Lanta Muay Thai Gym Review

Having spent 4 months in Thailand already, I was searching for a new gym to fight out of during my second trip to Thailand. Koh Lanta looked like a pretty cool place to live and I'd heard a few good things about the gym so Lanta Muay Thai was my first stop. They had offered me sponsorship to live, train and fight there for the foreseeable future. Lanta Muay Thai camp is owned by William A.K.A. Dejpayak who was a student of Sasiprapa gym and an ex-Lumpinee champion. Although you'll see him holding pads in photos, he rarely trains students.…

Review Overview

Location
Facility/Equipment
Hygiene
Clinching
Pad Work
Technical Instruction
Training Partners
Price

Meh

Summary : Great technical instruction but lacks in many other areas. Good for a training holiday.

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Having spent 4 months in Thailand already, I was searching for a new gym to fight out of during my second trip to Thailand. Koh Lanta looked like a pretty cool place to live and I’d heard a few good things about the gym so Lanta Muay Thai was my first stop. They had offered me sponsorship to live, train and fight there for the foreseeable future.

Lanta Muay Thai camp is owned by William A.K.A. Dejpayak who was a student of Sasiprapa gym and an ex-Lumpinee champion. Although you’ll see him holding pads in photos, he rarely trains students. William also owns the Lanta Fitness facility and Williams Thai boxing stadium which are about five minutes down the road. The stadium only hosts fights during high season so you may get a chance to fight there if you visit at the right time of year.

 

 


 

 

The gym is located on the island of Koh Lanta which is near Phuket. The camp is situated opposite the beach and is in a fairly secluded area. It was low-season when visited and the island (and the gym) was like a ghost town. There were 3 other foreigners training there and 4 trainers taking care of us so we had plenty of one-on-one tuition!

By the way, I apologise for the lack of original photos in this post. I visited this camp before I started the site.

Lanta Muay Thai Gym Thailand

The one thing that sticks out in my mind about Lanta muay Thai is the trainers attention to detail. I’m talking beyond anal here. They completely tore apart my technique. A lot of repetition of basic techniques in shadow boxing and in bag work. The most attention to detail I think I’ve seen at any other gym. In that respect, it’s second-to-none.

However, as with any other muay Thai camp in Thailand, with a positive comes a negative; the gym is extremely “laid back”, shall we say. I think this probably had something to do with the fact that there were so few people training at the time but there just didn’t seem to be any spark about the place. Technique-wise it was fantastic. But fight preparation? Not a chance. Which is why I ended up leaving after about a week.

Koh Lanta Muay Thai Gym Bungalows

The other reason I left is that the owner rips off his fighters big time, which is obviously a huge deal when you’re living purely off of your fight purse. My advice would be to give Lanta muay Thai a go if you’re looking to improve your basic technique – they’re excellent at it. However, if you’re looking to fight or just want serious training, go elsewhere. If you want to stay on the islands then I would recommend Wech Pinyo Gym in Koh Samui. Other than that, head to Bangkok.

Koh Lanta Muay Thai Gym Training

 

PROS

Floors are matted

Trainers are extremely technical

Your training will be progressed in a logical fashion

CONS

Unclean

Sessions are too laid back

A fighter’s conditioning would be questionable during a prolonged stay 

Training Routine

Morning: 07:00-11:30

Afternoon: 16:00-19:30

Training schedule is slightly different from most gyms, check the full timetable here

Accommodation

Lanta muay Thai has basic accommodation opposite the gym and a few other options such as bungalows and apartments. The on-camp accommodation looks lovely and clean in the photo, but it didn’t look like that when I went there.

Prices

Training

One week: 3,500 baht
One month: 10,000 baht

Packages

Two sessions, fan room, breakfast and use of fitness facilities: 6,600 baht per week | 21,600 baht per month

Two sessions, A/C room, breakfast and use of fitness facilities: 8,400 baht per week | 28,800 baht per month

Lanta Muay Thai Gym Address: 245 M.2 T.Saladan, A.Khoa Lanta Krabi 81150

Lanta Muay Thai Map

Contact/Social Media

Phone: +66 (0)897397399
Email: Lantagym@gmail.com
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About Aaron Jahn

Aaron is an active muay Thai fighter and coach from the UK. He holds a BSc (hons) degree in Strength & Conditioning and is currently studying a Sports Therapy Master's degree in Leeds, UK. Aaron has fought over 20 times in Thailand and has spent years training at different muay Thai camps all over the country.

3 comments

  1. I train at one of the best camps in all of Thailand and guess what? It’s where all the big, MMA guys train. You’ve probably heard of it. Tiger Muay Thai. This camp has world class athletes that do the training and they’re about to open their second camp. I only get to go once a year or so and, even then, it’s not for as long as I would like. Good luck and let us know when you get to Tiger. It really is awesome.

    I think you probably know the guy in this video by reputation, right?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUpe83bb8Ik

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