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Muay Thai Training in Phuket, Thailand

Learn Thailand’s national sport Muay Thai at Siam Academy and step in the core of Thailand's culture and tradition. The art of the Muay Thai combat sport is one of the most exciting spectator sports to watch in the world. You will be able to train in a wide range of techniques from basic to more advanced, with schedule customized to fit your levels and needs. Located in one of the most beautiful islands in the world - Phuket - you will also have an amazing time relaxing by the turquoise water and explore other water sports while training.


  • Boot Camps
  • Yoga classes
  • Mixed Martial Arts training
  • 3 times Muay Thai Boxing daily
  • Training alongside local Thai fighters
  • Same training schedules and trainers as local Thai fighters
  • Access to on site gym and other facilities
  • Plenty of opportunities to explore local area
  • Health and fitness assessment
  • 29 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


30 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Comfortable onsite accommodation with the main rooms located around the serenity gardens and pool. Single rooms have air con, hot shower, TV, fridge, and WiFi.

Siam MMA and Muay Thai Academy's Muay Thai Training Program

Components of training

Traditional Muay Thai techniques

1. Ab work, (sit ups & push ups)

2. Running

3. Stretching

4. Pad work

5. Muay Thai Techniques

6. Shadowboxing

7. Close clinch work

8. Sparring

9. Heavy bag work kicking and punching

10. Physical conditioning


Endurance and stamina along with strength are basic elements of learning MuayThai and the Academy has excellent facilities including a state of the art gym to facilitate the process. Running is always carried out in groups, you work faster, push your limits more and peer pressure is an excellent incentive. You’ll soon find that you’ll be edging to get to the front of the pack as the days go on and your fitness levels increase.

Skipping an excellent form of exercise for strengthening your calf muscles but also for adding that extra speed and bounce to your steps. Skipping forms an good way to warm up before the more intense training commences. You’ll be required to do sit ups, push ups and a litle gym work to round off your combat conditioning for MuayThai.

Make sure you drink plenty of water. Thailand is hot. The Academy also has good meal plans to ensure your body receives the nutrients required to build muscle and stamina. If your looking to lose a little weight, this will drop those extra pounds in days.

Pad work

Sharpen up your skills. Pad work forms a key portion of your overall MuayThai training and a good pad partner who is in tune with your abilities facilitates some excellent training. Pad work enable your techniques to improve, your mental strength and cardio. Push yourself beyond your own personal comfort zone and you will benefit from this part of your MuayThai training progam here at our Academy in Thailand.

Shadow boxing

Visualize how you fight and put yourself in the role of fighting and opponent through the dimension of shadow boxing. You should focus on your techniques, rapid sharp striking and movements. Breath as you would in a fight and have your opponent clearly visualized in front of you. Be diverse in your strikes. Shadow boxing is about fighting an imaginary opponent, touch gloves with that opponent and fight.


Dependent on your skill level sparring will be another vital component of your overall MuayThai training. Sparring is where you’ll first discover more about yourself, your attitude to fighting, your levels of anxiety and how you will react in a real combat bout. Sparring is where all your hard training comes together and you realize the improvements that you’ve made.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins.

Muay Thai is associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. It became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.

Muay Thai can be traced back to the 16th century, developed from the fighting style of the famous fighter Nai Khanomtom. Its ancestor is Muay Boran (or “ancient boxing”), which in the 1930s was formalized with rules and equipment influenced by Western boxing.

Siam MMA and Muay Thai Academy

Conception and realization

Siam Muay Thai MMA Academy was born from the spirit and minds of like-minded people here in Phuket & Bangkok, who came together with vision and enthusiasm to create an accredited Muay Thai Academy based on sound and traditional principles with an extended plan to open this as a community based project that is open to all people, locals and foreigners.

Muay Thai is steeped in Thai tradition and culture, not only does it benefit the local Thai communities in Phuket & Thailand but is a key to facilitate sharing that culture internationally, learning from others experiences and teaching those who join us the Thai discipline and lifestyle of Muay Thai. The spirit of not only wanting to create an academy for fighters but also involving the local community, Thai, expats and visitors together in harmony and understanding all promoted by the academy.

With that vision one of the shareholders offered the now closed Butterfly & Insect Farm in Phuket Town on 7 Rai of land as an ideal location for the Academy. Together with the shareholders from Bangkok and the Muay Thai Institute (Rangsit), work has now commenced on the renovation and construction of the site with a grand opening on July 24th 2015.

Siam Muay Thai Academy embraces other martial arts from around the world and in particular the Academy has incorporated MMA into one of the many services that will be offered. However, its not all about combat and fighting although this is a core component of the Academy, after all the camp is a state of the art facility to train fighters throughout Thailand.

In addition however the Academy promotes a healthy lifestyle and fitness ethos that is reflected in the programs. Siam Muay Thai Academy welcomes the local community, schools, and universities for sports, recreation, summer camps, and light training programs.

Mission statement

The Mission of the Thai Academy is to hold true historically and culturally traditional Muay Thai combat training and to keep the Thai spirit firmly rooted within the study, so this can be shared globally and internationally. Facilitated by a progressive approach that also embraces new learning from outside of Thailand that combines an academic and competitive “fighting” environment.


The Vision of the Thai Academy is to continue traditional Muay Thai training and to “open up” the Thai Fighting Camp for Mixed Martial Artists (MMA), Fitness, and Sports enthusiasts. Specifically to maintain regular fighters training but to also involve the local community of adults and children as well. In addition, university students and older non main stream fighters of all nationalities, genders, ages, and religions are welcome to train and get fit in a safe competitive atmosphere.



The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is a beautiful destination for sightseeing and adventuring. The island itself is rife with diverse landscapes, from its famous sandy beaches to forested hills, mountains, limestone cliffs, low plains, lagoons, and lush tropical vegetation.

Patong Beach is the most popular and developed beach in Phuket. With its white sands and beautiful waters, this beach attracts families, couples and single travelers looking for a lively vacation in a hopping tourist spot. Jet skis, motor boats, vendors, sunbathers, and tourists engaged in all kinds of water sports make this beach anything but tranquil. For a more relaxing visit you might enjoy the much quieter Kalim Bay to the north of Patong.

The beaches of the south coast of Phuket are very popular with tourists, with their fine white sand beaches and lush vegetation that stretches up from the coast to the nearby mountains. Between Relax Bay in the west and Cape Panwa in the east, this coast includes some of the most idyllic stretches of beach in the world.

The beaches of the north coast are by far more tranquil than those of the south. Visitors with a desire for a tranquil tropical vaction will enjoy the unspoiled beaches and rugged beauty of this region. Majestic casuarinas form natural parasols that provide a reprive from the heat of the sun.

Surin, Bangtao, and Layan beach, in the north west, are all lovely beaches. They are much less developed, more spacious, relaxed and romantic, better for couples and young families.

With instruction and equipment available at many of the major beaches, activities such as diving and snorkeling are vastly popular in Phuket. Even if you have never gone scuba diving, this is a beautiful place to learn. Sailing, wind surfing and sea canoeing are also exciting and popular choices. Swimming is also very popular, but not recommended during monsoon season. Make sure to observe the warnings on the beaches. If the red flag is flying, don’t go in! Even with such observations to keep in mind, there is no shortage of seaside activities for the adventurous traveler in Phuket.



  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Massage nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming pool


  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Scooter rental nearby
  • Tour assistance nearby


Food is not included in the price. Participants will need to cater for their own meals. However, since Phuket is a tourist town, there are plenty of restaurants with various different cuisine styles for your choice. You will be satisfied, no matter what your tastes are.

Things to do (optional)

Phuket Flying Hanuman - Phuket's largest zip line center

Phuket ATV - The all terrain vehicles can take you through the rainforests, visit local villages, farms and plantations and end up on an unspoiled private beach

Wakeboarding - Anthem Park, of the two wake-boarding parks here in Phuket, is the one to head to. Amazing facilities, restaurant, shop and great staff that can take beginners through to real pros through the challenging course on the lake.

Kitesurfing - Phuket is home to some excellent kitesurfing action with 2 professional schools long established on the island

Zorbing - Get in a big plastic ball and roll down one of Phuket’s mountains for over 190 meters, all in the name of fun

What's included

  • 2 Muay Thai classes per day (90 minutes/class)
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Access to the gym, fitness center, and other facilities
  • Training with other local Muay Thai fighters
  • VAT

What's not included

  • Airfare travel
  • Food
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Phuket airport and the easiest way to go to the Academy from there is by taxi.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.