Throughout your stay at Emerald Muay Thai, you will take part in two group training sessions per day, Monday to Saturday.
Training is tailored to each participant's level. Classes are run by highly experienced active competitors and former champions with hundreds of fights under their names.
Sessions start with optional runs followed by stretching and warm-up exercises, heavy bag work, technique lessons, sparring, pad work, clinching, front and knee kicks, and abs workouts.
Morning sessions are scheduled Monday to Saturday between 08:00 and 10:00 a.m. and they are preceded by optional 3 to 8 miles / 5 to 12 km runs between 07:00 and 08:00 a.m.
The morning training routine involves:
Breakfast is served after the morning session, at the accommodation.
Scheduled Monday to Saturday between 04:00 and 06:00 p.m., afternoon Muay Thai training routines involve:
Dinner is served after the afternoon session, at the accommodation.
Private standard rooms are available at a resort located a 15-minute walk from the gym (0.7 miles / 1.2 km away).
Private standard bungalows are available at a resort located a three-minute walk from the gym (approximately 250 yards / meters away).
Throughout your Muay Thai training vacation, you will enjoy breakfast and dinner at the accommodation. Breakfast is available every morning and dinner is served Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, you can try out local delicacies at nearby restaurants.
Emerald Muay Thai training camp is located in Ao Nang, Krabi province, South of Thailand. Situated 22 miles / 35 km from Krabi International Airport, the camp is tucked away from the busy main road, surrounded by lush vegetation, and only 1.4 miles / 2.2 km from Ao Nang Beach.
How to get there:
Please book your flights to arrive at Krabi International Airport (KBV).
Ajarn Padaa has 30 years of Muay Thai coaching experience and has trained well known champions such as Singthongnoi. His speciality is elbow and boxing.
Achievements: 250 fights (half won by KO), South Thailand Champion several times, former pro boxer (boxing), trainer at famous Kiartjaroenchai Gym
Manop is an all-round trainer who is fluent in English and teaches pure and efficient techniques.
Achievements: active competitor, South Provinces Champion with over 300 fights
Dim is the youngest trainer who looks after the beginner students and takes his time to explain every move.
Achievements: active competitor with over 120 fights, one-time South Thailand Champion, Radjadamnoern and Lumpini stadiums fighter
Khru Teng has a natural training ability, especially with children.
Achievements: fimeu fighter with a record of over 200 fights, former South Thailand Champion
Khru Dam specializes in clinching and kicking techniques.
Achievements: active competitor with over 150 fights, four-time South Thailand Champion, Radjadamnoern and Lumpini stadiums fighter
The gym's most patient trainer, Khru Karoon will teach you all the Muay Thai techniques in an academic way.
Achievements: a fimeu / technical fighter with a record of over 150 fights, Krabi and Phuket champion, and trainer of amateur team in South University (with Soawek Champion)
Wil manages all the trainers and is in charge of the boxing and K1 techniques taught mainly to more advanced fighters.
Achievements: 97 fights, three-time French Champion, one-time European Champion, Kickboxing Vice World Champion, Wil has trained champions such as Eddy Nait Slimani, Cedric Desruisseaux, Samuel Andoche, Mohamed Galaoui, Julien Come, and Edouard Bernadou
What language is used during the Muay Thai training?
Training is conducted in English, French, and Thai.
Are beginners welcome?
Yes, the gym is very beginner-friendly.
Is this available to all levels?
It certainly is. All physical ability, skill and experience levels are more than welcome to train.
How many people are to be expected in a group session?
There are usually between 20 and 25 people training in each group session. During the high season, attendance might peak at around 35 people training at the same time. However, with at least seven trainers available at all times, each participant gets plenty of individual attention regardless of the season and occupancy rate.
Is this experience available all year round?
Yes, the camp is open year-round.
Do I have to participate in all the Muay Thai training sessions?
No. All sessions and activities are optional. While trainers encourage you to join in the activities as much as possible, you decide how much you want to train.
Do I have to bring my own Muay Thai equipment?
All necessary Muay Thai equipment is provided at no extra charge. If you want, you can bring your own boxing handwraps and mouth guard.
What else should I pack?
Please make sure you pack sunscreen, loose, comfortable gym clothing, running shoes, a rain poncho for the rainy season, and insect repellent.
Is WiFi available?
Yes, WiFi is available at the accommodation.
I am vegetarian. Can I still book this experience?
Yes, you can. Vegetarian diets are catered for. Please get in touch in advance to discuss your specific dietary requirements.
Are there any age restrictions?
There are no age restrictions. Please keep in mind that you must be over 18 years of age to travel abroad independently.
What is the closest airport? Are airport transfers included?
Please book your flights to arrive at Krabi International Airport (KBV). Taxi transfers from/to Krabi International Airport are included in the package. Please get in touch in advance to make all needed pick-up arrangements.
Are there any check-in and check-out hours?
Check-in starts with 02:00 p.m. and check-out is at 10:00 a.m.
How far away is the closest beach?
Ao Nang Beach is 1.4 miles / 2.2 km from the gym and is easily reachable by scooter or on foot.
How far in advance should I book?
Please make a reservation at least one month in advance to secure your preferred dates.
"Having trained at Emerald for a few weeks now, I would fully recommend anyone who is thinking of training to give this place a try. The trainers are incredible, most if not all are active fighters who will teach you the techniques and make sure to explain everything step by step and the location is away from the busy main road of Ao Nang, surrounded by nature."
"I stayed 3 weeks with them and it was awesome. Master and teachers are great and skilled, even if you don't know how to box they take time to get you in good circumstances to have fun and improve yourself (easy communication). Lot of smile and laugh will be there for sure. Straight bottom of the mountain, Emerald gym is located far from the pollution and close to the nature, beaches and islands (Hong, PhiPhi)."
"Big space, two rings, living rooms, perfect view, good technique, pro trainers, super atmosphere. Best place for both novice and professional boxers."
"I have to say that this Muay Thai gym is very good. The trainers really take the time to show you different techniques and to tell you what you are doing wrong. This was not the case at the other gym that I trained at. Really good vibes and positive energy. My wife and I really enjoyed our training at Emerald Gym."
"Very good Muay Thai traning camp, professional trainers. Good staff! Nice location with a beautiful view. Very clean. I enjoyed the traning very much! Highly recommended to visit this camp for beginners and professionals! Spoken languages are English / French / Spanish."