in Bangkok. It's most famous thanks to the legendary status of Grand Master Toddy himself (Thohsaphon Sitiwatjana), who has been labelled ‘The Father of Muay Thai’ in England. He’s also renowned among the MMA community for training legends of the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 7.30am to 9.30am and from 4pm to 6pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: 55/103-109 Sukhumvit 107, Soi Bearing 22, Bearing, Bangkok 10270, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 743 3372
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Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives at Asiatique Bangkok is an exciting theatrical show combining entertaining performances with the ancient martial art of Muay Thai boxing. Great for theatre enthusiasts, families or just anybody wanting to get an exhilarating insight into Thai culture, this 90-minute show left us impressed and eager to get into the ring Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 8pm to 9.30pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 108 5999
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New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

One of the best places to watch genuine Muay Thai in Bangkok is at New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, located in the northern suburbs of the city. The power and grace of the fighters are impressive, and bouts come thick and fast with around 20 separate fights on each program. Bouts are fought over 5 rounds (2 Read More...

  • Location: No 6 Ramintra Rd. Anusawaree, Bang Khen, Bangkok 10220, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 282 3141
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