Mike is the founder of the gym and Combat 360X Cross Training Program. He has more than 20 years experience in the fitness industry and was a Junior Body Building champion in the UK, an NASM certified personal trainer, an OLF Extreme Kettlebell Instructor, TRX Certified Trainer, and a Crossfit CF-1 trainer. In addition, Mike is Veteran Muay Thai, MMA fighter, and a Gold Medalist in the 2008 Pan Asia Grappling Games as well as 2012 Mexico National Champion and more.
Rafael is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. At 30, he is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu blackbelt and 4 time Vale Tudo Champion currently living, training, and teaching out of Khao Lak, Thailand. He has experience coaching and fighting around the world including Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Oman, Iran, Switzerland, and France. With over 40 professional Muay Thai fights with 35 wins and only 5 losses to skilled Thai opponents, Rafael has been awarded "Fight of the Night" 10 times in a row and becoming Southern Thailand Muay Thai Champion. Rafael is head of the school's MMA / BJJ program.
from France, November 2017
"Enjoyed the f*** out of 3 weeks of (mostly) Muay Thai"
First and foremost would be the trainers! We constantly had 3 trainers for 5 trainees, which gives you almost 3 hours of private class of Muay Thai every day.
The training is also well thought out, and they adapt to ones level: not once did I feel a class was too hard or too easy.
They also listen and adapt the content with more or less sparring, depending on the taste of the trainees.
It's worth noting that they are also tremendous fighters, and you get to see them compete almost every month.
The people at the gym really ease your stay, by helping you renting a motor scooter (I highly recommend), or with any issue you may have (they helped me getting back my laptop that I forgot at a previous location).
The location makes it perfect for chilling between sessions: it's rural, lots of vegetation everywhere, and you have beautiful beaches nearby (once again, rent a motor scooter)
from India, December 2017
Personal attention given by each instructor and the friendly environment.
from Lebanon, November 2017
"Very good training, great instructors !"
Training , accomodation, location
from Indonesia, August 2017
"Can be great if you commit."
The accomodation was peaceful, but wasn't very well explained on the website. The classes are great, and challenging but a week would be too long if you're unfit as you might not be able to do them everyday.
Overall it was a great place and Mike was lovely, such a good trainer.
from New Zealand, June 2017
"55 year old learning Muay Thai, 30 day combat training camp"
The trainers and the environment provided was supportive and encouraging which made learning more fun. The trainers worked with you individually which was possible due the combat360x been a smaller camp.
I visited Combat 360X for a two week vacation to learn a little Muay Thai, BJJ and improve my fitness. What a great place! All of the team made me feel very welcome. The classes are such that you need not feel intimidated if you are a beginner, but also provide worthy training for those that are experienced. Professional fighters would no doubt appreciate the experience and knowledge of the instructors too. The gym facilities are clean and well organised, with supplements and good quality equipment for sale on site incase you forget to pack anything. The accommodation in my case was a double room with AC. Clean and well furnished for my needs. I also opted for a meal plan that suited be perfectly.
Khao Lak offers plenty to do in your downtime, from beautiful beaches to excursions and local resorts. You can also relax in the pool onsite. All in all I had a great time, I lost weight and improved my skills and I will be back for an extended stay in 2017. Thankyou to all at Combat 360X for an amazing few weeks!
I returned to Sydney (under duress) for a family emergency about 5 months ago after 7 years of living in NYC. And put on 20 kilos. What can I say, it's been a long time between meat pies and VBs. Anyway due to stress, culture shock and honestly a little depression it's been really hard to get motivated to get back into shape.
I started at a local gym about month ago with a personal trainer and have been sort of struggling along with it. The exercise releases much needed endorphin's and I go early in the AM.
My Mum and I were booked for a much needed holiday in Khao Lak and I came across Combat360X on Trip Advisor. I emailed about having one on one HIIT/ Crosfit/WOD whatever they call it these days. Mike's responses were prompt, polite and accommodating. I booked mon-fri 7am one on one sessions. I was extremely nervous and I had no idea what to expect. Mike was welcoming, friendly and no-nonsense. Monday was hard, hard work. I came back Tuesday morning for more hard work and left hooked.
Unfortunately I was forced to skip Wednesday as my Mum was extremely unwell. I was disappointed I couldn't go, which is weird cos I relish any excuse to cancel on my home trainer.
Thursday and Friday were just as tough and I loved it. Mike tailored every session to what I had outlined to achieve and was patient and encouraging every step of the way. The warm up jog (ugh) and pre training stretching were thorough and post training assessment were an unrushed part of every session. I learnt a lot in the 4 days I trained with Mike and it is has boosted my confidence immensely to persevere. Hopefully I can retain this information (take photos of your session board, I regret not doing this!)
I am back in Sydney now (still sore) and am already figuring how I can worm out of work for a month to go back and seriously train. I wrote such an in depth review for the purpose of pointing out this facility is not just for people looking for BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA training. It can be used for people looking to lose serious weight and tone up with the help of world class experts. The training, techniques and results I saw in the short time I spent there are a testament to Combat360X and it's staff.
Jakob L Sweden
Joined a few drop-in Muay Thai classes at Combat 360X while in Khao Lak on family vacation. Very competent and friendly staff. Small classes, flexible and personalized training with regards to experience and fitness level. Will bring a couple of new techniques back to my home club :-) Great experience altogether. Hope to return for some more in the nearby future. Thanks Mike & staff!
Second time i come back for MMA/Muaythai and wanted to try a new places that was not crowded and touristy. 360 Combat is the place to go with! Super good training and perfect trainer/guest ratio!
The people in the gym took their wings over me when I arrived. As I was travelling alone I was a little lost in the beginning but they showed me around, made me learn to ride the scooter and made me try traditional dishes alongside the road. As I am here in low season there are not so many people, but that makes it interesting as I have more one on one time with the teachers. Maybe a little negative point; The teachers of Muay Thai speak bad English so that makes it difficult to learn the right techniques. People on the streets are also very friendly and I don't feel unsafe at all as a woman alone. For the rest, if you wanna learn how to fight and chill at the beach afterwards this is the place to be!
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