Chris is an ex-marine Sergeant with a background in Martial Arts, cross-fit and weight training. He has over 10 years experience in teaching Muay Thai and MMA. He is originally from USA where he fought in both Muay Thai and MMA fights. He has a degree in physical fitness and nutrition, so he is the perfect person to complement anyone wanting to shed weight before a fight or for general weight loss.
Muay Thai Certification (Muay Thai (Thai Boxing))
From a small farmland village in Isaan growing sugarcane and rice, Tommy developed a lifelong passion for Muay Thai at 12 years old. Tommy has over 300 fights under his belt. He is an Isaan Champion and Chiang Mai Champion. Tommy is well known throughout Chiang Mai for his “flying knee” technique. His signature Wai Khru dance he performs before each fight is in gratitude and respect to his trainer and mentor “Uncle”. While it is still difficult to bet against Tommy (the bookies know better!) because of his excellent technique and stellar record, he enjoys sharing with others his love for Muay
LaDe is from a Kachin tribe. In 1994, with the support of his whole family, he became the No. 1 ranked player in the Shan State of Myanmar. He defeated the reigning champion from Rangoon Province. He was voted the best junior level tennis player in the nation by the Myanmar Tennis Federation, and became the No. 1 ranked player on the Myanmar Junior Davis Cup Team. He is committed to teaching his love of tennis to children and in sharing his tennis experiences. He is passionate about his work. He believes that the way to be successful in tennis and in life, is all about love.
Muay Thai School Chiang Mai (Muay Thai (Thai Boxing))
Champ began training at only 8 years old in his hometown of Kan Janaburi, which was no surprise since his dad was a well known fighter. Champ is a proud member of the Thai Airforce, has completed over 300 fights and was previously awarded “Strongman Fighter” and “Good Fighter” in Anthong province. Champ used his fight winnings to pay for his education and most recently, to purchase a washing machine for his beloved mum. He still fights professionally to this day, is a certified Muay Thai trainer at Gym Bangarang.
Most know “Uncle” as Tommy’s mentor and trainer. But you may not know that Uncle used to work as a carpenter and started off as a streetfighter in Ratchaburi province. He trained champion channel 7 fighter Ong Chai Lung and Ban Sing and started one of Thailand’s only Women’s Muay Thai gym in Chiang Mai. After over one hundred fights and an eye injury, Uncle retired from professional fighting. We celebrate Uncle's birthday every year on Thailand’s Father’s Day since he doesn’t know his birthdate and he is well respected at Gym Bangarang.
Tomas is our latest trainer with an impressive record. Tomas hails from Poland and started his martial arts career in Taekwondo (Black Belt). 2000-2002 Taekwondo Champion Mississauga Canada. 2002-2004 Taekwondo Champion London Canada. 2003-2006 Champion Muay Thai Hamilton Canada K1 Rules. 2006-2010 WPMF - World Champion Muay Thai K1 Rules. 2009 WMA Champion.
Garn Sukkasi Thailand
I am very happy to have Muay Thai training in Gym Bangarang. All the staffs here are friendly. The trainer is super, he help me a lot to improve my physical strength. He also has great knowledge about boxing and his teaching is fine, you will never get boring while training, and for me, i even looking forward to the next class. The training here are all mostly one on one, so you can ensure quality.The facility is decent. The gym is equipped with wide range of dumbbell, kettlebell, gym ball, and so on. The best thing here is the environment, here is so clean, everything are well kept. The surrounding is rice field, which make myself feel relax, plenty of fresh air. I stay in the gym accommodation, the bungalow is so huge with comfy bed, TV, AC, and small fridge to keep water cold.I recommend this gym especially for the person who would like to have first Muay Thai experience. I am sure you guys will fall in love with Muay Thai after you have a class here. I also recommend the training for those who want to sculpt your body, as my own experience practicing Muay Thai here for 2 weeks and get lost 3 kg. Super!!.
Alex Sloan United States
I only trained with Bangarang for a week but I wish I could have stayed longer. Although I am a beginner and previously had no formal Muay Thai training, I found that the trainers were very accommodating and informative. Not only did I get a good workout each day but also I increased flexibility and gained some basic Muay Thai skills that I hope to bring back home.The facilities are top notch. Very clean and organized, there are sinks and showers very close to the training facilities to wash up just after workouts. The training floor was swept multiple times a daynot to mention the awesome view of the mountains and rice paddies right from where you train. I stayed at a villa on site and was very satisfied with my stay.It was very nice to have the training facilities right outside my door, especially for how short my stay was. Had I stayed longer, I would have taken the time to learn how to ride and rent a motorbike. Because the gym is a couple miles outside of the city of Chiang Mai, it can be difficult to get to certain touristy areas if that is what you are into.It was very nice to be in the smaller and quieter town of Mae Rim, but if I were staying longer, being able to transport myself in a timely matter would have been essential. Bicycles are available for those who, like me, did not have time to learn how to ride a motorbike. That being said, I had an awesome time training with Tommy for the week that I was there. I will certainly never forget and will surely miss training in paradise.
Marina Verduga the USA
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Amazing experiences in Gym Bangarang, qualified trainers, beautiful location over looking rice fields and mountains, great food and drinks, this place feels like a community where you get support to achieve your fitness goals. My favorite activities? Muay Thai classes and the Cardio training (cycling, kettle bells, and croossfit). It is a great place, I highly recommend it!
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We stopped by this facility for an introduction to Muay Thai. We weren't looking for a hard workout but just to understand the sport a little. What they did with us exceeded our expectations. Phil took the time with the three of us and individually and patiently taught us some moves. Then, he put us in the ring for 3 minutes for us to get a taste of what that's like. Phil was awesome at instructing us and adjusting what he did to suit each individual's ability. Such a friendly and encouraging person! The facility is in a picturesque location and we wish them success as they grow!
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Just finished up my first workout here. It's been a while since I've worked out legitimately, and I got whooped. The trainer I worked with was a British guy named Phil. He was awesome and supportive throughout, especially with my preference for a slow paced training and affinity for breaks. He still motivated me way more than I would have pushed myself, which is what I wanted. We did a bit of sparring in the ring after the cardio which was a lot of fun. If I had to say anything slightly negative, it's a bit out of town, but it only really took a while because of the road work. Easily worth the trip though. I'll definitely be going back soon.
Abbi United Kingdom
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Awesome morning spent at Gym Bangarang in Mae Rim. Ant really knows how to keep you motivated. This place is perfect! Amazing surroundings with natural air conditioning, great trainers, and facilities. I'd definitely come back here. Best gym workout of my life!
Claire the UAE
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