Jun Muay Thai is located in one of Thailand’s largest islands, Koh Samui. The co-owner is Koson Matuwet also known as Jun. He has fought several times at the popular stadiums, Lumpinee and Rajadamnern becoming a champion Thai boxer with 200+ fights.
He later retired and decided to live his dream to have his own gym, Jun Muay Thai. Jun Muay Thai carries 8 world champion trainers including Jun. They bring hard, quality training to all levels. It is an open air gym with 2 full sized rings, 14 bags, 7 punching tires, 2 punching pads and floor mats all around. A nice, open space gym with a good number of knowledgeable trainers to work with and learn from.
Jun has a reputation as one of the better camps on Koh Samui and has produced a number of foreigner fighters. If you are planning on training in the Koh Samui region this is definitely a gym you should consider checking out if you have time to visit.
Jun Muay Thai is only 7 minutes away from Lamai Beach. It is between Paidang Muay Thai and Pinyo Muay Thai, with a 4-minute distance from each gym. The location is approximately 30 minutes from the Samui Airport which can be reached if you fly into Bangkok direct.
The island of Koh Samui is a very popular training destination for tourists because of the nice beaches and high amount of resorts and restaurants that cater to tourists. People who are looking for a nice relaxing holiday while they train should definitely consider training in Koh Samui.
Food is always a big priority for people who visit Thailand and there is a good list of restaurants around Jun Muay Thai. You can find a mix of Thai, Indian and other western options if your visit the places that are located around the gym.
List of nearby restaurants:
- Kob Restaurant – Thai food
- Sabeinglae Restaurant – Thai food
- Sala Thai Had Lamai – Thai food
- Tandoori Nights – Indian food
- Live India Indian Restaurant – Indian food
In addition to the restaurants located near the gym, you can also do all the typical tourist stuff that people on vacation do. When you aren’t training or completely sore from training, here are some of the stuff you can do.
Things to do in your off-time:
- Wat Phra Yai
- Big Buddha temples
- Secret Buddah Gardens
- Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks
- Butterfly Gardens
- Marine Island Tours
- Samui Aquarium
- Tiger Zoo
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Scuba Diving
If you are in need of a motorbike and know how to ride of course they gym offers bike rental of old and new. Price may vary.
The gym also offers convenient laundry drop off.
Jun Muay Thai offers a morning and evening session, Monday through Saturday 7:30am to 9:30am and 4:30p-6:30p.
Training starts off with a 30 minute run (additional 30 minute to anyone planning to fight). Next, everyone skips rope for 10 minutes and shadow boxes with the trainers. After everyone is warmed up, everyone is assigned a trainer to do pad work. Anyone with a fight coming up has to complete additional pad rounds.
Then there is bag work for 4-5 rounds. Afterwards, it is time for clinching or sparring for 30 minutes with other students or trainers. Towards the end, you kick the bags 50 times, knee the bag 100 times and stretch to cool down.
Here is a video of Jun teaching a student at the gym:
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If you compare the prices at this gym to gyms located in more touristy areas like Phuket, you can’t compare. Jun Muay Thai offers great value for training. With a fee of only 6,000 baht per month of training, you can’t compare it to the 10,000 baht you would pay in a typical gym in Phuket. If you are looking for a lower cost option when you train, Jun is definitely something to consider.
- Muay Thai sessions: 1 session/day: 300 baht
- Weekly: 2 sessions/day 2,000 baht
- Monthly: 2 sessions/day 6,000 baht
- 6 months: 2 sessions/day 25,000 baht
- 1 year: 2 sessions/day 50,000 baht
- Private lessons/hour: 700 baht
Ultra Bodies Fitness Gym:
- 1 visit: 170baht
- 1 week: 900baht
- 1 month: 1,700baht
- 3 months: 4,500baht
- 6 months: 8,000baht
- 1 year: 14,000baht
When you visit the accommodations link in the Jun Muay Thai site, there are several options to choose from. You can either choose to book your accommodation directly through Jun or you can view accommodation that is available near the camp.
If you would like to stay at the gym here are the two options:
Option #3: Studio Apartment (3-minute walk to Jun Muay Thai)
It comes with free Wi-Fi, electric, water, cable TV, double bed, Air conditioning, shower with hot water, and toilet. The room accommodates 2 people sharing one room. For all of this, it will be 6000 baht per month. You have to be sure to reserve these apartments accommodated by the gym, 10 days in advance and also through the inquiries through the camp.
On their website, they also list close-by and affordable places to stay as well. They list all the information you need to know to book, the prices, check-in/checkout hours, cancellations, types of payment they accept, room-type and everything that comes with the room.
Jun Muay Thai has a strong reputation as one of the best Muay Thai camps located in Samui. If you are planning on training in Koh Samui, this is definitely a camp you should have a look at.
While it is definitely not for everyone, they have a good staple of fighters and a strong Spanish presence that is at the gym.
Overall, Jun Muay Thai is a gym that provides excellent value for your money. If you are living on a tight budget you can rent cheap accommodation at Jun for 6,000 baht and pay 6,000 baht in training fees. This makes it a VERY affordable Muay Thai camp when you compare it to the cost of training in a place like Phuket.
Jun Muay Thai Contact #: 089-589-6356