A traditional Muay Thai gym founded on passion, set in the ancient city of Phitsanulok, brings you the beautiful art of Muay Thai with a taste of Thai culture.
Kru.Jay has had the chance to learn and practice from many camps in Thailand. In 2007, Kru.Jay used to practice Muay Thai at Por.pramuk camp in the early when Buakaw started fighting K1. He received a Muay Thai certificate from Rangsit Muaythai Intitule and certificate in Muay Thai Coach by Office of Board of Boxing Sport, Sports Authority of Thailand Ministry Of Tourism & Sports. In 2018, he successfully completed the certification Muay Thai coach from the Board of Boxing Sport in Bangkok, Ministry of Sports of Thailand.
Master Moo (Pudpadnoi Warrawut) is the headmaster, well known in the “Golden Leg.” In his glory days as a Muay Thai fighter, 1970-1976, he fought more than 150 times with 135 wins. He gained three championships as Flyweight Champion, Junior Featherweight Champion, and Junior Lightweight Champion from Lumpini. He is a legendary Thai boxer that has made a name for himself as one of the all-time greats of the sport. He was given the award for the best fighter from the King of Thailand himself and also received a special trophy called “the Golden Leg."
Kru.Chan is new to our family but very experienced in boxing, with many fights under his belt. Being a WBC Asia champion, he specialises in Western Boxing.
from Thailand, May 2020
"An Experience of a Lifetime"
If you are looking to practice Muay Thai boxing and experience an authentic Thai culture, look no further. You are not going to find a better gym than JP. My partner and I have spent last 7 weeks at this gym so far and have 3 more weeks to go. We couldn’t have been happier to be here and this retreat has far exceeded our expectations! JP Gym is a small family run gym owned by Jay and Poi. They are kind, caring and personal and they will go out of their way to take good care of you. As soon as you arrive here, you feel as a part of their family. The gym facility is brand new as they just moved a few months ago and their instructors are patient and experienced. The instructors will give you plenty of one on one attention regardless of your current level. You will also be training with local Thais which give you exposure to authentic Thai life. We are both new to Muay Thai but have learned so much in a short period of time and made many friends. Foods at JP Cafe are one of the highlights of this retreat— absolutely amazing home cooked Thai food daily! The location is also a big bonus. Phitsanulok is very special, it has many beautiful temples and plenty of things to do and rural enough to relax and get away from everything. We are coming back to JP Gym next year and can not recommend this camp highly enough!
from Great Britain, March 2020
"One of the best experiences I have had! Do it!! 😊"
You will not find a more welcoming family than those at JP Boxing Gym! They have honestly been the most humble and amazing people. From the moment you set foot in Phitsanulok you are welcomed and well looked after.
The instructors are fantastic, energetic and very accommodating to your needs. If you need to stop, no problem, if you need to modify anything, again no problem at all. The quality of training is fantastic and there is no pressure to do anything you don't want to.
There is yoga on site if you wish and food made for you every day which is nothing short of amazing! I was staying down the road in a hotel whilst they set up the final rooms but this was no issue whatsoever. they will pick you up and drop you off if you wish and its only 2 minutes away.
Thank you all for such a great time!!
What is the best thing a review can say? Would I go back again? YES.. tomorrow forever if i could!
from Thailand, January 2020
The training of Muay Thai was really nice and also we liked having breakfast and dinner together with the other participants at a family table.
from Hong Kong, January 2020
"More than a Muay Thai "
It was good to be trained Muay Thai in JP boxing family, the instructors tried their best to encourage me to explore my limitation.
Apart from the Muay Thai training, Kru Jay and Kru Poi made their supreme efforts to make everyone feel like home at JP boxing. They took us to travel around to experience the real Thai culture, i.e. attended a new monk's ceremony, distributed food to the monks in a temple and in street, etc. It was a very unique experience for me.
Moreover, the mediation experience at the big temple during the New Year's Eve was awesome, the atmosphere was really peaceful and powerful. It was such a good way to say goodbye to 2019 and get some new energy to welcome 2020.
Here, especially thank you to Kru Poi, she always took good care about us, just like baby sitting some giant babies around. By the way, the food from Kru Jay and Kru Poi's parents were so yummy. Thank you so much JP boxing family.
from Thailand, November 2019
Jay and his wife really believe that hospitality is key for a country to become a warm memory you can look back to. Ofcourse he is a business man, but he really helps you get around Phitsanulok to go see real Thai culture without all the tourists. I have seen the most beautiful places and he even took me to visit a big muay Thai fight. I can really recommend the combination of doing some working out / muay Thai and visiting nice places. From massages till visiting a swimming pool and meeting Kru Jay's friends, this camp has it all. You can discuss almost every wish with Kru Jay and he really helps you to fully understand and comprehend what it is like to life in a Thai culture. So if you want to get more fit, learn a new sport, or just heal from something this is the place where you want to be!
from Great Britain, November 2019
"Perfect holiday "
Fantastic all round authentic Thai holiday experience.
Very welcoming family and gym made me feel part of the team straight away which I was sad to leave.
Perfect combination of Muay Thai and workouts from an expert trainers around the sight seeing and fabulous food.
With a flexible schedule to suit each persons goals or expectations of Thailand you couldn’t ask for more.
5* holiday that I will definitely be returning to 😁
from China, October 2019
"Life Experience, highly recommend "
I have never done anything like this in my life, and this is my best experience ever. The JP family made me feel like home, they took such good care of me, tought me about Muay Thai and showed me around with culture, history and spirit. Every single one was so lovely and we had so much fun. The trainings are very professional and also you can always get one on one with the trainers, not big class with big group of people like Phuket or anywhere.
from Thailand, September 2019
"Muay Thai and so much more!"
From the moment I booked, Jay and his team were on hand with every question answerd and every assistance offered.
I was slightly sceptical as to what I was going to experience as initially I was seeking a true meditation/yoga retreat. As a bonus I got to practice real Muay Thai from a man who's passion for his calling and his culture is obvious.
I say his 'calling' because Muay Thai is not just his sport for Jay..he practices, teaches & lives it in its truest form. Its his life.
On arrival he was waiting to pick me up with his amazing wife Poy.
The first Q he asked me was-'what would you like to achieve whilst your here'?
My reply- 'Ide just like to try to do a bit of meditation, some yoga and work on my fitness a little'..he just smiled and said OK..and that was it!..the start of one of the most rewarding, spiritual and happiest weeks of my life..
Jay sensed I wasnt there as a Muay Thai student..I was there to heal myself and grow.
I wont go into everything in detail we experieced during my week in Phitsanulok, but to say I left truly refreshed both mentally and physically is fact.
Excursions to amazing temples, meditation and prayers with Buddhist monks in the hills, yoga sessions, massages, daily training in the fantastic gym and around the area with Jay and his wonderful team, fantastic healthy food & really great, clean hotel accomodation..all there, all awsome and all mixed in with plenty of fun, laughter and love.
Im so proud to call this man my brother.
from Great Britain, September 2019
"Better than I ever expected! "
What a fantastic week!
When I first booked this trip I wasnt too sure what to expect. I have never done any Muay Thai boxing, mediation or yoga in my life so I was a little nervous.
When I arrived I met Frank & P at the airport and they where super friendly and welcoming. When we arrived at JP Boxing gym, I met Jay (the owner) his wonderful wife and there beautiful child. As I was a little tired from the trip I went straight to hotel to sleep for a few hours. The hotel was very nice and clean with very friendly staff.
The next morning we went for a run and then some pad work by the river, Jay is very competent and professional coach and was aware that this was my first time boxing training and adjusted the workout accordingly.
After our workout we went to the local market to explore and had breakfast with the locals. After a a few hours down time we where back in the gym for the afternoon sessions again the coaches and locals were all very welcoming and friendly and offered very good tips with the training.
consisted of some early morning one on one training with the Frank & P followed by a personal tour around the local temple ruins where I found celebrity status whilst chatting to a group of very lovely local school children who wanted to ask me lots of questions, which was really nice. A few hours down time and then back to pads and training for the afternoon followed by some amazing food to finish.
from Great Britain, August 2019
My partner and I spent one week learning Muay Thai with Jay and his team. It was fun and educational we learnt some great moves! The week was brilliant and included excursions. Jay took us around Phitsanulok to explore, visiting temples and markets. We went to Sukhothai and Phetchabun for the day which was brilliant. We visited places we had never heard of, we would not have found by ourselves. The food was outstanding, we tried so many new things thanks to Jay and his wife. The gym is bright and welcoming. I recommended this VIP Package that Jay offers as it is well worth it!
from Thailand, March 2020
I have just completed a month’s stay at JP Boxing at their newly opened site. I write this review freely and with no inducement or expectation of reward. I chose JP Boxing because of its reputation as a family orientated retreat. I arrived with high expectations and can say without hesitation that they have been exceeded. Kru Jay, Poi and the team really go the extra mile to make you feel at home and indeed a part of this Muay Thai family. Even the smallest details are not forgotten and when all put together the whole experience has been fantastic. The training was excellent and made to feel within my grasp at all times. The accommodation is very comfortable. The food is excellent and delicious. And beyond the onsite staff the local students were very friendly and welcoming. I leave JP Gym feeling much invigorated and healthier in mind and body. I also feel genuinely that I said goodbye to a new family. But for me it is not Good-bye. I will be a repeat visitor for sure. Thank you Kru Jay, Chan, Apple, Laura and Mother for a wonderful experience. My Muay Thai family. See you again soon.
from New Zealand, February 2020
"Excellent value for money"
Alot of one on one training - really great instructors
Pedro Gutierrez Jr
from United States, February 2020
The environment, the people, they are all so accommodating. So respectful, you're treated like family. The food they provide is always amazing. They training they offer is superb and really focuses on bettering the fundamentals of Muay Thai. The gym is super spacious and they do focus on one on one pad work with everyone. The rooms have everything you need. A/C shower room, bathroom and a super comfortable bed!! Super great place to come out to. You fall in love with this place and the people by the day!!! They have beautiful cafe where you can sit back and relax. Best part is even for me it provides work to everyone of every level from beginners all the way up to advanced!! They offer students the opportunity to fight if they so desire. Always pushing to do better!!! Super awesome place!!!!
from Thailand, February 2020
I am really pleased to have chosen JP Boxing to do my muay thai campus in Thailand. JP Boxing is a gym with a great atmosphere, where all the staff is super friendly and helpful. They made feel like home from the first moment.
The facilities are new and very well equipped, with all the necessary equipment for the practice of sport: clothing, wraps, gloves, protectors and guards, various types of pads, precision strips, bags, 2 rings, weights, etc.
The rooms are new as well, they are cozy and have A/C. The gym also has an area to eat, have a drink and relax. I would like to highlight the quality of the food, which I found very tasty and diverse.
The quality of the training is superb. Kru, Jay is a former student of Samart Payakaroon, one of the great legends of Muay Thai. The classes with Kru Jay are of a high technical level and he has really helped me to improve my skills and my understading of this beautiful sport.
The other teachers are Kru. Chan, who has a great boxing technique and a long experience as a fighter, and kru. Ple, who is another former student of Samart Payakaroon that has dedicated his life to prepare multiple muay thai champions. Poy also helps with the classes when required and she is the loveliest host you can imagine.
from Thailand, February 2020
They push you at you limit , with the smile and the respect .
from Thailand, February 2020
Stayed here for a few days and had a great time. Jay’s family and staff made sure all of my needs were met. They really walk that extra mile for their customers, whom are treated more like family and special friends than customers. They took us out for dinner and drinks several times, without extra charge. The training was enjoyable and up to standard too. Even though most guests were beginners they cater to all levels. As I’m on a more intermediate level, having fought before, the training was still challenging and instructive. I learned some new tricks in just a few days. Will go back later this year for sure!
from Thailand, February 2020
"Highly recommended! "
Totally wish I could've stayed longer here, because I had so much fun! Was a bit hesitant to book since I barely did any boxing after my back injury, but I can truly say my stay brought me my motivation back for Muay Thai. Jay and Poy are the best, they put so much effort in making their guests feel at home, which I totally did straight away. Pretty rare when you've been away from home for a long time like me, but very welcome! The trainers are great fun too, they make the training go by really fast. Jay corrected some of my moves and I could see improvement straight away. He's really good at explaining the 'why' behind them, so helpful.
I eat plant based and I was a bit afraid of getting the wrong food because even vegetarianism is misunderstood in Asia in general, but the food was amazing and very nutritious! They were really open for my feedback on how to get enough protein an calories. And as soon as I mentioned I liked a certain type of food they jumped in their car to get it for me. Felt like a queen :)
At the time of my stay there were building a new camp and it looked like it will be amazing. I will come back as soon as I can, and I've recommended this place to a lot of my friends. It's a perfect mix between going hard and relax. And mostly you really feel taken care of, which is an amazing feeling.
from United States, January 2020
"Amazing hosts, fantastic hospitality"
Jay and his wife are incredibly friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy, comfortable, well-fed and having a good experience.
The trips to local places such as the “pagoda mountain run” were a lot of fun, and the food they prepared for breakfast and dinner was fantastic.
from Hong Kong, January 2020
"Christmas at Camp - The best experience!"
From the very start you're welcomed like family by Kru.Jay, Poi and little Ari and the team of instructors. The (2) training sessions each day are challenging, fun and rewarding - a great mix of one on one sparring and pad work with different JP team members, all there ready to transform your technique and show you the way, and then cross fit & HIIT. Phitsanulok - which I had never heard of before this trip - is a perfect location to really experience local Thailand. Very few tourists, little to no Westerners. Kru.jay and Poi are passionate about showing you this beautiful region and sharing their culture - from praying with monks to river and temple runs, countryside visits to limestone caves and having a few beers by the river on rest day. Training days there's plenty of time between sessions to do as you please - whether it's getting a (needed) thai massage, shopping, yoga, heading to a huge, empty pool to hang out and tan, or visiting local craft beer bars and cafes. Kru.Jay and Poi serve up delicious food daily - you won't go wanting.
This was my first Muay Thai training camp experience, having only practised at home once a week for 6 months. After 10 days I am so much fitter and in shape.
I wholeheartedly recommend joining the JP Boxing family in Phitsanulok. Looking forward to heading back this Christmas and seeing the new gym Kru.Jay is building - can't wait to stay there! Thanks for everything!!
from Thailand, October 2019
"The No.1 Muay Thai Camp in Thailand 100%"
JP Boxing Gym is Number 1 Muay Thai Gym in Thailand, with the best family & team in the world.
There are many tourist gyms but they don’t teach you all the best techniques, Muay Thai history, the passion or truth about Thailand & Muay Thai.
I have trained at many gyms in Phuket, and around Thailand, which all have many students which means its a large group class, very small amount of one on one time. But JP Boxing Gym is small classes, mostly one on one time, it is lower priced than the other gyms around Thailand, but much higher quality, and much better people.
I’ve been many times & will train with Kru Jay again in Phitsanulok within 3 months 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Also, the day trips JP Boxing Gym too are the best travel experiences you can have in Thailand, as it's the real Thailand, without tourists.
from Thailand, September 2019
"All round amazing experience!"
Had an amazing experience in Phitsanulok thanks to all the JP boxing family! Arrived at the train station and Kru Jay was waiting to bring me to my accommodation which was located right beside the boxing gym. The rooms were a good size and they were nice and clean! Free water in the room and there's a water fountain in the hotel and gym. Free coffee in the morning was great to have! Definitely needed before the early morning sessions! The trainings were great, I was afraid, what with being fairly unfit, that I wouldn't be able for a fitness camp like this but the trainers are all so friendly and adaptable to whatever ability you're at. It was an insane challenge but everyone was so encouraging and I never felt like it was too much. After spending some time in Bangkok it was really nice to come to Phitsanulok away from any main touristy areas and see a part of the real Thailand. Wat Yai is beautiful and there is so many nice coffee shops around to satisfy that post workout craving! Was so sad leaving and saying goodbye to all the friends I'd made! 10/10 experience and would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of coming to Thailand and wanting to get away from the usual touristy experience.
from Thailand, September 2019
"Amazing Muay Thai Camp"
Going to JP Boxing is one of the best experiences of my life and i would recommend it to anyone. Everyhing from getting shown the great thai culture and food,to being at a thai birthday party its all things i will never forget. I look forward to returning to see my now thai family in the future and bringing my own family over with me to meet Kru.Jay and the team.
from Thailand, August 2019
"My first time training Muay Thai"
I travel from Korea In order to learn Muay Thai ,I come to JP boxing Phitsanuloke .The teachers here are very focus and determinate .I have no foundation this is my first time, but Kru.Jay teachers slowly taught me how to understand MueythaI clearly .The Gym is clean ,accommodation is perfect and Thai food here is very tasty.
After training the teachers took me to PhItsanulok's tourist attraction after class.Learn Thai culture while studying Muethai.I'm very pleased.
Thank you very much.Thank you Kru.Jay JP Boxing Gym
I’m looking forward to comeback in soon for sure!!....
Kim Tae Hyung from Korea
为了享受泰国武术，我报名了jp boxing。这里的老师们很认真教练。我没有基础，可是老师们慢慢教我，我才明白mueythai。宿舍很干净，泰国菜很好吃。还有老师们下课后带我去phitsanulok的旅游景点。一边学muethai 一边学泰国文化。我非常满意。我希望下次再来。回国之后还会想念 jp boxing。谢谢 jp boxing。
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