The (former) Sitsongpeenong gym in Phuket has been rebranded and his now called Revolution Muay Thai. The ownership, as well as the location remains the same; right near Surin beach in Phuket.
The concept is to provide a serious training atmosphere in a tropical environment. All skill levels are welcome, but everyone that trains here can be expect to be pushed during the sessions (to their own limitations of course). There are some kids training at the gym, both foreign and Thai, and it has a family feel to it.
There’s a really stacked team of trainers working here.
The most senior trainer is “PiPah”. PiPah has personally trained multiple champion fighters during his years at the famed Jocky Gym in Bangkok. A multiple time Raja stadium and Thai national champion himself, Pipa played a major role in the development of champions such as Saenchai (pictured together here), Lerdsila, Somluck, Dany Bill, Kaoklai, Jean Charles Skarbowsky, Silapathai and several others.
Before moving to Revolution Muay Thai, PiPah has trained students at a various gyms, so he has a lot of experience working with foreigners. He teaches a very illusive, technical style of fighting (Muay Fimeu), and those teachings are evident when watching guys like Saenchai and Lerdsila in action.
The gym is owned by an Australian named Tim Fisher. Tim has experience both as a fighter and a promoter, and is always around the gym to give feedback and arrange fights for students (should you wish to compete).
In addition to Pi-Pah, Tim has recruited a few other top notch fighters/trainers to work in the camp. Yodvisanu (a former WMC champion) was brought in from the “Sor Kittichai gym”, which is one of the top camps in Southern Thailand.
Prior to arriving at Revolution Muay Thai, Yodvisanu was working as a trainer in Japan, where he played a role in the development of 5 champions, one of them being Masaaki Noiri. Masaaki Noiri is currently ranked as the #1 lightweight kick-boxer in the world according to LiverKick.com
Also working as a trainer here is Sayannoi Kiatprabat. Sayannoi captured lumpinee belts in 2 weight divisions as well as a Thailand national title.
There has been a few new trainers added to the roster as well. Pettawee Sor Kittichai; former Rajadamnern, Thailand and S1 champion and Samranchai 96 Penang; former Thailand national champion.
Penthai SingPatong is also working as a trainer here. Penthai is a 2x lumpinee stadium champion, a channel 7 champion and a Thailand national champion.
In addition to all that, they also have Sagadpet; a 2x lumpinee stadium champion and rajadamnern champion.
Basically, the team of trainers is stacked.
They also have high level foreigners consistently passing through so if you’re advanced, you’ll have a lot of quality training partners.
The gym is located in the Surin area of Phuket, just 400 meters from the beach. The area has a laid back, relaxing atmosphere, so there’s little in terms of distractions so you can focus on your training, but if you’re in the mood for some entertainment, Patong (main nightlife district in Phuket) is about a 15 minute drive away. The beach in Surin is very nice, as are the Kamala and Laem Sing beaches which are also nearby. Click here for the address for the gym.
There are on-site accommodations as well as off site accommodation options nearby.
Here’s a tour of the on-site rooms..
As you can see, the rooms are basic, but clean and practical. They have free WIFI as well.
If you wanted something a bit more high end, here’s a look at the off-site accommodation..
For updated prices, just check the Revolution Muay Thai website or contact them through their Facebook page.
The vision for the gym is to have a serious training atmosphere, much like the gym in Bangkok, only in a tropical location. That being said, you can expect the same focus on intensity at the Phuket location that the Bangkok location has become known for (this means short rest intervals between rounds).
The morning sessions are kicked off with either a 5km run or an 8km run (different routes). The morning sessions also include technical sparring sessions (mix between Western boxing and Muay Thai), pad work as well as a shorter clinch session.
The afternoon session consists of 30 minutes of skipping, a long clinch session, bag work and 5-7 rounds on the pads with one of the trainers. There is also a conditioning circuit that focuses on developing explosive power implemented into the training routine 3x per week.
They have private lessons available for 1000 baht per hour and day passes for the group sessions for 500 baht per day.
In addition to the stacked team of trainers.. they’ll oftentimes have guest trainers dropping by. A few guest trainers in the past have been Thanonchai, Superbank and Namsaknoi; all former champions and highly regarded superstars of the sport.
Also worth noting is that if you want to capture some action shots of your training for your Instagram page, they have a professional photographer on site who can accommodate you.