I did it out of curiosity and, of course, because of fitness. The latter might have been the main reason. And, all in all, I enjoyed it. It was great.
I chose the place for Thai Boxing or so called Muay Thai, which is the correct name in Thai language, in Bangkok. I did some online research and found a place which caught my interest: Legend Thai Boxing, comfortable located right in the City centre next to Silom Station. I did 2 training units with a personal trainer. I must admit that my knowledge of Karate has been a great benefit.
Khun Suek Aek has been my personal trainer. Everybody calls him Kru Boy. He has quite an impressive vita. With 25 years he mastered already more than 200 professional fights at Lupini Stadium in Bangkok, Switzerland and France. Today he is an instructor and practice Thai boxing every day. His father was already a fighter and he learned the techniques from him.
Kru Boy began with Muay Thai when he was 11 years old. „Thai Boxing is not only trendy but also a very good exercise for the whole body“, says Manager Robert Baldridge. „At the same time you learn self defence.“ Many of his clients are coming from gyms which they found after a certain time boring. „Thai boxing is like cardio exercise, very good for heart and lungs.“
The studio in the heart of Bangkok counts 2.500 members, about 150 to 200 people are exercising per day. „We belong to the top boxing gym in town“, adds Robert. „All of our 12 trainers are professional fighters.“
I really enjoyed my 2 days there. And every day I walked out with a smile, because I knew that I did something good for my body and my mind. And, I try to continue with Thai Boxing in Germany. Right now I am looking for the right studio which fits my needs. Of course, I do continue with Karate. I think Muay Thai is a good addition. And when I am back in Bangkok I come again for some training.
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