This seven-day programme is the perfect introduction to health and wellbeing. Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym is set in the heart of Thailand, among lush, green farmland, surrounded with a panoramic view of the majestic Phetchabun hills. We cover Yoga, Meditation, CrossFit, Hiking and Muay Thai in a traditional Thai family setting with some real hidden gems. If you're looking for an all-around experience, then this is the camp for you.
The small and humble village is mostly made up of family and farming folk, you’ll find Battle Conquer hidden in the middle of miles of rice fields that stretch out as far as our famous hills. They have 20 purpose-built lodges at their family home, making camp accommodation very convenient with the gym facilities and Noi’s Cafe being only steps from your door. Staying at the family home means submerging yourself in the camp culture, you’ll find it vibrant and friendly yet completely cut off from the stresses of modern day life.
Battle Conquer's family owns and run Kwaing Sai Hotel so you’re in good hands! The hotel is 4 km from the camp. This takes approximately 15 minutes by car. They arrange complimentary transport twice a day for your convenience, once in the morning and once in the evening. Located on the edge of Smo Thot town, you’ll be closer to some great coffee shops, restaurants, and the local markets. As you’ll be spending your days at the camp you still soak up the village life and family appeal.
Only ten minutes walk away from the camp is the beautiful guest house set in a pretty courtyard style garden. Aunty has three rooms available, two double, one twin. One double room has a private bathroom the other is shared. There is also a dining area and lounge with a pool table. Transport to and from the camp is complimentary.
The Weight Loss & Detox Programs aren’t just about food and exercise, instead they’re about detoxifying your life. Exercising, eating a clean diet, living in nature and partaking in mindful exercises, such as yoga and meditation are considered to greatly improve mental health as well as the physical self. At the end of the day, the two go hand in hand.
Now imagine being at a retreat that combines all of these and puts them together such a way that your new lifestyle change becomes second nature. -Welcome to Battle Conquer.
You’ll start with the “Raw Fest” (optional may not be suitable for all guests.) This allows the colon to rest by removing a complex diet and providing natural energy and vitamins from raw foods. After five days your body will be ready to start enjoying some of the finest fresh Thai food packed with heaps of nutrition. %To help you reset, Battle Conquer has included all of the sightseeing tours in this package (go to Included Excursions for more information.) There are hikes that take you to breathtaking views, Thai massage treatments to help you unwind and you train against a backdrop of lush farmland.
We offer a variety of different yoga and meditation experiences through out the week so that you’re not short of choice. Our guided meditations are rather special and conducted during the temple tours, expect to learn a variety of meditation styles.
Traditional: Hatha yoga is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body.
Release and relax: Yin Yoga is a specialist practice focusing on long holds and relaxation techniques to deepen flexibility.
Invigorating: Synchronising yoga asanas with the flow and rhythm of breath, vinyasa is a free flowing form of power yoga.
Heating and uplifting: A 30 minute express class focusing on combining movement with breath as you warm your body with flowing sun salutations.
Sunday is the gym excursion day, please see included excursions for more details. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and availability.
The Meditation experience is very special, in the week you will have the opportunity to take part in guided meditation classes delivered by our experienced yoga and meditation instructors, learning key meditation skills in some beautiful locations such as the Dragon Temple and jungle waterfall. The week ends with a unique and spiritual trip to our local temple where you are treated to teachings and guided meditation from our only English-speaking monk.
Muay Thai Battle Conquer is a traditional, family-run gym with deep roots in the fight game. The Keawma family has been involved in fighting, training, and promoting Muay Thai for decades, they accept all levels of fitness and experience making it perfect for beginners and seasoned fighters alike.
The name of the gym itself comes from the Thai saying Phichit Suk, said to fighters for good luck and translating to “battle conquer.”
Take the Battle Conquer challenge of climbing three hundred steep steps to a hillside temple set in a cave as many times as you can in one hour or simply relax at the top taking in the magnificent views.
The first stop is the market to buy bananas, make sure you have a lot as there is going to be plenty of hungry monkeys. Next stop is the pretty Fish Temple set out on a jetty with stone steps leading down to the water. Give a donation for a bag of fish food and be amazed at the sheer size of the fish ready to greet you.
A very elegant and picturesque temple with two giant dragons set across water and wonderful gold decorated statues of Buddha.
Meeting the English speaking Monk is a very spiritual experience. You will be able to ask him many questions as well as sit and meditate with him. Afterward, you will take a hike with him along the rocking maze or stone steps at Coral Mountain. The drive to the monastery takes you through the beautiful Phetchabun Hills, the scenery around the monastery is extremely pretty and the views at the top of the hike are breathtaking.
Be sure to have your shoulders and knees covered to be allowed to enter the temple, shoes must be taken off before you go in. Also, as part of Thai tradition, it is good manners to take the Monk a small gift for example food, water or money is perfect.
Everyone looks forward to the Sunday rest day! There are many beautiful places to visit in Phetchabun, so on Sunday, they take you to their favourites. It could be the stunning Nong Pye Lake, one of Phetchabun's largest set deep in the valley with beautiful panoramic views, take a raft out and relax, swim, fish, if you’d like refreshments, it’s not a problem, simply wave a flag and you can order the most delicious food and drinks delivered to your raft. Sapailo Temple is another lovely location for a trip out with its pretty gardens and caves to explore or we may take you to the hot spring baths.
Every Thursday and Friday, we have a meditation practice at the temple or lake. On Friday evenings, you can tour the vibrant night markets. Battle Conquer can also arrange fishing in our local ponds. There is a lot to see and do, so please ask if you want to see something specific that's not listed here and they will see what they can do to help.
Pau has been trained by his uncle and fighting since the age of four. By the age of 14, he had more than 100 fights under his belt and was recruited to fight out of the Wy Cun Gym in Bangkok, where he trained and fought alongside Saensak Muangsurin, the great boxer who became the WBC welterweight. Pau built a record of 58 wins and 10 losses during his time in Bangkok. Pau continued to develop a wealth of Muay Thai knowledge to this day, which he teaches in a traditional and very intuitive style. Whether just beginning or a seasoned fighter, you’ll be sure to learn a great deal from him.
Ball is 23 years old and graduated from Phetchabun Sports University. He started Muay Thai at the age of 9, and so far has had 65 fights. Ball/s funny, happy vibe is going to make you smile during training. He makes each session fun, from pad work to sparring. Whilst you’re getting all sweaty with a smile on your face, you will also be learning new techniques and combinations. Training with Ball just makes you want to train more!
Having trained in Muay Thai from the age of 12, Bee’s speed is super fast in the ring and on the pads, he’ll have you following suit in no time at all and with 30 fights under his belt already he certainly knows his stuff. Bee will train you hard but you’ll leave feeling accomplished.
Being a multiple champion at Lumpini and Rajadam stadium in Bangkok, Bey is famous throughout Thailand. He started training from the age of 10 and at only 21 years old he has had over 121 fights. He is fast, skilled and quit witted in the ring and will coach you to do the same, he will have you powered up and fight ready in no time but trying to punch Bey will be one of the hardest challenges you face at Battle Conquer.
Western boxing champion Beer was on the Olympic team at the age of 16. He started training in Muay Thai at the age of 10 and has had 60 fights, he's the number one fighter from Phetchabun and has been training fighters for five years now. Beer specialises in teaching Western Boxing too, he is incredibly enthusiastic, a talented fighter and skilled coach, his awesome sense of humour takes the edge off his brutal training.
Benita came to yoga after suffering a severe Muay Thai injury, naturally her love of intensive sports led her to the study of Ashtanga Yoga and eventually teaching. Benita is also a highly qualified nutritionist and ayurveda specialist. As the practices outlined have given Benita so much enjoyment, strength, clarity, and joy she’s committed to sharing them with others. Favourite Quote: “Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.” Bob Ross Interesting Fact: Benita has visited 41 countries!
Lay has had a whopping 178 fights competing in the Lumpini Champion and Rajadam Champion. Lay has been training fighters for 3 years with experience in training K1 fighters in China.
Yo has 25 western boxing fights and 71 Muay Thai fights under his belt. He's represented Thailand at olympic level for Western Boxing and we are lucky to have such a talented fighter and trainer at our camp. Coaching now for five years you will learn a lot from Yo.
An untouched paradise set in the heart of Thailand’s farmland, the province of Phetchabun is a quiet, peaceful place where you can feel at home in nature.
There are so many amazing experiences to be had here from visiting temples and meditating with the monk to taking out a raft on the largest lake to fish and swim.
With so many stunning views to be had in the undisturbed part of the world it feels as if time has stood still.
Located in Bueng Sam Phan, Phetchabun, Thailand.
Noi's Cafe serves up wholesome Thai food in a canteen style offering two different dishes accompanied with rice and salads or vegetables. Thai food is one of the tastiest and healthiest foods around the world and here in the farmland it’s even more nutritious. All the fresh food is carefully selected and bought from the local markets every morning. If you’ve ever wondered what real, home-cooked Thai food tastes like you will find out at Noi’s Cafe.
Noi's Cafe home-cooked Thai meals are full of a variety of different vegetables, fruit and herbs and spices, providing a range of nutrients and health benefits. Noi's Cafe does not use any dairy and only have the freshest cuts of white meat or fish (optional). This makes the food incredibly healthy and detoxifying, a clean eating diet like this one is perfect for weight loss.
Breakfast at Noi's is the most important meal of the day, it's protein and fibre rich to keep you full, that said if you are at the camp and feeling peckish at lunchtime fresh fruit and salads are available on request.
While we try to cater for everyone please be aware that you will be traveling to Thailand’s farmland, far away from the usual tourist destination, we are the first camp of our kind. Our family cook all the food and the standard diet is white meat, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, rice, fresh vegetables and fruits. It’s all locally sourced and brought fresh from the markets, the fruit and vegetables served will depend on what is in season.
In addition to fights, these country carnivals usually have a big selection of rides, carnival games, live music, dancing and great food.
The majestic hills are just a short ride from the gym are great for hiking. Take off on your motorbike or join with one of the group trips from the gym.
There are many beautiful temples in the area that make for nice day trips. Some of these temples are havens for monkeys and it’s a popular local pastime to feed them. Join in and buy some fruit from the local market and head up to the temple for some monkey feeding fun
Hire one of their bikes and go off and explore the beautiful countryside and the many hidden temples. Moped hire is 150 to 350 THB. Bicycle hire is 100 THB per day.
To support the detoxing process, this package includes 3 Thai massage treatments at our salon in town approximately 15 minutes drive away. Transport is complimentary.
Transfer available for additional US$93 per person
Please book your flights to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. Airport transfer can be arranged at an additional 2.900 THB per car per way, please coordinate your flight details with Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym prior to your arrival date. Or a private transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to the bus station can also be arranged at an additional cost of 1.050 THB to be paid to the driver directly. This is to ensure that that you catch the correct bus to Smo Thot. Once you had reached Smo Thot, a tuk tuk pick up service can be arrange to transfer you to the camp/hotel at 150 THB
Once you are in Bangkok, go to Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal. You can get there directly by taxi at approximate of 200 THB or by taking either the BTS to Mo Chit station or the MRT to Bang Sue then a taxi for 60 to 80 THB to the bus terminal. Go inside and ask security or information counters which kiosk for the first class bus to Phetchabun. Purchase a first class ticket to “Smo Thot” for 239 THB. The buses run every hour starting from 6am till 9pm if you are catching the late bus get there early! Talk to the driver and the assistant on the bus and tell them you want to stop at Smo Thot. Please do not go to Phetchabun city stop off at Smo Thot. Once you had reached Smo Thot, a tuk tuk pick up service can be arrange to transfer you to the camp/hotel at 150 THB
Please coordinate your arrival time with Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym
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