1 Week Martial Arts Camp in Hua Hin, Thailand

  • Camp Palapon, 155/20 Soi Moo Baan Nong Kae, Takiab, Hua Hin, 77110, Thailand

Overview

Martial Arts Training in Thailand

Beginners or advanced, you are all welcome to train at Palapon where you will all find an optimal and ideal training environment. At Palapon you will train with some of the most experienced Thai boxing trainers in town. The environment is also equally well suited for family fitness holidays with some fun in the sun. The camps comprehensive holistic philosophy will make you feel energized, refreshed, and motivated again.

Highlights

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 1 Excursion every 3- 4 per weeks
  • All meals and drinks 6 days per week
  • Morning Run session for Muay Thai training
  • 12 Muay Thai or Wing Tsun private lesson per week
  • 6 Fitness classes of choice per week
  • Return airport transfer (Bangkok)
  • 3 massages per week

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Participants have a choice of bungalow with fan or hotel suite with air-conditioner.

Tropical bungalow

You can get back in touch with nature within the peace and serenity of your own private bungalow, set amidst our beautifully tropical garden. Camp bungalows have a grass leaf roof that help keeping the rooms cool, designed with comfort and modern traditional Thai charm and hospitality in mind.

Room features: The living area consists of one queen sized bed, wardrobe, and desk. The open air Thai shower makes you feel more connected to nature, and its balcony area with sun chairs faces toward a beautiful tropical garden set amongst coconut palms, to bring you fresh air and whats best for relaxing. There are 220V plug sockets so you can charge your phone or laptop. The beautiful waterfall hot shower and toilets are only meters away.

Amenities

  • Breakfast, drinking water, and coffee
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Duvets and bed linen
  • Maid service

Hotel suite

Camp Hotel is two minutes walking distance from Camp Palapon and five minutes to beach. Every guestroom offers complimentary wireless internet access, television, complimentary bottled water, refrigerator, and shower. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable.

Amenities

  • Air conditioner
  • Maid service
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • WiFi

Palapon's martial arts program offers you the chance to train in either Kung Fu Wing Tsun or Muay Thai. You will enjoy two one-on-one training sessions per day, for 6 days per week. Also included in the package is 1 group fitness session per day to reinforce your training and physical conditions.

Besides all the training at Palapon, relaxation and recovery are also emphasized. The program includes 3 massage sessions a week, to ensure your body stays healthy and feel good during your training, as well as an all-inclusive 3-hour spa session at the end of your booking, giving you a rewarding feeling at the same time. Sunday is a day off from training, which gives you time for a full day excursion to experience the beauty of Thailand - an ideal fitness holiday for everybody.

Kung Fu Wing Tsun

Wing Tsun centers on unique, multi-faceted techniques which can only be learned by concentrated practice and conscious willingness. Flowing movements and sudden speed combine into systematic, coordinated sequences and blend to form a new, powerful whole. Systematic WingTsun training improves your physical and mental flexibility and heightens your perception. On the way there, your body is "refueled" by specific relaxation and concentration techniques, as well as breathing exercises.

With good training and the right use, Wing Tsun is the most effective unarmed self-defense technique available. It is especially suitable for not worked-out or elderly people. However anyone can enjoy training. Learning Wing Tsun gives you a new awareness of your body and a new level of self-assurance. Intensive training gives students more confidence and they become aware of their capabilities and potential.

This newly developed self-assurance and physical wellbeing leads to a new quality of life. Personal constraints become less important in day-to-day living. Life becomes more varied and dynamic. Wing Tsun students are no longer the "victim-type" and for this reason alone rarely get into dangerous situations.

The Wing Tsun system, is the largest professional martial arts organization in the world, with in excess of 2,500 schools - just in Europe alone! The Wing Tsun self-defense techniques are taught and practised by international elite police and military units such as the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, GSG9 (Germany), NOCS (Italy), RAID (France), and the US Marines, to name just a few.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is known as the combat martial art that originated from ancient Thai era. This martial art form uses stand up striking along with different clinching techniques using no weapon but just the use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet. The popularity of Muay Thai crossing the borders of Thailand, has made a lot of people become aware of the many benefits this martial art offers aside from gaining the fighting skills for professional competitions.

Muay Thai is not confined to people who want to be professional Muay Thai fighters. It is learned by ordinary people who want to use Muay Thai training and techniques for self-defense. In Muay Thai, one also gets to learn moral values and self-discipline. Along with the exercise routines, Muay Thai also teaches humility, self-confidence, and modesty. In essence, this ancient martial art form is about culture, honor, respect, discipline, and self-control.

Palapon

Palapon was founded on the principle of providing the basis for mental and physical harmony, by blending scientifically proven eastern and western disciplines. Ultimately giving you practical tools to transform your personal ideal of fitness and health into a sustainable reality.

Palapon will offer you consistent support to motivate you throughout the time we work with you. Whatever your specific requirements, they will provide a basis for you to set up a new healthy life-style. Their mission is to reach individuals of all ages in need of our services, and, as a result, they go to great lengths to make the program as affordable as possible.

They believe that health is not just the absence of disease, but a life-style option. By living with awareness of our bodies, we are able to function in the face of changes in our life and environment.

With Sundays off from training, it is time to go on a full day excursion to see the beauty of Pala U waterfall, snorkeling at Koh Talu Island, relaxing Fishing Cruise or visit Sam Roi Yot National Park.

Palapon is located in a superb setting between the famous Thai resorts of Hua Hin and the fabulous Takiab Beach. A natural landscape provides the perfect setting for a motivational and challenging martial arts and holistic fitness holiday for you to relish and test every mental and physical goal.

Hua Hin is Thailand's oldest beach town resort. Situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 200 km from the capital, Bangkok, it offers the ultimate getaway destination for the city's elite. The camp is just 5 km outside of Hua Hin, ensuring a peaceful retreat with the possibility of eventful evenings in Hua Hin itself.

Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Room cleaning
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental nearby
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

Breakfast from Monday to Saturday is included in the price. Unlimited drinking water and coffee will also be provided. You can choose to have other meals of the days at the nearby restaurants, or at Palapon from a private chef and inspired from a scientifically proven and most healthy Mediterranean diet.

Beaches and restaurants

As Hua Hin is located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand, it's hardly surprising that it is well-endowed with some great beaches. Hua Hin beach itself runs for approximately 7 km south of the main entrance at The Sofitel Hotel, all the way to Khao Takiab. Water sports are becoming more popular and include jet skiing, kite boarding, waterskiing, etc.

About 20 km south of Hua Hin is Khao Tao and Sai Noi beach and another 20 km southwards is Khao Kalok. Finally, to the south is Ao Manao that is situated just outside of the provincial capital, Prachuabkirikhan. The beach is safe for all and there are plenty of restaurants lining this pretty bay.

Further south of Hua Hin you will find Khao Takiab beach, which is quieter than Hua Hin and further still you'll arrive at Suan Son beach, so named after the trees that line it - it's best to picnic here as catering is not so common. To the north of Hua Hin is the resort town of Cha-Am. This has a decent beach that again is safe for swimming and where you will find a good choice of beach restaurants.

Buddhist temples

Thailand is some 95% Buddhist and so temples are a common sight all over the country and Hua Hin is no exception to this rule. The main temple is Wat Hua Hin (or Wat Ampharam) that is located in the centre of town. Other notable ones include Wat Bor Fai that is around 5km north of Hua Hin and where you can feed the large, sacred catfish for a small donation to the monks.

Other impressive examples of temple architecture can be found on the Pala-U road heading west out of Hua Hin at the top of the hill. You can see some wonderful examples of Buddha statues at Wat Khao Krailas and Wat Petchravud here. Another good town to visit if you're interested further is Khao Takiab.

Hua Hin royal palaces

The current monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikitt now both mainly reside at their summer palace in Hua Hin. Known as Klaikangwon Palace, meaning "far from worries", this residence is only accessible by invitation and there is an exclusion zone around it that stretches out to sea. It was built in Spanish style architecture in 1929 and the gardens are beautifully manicured and full of art from Java.

Slightly further north is Maruekatayawan Palace. This was designed by His Majesty King Rama VI in 1923 and is a superb example of classic raised Thai architecture. Of particular note are three two-storied wooden pavilions facing out to sea. Halls are linked together throughout the palace and there are residential areas for royal consort members and naturally for The Royal Family.

The Palace is a must-see whilst you are in Hua Hin for a real glimpse back into Thailand's Royal past. The Palace is now fully restored and prides itself on being the longest golden teak palace in the world. You can find it within a few minute's drive north of Hua Hin. Hua Hin's popularity began to increase in the 1920's as the railway line from Bangkok was constructed and King Rama VI built Klai Kangwon Palace as a summer retreat.

Places of interest

Hin Lek Fai: If you're looking for some spectacular views of Hua Hin, you need search no further than Khao Hin Lek Fai (Flintstone Hill).

Animal park: A little known animal park/zoo lies around 10 km north of Hua Hin. It appears to be setup as a government funded "deer research center" so there is no English language signs to or in the place.

Cicada market: The market has recently opened on the corner of Soi Moo Ban Nong Kae and Khao Takieb Hua Hin Road in Khao Takieb. This colourful new addition to the local cultural scene features soft music, an artists' market, good food and drink, and plenty of shopping.

The Vic Hua Hin Art Complex: Situated a few kilometers south of the Khao Takieb flyover, this complex features an air-conditioned theatre, performing arts, workshops, visual art exhibitions, and film screenings.

Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village: Found on the left hand side of Petchkasem Road, just north of the traffic lights at the King's Palace, this complex covers two floors offering a glimpse back into Hua Hin's past. You can shop for clothes, food, and souvenirs, while at the weekend there is an open air cinema.

  • 1 Excursion every 3- 4 per weeks
  • 3 massages per week
  • 5 Morning Run session a week
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 Fitness classes of choice per week
  • 12 Muay Thai or Wing Tsun private lesson per week
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Return airport transfer (Bangkok)
  • Airfare travel
  • Daily lunch and dinner
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Travel insurance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Palapon an inquiry.
  • Review by Lburton from Vietnam
    10 out of 10

    "Having lived in Vietnam for the past 2 and half years, I had got extremely lazy with going everywhere from A-B on a motorbike. Knowing it was time to make a change, I needed a kick up the backside and with some time off for Vietnamese New year, I put it to good use. I did a little research before but I thought Palapon looked friendly, welcoming, and I felt that goals would be reached from someone who cared. And this is what I got and more. I was welcomed into a friendly, motivating environment to which I soon realised this was the place for me. Don't get me wrong, it was hard work, pushing myself and my body from being super lazy to rather busy was going to hurt. And oh it did. But it was worth it. All of it. And what took the edge of all the hard work is that everyone around both cared and had big smiles on there faces. We were in it together, and that was a great feeling. I felt that Klaus and his team really cared for you and listened and helped what you wanted to achieve. I was really happy to have a laugh along the way, and that everyone had a great sense of humor which will be definitely something I'll be taking away with me as well as the hard work and support. I also loved that some sessions were with a mix of both the intense program students, so I really felt you wanted to push yourself even harder to get what you wanted. I have come away feeling great, with a new found love of Muay thai and I would highly recommend it to everyone."

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  • Review by Reefa
    10 out of 10

    "I was due some time off from work for two weeks, I chose to go away to Camp Palapon in Hua Hin so I could do exercise as well as have a break from reality. I didn't have any expectations and wasn't particularly motivated by fitness but thought it was a good idea for some reason. I am leaving today and I am truly sad to go home. I arrived not expecting anything but left with inspiration, knowledge and determination. From arrival, Camp Palapon was welcoming and had a community feeling. I stayed at one of the bungalows which is surrounded by a beautiful green and flower garden, bringing me back to nature. The bungalows are basic and are cleaned thoroughly every day and have everything you need on a basic level. There is a community sala to hang out in which is cool and comfortable. Klaus and Valerie are the Directors of the Camp and they couldn't be more different. Klaus has a hard exterior, but I believe is extremely kind-hearted and genuinely wants people to do well. He listens to what you want to achieve and guides you on how to make it happen with a lot of encouragement along the way. I am pretty sure Klaus has a sixth sense or eyes in the back of his head as he always knows what you are doing and when you are not training when you are able to. Valerie is very open and approachable. She listens, supports you, and teaches you about Thai culture which is very helpful, as I did not do any research on Thailand before I arrived. The exercise classes are varied throughout the 6 day training week and are enjoyable. The Muay Thai sessions were my favourite, with trainers that teach you who used to be or are professional Muay Thai fighters. Camp Palapon is situated in the same town that the King of Thailand has his summer palace, so there are plenty of things to do, things to see and exciting people to meet. You will not be bored in this place in your leisure time and the local people are wonderful and extremely respectful and polite. My perception changed in the two weeks I stayed at Palapon. I watched other people train and achieve fantastic results which also motivated me to stick to only eating the delicious food served at the camp and attend every training session eagerly. My fitness plan is already booked in when I get home to England and I am already planning to come back to Palapon at the end of the year fitter, stronger and more determined to achieve all that I can be. I have made friends for life and would recommend Camp Palapon to anyone looking to improve theirs. Don't hesitate to book a place here, it is truly life changing."

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  • Review by Marianne from Sogndal, Norway
    10 out of 10

    "After finishing my bachelor degree, I decided to do something for myself. I started to search the internet for places to go where I could challenge myself, get fit and meet new people. I found Camp Palapon. What a place!From the moment I stepped into the camp I felt welcomed. Klaus, Valerie, and staff are amazing! The accommodation is nice and clean. The bungalow is cleaned six days a week and the meals are tasteful and good. Thai shower is not a problem; neither is the shared toilet and shower.The training is hard, but fun. Klaus made a training program based on my fitness level, and changed it and made it more challenging as my fitness got better. As soon as a exercise became easy he gave me more repetitions or found a new challenging exercise. To have someone pushing me like that was just what I needed! It is so good to feel and see the results from the training!The Muay Thai training was awesome. The trainers push you hard, but they are an inspiration and they are funny to be around. Valerie and Klaus are just the perfect team. They treat you as family, and help you with any problem you may have. On Sundays they sometimes arranged trips. During my stay we visited Dolphin Bay, Santorini Waterpark and the waterfalls in Pala-U. They also brought us to Muay thai fight nights, which was very fun!The camp has the perfect atmosphere for focusing on yourself and your fitness goals, and you have a amazing team around to help, inspire, motivate and push you. If you travel alone you do not have to be afraid of not making friends. I met people who inspired me and I made friends for life! A stay at Camp Palapon is good value for your money. I stayed there for eight weeks and I would recommend staying there for at least four weeks.During my stay I learned a lot about myself and I found the inspiration and motivation to follow my dreams. I can recommend a stay at Camp Palapon. It will change your body and soul, and you will return to your everyday life as a different person, a better person. And you would like to come back. I know I will."

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  • Review by Gteix from Perpignan, France
    10 out of 10

    "As a couple who needed to improve our fitness, we decided to challenge ourselves by spending a week at Camp Palapon, since we read so many good reviews on Trip Advisor.We booked the intensive program - which clearly lives up to its name!The hardest part of the program for us was the early morning, when we had to run (or walk for me as I'm not able to run) through the lovely village of Takiab (in Hua Hin) to climb impressive stairs leading to a temple, and going back running or walking to the camp.Really exhausting but what a way to start the day! We would never have done it on our own. Then during the rest of the day, Klaus got us to do tailored circuit training & abdominal training, and at the end of day came the much dreaded and loved Muay Thai boxing with lovely Thai trainers.All in all, it was pretty tiring but not as exhausting as it sounds since we got plenty of rest to recover. Our third day was the worst - as it had been for everyone in the camp apparently - as our muscles were so sore we thought we could not train anymore.The program is well balanced to give you a (slightly) less hard day when your body feels exhausted and the next day, you can definitely feel your muscles being stronger. What a thrill!The experience was overall very good and now - one week later - we can definitely feel that our health got better and that our muscles grew stronger. And more importantly, we have more energy! Truth is, while leaving the camp, we regretted not to have booked a second week to keep on enjoying the positive effects of the camp."

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  • Review by Alan from San Francisco, USA
    10 out of 10

    "There were 2 reasons I chose Palapon. First was the cost, second was the program. Cost: one whole month, plus airfare from California to Thailand, for less than a week at a spa in the USA.The program: Basic, daily exercise, designed for you to start at your fitness level, but cranked up to keep you challenged, and then good healthy food. I did a lot of research; I did not want group therapy, or any popular juice diet. I needed basic training. I was a fat, lazy, 65 year old man, and I drank too much beer. I certainly got what I needed at Palapon.You can read all the other good reviews about the camp, and what Klaus and Valerie are doing. The staffs are great; they were all very supportive, and even fun. I do not need to add anything to that. What I will tell you is that this program works, it really works.To state the obvious, you will only get out of it what you put into it, but this is the real deal. If you do what Klaus sets out for you, then you will improve your overall fitness, increase your flexibility, and lose weight; period. I lost 10 kilos, 23 pounds, in one month.I am fitter, healthier, more flexible, and more energetic. I also learned everything I need to do to keep it going, and I do not need to buy any expensive equipment to achieve that.This is the real deal. There is no magic bullet. There is no secret. This works.I cannot thank Palapon enough for what I was able to achieve, but like Klaus said when I was leaving, it was me who did the work. If you have the determination, this is what you need. I cannot say enough about Camp Palapon, they will help you get where you want to be."

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Hua Hin, Thailand

Palapon was founded to provide the basis for mental and physical harmony, by blending scientifically proven Eastern and Western disciplines.

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