Samingprai, who’s known by many from when he was working as a trainer at Kiatphontip gym, has recently opened a gym of his own in his hometown of Phattalung.
Samingprai is a winner of the 8 man “Tamjai” tournament held at Omnoi stadium and broadcast nationally on channel 3. He also earned a shot at the Rajadamnern title but unfortunately, he came up short to a fighter named Kompayak in a very close fight.
Throughout his career, Samingprai fought 170 times against several top fighters including Yodteera Sityodtong, Singtongnoi Por. Telakun , Watcharachai Keawsamsit , Kreangkrai Tor. Sirachai and Petchtanong Banchameck.
As mentioned above, the gym is located in Phatthalung province, which is where Samingprai grew up. In fact, Samingprai’s family members are the ones looking after the gym.
The nearest airport to the gym is in Hat Yai (1 hour away). There’s also an airport in Trang province, which is also nearby.
Alternatively, you can take either a train or a bus from Bangkok. A bus will take you approximately 13 hours. If you’re heading there from Phuket, the travel time is approximately 4 hours (contact the gym directly for their recommendation on the best way to get there).
They have accommodation with air conditioning available at the gym. Alternatively, I would imagine you could find yourself an apartment nearby. If you wish to stay on-site, here is a list of the training/accommodation/meal plan packages that they’re offering (of course this is subject to change)..
1 day 900 baht
1 week 6,300 baht
1 month 25,000 baht
2 months 50,000 baht
3 months 68,000 baht
6 months 125,000 baht
The rates listed above include accommodation, 2 meals per day, training fees and the use of a motorbike.
Training Info and Photos
The morning sessions at Samingprai gym start off with a 10km run. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the emphasis is on technique (technical sparring and technique instruction) whereas the sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are more conditioning based and include bag work and pad work with the trainers.
The afternoon sessions follow the same format and include a 4km run to warm up, 30 minutes of skipping, pad work, bag work, technical sparring, clinching and then some conditioning exercises to finish of the session.