Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym is an authentic, family-run retreat set in the beautiful province of Phetchabun, surrounded by stunning countryside. They are the first-ever retreat in Phetchabun opening up the opportunity for people to experience traditional Thai family life in this unique and off-the-beaten-track area…
If you are looking for some adventure with no other tourists around, living in beautiful rural Thailand with a traditional Thai family, this will be the right choice for you!
Summary: What’s Included?
- Daily yoga class available 7 days a week
- Twice daily Muay Thai or Western Boxing all week!
- Crossfit style boot camp classes
- Hiking in our surrounding countryside
- Free PT session per week
- Free Thai massage (number varies per package)
- Buddha Run Challenge with Guided Meditation
- Jungle Hike with Waterfall Meditation & swimming
- Sunday Gym day out
- Lake Trip
- Meeting our Monk highlight tour
- Temple visits with guided meditation 4 days per week
- Monkey Feeding and Fish Feeding
- Night Market Tour
- Day market and town trip
- 5-day raw detox (optional)
- Daily healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner from Noi’s Cafe
- Coffee and Tea facilities
- Water freely available
- Accommodation in air-conditioned private room with en-suite
- Room cleaned daily
- Free use of mountain bike
- Example daily schedule
About Battle Conquer
Our Thai family have lived in Phetchabun for decades running the farmlands and teaching Muay Thai to the locals. You’ll get to experience their humble Buddhist way of life, soaking up their traditions and of course enjoying the food. Hidden gems, such as secret waterfalls and temple caves surround the area they live in, we’ll be sure to show you our favourite spots.
Wellness Muay Thai & Western Boxing Package
Battle Conquer is set in such a wonderful rural location in the province of Phetchabun, abundant with lush green farmland, views of the distant Phetchabun Mountains, and local places of interest such as the cave temple and jungle waterfall to explore; it’s tailored for you to truly unwind from modern-day life while you focus on your health and fitness.
It’s Not Us – It’s You!
Our guests are our true secret ingredient, what makes Battle Conquer so special is you. We have guests joining from around the globe all with the same goal in mind and it makes for an incredibly supportive and fun atmosphere. Just read the reviews and you’ll see that guests make lasting friendships not just with others but with our family too.
Never tried a martial art? No problem!
The Keawma family has been involved in fighting, training, and promoting Muay Thai for decades, they accept all levels of fitness and experience making it perfect for all, age and ability are no barrier! The name of the gym itself comes from the Thai saying Phichit Suk, said to fighters for good luck and translating to “battle conquer.”
Noi (owner) and her family run and manage the camp, Noi has a background in hospitality having worked for some of Bangkok’s top hotels and father Pau has trained fighters for many years and is well known for prepping fighters for competition.
Traditional Muay Thai training
We offer group-training sessions twice a day Monday to Saturday, plus an afternoon group class on Sundays.
The group training includes shadow boxing, bag work and one on one pad work, mixed with HIIT, expect 3-minute rounds with an active recovery exercise, this style of training improves cardiovascular performance quickly. Once a week there are specific technique classes covering grappling and sparring.
Interested in competing – Please let us know! We will make sure you are fully prepared and find you a suitable opponent. The local carnival fights are a great way to show off your talents, our Thai family take it very seriously and it’s a wonderful experience for guests too, expect to have the whole camp turn up to cheer you on!
While the focus is on traditional Muay Thai, Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym cross-trains fighters in Western Boxing. The fighting styles complement one another and give an extra edge.
Unique and Fun Ways to Workout
Battle Conquer is not just about fitness classes and great coaching, we offer some very unique and fun ways for you to work out, we have our Buddha Run Challenge please read through your included excursions, and our famous truck push which is all about functional fitness.
Completely optional but a great way to start your detox! We offer a 5 day raw cleanse where you’ll enjoy the freshest fruits, vegetables, and salads all selected from the farmer’s markets.
Weight Loss & Detox – in a fun and natural way
The pressures of weight loss in today’s society are crazy! Having to work through emotional eating behaviour can be extremely challenging, we know as we’ve done this ourselves so our programme teaches healthy habits rather than having you counting calories or going hungry.
The food is not only delicious but high in protein and fibre, you can eat as much fruit, veggies and salads as you like. If you want to know the science just ask Sarah!
We keep you busy, even our temple tours are active so there’s less time sitting on the sofa and more time moving. You do not need any experience, all you need to do is get there and have fun. Being surrounded by others with the same goal is inspiring. Yoga and meditation, as being surrounded by nature help to reduce stress and improve sleep, both important factors when it comes to weight loss. Finally! Drink plenty of water. Dehydration hinders weight loss.
The Buddha Run Challenge
Take the Battle Conquer challenge of climbing three hundred steep steps to a hillside temple set in a cave as many times as you can in one hour or simply relax at the top taking in the magnificent views.
Being we are set in the middle of the farmlands there is plenty of nature and countryside to see. We have 2 countryside walks that are very safe and at a comfortable level for all to enjoy. There’s the option to jog if you prefer a tougher workout but the walks are lovely for active recovery.
Take a walk through the amazing jungle foliage to a hidden waterfall and take a dip in the cool waters! Join our yoga teacher for a guided meditation as you sit beneath the tumbling water.
There are some really pretty lakes near our camp. One of our favourites has rafts that you can take out onto the lake. If you’re hungry or thirsty, you can order food from the shoreline and have it delivered by boat. You’ll see some photos in the gallery.
Sunday Gym Day Out
On a Sunday we have our cultural trip to meet the only English-speaking Monk in the Phetchabun province, please ask him many questions about his faith, enjoy listening to Buddhist teachings and philosophy, and join in with a guided meditation, all set it a beautiful part of Thailand.
Meditation & Temple Tours
The meditation experience is very special. During the week you will have the opportunity to take part in guided meditations delivered by our experienced yoga and meditation instructors at pretty temples or local landmarks. End the week with a spiritual trip to learn the teachings of Buddhism and guided meditation from our only English-speaking monk.
Yoga – Shakti Shala
Shakti is the Hindu goddess responsible for the creation and all dynamic forces in the universe, also known as The Great Divine Mother or The Universal Mother. In yoga and meditation, yogis contemplate Goddess Shakti to understand and access the shakti energy, power, and creativity in themselves and the universe, with the hope of understanding how to view their powers as expressions of the universe rather than the ego. Battle Conquer aims to empower its guests by helping them become stronger, more powerful and more self-confident so naming their Shala after the Hindu Goddess really made sense.
Fish Temple and Monkey Temple
The first stop is the market to buy bananas, make sure you have a lot as there is going to be plenty of monkey families to feed. Next stop is the pretty Fish Temple set out on a jetty with stone steps leading down to the water with the biggest carp, you can buy a small bag of fish food, walk down the stone stairs to the waters edge and throw a handful in, you’ll be amazed at just how many fish come up to greet you. Our teacher will then guide you through a peaceful meditation under the temple canopy.
Interested to learn how to cook some of our family favourites? Join our chef on Fridays for a fantastic foodie experience.
Food: Traditional Healthy Thai Food
Noi’s Cafe serves up traditional home-cooked style Thai food that is particular to this region and farming community.
Our cook starts her day at 5 am to source the best and freshest ingredients from the local morning markets to ensure we have the tastiest meals ready for our hungry guests after their workouts. Battle Conquer’s Thai food is rich in protein and full of fibre making it perfect for any weight loss and training goals. Owner Noi has also developed the menu to include vegan and vegetarian twists on her traditional family recipes.
Our small village is mostly made up of family and farming people, you will find Battle Conquer in the middle of miles of rice fields as far as you can see. Staying with us will mean submerging yourself in our camp culture, and cutting off the stresses of modern-day life. We have two locations, our original camp and where it all started. We have 27 cosy lodges at our family home making camp accommodation very convenient with the yoga shala and Noi’s Cafe being simply steps from your door. few minutes walk from our first locations, camp 2 is now host to our brand new Muay Thai & Western Boxing Gym and weight training gym with all the latest high-quality equipment. Camp 2 rooms have a choice of 10 standard rooms or 8 saloon rooms.