The original Luktupfah gym was established back in the 1970’s and there was a point when the facility was shared with another camp called Majestic Gym. Champions were produced in both camps during that time; Orono Wor Petchpun (from the Majestic camp) being an example.
Since the early days, the facility has operated under various names and owners/managers (M.T.I & Kittana Muay Thai) and now the facility has been taken over by a new management team who have returned to the original Luktupfah name. Past champions under the Luktupfah banner have been Kongnapha Luktupfah, Jowvaha Luktupfah, Fahpikart Luktupfah (Rajdamnern 130lb Champion).
The gym is now managed by Jade Marrisa Sirisompan and her father, Master Woody. Master Woody brought Muay Thai to England and he’s a promoter of the MBK fight night (which is a Muay Thai event held every Wednesday night outside of the MBK shopping mall).
The Luktupfah gym is located off On Nut 65. Once you turn onto On Nut 65, head straight for about 45 seconds or so (if on a motorbike) and you’ll eventually see a sign saying “Yak 8” on the right hand side. Turn there and head straight about 300 meters (the gym is on the left side near the end of the road).
The area is pretty quiet (there’s even cows that walk by every day during training hours) but there’s a nice jogging route and from the gym, you’re a 60 baht taxi ride away from Seacon Square and Paradise Park (two epic shopping malls) so you’re not far from some shopping, food and entertainment options.
The gym has approximately 15 rooms on site that are available for rent in a package deal with the training. The rooms are pretty decent and have a private washroom and air conditioning. If you’re on a tight budget and need to save some money, you could probably do so by looking for a room nearby and just commuting to the gym for training.
Training Info & Photos
There are 2 training sessions per day at Luktupfah. The morning session focuses more on fitness training and includes a long run, knees and front kicks on the bags and some strength and conditioning training. There is no pad work, sparring or clinching in the mornings. The afternoon session consists of either a shorter run or skipping, followed by bag work, pad work, sparring and clinching.