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AKA Thailand

Updated 2017 Since it has opened its doors in 2014, AKA has grown into one of the main destinations for MMA enthusiasts coming to Thailand. While there are many Muay Thai gyms in Phuket, AKA is part of a small group of gyms on the island that offer MMA. Started by AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swich and Javier Mendez, this gym offers of breadth of fresh air to Phuket’s MMA scene. AKA is probably the biggest MMA gym in Thailand (besides Tiger Muay Thai) and a number of well established UFC fighters train at AKA. Mark Hunt, for example,...

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Tiger Muay Thai Gym: The Muay Thai Factory of Thailand

  Imagine you took the most commercialized fitness gym in your home country like “The Good Life” or “Fitness First,” turned it into a Muay Thai gym and transported it to Thailand. This is probably as close to a comparison as you can get. If you are like me, you probably heard of Tiger Muay Thai because of their marketing. In terms of marketing, there is no bigger and better gym than Tiger. This gym spends $$$$ making sure they have the biggest search engine presence on the web, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. They have a full video production team that...

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Dragon Muay Thai

Dragon Muay Thai is one of the original Muay Thai gyms in Phuket that started targeting tourist. Since they opened their doors over 8 years ago, they have become a popular alternative to people who don’t want to train at Tiger Muay Thai. Situated on the same street as Tiger, the owner Ekkarin Lookchan used to work at Chalong Muay Thai gym (which later turned into Tiger Muay Thai). The gym has had a solid reputation over the years and have had a number of high level fighters who have came through the doors. They have a regular group of local Thai...

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Rattachai Muay Thai Gym | Training Camp

Opening up in 2015, Rattachai is the newest Muay Thai gym in the Chalong area. Located on the street past the famous Soi Tai-ed (Tiger Muay Thai Road), it was founded by another ex Tiger Muay Thai trainer Kru Nai. Similar to Chokchai Muay Thai which was started by another ex Tiger trainer, Rattachai provides an alternative to people who do not want to train at Tiger. Nai became famous when the story of his sick daughter Tuptim needed a kidney transplant went viral. Dana White ended up paying the bill for his daughter and now his daughter is a stable face...

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Chokchai Muay Thai Gym

Chokchai is a relatively newer Muay Thai gym that has opened up on Soi Tai-ed (Tiger Muay Thai Road) in Chalong. The gym was founded by Chokchai who was previously a trainer at Tiger MT. He is well known for his boxing skills and his biggest claim to fame comes from fighting Manny Pacquiao many years ago when he was still fighting out of the Philippines. Even though there are many other gyms located along this small street, Chokchai has managed to establish itself as a successful gym in a short period of time. They have partnered up with...

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