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Become a warrior! Fight as a Muay Thai fighter at stadiums in Thailand and train with the best trainers! K.Y.N will help you do all that if you give it a chance. At K.Y.N, the trainers will push you to be the best martial artist you can be, and will train you to fight like a champion. Your progress and development will be carefully observed, and you will be in good hands when it comes to being the best.
K.Y.N Muay Thai now has a large, basic, wooden Thai-style house perfect for students on a budget, which is only a one minute walk from the camp. The house comprises of five separate bed rooms, large airy living room with TV and DVD player, open air kitchen with fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities, hot water shower room and separate Western-style toilet cubicle, large balcony with views of the gym and surrounding countryside and wildlife. Each bedroom has a lockable door, window, bed with mosquito net, fan, clothes rail and shelves. Extra mattresses can be provided for larger teams.
The fan rooms are simple rooms for students on more of a budget. Recently refurbished, each room comes with a floor fan, tiled floor, wardrobe and shelves, bed, satellite TV, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and en suite bathroom with hot water shower and Western-style toilet. Daily cleaning and laundry service are also provided.
The luxurious air-conditioned double rooms, sleep a maximum of two people, and come with a king-sized bed, wardrobe and drawers, desk and chair, satellite wide-screen TV, fridge and tea / coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom with hot water shower and Western-style toilet, and balcony overlooking the pool and sunset beach. Daily cleaning and laundry service are also provided.
All rooms on camp have a regular maid and laundry service, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and an en suite bathroom with hot water shower and Western-style toilet. The apartments and deluxe rooms also have a fridge and a balcony overlooking the pool and sunset beach.
K.Y.N Muay Thai camp has a restaurant and a large swimming pool just meters from the sunset beach, and a variety of rooms to suit all budgets, from affordable fan rooms to luxury apartments. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot water showers, televisions and WiFi internet; air-conditioned rooms also have a fridge and all balcony and veranda rooms have a sea view.
K.Y.N Muay Thai Gym is located on the beautiful paradise island of Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand, and is just half an hour by boat from Phuket or Krabi. Ko Yao Noi is a small island, covering around 50 square kilometres, and is one of the last few in the region to avoid being overly developed. The island is easily explored by scooter or by bicycle.
Facilities and services available on the island include several Internet cafes, a bank, six ATMs, a 7-11, post office, police station, several pharmacies and a hospital. There is also mobile phone coverage throughout the island.
The island's residents retain a very traditional culture and so night life is low key, however there are a large number of restaurants, both Thai and Western style, which serve alcohol, and also quite a few chill-out bars on the beach; many of the restaurants and bars have free WiFi.
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Boat trips: The gym has its very own speed boat and long tail boat for great boat trips around Ko Yao Noi and to the nearby islands. The boat trips include snorkeling, kayaking, and exploring the amazing caves and limestone cliffs, as well as relaxing and swimming on some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Thailand.
Diving: Koh Yao Diving offers a full range of PADI courses and dive trips to suit everyone, whether you're an experienced diver or an absolute beginner.
Explore Koh Yao Noi Island: Rent a motorbike, bicycle or Kayak from local rental shops and explore the island. You can visit the market town, mosques, rice paddies, fishing villages, rubber plantations, Mangroves, beaches, bars and restaurants, and jungle rich in wildlife.
Filmographer and photographer: If you are looking to take home a film or pictures of your progress during your stay, they have Stuart our , the professional filmographer / photographer here.
K.Y.N Gym's restaurant: Yao and Dang and their team would like to welcome you to K.Y.N Restaurant, an open-air restaurant just metersan open-air restaurant just several meters away from the gym, pool and beach. Serving amazing traditional Thai meals as well as Western-style snacks and breakfasts, all ingredients are sourced locally to provide the freshest possible seafood and other ingredients. Vegetables and herbs are supplied by the hotels very own organic garden.
Kayaking: Go for a leisurely paddle to neighboring island Koh Yao Yai, or explore the caves and lagoons on other nearby islands.
Massage: Visit the nearby spa for a range of treatments, including authentic Thai or oil massage; alternatively enjoy a massage in the comfort of your own room, at no extra cost.
Rock Climbing: There are over 100 routes of varied grades on Koh Yao Noi, all in fantastic condition and with amazing views of the surrounding islands. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Rubber plantation: Visit one of the plantations to learn how rubber is tapped from the trees and processed into latex sheets. You may even be allowed to have a go yourself!
Swimming pool: The camp has a large swimming with views of the sunset beach, perfect for relaxing after training and soothing those aching muscles!
Thai cooking classes: Learn how to make amazing dishes with a local Thai lady, using authentic herbs and spices picked fresh from her garden. Enjoy the feast when you're finished!
Visiting the Ko Yao Children's Community Centre: The Children's Community Centre creates an interactive and experiential learning environment, opening the mind to other languages and cultures, and unlocking the full potential of children and adults. The CCC hope to expose their students to a variety of skills, professions, languages, and cultures, and invite all those interested to come and volunteer.
Yoga and meditation: Island Yoga, based at Ulmers Nature Lodge just down the road from us, holds daily yoga and meditation classes.
Boats to Ko Yao Noi depart from Bang Rong Pier, on the North-East coast of Phuket, approximately every hour from 7.30am to 5.30pm. Speedboats take around 30 minutes and cost 200 Baht; the local long-tail boats are an hour and cost 120 Baht.
A taxi from the Airport to Bang Rong Pier should take around 20 minutes and cost no more than 600 Baht. A taxi from Patong is approximately 30 minutes and is about 800 Baht.
Boats from Krabi are a little less frequent than from Phuket, but are still around every two hours from Tha Len Pier in Ao Luek district, between 7.30am and 4.00pm. The long-tail boats take around an hour and cost 150 Baht; the speedboats take 20 minutes and cost 200 Baht.
In high season there is a speedboat from Au Nang beach for around 500 Baht. (All boat times and prices accurate at time of writing.)
All boats arrive at either Manok Pier or Ta Khao Pier on Koh Yao Noi. A large number of the local tuk-tuks wait at the pier for each boat, so there should be no problem getting a taxi to the hotel. The fare to Lam Sai should be no more than 100 Baht per person.
If you will be arriving at Bang Rong Pier or Tha Len Pier outside of the scheduled boat times, or simply wish to experience a trip in a long-tail boat without other passengers, a private boat can easily be chartered at a cost of around 2,500 Baht. For more information or to book please call or email K.Y.N Muay Thai Gym.
"Having trained Kung Fu for 13 years, learning Thai-Boxing was a breath of fresh air. More than anything it was the high quality instructors and the location of this gym that made my experience so memorable. The gym headmaster is nationally reknowned with 300+ fights to his credit and his individual instructors all have a considerable number of fights and title belts of their own. My own instructor, Fon, is a first rate combat teacher. He knew when to be patient, when to criticize, when to push me to work harder and when to praise. I had similar experiences when the other instructors taught me. Though I signed up for one to one classes, I also joined in group lessons. At the time I went, there weren't many students so almost every group lesson had one to one instructor training. In the space of a week, I really felt like I'd learned a lot."
"The location is superb! The gym is located right over a beach on the island of Koh Yao Noi which is well equipped for tourists but at the same time is peaceful and quiet. The weather was sunny most days with giant clouds rolling over the Andaman and a constant sea breeze that made the climate very pleasant. As the gym faces west, evening sunsets were spectacular."
"In addition to the training and location, the facilities were very pleasant. The rooms were comfortable, there was a pool for swimming, a nice common area and pleasant kitchen staff who made delicious Thai food very quickly."
"It was good value for money and made for one of the best martial arts training trips I've ever had."
"Our 8 year old son really wanted to try Muay Thai. To be honest, as parents we were a little more doubtful and we shouldn't have been! He was warmly welcomed and had a great lesson! Can't wait to go back!"
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"Had a great time training at KYN for a week. The trainers were awesome and looked forward to training each day. The accommodation was basic, but the focus is not on this, rather it was on the Muay Thai training. The included meals were a bonus and would come back just for the food!"
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"If you are looking for a good no a great Muay Thai experience this is a great place to stay. KYN Muay Thai gym is on the same grounds as Lam Sai Village Motel, with world class Muay Thai fighters & training. The head trainer Hlukhin Wassantasit has over 200 professional fights & most of his trainers have in the 100's of fights.Hlukhin is one of those people I admire so much that do this strictly for the love of martial arts & it is his lifestyle & his life. It is located right on the water. If you want to fight in the stadiums or if you are a beginner they will also teach you but you will still have to work hard, listen & not be timid to be yelled at occasionally!Next to the hotel it is perfect for fighters, a pool, quiet & secluded, the lounge is a great hang out for the fighters to bond & create some great life long friendships. A nice pool, right on the ocean, you can have a video made of your training, great Thai food at the restaurant they also hooked us up with a Thai massage place down the street, scooters & excursions.I couldn't think of a better training set up. There were other couples there too & the fighters in the lounge were not intimidating meatheads but friendly sociable types from all walks of life & places, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, USA, Germany, and the UK"
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"Ok, this review is 4 years coming, as I was here for 2 weeks in 2010! Now that I've actively retired from Muay Thai, I can focus on the whole experience. My time there was fantastic. The training I will save for a more appropriate site, but as the title suggests, there was so much more! Lisa, Hluhkin and their son Payu were fantastic and always friendly and helpful.On a weekend off training, Hluhkin even gave us the experience and honor of accompanying him to visit his mother, who lives in a traditional rural setting in Surat Thani. We were welcome to great traditional thai food and hospitality, not to mention the resident chickens around the place!We also did a midnight fishing trip, on a thai fishing boat, in the dark of night, with a bunch of superstitious Thais, makeshift 'rods', and beer. Got out to Koh Nok, where we BBQ's our catch on the isolated and peaceful beach (the beers changed that!).Renting out a sea kayak on the training days off is also recommended: best wat to explore the channel between Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai, as well as the surrounding mangrove systems. Street food on KYN another highlight!!! Would definitely go back if the opportunity presented itself."
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"Rooms are lacking a big red button which can be pressed to cancel your flights, email a leave of absense to your boss and extend your stay in KYN."
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"The setting is paradise. The community is utopia.Staff are friendlier than a pill fiend at a rave.The trainers are the love children of Bruce Lee and your favorite school teacher."