Learn Muay Thai in Bangkok
When I used to work as a cabin crew on an airplane for 2 years in the past, I would come back home and box each time we had unpleasant passengers on our flights. Boxing was the easiest and the quickest way to get rid of the anxiety, bad mood, stress an also the unwanted kilograms.
10 minutes every day were all I needed …
But I have never trained with a professional thai boxing trainer and never even learned all the rules properly.
I just boxed the way it felt good and natural to me.
I have to be honest with you.
I do not like violence at all.
However, watching thai boxing matches on TV a few years back never really made me feel anything bad. Does it make sense? Not really! Not even to me …
So there must be just a strange connection between me and Muay Thai which is very difficult to explain …
Then, for some reason, when I quit my flight attendant job in March 2011 and became a professional full-time travel blogger permanently on the road, I forgot about my pink and black girlie punching bag that rested for more than 3 years in my wardrobe in Slovakia.
Muay Thai has always been something like a secret crush of mine.
So when I heard that I was invited as one of the bloggers to promote Muay Thai boxing, I could not say no. I was so looking forward for it, you have no idea!
I knew it was going to be far away from easy to train hard with professionals and other fit people.
No matter how fit I might look, very few people know I was born with just 2/3 of lungs which makes it super difficult for me to do many sports, including running and any other fast sports as my body just do not get enough oxygen.
Plus, I was not 100% raw vegan for the last few weeks before flying to Bangkok and I need to be in order to breathe and exercise to my fullest. I blame the all inclusive resorts where I was staying in Mexico (such as Hacienda Tres Rios) before I spent almost 2 days traveling to Bangkok. Mexican cuisine is simply my favorite one! (… and the real chocolate is my biggest vice, too. But psssst, I didn’t tell you anything!)
Anyway, I like to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone as much as possible.
And that was exactly what was waiting for me for the following 6 days in Bangkok in the end of September 2014.
I attended a blogger tour in Bangkok where we learned the basics of Muay Thai boxing, the history, visited 4 different camps and gyms, the Muay Thai Live show and 2 stadiums. And we trained as well. It was a hell of hard work, let me tell you.
We were taken to these boxing gyms and camps where you can train Muay Thai in Bangkok:
Every single one of these gyms and camps is completely different and I was eternally grateful for being able to experience the different ways of teaching muay thai boxing.
We spent 6 days getting personal while sweating with 7 other bloggers.
We all had unforgettable fun together … all wearing the same Why Muay Thai? T-shirts and Muay Thai shorts we received from the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) that invited us on this My Legend My Muay Thai event.
If you are not convinced you should try Thai boxing, I put up for you a list of 10 reasons why learn Muay Thai :)
This article and my trip to Thailand was sponsored by Muay Thai in Bangkok.