How to plan your Muay Thai trip?

Since Muay Thai hit the global scene in the 20th century, it has drawn passionate supporters worldwide. Why? As a combat sport, Muay Thai offers many benefits – from developing strength to keeping fit to losing weight, among many others.

If you’re a passionate Muay Thai advocate, there’s no better way to spend your vacation than planning a Muay Thai weekend in Thailand. That way, you get to learn Muay Thai from where it originated and learn and share in its fantastic culture. But also, you can explore the beautiful islands and beaches across the country, making it the perfect holiday for you and your family.

This post explores all you need to know to plan the perfect Muay Thai weekend in Thailand.

✔  Define your goal

The first step for the perfect Muay Thai vacation is defining the purpose of your trip. Are you going to Thailand to learn to fight from Muay Thai masters? Is your goal weight loss or maintaining fitness? Or are you just planning a family vacation with a bit of Muay Thai on the side? Defining your goal will help you select the location and training camp that aligns with your goals.

✔  Choose a Muay Thai camp that’s right for you.

There are several training camps across Muay Thai. That’s why you need to thoroughly research them before choosing one—things to look out for include intensiveness and quality of training sessions, location, and cost. If your goal is a superb family location, you want to choose a place with many beautiful attractions like Phuket Island.

Training in Muay Thai is generally cheap if you’re a westerner, with many Muay Thai holiday camps offering packages at less than $300 per week. Ensure you plan your finances, so you stick within your budget.

✔  Partake in the local culture

If you’re going for a Muay Thai vacation with your family, visiting beautiful places like Koh Tao (the home of Muay Thai) or the beautiful island of Koh Samui is a no-brainer. But asides from the beautiful islands and beaches, make sure you engage in the local culture.

A great strategy is to plan your visit around festivity periods. For example, the annual Wai Kru Muay Thai festival is a significant event in Ayutthaya where international fighters come to compete in the ring. 

During this event, you can get a Sak Yant tattoo as part of a ritual to show respect for teachers and past fighters.

✔  Have an open mind

The secret to enjoying any vacation has an open mind to new experiences. Your Muay Thai vacation is going to come it lots of surprises. Keep an open mind so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Wrap up

A weekend trip to Thailand for Muay Thai at is a great vacation idea. However, to make every experience count, you must plan adequately. Now that you know how to get the perfect weekend vacation, it’s time to book that Muay Thai holiday today!

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