Chay Yai Gym was first established over 30 years ago and was formerly known as Soonkila Watket Camp. The name of the gym was changed in the mid 90’s to honor the club’s most successful fighter, Chay Yai Sittehpitak. Chay Yai Sittehpitak was a top fighter in the 90’s and obtained 2 championship titles from Lumpinee stadium.

According to the website, two other Lumpinee champions were also produced here; Artthachai Por Samranchai (featherweight) and Karuehas Sor Supawan (junior featherweight & flyweight).


Chay Yai gym is located in Nonh Hoi area of Chiang Mai; which is approximately 10 minutes from the city center. Here is a page that contains the address, a map and the contact details for the gym.


There’s all sorts of apartments and guesthouses to stay throughout Chiang Mai. Your best bet is to just head the area around the gym and check out some apartments for yourself. You can find rooms from as low as 2500 baht per month (of course this is with a contract and without air conditioning).

Training Info & Photos

Chay Yai is a traditional Muay Thai gym and they follow a the typical training structure you’d expect from a Thai gym. They train 6 times per week and twice per day. The morning session runs from 8am-10am and the afternoon session runs from 3pm-5:30pm.

The training sessions consist of jogging, skipping, stretching, shadow boxing, bag work, pad work, clinching and sometimes sparring. Mind you, the training structure is loose and a lot of the activities are optional so a bit of self motivation is necessary if you want to get the best results from the training.