Hey guys, I know some of you are UFC Fans and some already train in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or have at least been thinking about it. Here is my personal experience training at Tiger Muay Thai.
From a PUA Standpoint, these are the benefits:
1. Tue Alpha Males – At the camp, everyone is an alpha male, yet no one is a wannabe. When you are in a sport where you compete on a regular basis, it’s hard to be a keyboard jockey and talk shit, saying you could do better than the other guy, you actually have to prove it…and even then you are humbled at least once a week and get your ego put back into reality because there is always going to be someone bigger, stronger, or better than you.
2. Get in great shape – Being immersed in a training camp where you eat with other fighters, live 20 feet away from boxing bags and see people training all day, everyday, you will get in the best shape of your life. I’ve met guys who have lost 30lbs of fat in three months, as well as guys who have added tons of usable muscle in weeks.
3. Learn to Defend Yourself and your loved ones – Asian Playboy once said, if you want the woman of your dreams you have to be the man of her dreams.
If you cannot protect your woman, you do not deserve to be with her. If you cannot defend your family, you are not a man.
4. You will have true DHV / Attraction Stories – Traveling is one of the most interesting things you can talk to a woman about, and showing photos of what you’ve done and places you’ve been is always interesting. TMT is 20 minutes away from white sand beaches, awesome scuba diving, and more.
5. You will get your mind off of women while training – The best way to get girls is to stop obsessing over them. If you have a hobby or a passion that is above women in your priority, you will not come off as needy and desperate.
About the Camp:
Tiger Muay Thai / MMA Phuket Camp is located on the southern islands of Thailand. You will be far enough away from the bars and and tourists not to get distracted, yet you are close enough to go to the beach, spend a weekend going to the legendary Phi Phi, or go scuba diving. The location for this camp is excellent and couldn’t be better.
TMT is a huge camp with seven boxing rings, and a well built MMA Cage. I counted over 70+ Boxing Bags and it has a complete gym. The best part is everything is very well maintained and the mats are cleaned everyday which is extremely important.
For the Muay Thai side you get four different levels and eight different trainers, beginners, intermediate, advanced, and top ring. These Thai guys know what they’re doing and all have fight experience.
For MMA / BJJ the training is lead by a Magical Ray Elbe (see his stats on sherdog) who is a veteran of over 30+ fights.
The other trainers are also top notch and the best thing is there are always guest trainers from other countries coming by to help out.
Pricing / Cost:
The cost of the camp is about $275 per month, which isn’t cheap, actually it’s the same price if not more expensive than training in the U.S. However, it’s worth it, and here’s why.
1. You’ll be training twice as much as you do back home, since you’ll be immersed in the camp and you will live, eat, and sleep training. Most people train at least 2-3 times a day.
2. Everything is included, Yoga in the morning, conditioning, weight lifting, Muay Thai, Western Boxing, BJJ, and MMA.
3. You’ll save a ton of money on things like rent, which is as low at $150 per month living on camp, and you’ll save money on food, which averages only $3 per meal here.
How it compares to other camps:
There are hundreds of Muay Thai gyms in Thailand, and I’ve trained at three so far. Just down the road from TMT there are other gyms such as Dragon Muay Thai and others. But from all the gyms I’ve seen, Tiger is by far the largest and most complete.
Pros: You really feel like you’re living on camp with the motivation of 100 other fighters. All the staff speak good english, and are very helpful. I personally learn a lot more, and push myself harder when there are other people training in the group.
Pros of other camps: Smaller camps generally give you more one on one time with the trainers since there are less people to train. However, you also have less partner’s to train with, and the motivation lacks unless you are a self starter.
If you are a complete beginner and have not even watched a lot of UFC or Muay Thai on TV, then I would recommend signing up for a couple 1 on 1 classes so they can give you the personal attention and help you with the basics. The 1 on 1 training is also good if you are already good and want to become great.
Overall: I would highly recommend training at Tiger Muay Thai / MMA Phuket and think it’s a great way to grown as a man, in all aspects of your life. But if you go try to spend at least 1 month there for maximum results.