Fairtex Muaythai featured on the Lonely Planet – Thailand

12 Apr

by Lonely Planet Publications (2005-04-12)

Martial Arts Courses
Many Westerners have trained in Thailand, but few last more than a week or two in a Thai camp – and fewer still have gone on to compete on Thailand’s pro circuit.

Thai Boxing
Training in muay thai takes places at dozens of boxing camps around the country.Most centers are reluctant to take on foreign trainees, except in special cases where the applicant can prove a willingness to conform totally to the training system, the diet and the rustic accommodation.Most important is the ability to learn the Thai language.Rates vary from US$50 to US$250 per week, including food and accommodation, depending on room choice (fan versus air-con, etc.) and experience with foreigners.Hear are some camps that do take farang (foreigners).

Fairtex Muay Thai ((66) 2385-5148, (66) 2757-5187; http://www.fairtexbkk.com; 99/5 Moo 3, Soi Boonthamanusorn, Theaparak Road, Banpli, Samut Prakarn), a popular, long-runnig camp that accepts foreign students (women as well as men) is a good choice for newcomers interested in training at a traditional muay thai camp.

Fairtex has been featured on the Lonely Planet – Thailand publications since the early 1990’s.

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