Kaewsamrit Gym was originally established back in 1992 by a professional fighter named Anan Chantip. Since its inception, the gym has won the “gym of the year” award and produced multiple national and world champions. Among the top fighters produced here are Anuwat Kaewsamrit, who is a 2x winner of the “fighter of the year” award, 6x raja champion, 2x lumpinee champion and 3x world champion (WMC, WBC & WPMF). Anuwat has now moved on and is a trainer at Evolve MMA in Singapore.
Raja & WMC champion, Bovy Sor Udomsoen is also a product of the Kaewsamrit Gym. Bovy is now training out of the Sitsongpeenong gym which is also in Bangkok. There are other top fighters that have been produced here as well and now that some of their big name fighters have moved on, they are focusing on producing the next generation of superstars.
The gym is located in a residential area in Bangkok. It’s not too far from Raja stadium. There isn’t much to do in the area surrounding the gym (aside from get some snacks at 7 eleven) but in Bangkok, taxi’s are so affordable that you’re just a few dollars away from wherever the action is if you ever wanted to head out for some food & fun. Here is the address to the gym.
Kaewsamrit offers all-inclusive training packages that include accommodation, training and food (2 meals per day). For an air conditioned room, the rate is 30,000 baht per month and for a shared, non-air conditioned room the rate is 24,000 baht per month.
The general consensus is that the beds here take a while to get used too because they’re much harder than anything you’re likely used too. Alternatively, you should be able to find an apartment nearby the gym if you prefer a bit more privacy and are looking to perhaps save some money and stay long term.
Training Info & Photos
The training at Kaewsamrit follows a program that you would expect from a gym that has won the “gym of the year” award and produced world champions. The morning session starts at 6am and begins with a run, which is followed by bag work, pad work, sparring, clinching and some conditioning exercises.
The afternoon session follows a similar routine, only with a shorter run and more emphasis on skipping to kick things off. The padwork during the afternoon sessions is a bit more intense as well. The cost for training is 400 baht per session or 800 baht per day, though I would imagine you could work out a discounted monthly rate.