The “Elite Fight Club” is owned by the Elite Boxing promotion, which is known for their “Thailand vs Challenger” events. Since they’re fight promoters, a lot of the fighters from their shows can be found training in the gym at any given time.
Ilya Grad, Valdet Gashi, Leo Montero and several other top foreign fighters train out of the gym so you won’t have a hard time finding skilled training partners.
You don’t need to be a top fighter to train here though. The gym is accommodating to all skill levels from beginner to advanced and the theme of the gym is “White Collar Muay Thai” as the facilities are quite luxurious.
In addition to the Muay Thai training area, there’s a fully equipped fitness center, pool, sauna, jacuzzi and pretty high standard changing rooms.
The Elite Fight Club Gym is located on the 10th floor of an upscale condominium complex called the Waterford Diamond Tower, which looks over the Thonglor and Phrom Pong areas of Sukhumvit Road in central Bangkok.
You can get to the gym via the sky train by getting off at either the Phrom Phong or Thong Lo stations (the condo where the gym is is located between the two stations).
Since the gym is centrally located and near the sky train stations, your options for accommodations are pretty vast. Just find an area you like and as long as its near a BTS station, getting to the gym for training will be easy. If you had it in your budget and you wanted to be close to the gym, I suppose you could look into renting a room at the Waterford Diamond Tower where the gym is located. Alternatively, the gym is now offering packages that include both training and accommodation from 18,000 baht per month.
Training Info & Photos
There are 2 sessions per day at Elite Fight Club. The morning session starts at 7am and consists of a run in Imperial Queens Park then it’s back to the gym to go over some techniques. I don’t believe the morning session consists of any pad work, sparring or clinching.
The afternoon session is scheduled from 3pm-5pm and consists of 3-5 rounds of bad work, 3 rounds of pad work with one of the trainers and then some more drills to learn technique. Sparring is done on Saturdays from 3pm-5pm and it’s done at about 75% speed and power.