Rawai #MuayThai have great history and social media presence, although it was not walkable I was really keen to visit and train at the amazing facility.
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— Arranging training —
Most of my communications before heading out to Thailand was done via email, Diana who is the gym manager/co owner was fantastic, replied quickly and helped find a way to get to the gym from my hotel.
Diana was very professional, helpful and key having a great experience training at Rawai.
— Cost —
Training for a single class was 300 Baht which you pay before the session. I took 5 PTs and the cost was 700 Baht per session.
— Structure of the session —
I only did 1 class after a PT session so I am not sure if this is the normal format but this is what happened in the session I attended.
Class started with jogging around the mats, then skipping and a stretch led by an instructor.
The classes were packed so the class is split with half of the class hitting the bag for 5 rounds and then get 5 rounds of #pads with a coach.
After that we practiced set combos in a Dutch drill style with other students conditioning.
The class then finishes with a cool down led by an instructor.
As for my PT/1to1, I booked 5 early morning session the format was running around the gym, skipping, technical pads/work, pads and a summary.
— Coaches —
The coaches in the classes were friendly and helpful, the lad who did my pads was great and had a passion for Muay Thai.
In my 1to1 sessions my trainer was Boon who has over 40 years of coaching and was the gym owners (Tuk) original coach.
Boom was a fantastic coach for me, his eye for detail and ability to spot where I was not quite doing a technique correctly worked really well for me.
Although I enjoyed the classes, having a dedicated high level coach work with me on a 1to1 basis was a fantastic experience, I would love to train with Boon again in the future.
— Session Suitably —
Rawai have people from all different backgrounds, in the classes you had people doing there first Muay Thai class to professional fighters and the coaching team did a great job scaling the training to the persons ability.
The PT sessions were brilliant for me, I feel I was challenged and learnt loads.
One thing that really stood out for me was the community feel that the gym had and I think a lot of this comes from the coaches and Diana.
A fantastic facility, great coaches and amazing support, I hope to go back for more training soon.
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