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Live in thailand like muay thai fighter in one gym?

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Hi is live in thailand like MT fighter in the gym? How con i do this ? Will i have to speak with the boss of the gym and usually what are the conditions?
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Hi is live in thailand like MT fighter in the gym? How con i do this ? Will i have to speak with the boss of the gym and usually what are the conditions?
Thanks :)

 

If you mean for "free" (which isn't really free), like Thai boys, this is not possible except in unique situations in places like Phuket, if you are already an established, sponsored fighter. If you mean only "in" the gym, many gyms offer housing in the gym. Sitmonchai, Sangtiennoi, etc. But you have to pay for room and board, as well as training.


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I mean for "free" like thai boy, how does it work? Do the thai boys pay?
Thx

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I mean for "free" like thai boy, how does it work? Do the thai boys pay?
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This is not possible really. There is zero financial incentive for a Thai-style gym to support a westerner like this. Thai gyms raise up (in many cases like adoption) boys who have left their family, or in some cases take the contracts of Thai boys from the provinces, and train them with the hope that they will become champions, adding prestige to a gym, and a percentage of their winnings at major stadia. These are long term relationships (to generalize), an economy of investment that only in very, very rare cases to westerners get near. This is not something that you "sign up for". Western fighters almost never have this value.

As I said though, sponsorship by gyms in commercial areas, usually in Phuket, but sometimes elsewhere, for established western fighters, sometimes happens, if they feel that that fighter will add to their business (get them more customers in some way).


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Very few gyms offer full sponsorship to western fighters, but you might look into Sor. Sumalee in Phuket. You must already be an active fighter, I don't believe sponsorship is offered to beginners.

I mean for "free" like thai boy, how does it work? Do the thai boys pay?
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Okay i understand, and with the thai boys how do the camp pay them ?

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Okay i understand, and with the thai boys how do the camp pay them ?

They get a percentage of fight pay. The percentage varies greatly.


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if your young, in good shape, and speak thai, you could find a gym to train for free. but you would have to be willing to fight very regularly. 

I know of some gyms that would do this.  



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Thanks, what are the names of these gyms that sponsor the farang fighters in BKK ? Or everywhere?




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