If you’re ever on the fence about whether or not training in a Thailand Muay Thai Camp is worth the risk, then here are a couple of reasons why making the trip to Thailand will pay off for you in the end.
- The Quality and Quantity of Training – Sure, you may be training under someone who’s spent years training Muay Thai in Thailand, but training in the motherland of the combat sport is really unlike anything else. Remember, Thais love their Muay Thai, and children as young as 8 years old are taught the combat sport. In fact, by the time they’re 18, most Thais will have probably fought in a couple of dozen fights already. Chances are, that’s many times more than you’ve fought in your entire life. Since you’ll be sparring with people who’ve pretty much practiced Muay Thai for their entire lives, you’re sure to improve quickly in no time.
Speaking of training, a Thailand Muay Thai Camp usually follow a different routine. Instead of a few hours of training, you’ll probably be training twice a day, six times a week. On top of that, you’ve got to handle the brutal Thailand heat. The training is brutal, to say the least. But, if you can survive the training there, then you can pretty much train anywhere without any problem.
- Breath taking sights and views – Of course, you won’t be training all the time. But, even during training, most camps will have you running through the coastlines or beaches, which somehow makes the gruelling training a bit less harsh. Being a tropical country, going to a Thailand Muay Thai Camp could very well be considered a vacation of sorts. There’s just so many beautiful views Thailand has to offer.
- Cheap massages. How much does a massage cost you from where you’re from? A bit expensive, right? Well, if you’re coming from somewhere other than a third-world country, you’ll find Thai massages very cheap. But, massage parlors in Thailand don’t just charge cheap, mind you, they actually make an effort to treat you really well. Although, be sure to keep away from ‘shady’ massage parlors as they’re known to offer ‘happy endings’, which pretty much mean what you think they do. The more ‘upscale’ massage parlors are a bit more expensive, but offer better and more wholesome services.
- It’s a whole new experience. The experience alone is worth it, especially if you’re really serious about Muay Thai. If given the chance, you simply just cannot pass up on the chance to train in a Thailand Muay Thai Camp. No, just no. Training there will help definitely do wonders for not just your training, but also your life.
Of course, going to a Thailand Muay Thai Camp isn’t just a decision you can easily make. You have to think it through first. Make sure that you do your research, plan out your budget, where you’ll be staying and even find a way to make money on the side while you’re there. After all, you won’t be away for just a few weeks, you’ll be out there training for a few months, if not a year or two!