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Located in Pai, one of the few places in Thailand that can still preserve the real authentic Thai atmosphere and culture, Sitjemam Muay Thai provides personal training to a wide range of students, from beginners to professionals. The trainers at Sitjemam are all capable and devoted, guaranteeing you will receive personal attention during your training. The gym also partners with local agencies to offer students various activities during their non-training time. As a result, participants will surely have the opportunity to experience the authentic culture of Northern Thailand.
Sitjemam Muay Thai offers comfortable rooms located just steps away from the Muay Thai ring. The rooms are 22 sqm ones, newly built and finely decorated with king-size bed, en suite bathroom with hot shower, free Wi-Fi, and free use of the BBQ/kitchen.
This is a clean, secure, and comfortable solution with the bonus of meeting new people who are here for the same reasons - plus its also a lot more difficult to skip a session when you can hear everybody training!
Rooms are offered at a special all-year-round price for our students - perhaps the best value-for-money accommodation here in Pai that can also be shared among up to three persons per room upon request.
This is the newest option that Sitjemam Muay Thai Pai is now offering to students who intend to fully experience a local Northern Thai style way of living. Enjoy the unique experience of a homestay with a friendly family in the village.
Accommodation is obviously simple but will allow students to get in touch with Thai culture/lifestyle and learn the Thai language. This is a truly memorable experience with limited availability, so please contact Sitjemam Muay Thai early to discuss this option.
Participants will train twice every day, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. While beginners are introduced to the principles of Muay Thai and strive to improve fighting and athletic ability, advanced students will seek improvements in technique, stamina, and power.
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, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai 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.
Training camp is designed to accommodate the needs and levels of all students, either if you are a beginner seeking to understand more about Muay Thai, or professionals striving to improve significantly your techniques, or even if you are simply trying to get fit. As a result, a research into the martial art, as well as some build-up physical training before setting out for Sitjiemam Muay Thai Pai is a good preparation. Note that every day training will start with warm up run.
Sitjemam Muay Thai is located in the small town of Pai in Northern Thailand, in a region that still preserves much of the real Thai lifestyle. Pai is easily accessible from the famous and touristy Chiang Mai. In town, activities such as white water rafting, trekking, rock climbing are readily available, providing students with precious relaxing opportunities after the training hours. Participants can also partake in the authentic Thai culture by joining one of the Thai language schools, cooking classes, or Shan massage courses.
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Food is included in the price. Students will have 3 meals per day, plus free drinking water. In addition, there are many restaurants and markets in Pai where students can enjoy authentic delicious Thai food.
Enjoy one or two day expeditions through the wildest rapids in Thailand, passing pure jungle, beautiful mountains and wildlife, with stops at hot springs and waterfalls. The two-day option includes an overnight stay at a jungle camp.
Experience one or two day treks following remote trails and footpaths where not many foreigners venture, while also learning basic survival skills and details about local flora/fauna. Get in touch with the many hilltribe communities and visit the famous Lod Cave. The two-day option includes an overnight stay in a hilltribe village.
This is an unforgettable eco-friendly experience and a must for every visitor coming to Thailand. They offer you a variety of options with riding times from one hour up to three hours, riding bareback or on a seat, going through the jungle and/or down to the river to play, shower, and swim with the elephants. They work only with cruelty-free eco-friendly elephant camps.
Arrive by Pai Airport (PYY). Once arrive in town, follow the signs after the airport or call Sitjemam for a free pick-up.
Pai can be reached from Chiang Mai via local bus and private minibus services. The bus runs every hour for 150 THB per person. The office is located on the Walking Street within a few steps of the local bus station. You can also call Sitjemam for a free pick-up.
"I'd previously boxed before, but had never given muay Thai a thought, but that soon changed. Mam and em are great, picked me up from my hostel and drove to the gym for a private session. Nestled amongst the paddy fields and surrounding mountains my only regret is that I couldn't stay longer. I'll be back soon I hope!"
"As a sportinstructeur never seen such pasionated people. Serieusly combined with humor. And seeking for everybody there limit and experience. The husband is a former trainer of the Dutch team eg. And the wife a highly decorated teacher and referee. Go try it. Also good for couples!"
"I had the pleasure to spend a couple session in this gym, and I really loved it. I found a professional trainers with a good communication skills. Good for everybody. I really recommend."
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"Fantastic experience. I attended private 1 to 1 sessions with Em who clearly has a huge wealth of fighting experience and knowledge. His good heart and sense of humor made each session thoroughly enjoyable and his English skills and attention to detail meant nothing was lost in translation. Sitjemam would be my number 1 place to really learn real Muay Thai in Thailand."
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"Sitjemam Muay Thai has a great location and trainers. I stayed there for more than six months, and they will see me again soon. Thanks for the great training."
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