Tiger Muay Thai, Thailand

  • Feb 13, 2015 3:24 AM GMT
    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has been to Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand and could offer me some feedback/insider's knowledge. I'm mostly interested in their cross-fit training and BodyFit Bootcamp. I am thinking of going there for a month or two and staying at one of the hotels they suggest off-site. I also hear it's best not to get their meal plan.

    I'd also like to do some intro-Muay Thai. I'm almost an absolute beginner to martial arts. But their intro classes seem really elementary, which is what I'm looking for. I'm not looking to ever get into competitive fighting. Just looking for some variety in my workout.

    Find link here: http://www.tigermuaythai.com/

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    Feb 13, 2015 2:26 PM GMT
    The whole idea sounds absolutely awesome. I'd jump at the opportunity.
    I don't know anything about this camp, but if their trainers work with GSP they must be good.
    Having said that, I'd suggest trying Muay Thai way before you go there. It's super fun but it's not easy and it doesn't seem like they would go light on you. So you should get into the spirit and be willing to work at it properly before being thrown in a training camp with serious fighters.
    Not saying this because you can't make it - I don't know your fitness level - but you might burn out quickly any desire to do martial arts if you do too much in one go.
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    Feb 13, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
    Thailand has very low safety standards for everything...be very careful ..many professional fighters train in thailand only because they are allowed hits and moves that would be illegal in western training gyms. I would rather train at a gym in your home country...also muay thai is fake from what i know its all a scam in thailand they just charge tourists a ridiculous amount to show fake pre arranged fights (the training is real though) and then one guy pretends to get knocked out and acts like hes in severe pain...they carry him out of the ring but half an hour later if u go outside u can see the knocked out fighter walking around laughing and jumping...trust me i just saw this last week in thailand.

  • Feb 13, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    Thanks for the feedback gents. As I said, I'm less interested in the Muay Thai and more interested in the Crossfit-type classes. I do have some proficiency in Crossfit. I know I would enjoy it. The other fitness-camp-style places in Asia seem to be more centered around martial arts and I'm looking for something more for general fitness. Tiger seems to be a good fit.

    But I agree wit you Italian_MS about getting into Muay Thai a bit before committing to going. I start my first class soon.

    To be clear, I am not not interested in competitive fighting. I won't be booking flight or hotel through Tiger. Lets pretend I'm a competent traveller and focus the comments to the actual facility itself.
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    Feb 14, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    I came back from Thailand one month ago. Did couple of weeks of Muay Thai in Koh Phangan, then one week of Crossfit in Chalong.

    If your main interest is Crossfit, I'd recommend you Titan fitness. I had a great experience there. Good equipment, good instructors and very good vibe. Most of the training is done outdoors, with a ceiling, but they also have an indoor gym.

    It's in Chalong, next to all the Muay Thai gyms (also Tiger), so you can drop in to try martial arts in any other gym (I'd recommend you Phuket Top Team, bit less crowded and a bit more personal treat, but it's a personal opinion).

    In any case, I'm sure you'll have a great experience.

  • Feb 20, 2015 5:28 AM GMT
    Thanks Garou28,

    I'm actually leaning toward Titan now. But I can't decide. Both seem very interesting. Titan seems to be more up my alley. But Tiger might expose me to new things.

    And someone pointed out that if I'm in Thailand, I should make a point of doing Muay Thai.

    Too many options!