Thinking about Thai Boxing? You’re not alone, the sport in the last few years has really taken off, and what used to be a sport few knew anything about, now has gyms all over the planet. Tiger Muay Thai, soon to be open in Chiang Mai, will not only offer Thai boxing, taught by champions, but also teach MMA, boxing, yoga and more.
The first Tiger Muay Thai gym was opened in Chalong, Phuket. The gym started small but now it has expanded into a huge Muay Thai enterprise, with Thais and many foreign students of the sport attending the gym.
“This is going to be the biggest Muay Thai gym in the world. The construction is now about 20% finished,” said Adrian Shead about the new gym in Chiang Mai. Shead is the the British-Thai general manager of Tiger Muay Thai Chiang Mai. The full construction, he told CityNews, will be finished around mid-2013.
He went on to say, “Tiger Muay Thai in Chiang Mai will be used by many celebrities and famous boxers, who will also train students. We will not only have Thai boxing, but also boxing, MMA for UFC, Krabee Krabong (weapon-based martial arts), yoga, a fitness centre, body fit, body combat.” He added that they will offer the latest in training facilities, as well as recreational facilities, top-notch accommodation, restaurants, a swimming pool, shops, a coffee shop, and a boxing supplies shop.
The training programmes at Tiger Muay Thai will focus on basic Muay Thai, exercising and weight loss, provided by professional ex-Muay Thai boxers such as Kru Petch, an eight veteran Muay Thai boxer, Lamsongkram Chuwattana, the current Rachadamnoen Ring Champion, and more names will follow. The training in groups will take place from 8 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. The programme will be change every day for the better development. Individual training will also be provided.
Located on Chotana Road (Chiang Mai – Mae Tang Road), just 200 metres away from Prem Center entrance road
Maerim District, Chiang Mai
Open daily (close Sundays)
8.00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
053 299 651