WHY TRAINING AT THE CAMP ?
There are many Muaythai Gyms in Thailand. Even in Chiangmai, there are more than 20 Muaythai gyms... however these are all different quality, unfortunately.
Customer do not like gym such as
- Too small
- Unprofessional = family owned, papa mama stores
- Dirty, Messy, Smelly
- Poor (Worn out) equipments
- Bad management : inefficient, careless, primitive, sloppy, etc
- Bad location : Too far from city
Customer are upset with trainer such as
- Non passion
- Arrogant and rude
- Too old
- Less experience
- Flirting with ladies
To be honest, it is not easy to find well organized, international quality gym.
We are here to listen to your voice.
CLEANLINESS IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY
The Camp Muaythai Resort and Academy values the sense of beauty.
We believe the gym should be sacred place for all athletes.
People do not like gym such as dirty, dusty, germy, wetty, smelly (stanky!) and unsafe.
Cleanliness is our top priority.
TRAINING QUALITY IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT VALUE
The Camp Muaythai Resort and Academy focus on the training quality decently.
In order to maintain the best training quality, we set the trainer vs student ratio at 1:3 (max).
Normally it's one on one or one on two at most.
Our trainer always pay attention to each of you and we never let students being alone in front of heavy bags, which is commonly observed at many other gyms unfortunately.
We do not spend much time about physical training because it's waste of time.
We believe the customer who come and train with us expect to learn more about Muay Thai technique, not simply for doing physical training.
Physical work out should not be included in your Muaythai session.
We have a weight training area in the gym, if you prefer to do physical training, you can use our facility for free and do it by yourself.
WE WORK AS A TEAM
We do not need any star player.
We do not rely on one specific person but we value team work.
We know good fighter are NOT always good coach.
Star player such as ex-champion or famous fighter are sometimes arrogant, rude, lazy and those people tend to force students to follow his own way.
Our trainers are all required to maintain highest quality of standards.
Whenever you visit us, trainers can provide the best and exactly same level of coaching to you, no matter who you train with.
DAILY TRAINING LOOKS LIKE
We split 4 different level category at each class.
Length of training is 90min (150min for Professional)
There are various kinds of warm up depending on the level and size of the class as well as weather condition, etc.
You warm up by skipping rope or tire bounce followed by stretching, shadow boxing and fun footwork drills.
FOOT WORK & SHADOW BOXING
Most of gyms pay less attention to shadow boxing. We believe Shadow boxing is one of the most important training for all level students.
We spend 3-4 rounds for checking your posture, body balance, footwork, speed and accuracy.
Student should aim for fluid movement with light steps as much as possible.
100% technique focus pad work is also one of our signature training.
We sometimes observe many gyms offer 3min x only a few rounds pad work, and not much focus on technique but just hold the pads.
They let student kicks and punches as they wish and make them tired and then leave students alone in front of heavy bags.
We hate that old school style training.
Muaythai trainer is NOT just kick pad holder.
Training purpose should not be to make you tired, but trainer should spend enough time with you in order to specify and fix your bad habits, to help building your foundation, and to work out the drill together.
Normally we offer 4min x 6-8 rounds pad work at least and we may do more as requested or trainer believes if it's necessary for you.
Yes, you will be feeling exhausted after each class, but it's super worthy.
HEAVY BAG WORK
The heavy bag becomes a tool for developing EFFICIENT POWER, not absolute power.
You need power punches and kicking in order to strengthen your fight muscle but make sure to control energy.
Pay attention, stay balance, and work that bag.
The Camp skilled trainers will direct you how to train efficient bag works.
We believe Drills is another important part of Muay Thai training and we suggest students should spend more time on this.
We categorize drills into 3 purposes ;
Striking, Defence and Counter Attacking.
You can train various kinds of drills at each session and never get bored.
We have an optional sparing session for who would like to test and improve skill to the next level. The sparring allows students to practice and utilize their skills against opponent.
Usually sparring should be done at 50-70% speed and 25-30% power, and students must wear shin pad, mouthpiece and head guard in order to prevent injury. The gloves should be 20oz.
For safety reason, we do not allow student sparring each other. Student must sparring with skilled trainers.
We also focus on building your fitness base by using Muay Thai movement such as kicking, kneeing, punching etc.
Intensity will vary depending on your physical strength and skill level. ex) Advanced / Professional class require more than 500 kicks and knees, right and left respectively.
We do not want to spend much time for clinching. Given that clinching is only limited to Muaythai fight and it's useless mostly for other standing fight such as K1 or kickboxing.
We want our student to spend more useful and valuable time in our training session, therefore we focus more on Thai kicking and other Muay Thai techniques rather than spending 30-40min for clinching. Of course we do clinching as requested.
STRETCH / COOL DOWN
After an every intense session, it is important to stretch well in order to recover quickly and be ready for the next session.
It improves your flexibility and thus prevent injury.
Every cool down will be followed by some meditation. The Camp trainer will guide you properly.