Kaewsamrit gym was founded in 1992 by Mr. Anan Chantip, a former professional Muaythai boxer with over 200 fights to his name. Anan fought under the ring name Srimuang Singsuanngern and fought many main event fights at both of Thailand’s main stadiums of Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen. He went on to become a champion of every institution.
As he neared the end of his fighting career in Thailand, Anan had the chance to travel overseas to fight and teach Muaythai with trips to France, Belgium, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. After he retired, Anan started training fighters and his first protégé was his wife’s younger brother, Kreukchai Sor Kettalingchan. Under Anan’s guidance, Kreukchai went on to become the Lumpini Stadium mini-flyweight champion and later became one of famous promoter Songchai Ratanasuban’s top fighters.
Having enjoyed his success as a trainer, Anan decided it was time to open his own gym and started Kaewsamrit. With Anan at the helm, Kaewsamrit soon started to earn a reputation as a gym that produced top quality fighters who always entered the ring in top shape. With Kreukchai now fighting under the Kaewsamrit gym name and fighters like Watcharachai and Anuwat coming through, the name Kaewsamrit gym went from strength to strength.
In 2001, Kaewsamrit gym was runner-up to Por Pramuk in the vote for the best Muaythai camp in Thailand. In 2002 it was voted number one camp in Thailand and in 2003 number three. In the votes for 2004, Kaewsamrit again took runner up spot, losing out by only 2 votes to Sangmorakot gym. With a big stable of promising young Thai fighters coming through Kaewsamrit looks set to stay in the top positions of Thailand’s elite Muaythai camps for some time to come.
Kaewsamrit gym now welcomes boxers from overseas to train alongside its impressive group of young local fighters in a clean and friendly training environment, where you can just come to improve your skills, improve your general level of fitness, prepare for competition abroad, or prepare to compete here in Thailand.
Kaewsamrit Gym has all the traditional equipment and facilities that professional Thai Muaythai fighters use for training.
Please note that this routine is followed by the top Thai boxers in the gym and foreign students are not expected to reach this level straight away and are given time to build up to a level comfortable for them.
Location and Transport
Within easy reach of the Kaewsamrit Gym, there are many fascinating sites for tourists. The world famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak, where traders buy and sell their wares on small boats in a series of canals is just a short drive away. In addition, you can easily reach the nearby Crocodile Farm, where you can see amazing crocodile shows, and the Rose Garden, where you can take an elephant ride through the beautiful gardens and lakeside forests. For those who want to experience some local culture, there are many Buddhist temples in the area.
Trainees live at the Kaewsamrit Gym, where there are 10 rooms.
Breakfast and dinner are supplied.
Things to Do
There are many interesting things for tourists to see and do in the area. Check the Location and Transport section for more details on local tourist sites.
- Transfer from Airport – Gym – Airport