Rawai Muay Thai Camp
I went to Rawai on my own back in July through to September 05, besides the advice Danny had put on the website I did not know what to expect.
On arriving at 9pm on Friday evening I was welcomed straight away at the gym, taken for food and allowed monsoon wedding dresses to settle.
I skipped the morning training but took time out to meet the students and trainers, they were pleasant and spoke English this was great as after introductions I managed my first training session on the afternoon without feeling like a stranger.
I found all the trainers and students at the camp great to train with they monitored my level of fitness and skill and helped me reach my goal: to loose weight, gain fitness and better my boxing.
Within 6 weeks I had gone from 87kg down to 72kg, my fitness had improved to a point where I could run 8 to 10 k in the humidity and complete a full session with ease. After my first week I was running in the morning and afternoon followed by 1 to 2 hrs training and plenty of sleep in between. Importantly I felt my appetite disappeared for a while and I started to eat less, I made up for this by consuming a Protein drink after each session and snacking on fruit and chicken.
To anyone thinking of training in Thailand I would recommend Rawai, as I always say you get out what you put in, you are not at anytime forced to participate if you don want to, and you are only pushed if you want to be pushed.
Overall it was a great experience I will go again next year with my family and try and make it a regular holiday.
Thanks to all the staff at the camp and bar.
How are you? hope that all is well. i am going to rawai in november.
Thanks for that story! Its a great comfort to know that there are lot of people who enjoyed the experience and achieved their goals.
Just to answer your questions from my experience (opinions may vary from student to student).
Did they consult you about your goals before you started? Yes they did but visually the trainers could see that I needed to loose some around my waist, also in the first week I could not train like a fighter so their goal was to get me as close too in 6 weeks. (THEY DID)
Was the gym always busy? There were always students tr monsoon wedding dresses aining even on a Sunday when it an official day off, some days there were 5 students some days there were 25 students. (Depending on the night before)
Were you waiting to use equipment? There are 12 Heavy monsoon wedding dresses bags, 9 trainers, floor to ceiling ball, speed ball monsoon wedding dresses and some free weights, I trained when there were 25 ++ students and was not left hanging around waiting. (TRAINERS WILL WATCH YOU AND FIND YOU SOMETHING TO DO)
What was morning the routine? Some student will run some don some run 4k others 8k, if you get to the gym for 6.45am at the latest, I found groups and just ran with of them everyone runs at there own pace, some times I ran on my own I think it depends how you feel in the morning. (ENJOY THE HILL ON 4k RETURN)
When you get back the non runners will be shadow boxing, on the bags or in the ring doing some pad work.
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Technique is shown properly requested or not, I was taught many new techniques while i was there, while shadow boxing, bag work and pad work the trainers watched my technique and corrected my mistakes or showed me ways to generate more power.
Danny is also a good person to seek advice in most areas while you are there, he showed me how to kick with ease but with power, some new stretches and ways to work the abs.
I read a post that said the techniques were repetative thats true but thats also the same in almost everything you learn,practise makes perfect.