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Muay Thai Training | 1 Week – 6 Months | PAI, THAILAND

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  • Authentic Muay Thai Training at a family-run gym in Pai, Thailand.
  • Become part of the family as you train with professional Muay Thai fighters and meet like-minded travellers from all over the world.
  • 2 X Muay Thai or Muay Boran sessions daily, as well as fitness coaching.
  • Supportive, friendly environment, close to nature. Small groups. All levels welcome.
  • Accommodation & all equipment included.

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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

  1. Stretching/warm-up/rope skipping
  2. Techniques and shadow-boxing under a trainer’s instruction
  3. Bagwork/warm-up supervised by a trainer
  4. Padwork with a trainer
  5. Drills on the bag (punches/knees/kicks/push kicks)
  6. Sparring and/or clinching supervised by a trainer (advanced level only)
  7. Core conditioning (sit-ups, push-ups, back, neck, leg exercises)
  8. 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 hire

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.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.


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!

7 reviews for Muay Thai Training | 1 Week – 6 Months | PAI, THAILAND

  1. Patrick

    High quality training close to Pai surrounded by Nature. All the staff is extremely kind and helpful. The group experience is great. Definitely recommend.

  2. Paul Barley

    I went for 2 weeks and I really enjoyed it.
    Every session is well constructed with a fair share of bagwork, partner work and padwork with the teachers.
    I got some great feedback from the coach Tee and coach Dudee throughout the pad sessions on how to improve and it’s so important to me, as I came to learn and the coaches really care and they are not just telling me how good I am every kick I throw.
    This place has a very cool vibe and a really high standard in the gym.
    I think the training fee was great value for the caliber of this gym.
    I would highly recommend this place.

  3. nikki

    Great experience in such a nice location and with Mam ,Em , Tee and Bas I really felt like home.
    They even let me enter stadium with them for Miriam’s fight and I worked as cornerman for her :).
    I will be back for Christmas holidays and stay longer this time.

  4. thomas

    In february 2019 I travelled to Thailand with my girlfriend to train muay thai for 3 weeks.
    It was our big dream and we chose sitjemam after a long research, we wanted a genuine experience ‘off the beaten path’ and this is exactly what we got.
    Mam, Em, Dudee and Natt made us feel like home, always being treated like family and invited to join for fights and activities with the other students(we went trekking and even joined a half marathon together).
    I trained with Natt, top notch trainer from Bangkok and my girlfriend trained with Mam(the owner), they were also supportive and we learned a lot with fun.
    Our plan is now to go back at Sitjemam next year for a longer period, and hopefully compete for the gym.

  5. Iain


    3rd visit but first time with my partner, I was here to train alongside 4 other fighters who I met at the gym who also have upcoming fights in the near future.

    As I was fighting in China I had YouTube footage of my opponent so mam and em went through this with me, and the 4 weeks was great prep.

    My partner is a complete beginner, I knew she would enjoy the atmosphere of the gym which got her through the hardship of the training 🙂 without this she would not have had the motivation to keep going.


    The gym is well signposted and wasn’t to far from pai centre but far enough to get away from it all. the views are spectacular the gym is set in a peaceful area Mam and Em are such a lovely couple who have time for everyone.
    All my worries left as soon as I met them, so if you are like me and apprehensive about going don’t be.

  6. Noor

    This (Muay Thai boxing camp) is something I would like to recommend to everyone! Whether you have years of experience or have never practiced Muay before.
    Speaking for myself I didn’t have experience and now just have finished a 3 months intensive training at Sitjeman. In a short time by daily 4 hourly practising by intensive training I have improved my almost non-existent skills a great deal, thanks especially by the ever encouraging trainers.

    At the end of this very intensive training I’ve had my first official fight and that was an amazing experience!
    The owners Mam and Em are fun, loving and helpful people who have an enormous passion for muay thai boxing.
    It’s certainly worth it to visit Sitjeman and see the inspiration for yourself. I’ll definitely will visit Sitjeman again!

  7. Miriam

    Awesome experience. Great and fun trainers in a friendly environment surrounded by nature. I will surely be back next year!

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