Muaythai gym questions and answers

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  1. Noodles03

    Noodles03 Blue Belt

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    Thank you for the info. Unfortunately December is the only month that I have this year to be able to take some time off. I'll be heading to Chai Yai camp in Chiang Mai and I'm a bit nervous about traveling to Thailand. Hopefully it should be fun.
     
  2. drbolony

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    Thanks for the response man. For Muay Thai I don't really mind where I go, but I am eyeing that PTT white to blue belt program, and I wanna check it out at a later date.

    As for my straight Muay Thai training I'm looking for the highest quality instruction at the lowest price. How does Rattachai's Muay Thai program compare to PTT's? I wouldn't mind heading to Bangkok if it means saving some greens (I'm a broke student).

    The only thing I was worried about was recovery options, what is there to do in Bangkok to relax after training? Can you find clean inexpensive food like on fighters street?

    I was watching some videos and saw a fighter ordering meals from a delivery service. All delicious looking, nutrient dense meals, that fit your macros at about $4 a pop depending on the protein.

    I just want a month (or more) of eaty, sleepy, trainy, on a students budget.
     
  3. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    Chiang Mai is nice, no need to be nervous about going there :)
     
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  4. BigPapaShango

    BigPapaShango Green Belt

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    Completely get where you are coming from on price etc.

    If you are going to Thailand, my opinion is train solely Muay Thai when you are there. It is something I think most would suggest, training bjj or wrestling when you are out there is good but why travel to the home of Mauy Thai and not take full advantage of it.

    With regards to cheap eats on Soi Taied they are easy to find, The Shak and Tony's are the two that most will talk about however there are plenty more on the street. There are some more expensive places that also offer excellent food.

    There is a place next to the latte cafe that offers amazing thai food at a really good price, i ate there most days. There is no denying that Soi Taied is completely focused on the health and fitness community so its a really good place to go.

    If you are solely focused on price however I think you could find better deals going to bangkok, you will train and live cheaper and will likely eat cheaper.
     
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  5. Noodles03

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    I have a question when traveling to Thailand. As a foreigner, am I expected to be rip off by taxi cab drivers or are there ways around this? Also, do you guys prefer flying straight to Thailand or is it better to save money go with a connecting flight to Thailand? Thank you.
     
  6. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    You could get ripped off by a taxi just like a foreigner in any other country.

    The best is to find out how much a taxi costs from where you are to where you're going. You can check that on the internet or ask your hotel or wherever you're staying and they'll tell you how much it should be. Negotiating down the price you're being told by the driver is not uncommon, I've done it many times when I knew it was higher than it should. Just make sure you ask before getting on board, and that you agree to a price you're happy with first. I usually also prefer agreeing to a price with them rather than using the meter, and from experience they seem to be happy with that too.

    In terms of flying straight to Thailand or having a stopover somewhere it's completely down to preference, do you prefer flying cheap or do you prefer getting there quicker for more money? I personally prefer the second option.
     
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    @Tayski , thank you for the info.
     

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