Lookchaomaesaithong Sit Namkabuan Gym is a family run, traditional muay thai gym located in the city of Buriram, Isaan. Isaan is Thailand’s Northeastern region and the birthplace of many muay thai champions, past and present. Buriram province has contributed greatly to those numbers.
Foreigners are welcome to train at Lookchaomaesaithong Sit Namkabuan Gym.
Morning – 5:40 am start
16 km run, bag work and fitness/weight training. Pads are available on request (at no additional cost).
Evening – 4:00 pm start
4 km run, 20 – 30 minutes skipping rope, bag work, five, five minute rounds on pads, clinching possibly followed by more bag work/knees and fitness/weight training. Western boxing sparring semi regularly on Mondays.
Training is available six days a week, Monday – Saturday.
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The Chotison family has been involved in muay thai for decades (Coban Lookchaomaesaithong began his professional career under the care of the late Mr. Chotison). Son-in-law and lead trainer Namkabuan regularly works as a referee and judge in Buriram provincial fights. The family also owns a number of rings which are rented out locally. There is plenty of opportunity for fighters of all levels to fight under their promotion. They are also well connected to fight promotions in Bangkok. This includes Lumpinee Stadium.
Accommodation is available in the Chotison family home and at the gym (males only). The Chotison residence is a few buildings away from Lookchaomaesaithong Sit Namkabuan Gym. Buriram has a number of hotels and modestly priced apartments available within close range of the gym.
Apartments range anywhere from 1,500 baht – 5,000 baht plus utilities per month in Buriram. Apartments on the soi next to the camp range from 3,500 baht – 5,000 baht.
PRICING AND RESERVATIONS
Prices as of April 2014:
Training price per day is 500 baht.
Training price per month is 12,000 baht.
For more information and to make reservations, please contact the gym via their website.
Pertinent updates will be listed by date as they occur below:
December 8, 2011 – Renovations are complete. Photos here.
January 21, 2012 – American nak muay Chris “The Polish Punisher” Kwiatkowski pad training video here.
May 24, 2014 – The gym has relocated to the I-Mobile Stadium in Buriram. It is now an indoor, modern gym.
For more information on Buriram, please visit my other website Buriram Info. It’s a complete travel guide which offers hotel bookings, information on how to travel to Buriram, as well as multiple options of things to do.