Sitmonchai Muay Thai Gym has been around for around 30 years, but has only recently started training foreign nationals, so it is still run in a very traditional and old school way. As such, Sitmonchai offers affordable training and accommodation packages for visitors along with an authentic Muay Thai training experience and an intimate family atmosphere. From the owner, the fighters and trainers, to the ever present manager Khun Ae, everyone makes an effort to ensure all your personal needs and training goals are met during your stay.
Sitmonchai has been home to one of the highest ranked and best loved Muay Thai fighters in Thailand, Pornsanae Sitmonchai for over 17 years. Out of over 200 fights, he has had 140 wins, over 100 of which have been by knock out. He has a long list of championship titles and is highly regarded for his relentless style of hand combinations and leg kicks. Mostly he is celebrated by fans for his enormous heart and indefatigable nak su (warrior) spirit. In July 2011 he returned from a 7 month hiatus from fighting after some particularly fierce bouts, but is now focusing on international fights, having had matches in Australia, France, Holland, Japan and Ireland. In April 2014 he added another championship belt to his collection -- winning the Omnoi Stadium Super Featherweight title. Pornsanae's style fully demonstrates the Sitmonchai sensibility. Another fan favourite, Thepnimit Sitmonchai has lived and fought for Sitmonchai since he was just 12 years old. Through the years he's earned a reputation as a knockout artist and became known as "Mr Knock". His KOs are usually achieved by devastating leg kicks or by powerful punches, including a particularly brutal uppercut.
At just 19 years old Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai has also bought the Sitmonchai name to prominence, displaying explosive power in his bouts, which is another of the gym's trademarks. He has been soaring through the Lumpini ranks and in 2013 was among the top ten fighters in his weight class. At the end of 2013 he was signed to Glory World Series and won his first match in April 2014.
Other fighters at the gym include Petch, Ploy, Yingyai, Erawan and Gaichon Sitmonchai. They are similarly rising through the ranks of muay Thai, maintaining the gym's reputation for excellence.
All Sitmonchai fighters are recognized for having a particular fighting style and the training here reflects this quality.
The camp is located 95 km outside of Bangkok in beautiful Kanchanaburi province. Thamaka is a small town with a market, Tesco Lotus and various 7-11s. We arrange outings for our visitors to some of the more scenic areas and also visit temples, mosques and other local points of interests.
There are minivans leaving at regular 15-30 minute intervals from Anusavari (Victory Monument) and coaches from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok. Private pickups are also available from the airport for 2000 THB and 1500 THB from central Bangkok.
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