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7 Days MMA and Muay Thai in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Learn Muay Thai in Thailand

Legacy Gym has evolved for the past few years from a simple, basic or standard Muay Thai camp into one of the most prestigious Muay Thai and MMA training camps in Southeast Asia. Ole Iron Fist Laursen, who happens to be a former world and European Muay Thai champion, owns it. Legacy Gym is situated in Ubon Ratchathani, where Thailands greatest champions are said to be breed. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional fighter, you are welcome to train here. Legacy Gyms coaches or trainers offer every guest a training program tailored to their individual goals and level of expertise. Whether your goal is to just get fit, fight other players, or just to have fun, the Legacy camp makes sure that everyone enjoys their stay at the camp.


  • Participation in local Muay Thai fights
  • Daily training tailored to your needs and levels
  • International MMA and title fights for professionals
  • Weight training as a part of strength and conditioning program
  • Free wifi, internet, and unlimited laundry
  • 2 healthy meals a day for a week
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The rooms are clean and simple, shared between two people. Each room has a TV and a DVD player with a USB port, so you can watch your recent downloads and also share videos of fights and films with other guys at the gym. If you decide to bring your laptop, wireless internet is available for free at the gym.

Unlimited laundry service is also included in the price of accommodation. You can use the laundry machines free of charge at the gym to keep your clothes clean. All rooms have their own private bathrooms with a hot shower and also a fan. Some guests opt for an air-conditioned room, which is available for an extra 3,000 THB a month.

Gym facility

The gym is fully equipped with two large boxing rings a full size octagon, bag area with ten heavy bags and free weights with cross-fit training grounds!



The morning sessions start at around 7.00 a.m. until 7.30 a.m. with a run around the lake (approximately 8 kilometers). The session ends around 9.00 a.m. In the afternoon, the session starts at 3.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. You will spar 3 days a week, alternating between Muay Thai and just boxing sparring. Below is the example of the schedule:


7.30 a.m. Lake and pads

3.30 p.m. Warm-up Thai sparring and takedowns


7.30 a.m. Strength and conditioning

3.30 p.m. MMA

5.00 p.m. Pads


7.30 a.m. Warm-up, weights, and fight techniques

3.30 p.m. Warm-up, boxing, and takedowns


7.00 a.m. Pool workout

3.00 p.m. MMA

5.00 p.m. Pads


7.30 a.m. Lake and pads

3.30 p.m. Warm-up, Thai sparring, and takedowns


7.30 a.m. Warm-up, weights, and fight techniques

3.00 p.m. MMA

5.00 p.m. Pads

Legacy Gyms program

One of the well-respected and famous training programs is the Legacy Gyms MMA program. Fighters who have trained at Legacy Gym make regular appearances on all regional major events, like in Art of War in China to the Martial Combat in Singapore.

Aside from training in Muay Thai, Legacys MMA fighters work and train both their wrestling and ground skills every day. Every evening, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training sessions are held by Legacy gym Thailands current grappling coach Vaughn Blud Anderson.

MMA novices practice side-by-side with Legacy gyms professional fighters. This is to give them the great opportunity to observe, learn from them, and improve their skills or techniques. Legacys MMA team also has strength and conditioning program with sport specific circuit training, Holyfields, cardiovascular workouts and punishing tyre sprints.

Muay Thai training

Muay thai training is twice a day, six days a week. A normal training day starts at 06.30 a.m. with a run. The length of the run ranges from 1,5 kilometers for a very short run to 8,5 kilometers (a lap around the lake). Some days, you will do sprinting drills as speed training. When the run is finished, you do skipping. Usually, you will be asked to skip for 20 minutes. This is done to improve conditioning and coordination. After this, you wrap our hands and shadow box.

The trainers help out with techniques during the shadow boxing. This is followed by padwork with the trainers. Students usually to three four minute rounds on the pads. Following the padwork, there is bagwork and/or clinch. Sometimes, specific drills/combinations are given for the bagwork. Some days can be less physical and instead focus on the technical aspects of Muay Thai. During these days, you will do more sport-specific techniques. The training is usually finished with kicking/knee drills and conditioning.

The second training session of the day starts at 3.30 p.m. with a shorter run. Then, you will do skipping; wrap your hand and shadow box as in the morning. Depending on what day it is, then you will either do sparring (Muay Thai twice a week and boxing once a week) or padwork again.

The sparring is usually six rounds of four minutes each. After the sparring, there is clinch training, which is an essential skill in Muay Thai. After that, students usually work the bags for a few rounds. The training is usually finished with kicking/knee drills and conditioning.

Mixed Martial Arts training

Legacy Gyms MMA program has quickly become one of the well-respected in Southeast Asia, with fighters making regular appearances at all the regions major events, from Art of War in China to Martial Combat in Singapore.

In addition to the Muay Thai training, Legacys MMA fighters work on both their wrestling and ground skills every day. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training sessions are held every evening with current grappling coach Billy Petersson. Novices to the sport roll side-by-side with our professional fighters, giving them a great opportunity to learn from others and really improve their game.

The MMA team also has its own strength and conditioning program with sport specific circuit-training, Holyfields, cardiovascular workouts and punishing tyre sprints. Legacy has been fortunate to have had some amazing guest coaches at the gym over the past couple of years including UFC veteran Per Eklund, Xtreme Couture wrestling coach Jason Townsend and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Eduardo Carioca Bezerra.


Since Legacy Gym ubon is away from the heavily populated destinations like Bangkok, the gym can offer high-level professional instruction with a few distractions for everyone who is interested in training.

Legacy Gym Thailand is exactly located at 54/4 Srisangthong rd, Tambon Nai Muang, Amper Muang. It is situated in the province of Ubon Ratchathani. It is in the far east of Thailand. Legacy Gym is about 10 minutes away from the town center and 5 minutes away from the Ubon International Airport.

The best way to go around town are by riding local buses called songthaews, that will take you anywhere for 10 THB. Songthaews stop running around at 6 p.m. though; another option is to take a tuk tuk. If you are planning to stay longer, renting a motorbike or scooter is a better and cheaper option.



  • Fitness center nearby
  • Gym
  • Gym nearby
  • Night club nearby


  • Bar nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace


  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free! WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Scooter rental nearby
  • Shop
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance nearby


Students will be served twice meal daily. If you want to experience Thailand culinary, the food is also really good and cheap in town.

Things to do (optional)

Legacy Gym is located in the Ubon Ratchathani province, which is in the northeastern region of Thailand. This northeastern region is oftentimes referred to as Isaan. Isaan is considered to be Thailands heart, which is attributed to the traditional agricultural lifestyles of most of its inhabitants. It is may also be due to its removal as a tourist hotspot of Bangkok and southern Thailand.

Though Ubon is not a popular tourist destination like Bangkok, there are still a lot of attractions within the area. Ubon is known to house three national parks, a number of beautiful waterfalls, prehistoric rock paintings, spectacular cliffs, a tiger zoo, and the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, which is the mighty Mekong river.

Tourists can also visit dozens of temples including the famous temple home to western monks from all over the world, the Wat Bannanachat Forest Temple. Although Ubon is considered to be not so modern, it does boast a couple of shopping malls, two cinemas, several swimming pools, fitness centers, and an old Chinatown area.

Tourists do not have to worry of having limited food options as Ubon also has many restaurants to choose from. There are many music bars, nightclubs, and discos around the area for local and foreign entertainment. There are also three universities within the area so these usual nightspots get crowded at times.

Aside from the attractions in Ubon, the whole Isaan area is also known for having a slightly different language, music, and food from the rest of Thailand. Traditional Isaan music tends to be loud and raucous which makes it a popular party song and famous throughout Thailand.

Traditional Isaan food offers a lot of unusual dishes. If you are one of those tourists who want to eat something different, then Isaan is the right place to be. Some of the unique but popular dishes are the kai mut daeng or red ants eggs, sok lek or spicy raw beef in blood, and geng normai or bamboo curry.

Nevertheless, tourists who prefer a bit simpler than these dishes also have a lot of options. One can just try somtam, gai yang, kao niaow or sticky rice with grilled chicken and papaya salad, which is popular amongst locals and foreigners as well.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 healthy meals a day for a week
  • All training sessions
  • Free wifi, internet, and unlimited laundry
  • Participation in local and international Muay Thai fights

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa

How to get there

Driving directions from Bangkok

Many different bus lines go from Bangkok to Ubon. From Bangkok, you need to go to the Morchit bus station first. Take the BTS Skytrain all the way to the end - the last station is Morchit station. It is recommended that you go with Nakonchai Air. They are the most reliable and the most comfortable, and take approximately 9 hours to reach Ubon.

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