Thai Boxing in Bangkok
Muay Thai in Bangkok
Muay Thai in Bangkok - Bright neon lights flood the ring, just like the sun scorching down onto the battleground, revealing two men 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 two 'warriors'.
Following the 'Wai Khru' 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. But watch out, things can get bloody and gory...Read More
Although Muay Thai seems like a violent sport, learning it properly can be a fun and worthwhile experience. Many people, regardless of age and sex, turn to Muay Thai for self-defence and several martial art schools in Europe, America and Asia have added it to their courses. If you're in or planning to be in Thailand, why not take lessons in Muay Thai's homeland itself? The best place to go is probably the Muay Thai Institute, which is located in Rangsit, just north of Bangkok International Airport.
The institute was established to preserve and promote the art of Muay Thai and it offers accredited training courses for boxers, instructors and Read More...
Luktupfah (pronounced: look-tap-far) is a purpose built training camp in Bangkok offering students of any ability the chance to train in several fighting styles including Muay Thai, Muay Chaiya and Krabi Krabong. The Thai-English owned camp is open for single sessions (400 baht) and also has a 13 room guesthouse on-site for students who want a more immersive experience (1,000 baht with two training sessions and accommodation). There are several elements that make Luktupfah a great place to learn Muay Thai in Bangkok including the setting, the staff and the facilities. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Training Sessions: Morning from 08:00 Afternoon from 16:00
- Address: 5, On Nut Soi 65, Yaek 8, Bangkok (the small road leading to Luktupfah is unpaved)
- Tel: +66 (0)81 302 4622
- Price Range: one daily session 400 baht, two daily sessions 600 baht, discounts available for weekly or monthly stays.
Master Toddy’s Muay Thai School has many distinctions which separates it from other fight camps in Bangkok, but its 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, and he’s also renowned with the MMA community for training legends of the sport, including Randy Couture, Bob Sapp and Tito Ortiz. Grand Master Toddy is head of the MTIA (Muay Thai International Association).
Currently, there are 2 Muay Thai classes per day – a morning session from 07:30 to 09:30 and an afternoon session from 17:00 to 19:00 – but there are several other disciplines Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00 - 20:00
- Address: 55/103-109 Sukhumvit 107 – Soi 22, Bearing
- Tel: +66 (0) 2743 3372
- Price Range: 500 baht per group class; 1,000 baht per private class
Muay Thai Live 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 really left us impressed, eager to don our skimpy shorts and get into the ring ourselves.
Having celebrated its one year anniversary, Bangkok’s hit stage show MUAY THAI LIVE : THE LEGEND LIVES has re-launched as a “double-bill” edition combining its world-class stage show THE LEGEND LIVES with a new attraction: MUAY THAI LIVE BOXING: WARRIORS RISING, featuring live Muay Thai fights.
This Bangkok show runs Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 20:00 (closed Monday)
- Location: THE STAGE Theatre, Asiatique Bangkok, Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
- How to get there: Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the end of the pier. Alternatively, tell your taxi driver to go to Asiatique.
Muay Thai boxing in Bangkok is an experience not to be missed and, without doubt, the best place to watch genuine matches is at the new and improved Lumpinee Boxing Stadium (also called Lumpini Boxing Stadium) in the northern suburbs of the city.
The power and grace of the fighters is impressive and bouts come thick and fast with around 20 separate fights on each programme. Bouts are fought over five, two-minute rounds, with the pace visibly picking up until the last round when the intensity of the fighters – and the crowd – becomes electric, all backed by the exotic, rhythmical music played by the oboes and drums of Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 18:30 - 23:00, Sat 16:00 - 20:00 and 20:15 - 24:00
- Address: No.6, Ramintra Rd, Anusawaree
- Tel: +66 (0) 2522 6843