Sitjemam Muay Thai offers an authentic fun experience at a family-run Muay Thai camp in the beautiful North of Thailand. The gym is located in the heart of nature a 10-minute ride from Pai Town.
- There are two daily training sessions of Muay Thai or Muay Boran (2 hours each session) Monday to Saturday and a rest day on Sunday.
- The morning session starts at 8 am and the afternoon session starts at 4 pm.
- You can also join in with jogging every morning at 7.30 am (which is optional).
- Equipment (hand wraps and gloves) provided on site.
- You will train in small groups for better quality training, one to one with established professional fighters. (Many of whom are competing at a competitive level right now!)
- Renowned, English-speaking professional teachers in a positive friendly environment surrounded by nature.
- All levels and ages are welcome.
Daily training program
- Stretching/warm-up/rope skipping
- Techniques and shadow-boxing under a trainer’s instruction
- Bagwork/warm-up supervised by a trainer
- Padwork with a trainer
- Drills on the bag (punches/knees/kicks/push kicks)
- Sparring and/or clinching supervised by a trainer (advanced level only)
- Core conditioning (sit-ups, push-ups, back, neck, leg exercises)
- Cool down/stretching
- This package includes accommodation in a basic room on-site at the Muay Thai Camp (private room with a single bed, wardrobe, free WIFI, shared bathroom), check-in at 2 pm, check-out 12 pm.
- At rare times when there is no accommodation available on-site (peak season), students can be housed at the nearby resort, Baan Suan Violin for a similar price, depending on the season. You can have a peek at the rooms here on Facebook. The resort is within a few minutes walking distance to the gym.
Upgrades are available: You can upgrade to a larger room (kingsize bed, private bathroom, fridge, kettle, drinking water, free WIFI) for an extra $20 US per week or $54 US per month, depending on availability.
- We will inform you at the time of booking the accommodation situation and you can choose which option you prefer!
Meals are not included in the price. If you would like meals to be provided, the price is 200THB ($6 USD) for three meals a day. This payment would be made on the premises.
Gym & equipment usage
The gym is available for use free of charge after normal classes time (silence during rest time must be observed from 1.30 pm to 3 pm (lunch) and from 9 pm to 7.30 am (night-time)). Equipment including gloves and hand wraps can be used free of charge.
Motorbike or bicycle rental service on-site (2,500 THB per month or 100 THB per day), so that you can experience all of what the beautiful Pai area has to offer.
What to bring?
- Please wear comfy shorts you can move in
- Running shoes
- A small towel
- Drinking water (sweating to be expected!)
- For sparring/clinching wearing a mouthpiece is compulsory for safety reasons (it can be bought in the on-site shop)
What’s the best way to get to Sitjemam Muay Thai School?
If you are flying internationally, the cheapest flights are likely to be direct to Bangkok.
From Bangkok, you then need to get to Chiang Mai, in the North Thailand. There are 3 ways to do this:
- The easiest way is to take a cheap internal flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with a Thai budget airline, such as Air Asia or Nok Air. (You can use Skyscanner to compare cheap prices.) The price will be around $30-$50 US and the flight time is around 1 hour.
- You can also take the train from Bangkok Hua Lamphong Train Station to Chiang Mai (12-13 hours).
- You can also take a bus (10 hours) to Chiang Mai. For buses and trains, you can book tickets in advance 12GO Asia.
- Depending on the time of your flight, you may need to spend one night in Bangkok and travel the next day. (You can check out a list of great hostels to stay in Bangkok here.)
From Chiang Mai, it’s just a short journey to Pai, where the gym is located. The journey takes 2 and 1/2 hours and costs 150 THB (approx). Minibuses run regularly from Arcade Bus Station in Chiang Mai. You can book this online at 12Go.Asia.
When you arrive at bus station in Pai, you can then make your own way to Sitjemam Gym, or Mam, the owner of the gym, can arrange a free pick up for you. (It’s just a 10-minute drive from the camp to there.)
Do I need a visa to train Muay Thai in Thailand?
Regarding visas for Thailand, if you plan to train Muay Thai for less than a month, there is no need for a visa as most citizens get 30-days free entry pass upon arrival into Thailand (This depends on your nationality). More general info on visas here if you need it.
If you are planning to go for more than a month then you will need to apply for a longer visa in your home country before you fly. You can read more information on longer visas for Muay Thai Training here.
How long should I book in advance?
Sitjemam is an extremely well regarded Muay Thai School and is therefore very popular. We always recommend that you book as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment, especially because the school strictly limits the number of students for a good quality training.
The busiest time of year is high season (October to February) and April is also a busy month (Thai new year holidays). As we cannot give you an exact forecast of future bookings, we advise you to secure your spot as soon as you have the dates that you would like to travel in mind.
Sitjemam Muay Thai
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Why we chose Sitjemam Muay Thai
Sitjemam is an authentic, family-run Muay Thai Camp located in the heart of nature, just a few minutes from Pai Town in beautiful Northern Thailand.
The gym is run by charismatic Thai owner, Ms. Mam, who is passionate about Muay Thai and is on hand daily to help students settle in! As well as being a Muay Thai expert, Mam also knows Pai like the back of her hand and will help you to explore the amazing countryside of the area. She is sure to make you feel part of the family right away! In particular, Sitjemam Muay Thai is great for:
Beginners who have never done Muay Thai before.
More experienced fighters looking to up their game with some of the best fighters and trainers in the country (fighting at a competitive level).
Those wanting to try Muay Boran. This is one of the few schools in Thailand that also teaches the ancient art of Muay Boran, as well as Muay Thai.
Backpackers on a budget. This is one of the best value for money Muay Thai Training Centers in the country!
Travellers. Pai is fun and friendly and a great place to make friends. The small town is filled with great markets, a variety of local and international restaurants, live music, cafés and fun bars.
Nature Lovers. This part of Thailand is renowned for its amazing countryside; waterfalls, rice fields, hot springs, canyons, mountains, hill tribe communities. At any time of year, Pai is just stunning!