Our camp is located in the centre of Phuket in an unspolit location on the east coast, behind one of the most Iconic Chinese temples on the island. Students will have the opportunity to have a unique Thai cultural experience with Muay Thai at its core. They will get to see areas of Phuket most visitors to the island never even knew existed and the gym’s central location means that all the major tourist attractions on the island are easily accessible. Surin Beach, Bang Tao Beach, Nai Yang Beach and Nai Thon Beach are all within easy reach of the gym. The world famous Laguna area of Phuket is within 10 minutes drive from the camp. The gym’s name and training style was inspired by Sor Sumalee Gym in Ubon Ratchathani, Esaan. Our training manager, Oron (fighting name Deachkalon Sor Sumalee) and many of our trainers started their Muay Thai careers in Ubon Ratchathani. They bring to the new Sumalee Boxing Gym the Muay Thai style developed and practiced in Esaan tradition over hundreds of years.
Sumalee Boxing Gym provides the highest standard of Muay Thai training in phuket. All of our trainers are selected on the basis of their personal fight history and their competence in teaching. Most have had experience of teaching Muay Thai in other countries and have previously worked as trainers in some of the best gyms in Thailand. They all have a good grounding in spoken English. Sumalee Boxing Gym will appeal to those students who wish to practice Muay Thai in a traditional Thai setting. Sumalee Boxing Gym is set within a large coconut and banana plantation, offering a very natural and spacious setting to train in. Within the vast grounds of the muay thai training camp there is: a well equipped gym; accommodation for students; a swimming pool; an air conditioned weights studio; space for playing football and other games; a restaurant/food preparation area; communal space with pool table and home theatre; and the quiet lanes that surround the gym are perfect for longer training runs.
All aspects of muay thai training at the Sumalee Boxing Gym are the responsibility of Oron (fighting name Deachkalon) and his team of Thai trainers. Oron is a renowned Thai fighter with an international reputation and regularly appears in magazine articles and on TV shows. He achieved the highest ranking at Lumpinee Stadium where he fought many times as well as being a regular at Ratchadamneon and other Bangkok stadiums. He is the current UK Superfly 59 Champion.
Dr Lynne Miller, from the UK, is responsible for the overall strategic management of the gym. Lynne has a research and marketing business in the UK, works on international research projects in Thailand and has been a visitor to Phuket for over 13 years. She has lived in Phuket for just over five years, has had previous experience in the management of a Muay Thai gym, and speaks intermediate level Thai. She is assisted in the day to day management of the gym by her daughter Rhian (Riah) who speaks fluent Thai. Rhian also works as a translator/interpreter, taking commissions from businesses, residents and tourists in Thailand.Share on Facebook