The Best Muay Thai Gyms in Bangkok - Part 1

February 14, 2024

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Have you ever dreamed of learning Muay Thai in the land of its origin? Maybe you’ve seen the movie "Ong Bak" and were fascinated by this ancient martial art? Or are you already an experienced fighter seeking to advance your skills to the next level? Either way, you've come to the right place! We will show you some of the best Muay Thai gyms in Bangkok, so you can find a training class near you.

Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Muay Thai Gym

  • Choose a gym that is conveniently located and easily accessible - believe me, you don’t want to spend your time stuck in a traffic jam!
  • Look for gyms that have a solid track record and positive reviews from past and current students. The most reliable and easiest way to read online ratings is on Google Maps and Facebook.
  • Choose a gym that offers a variety of training classes that align with your goals and skill level.
  • Check if the gym has a well-equipped training area, clean changing rooms, and proper safety measures in place.

Now that you know what to look for in a Muay Thai gym, let's explore the best gyms in Bangkok where you can unleash your potential.

Best Muay Thai Gyms In Bangkok

In the first part of our blog post you will get to know 6 Muay Thai gyms that are located near the city center. With connections to public transportation such as the Metro (MRT) and the Skytrain (BTS) you will surely find the perfect training classes in your area. If you prefer to train in more remote districts, check out the second part of our blog post at the end of this page.

Kru Dam

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At the Kru Dam gym, everyone is welcome! From beginners to aspiring athletes. Our expert trainers, called “Kru” in Thai, will guide you through tailored Muay Thai classes, whether you're pursuing muscle gain, fat loss, or a boxing career.

Location:
The Kru Dam (or krudam) Muay Thai School is located on 67 Sukhumvit Road in the southern Khlong Toei district, and about a 15-minute walk from Thong Lo (E6) BTS station if you're traveling on the Sukhumvit Line (light green line).

History and trainers:
The gym was founded in 2010 by Dam Srichan, a SEA games medalist in different martial arts categories, including Muay Thai. Kru Dam has been an instructor for over 8 years. The same goes for his other trainers.

Classes and programs:
With over 30 different courses for you to choose from on our booking platform, the Krudam Gym offers one of the widest ranges of training options of any Muay Thai gym in Bangkok. They teach basics for anyone who wants to do a healthy workout, as well as advanced techniques for aspiring professionals. In addition to options for training in groups and private sessions, there are also special classes for children.

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Opening hours and class schedule:
General: Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes
Monday - Friday: first class at 10 am, last class at 7:30 pm
Weekend: first class at 10am, last class at 6 pm

Prices:
Group session starting at 599 Baht
Private session starting at 1,499 Baht
Package up to 12 months starting at 7,999 Baht/month
Private session with Kru Dam 3,499 Baht

Nearby attractions and activities:
Major Cineplex Sukhumvit 1.5 km
Ekkamai Bus Terminal 1.6 km
Emporium Shopping Center 1.8 km
Wat That Thong 1.9 km
EmQuartier 1.9 km
Khlong Toei Market 2.1 km
Queen Sirikit National Conventions Center 2.9 km
Benjakitti Park 2.9 km
Chinatown 8.2 km
Wat Pho 10.4 km
Grand Palace 10.9 km
Chatuchak Weekend Market 12.4 km

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Elite Fight Club Bangkok

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The Elite Fight Club team consists of specialists from a variety of martial arts branches, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Western Boxing, MMA, Taekwondo and Muay Thai.

Location:
The Elite Fight Club is located on the 10th floor of the Waterford Diamond Tower at Sukhumvit 30/1 in Khlong Toei. It therefore offers a training environment with an impressive view over the city. The building is about a 10-minute walk from the BTS Sukhumvit Line stations Thong Lor(E6) and Phrom Phong(E5).

History and Trainers:
The founder of the gym is Frenchman Cedric Gautier, a former disc jockey. When he saw Muay Thai on television as a child, he was fascinated. After coming to Thailand many years later, he became a professional Muay Thai fighter. At the beginning of 2017, he completely took over the gym that was founded in 2010. He became a professional fighter under the famous Trainer Gae, who is also active as a coach in the gym. His current team consists of specialists who have experience both inside and outside the boxing ring.

Classes and Programs:
The gym offers a variety of classes such as Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Sparring sessions are also offered. The courses are suitable for everyone.


The world-famous Muay Thai trainer from Bangkok, Trainer Gae. After a serious injury, he spent a decade as a monk before returning to the sport as a coach.

Prices:
Group session 500 Baht
Day pass 800 Baht
Private 1 on 1 session 1,200 Baht
Private 2 on 1 session 1,600 Baht.

Opening hours and class schedule:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:30am - 10 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7 am - 9 pm
For an overview of the exact timetable, “please check the gym's class schedule on our booking platform

Nearby attractions and activities:
EmQuartier 800 m
Benchasiri Park 800 m
Ekkamai Bus Terminal 1.6 km
Sukhumvit soi 11 1.8 km
Chatuchak Weekend Market 11.3 km
The Ancient City Mueng Boran 24.5 km

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RSM Muay Thai Academy

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The RSM Academy provides a platform for you to delve into Muay Thai, regardless of your age or abilities. Located in the heart of Sukhumvit, they welcome both local and foreign fitness enthusiasts alike.

Location:
The Rajadamnern Singha Muay Thai (RSM) Academy is located on the 2nd floor of the Jasmine City Building, at 23 Sukhumvit Road. The boxing hall can be easily reached within a few minutes from Asok(E4) BTS station and Sukhumvit(BL22) MRT station.

History and trainers:
The Muay Thai Gym's training programs were certified by the Rajadamnern Stadium authorities in 2012. The instructors are renowned fighters and trainers.

Classes and Programs:
The gym offers certified courses for aspiring professional fighters, as well as a program for beginners, children and general fitness enthusiasts.

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Even your children can enjoy fun and exciting Muay Thai training in the RSM gym in Bangkok

Opening hours and class schedule:
Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 9 pm
Daily 8 course slots of 90 minutes each: first class at 9am, last class at 7pm
Children class: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Prices:
Group Training starting from 650 Baht
7 Days up to 6 Month Packages starting from 2,500 Baht
Private 1 on 1 session 1,700 Baht
Children class 500 Baht

Nearby attractions and activities:
Terminal 21 Shopping Mall 350 m
Benchasiri Park 700 m
EmQuartier 800 m
Benjakitti Park 1.2 km
CentralwOrld 3.0 km
Lumpini Park 3.1 km
Platinum Fashion Mall 3.6 km
Chinatown 7.1 km
Grand Palace 9.2 km
Wat Pho 9.3 km
Chatuchak Weekend Market 9.6 km

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Highlights of Sukhumvit district:

The bustling Sukhumvit Road is filled with huge shopping malls, stylish restaurants, elegant hotels, popular clubs as well as some of the most stunning rooftop bars. It is definitely a highlight of nightlife in the whole of Southeast Asia. On a side note: Sukhumvit Road is one of the longest roads in Thailand. Beginning in Bangkok, it stretches along the entire east coast and is a major highway.

Public transport: The BTS Sukhumvit (Light Green) Line spans the entire Sukhumvit Road and connects to important districts in the center and north of Bangkok. At the Ratchadaphisek Road intersection you can also reach the MRT Blue Line. At the Eastern Bus Terminal you can catch affordable bus rides to eastern Thai cities like Pattaya and Rayong.

Entertainment and nightlife: Visit the popular tourist hotspots Thong Lor Road, Soi Cowboy and Nana. There you will find everything from relaxed pubs to high-class cocktail bars.

Shopping: If you fancy a shopping spree, visit the EmQuartier. It is a modern shopping mall with international brands, fine gastronomy and fascinating interior design. Further along the Sukhumvit Road you will find even more malls, such as the Emporium, Terminal 21 and Gateway Ekkamai Shopping Center.

Parks: The Benchasiri Park is opposite to the EmQuartier Mall. It is a nice green area around a lake, where different types of leisure activities are possible. The huge Benjakitti and Lumpini Parks are also only a short ride with the MRT away.

Exhibitions: Are you interested in fascinating science for the whole family? Visit the Science Center for Education Planetarium Bangkok and the WOW Park, both at BTS station Ekkamai.

Cooking with Poo & Friends: One of the most famous cooking courses in Bangkok, already featured on BBC and in Jamie Oliver’s show. You’ll learn how to create iconic Thai dishes like Tom Yum and Pad Thai. The pick-up location is in front of the Emporium Mall.

The next two Muay Thai Gyms are located near the Chatuchak district in the northern part of Bangkok.


Muay Thai FA group

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FA Group is renowned as one of Thailand's top Muay Khao gyms. Specializing in knee-centric Muay Thai, it's ideal for those seeking dominance in clinching and forward-moving aggression.

Location:
The F.A.Group Muay Thai boxing gym is located on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in the Chatuchak district. It is a 15-minute walk from the MRT Blue Line station Mo Chit (BL13/N8).

History and Trainers:
The FA Group Muay Thai Gym has undeniably contributed to the triumph of some of Thailand's most successful modern Muay Thai fighters. Among them is Yothin FA Group, who had a 13-fight win streak at Rajadamnern Stadium and now works as a trainer at the boxing gym. Combat Press ranks him as the fourth best Muay Thai featherweight fighter as of January 2024. The most decorated Muay Thai World Champion in history, Petchboonchu FA Group, also trained here. The facility describes itself as the best Muay Khao gym in Thailand, which refers to a specific style of Muay Thai that focuses on using knee techniques to attack.

Classes and Programs:
The fighter program takes place twice a day and includes warm-up and cool-down exercises as well as training in punching, kicking and clinching techniques. The morning session is usually lighter, although it can vary in intensity. The fitness program is aimed at beginners who want to have fun with the Muay Thai basics and improve their physical well-being at the same time.

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Opening hours and class schedule:
Monday - Saturday: 6 am - 9 pm
Morning run: starts at 6 am
Morning session: starts at 7 am
Afternoon session: starts at 3 pm.
Sunday: closed

Prices:
7 Days Muay Thai training - up to 12 months starting from 4,500 Baht/week
Group session 500 Baht
Private session 1,200 Baht
Fit & Fun course for beginners 450 Baht
The gym also offers the option of booking various types of accommodation.

Nearby attractions and activities:
Chatuchak Weekend Market 1.2 km Chatuchak Park 1.5 km
Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium 1.6 km
Wachirabenchathat Park (Rot Fai Park) 1.7 km
Queen Sirikit Park 1.8 km
Union Mall 2.1 km
Tor Kor Market 2.2 km
Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station (Bang Sue Grand Station) 3.7 km

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Jitti Gym Academy

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Founded by Kru Jitti, Jitti Gym boasts 23 years of Muay Thai training experience in Bangkok. Open to all genders, ages, and skill levels, it's conveniently located near Rachadapisek MRT station.

Location:
The Jitti Gym Academy is located on Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 16 in the Din Daeng district. If you travel on the MRT Blue Line and get off at Ratchadaphisek (BL16) station, you can reach the gym in about 5 minutes on foot.

History and Trainers:
The experienced ex-stadium fighter Jitti Damriram founded the gym in 1991 near Khao San Road. The gym moved to their current location in 2003. The JittiGym is considered one of the first to offer martial arts classes for foreigners in Thailand.

Classes and Programs:
At JittiGym, beginners are taught the basics, but often students also reach a professional level. Group and private sessions are possible. With many years of experience in training foreigners, Kru Jitti offers particular pleasant traditional atmosphere.

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Opening hours and class schedule:
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 7 pm

Prices:
Group session 500 Baht
Private session + accommodation 1,300 Baht
7 Days up to 3 Months Training starting from 4, 900 Baht

Nearby attractions and activities:
Union Mall 3.0 km
Chatuchak Weekend Market 3.3 km
Queen Sirikit Park 3.4 km
Chatuchak Park 3.5 km
Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium 3.7 km
Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station (Bang Sue Grand Station) 5.2 km
Chinatown 11.9 km
Grand Palace 13.0 km
Wat Pho 13.5 km

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Highlights of Chatuchak district:

The Chatuchak district in the north of Bangkok features both laid-back regions as well as busy office districts.

Public transport: Both the MRT Blue Line and the BTS Sukhumvit (Light Green) Line provide excellent accessibility from the Chatuchak district to other major parts of Bangkok. From the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal and the Mo Chit Bus Terminal you can take both train and bus to the north of Thailand. Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai are definitely worth a visit.

Shopping: The area is known worldwide for the huge Chatuchak market. The largest flea market in the world takes place here every weekend. In over 15,000 stalls you can buy everything from clothes to cosmetics, spices and jewelry. Getting lost in the many aisles is definitely a unique experience

Parks: The Chatuchak Weekend Market is adjoined to the north by Chatuchak Park. The huge green area consists of three different parks. It includes museums, lakes for pedal boating, a botanical garden and a butterfly garden


Marrok Fitness Gym and Combat Sports

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Marrok Gym offers fitness training alongside Muay Thai, BJJ, and MMA classes. The gym has its expert trainers who are active fighters, ensuring top-notch classes in each discipline."

Location:
The Marrok Gym Rama 3 is located in the southern district of Yan Nawa between Rama III Road and the Chao Phraya River. The BRT station Wat Dan(6) is only a 10-minute walk away. With the BRT you can reach the BTS Silom (Dark Green) Line. Insider tip: Use of the BRT is free until the end of May 2024.

History and Trainers:
In addition to professional Muay Thai and boxing coaches, internet celebrity Trainer Gae also teaches at the Marrok Gym.

Classes and Programs:
The Marrok Gym offers you a wide range of training options such as Muay Thai, MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jiutsu, western boxing, regular fitness training and yoga classes. You can have an individual training program put together for you. Your body data will be measured and a balanced training and nutrition plan is created. Your requirements and goals are taken into account when putting together a group or private session.

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Opening hours and class schedule:
Monday - Friday: 7 am - 10 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm
For an overview of the exact timetable, “please check the gym's class schedule on our booking platform

Prices:
Muay Thai or MMA package 7,257 Baht/month
Personalized and individual training starting from 1476 Baht.
Standard Package 1,710 Baht/month
Standard Package 1,956 Baht/month
Day pass 369 Baht
MMA group training 492 Baht
Yoga group training 492 Baht

Nearby attractions and activities:
Wat Dan 1.3 km
Lat Pho Park 2.4 km
Lat Pho Canal Scenic Point 2.6 km
Bang Kachao 5.5 km
Asiatique The Riverfront 7.2 km

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Highlights of Yan Nawa district:

Since you’re able to reach the BTS Skytrain (Dark Green) Line by using the BRT, many popular places in Bangkok are easily accessible for you.

Shopping and nightlife: Asiatique the Riverfront is a modern open-air mall that transforms into a vibrant night market in the evening. It is also home to the city's largest Ferris wheel, from where you can catch a great view of the skyline and the Chao Phraya River. Take the BRT to Rama III Bridge Station and cover the last few meters on foot or by cab.

Parks: If you take a short boat trip to the other side of the Chao Phraya River, you can explore the so-called green lung of Bangkok. Bang Krachao is a vast urban jungle made up of abandoned mangroves and rural villages. You can explore it either on foot or by bicycle.


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These are six of the best Muay Thai gyms in Bangkok. Our centrally located facilities offer top-notch training classes and are easily accessible from all parts of the city. Here you will find lively markets, huge malls and relaxing temples. If you've already made up your mind, head over to “nowmuaythai.com” and plan your fascinating Muay Thai training session today! If, on the other hand, you prefer a gym in the outer, quieter, more authentic districts of the city, you will get to know our favorites in the second part of this blog post, Thank you for reading! We hope to see you soon practicing kicks and punches in a training class at one of the many Muay Thai gyms in Bangkok.

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