The Lanta Muay Thai gym is owned by a former fighter named Dejpayak (William). During the prime years of his fight career, William was training and fighting out of the Sasiprapa Gym in Bangkok.
In the year 2000, William accomplished what most fighters aspire to achieve. He won a championship title at Lumpinee stadium in route to racking up an impressive career record of 170 wins and only 30 losses. William is oftentimes on-site at the gym offering advice and catering to the students who come to train.
Lanta Gym, as the name indicates, is located on the island of Koh Lanta – which is approximately 70km from the mainland (Krabi province). For detailed information on how to get to Koh Lanta from various regions in Thailand, click here. For the specific contact information, address and map, click here.
There are quite a few accommodation options if you wanted to train at Lanta Gym. The prices for accommodation are dependent on a few factors. The room type, whether or not you want a room with air conditioning, the time of year you book (there are discounts on place for “low season” bookings) and if you’re booking the room as part of an inclusive training package (including food) all influence the overall price.
William (the gym owner), is also building the “Lanta Sports Complex” (website here), which will essentially be more apartments and condominiums near the gym.
Training Info & Photos
The training times are organized differently at Lanta Gym than they are at most other gyms throughout Thailand. According to the training schedule in the website, there appears to be more segregation between skill levels here than at most places.
Beginners can opt to train during a different time frame than the rest of the students (from 10am-11:30am) and during that time, technique is emphasized more than sparring and clinching is.
There are two training sessions per day if you’re more advanced or in fight training and the workouts consist of what you’d expect; jogging, a warm up (particularly important should you choose not to run) consisting of skipping, tire jumping or/and shadow boxing, pad work with the trainer (3-5 rounds) then bag work and some conditioning exercises to finish off the session.
As mentioned above, if you’re participating in the “advanced training sessions”, sparring and clinching will be included into the training structure as well. Click here to view a breakdown of the training sessions and also, to view the training schedule (left hand side).