Koh Yao Noi Muay Thai Gym

Koh Yao Noi Muay Thai Gym, Ko Yao Noi: Hours, Address, Koh Yao Noi Muay Thai Gym Reviews: 4.5/5

Koh Yao Noi Muay Thai Gym
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Our Muay Thai Camp is located on the beautiful paradise island of Koh Yao Noi, just half an hour by speedboat from Phuket or Krabi in the Andaman region of Southern Thailand. Koh Yao Noi Muay Thai Gym offers professional Muay Thai training with our very talented and dedicated professional trainers and provide our students with intense, genuine Thai- style training. Our classes are small and individual attention is guaranteed.
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Very good

Irene Gem
3 contributions
Feb 2020
KYN Muay Thai Gym
Definitely my favourite gym, due people, location, training and food. The staff is supportive, in any way you need support. Trainings are tuff, but always to make you better and you are always watched after by the trainers. I haven’t found a gym where there is that much of sparring, and that’s where I believe comes the real growth. During the trainings there is more than enough time to improve your technics too. The intensity of the daily trainings will strength your condition and muscles, but, unless you ask for it, all the time the trainers spend it on your fighting skills. If you wish you can go running yourself at this beautiful island or make use of the fitness equipment in the gym. Many beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants and about two bars is what the island can give to you. And don’t forget the local people, no need to lock your door, this community is built on love, trust and 100% inclusivity. Those two bars are enough for some joy and entertainment and also to keep the island a peaceful place to be. The meals served at the gym are tasteful and made with love, perfect to feed you. After trying quiet some places I wouldn’t not only say that this is my favourite place to train Muay Thai, it is also my favourite place to train for life.
Written 4 March 2020
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David T
Amsterdam5 contributions
1 week Solo stay
Dec 2019 • Solo
I spent a week at KYN and loved every minute spent here. The training is intense and thorough with a strong focus on technique. If you are familiar with muy thai or other combat training then i would not hesitate to recommend an extended stay of a week or more.

For the unitiated i suggest you train a bit before you come to be able to make the most of the twice daily sessions avaliable at KYN. Otherwise you can also just have a private session during your stay at koh yao noi.

The food provided is great and so is the accomodation. Scooter hire is avaliable onsite. Koh Yao Noi has a 7-11 pharmacy and plenty of spots to eat and drink.
Written 9 December 2019
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Phil D
20 contributions
Can’t wait to come back
Oct 2019 • Solo
This place is incredible. Turned up with absolutely no fight experience what so ever. Was welcomed with open arms by everyone. They have a real passion for what they do and I learnt so much in my short stay. Only regret is that I didn’t stay longer. Already planning my return. Thanks guys and see y’all soon :)
Written 15 October 2019
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1 contribution
An inspiring introduction to Muay Thai
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had a wonderfull stay. The warm welcome, the two well built up technical training sessions with great trainers, the tastefull healthy food, the enthousiastic fellow students and the beautifull environment made IT
Written 24 September 2019
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Claire H
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
Highlight of my stay on the Island
Sep 2019
I booked a private one hour lesson through my hotel. I was looking to keep active on my holiday but had never done Muay Thai before so wasn’t sure what to expect. But I had such a good time I went back for another session. I had a different trainer for each session and I thought both were excellent. So much fun and such a great workout - probably the highlight of my stay at Koh Yao Noi.
Thanks team - you were awesome.
Written 8 September 2019
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Koh Tao, Thailand1 contribution
Loved it!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Great location, great trainers and owners. Would highly recommend to anyone at any level of Muay Thai. Will be going back for sure.
Written 19 August 2019
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Gothenburg, Sweden1 contribution
1 week of training
May 2019 • Solo
I really liked my staying at KYN Muay thay gym.
Lisa, on of the owners is a great person, She was the one I met when I arrived and I got the welcoming feeling immediately.
Hlukhin, the head trainer, also a person with great personality. He and the other trainers, Bou, Ho and Nok will teach you the style of Muay Thai down to the smallest details.

I got the feeling that they are more into the technique. First we was sparring only with kicks, after that it was full muay thai and after that only punches. We did the pad work out at the of every session.

Over all, this was one of the best gym I was wisitng on my travelling and 1 week of staying was to short, feelt more like 3 days or something. I really family atmosphere, when it's not training time you can talk with the trainers and all of them are really nice people.
Every saturday they go to one of the restaurangs on the Island for a buffe night with a scene were any one who wants can sing.
Written 27 May 2019
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4 contributions
High class training in paradise for every level
Apr 2019 • Friends
You are thinking of training Muay Thai in Thailand? This is the place you should go!

I've been training on Koh Yao Noi with Muay Thai legend Hlukhin Wassantasit and his amazing team already 3 years (2 weeks each) in a row and I can't wait for next time.

No matter if you are a beginner or pro, everyone will get the most out of every single training. You just have to be willing to sweat. But you wanted to learn Muay Thai...? Go and love every single drop leaving your body ;)

The whole KYN team is incredibly talented, professional and absolutely dedicated. You will be able to learn the most according to your level. The training is intense, the classes small (private lesseons also possible) and therefore you will get a lot of individual attention. You become a part of the family and you will feel the passion and love of every trainer. Training is damn exhausting (if you put in the work) but it's also a lot of fun. You will grow technically as well as mentally. Try to soak in every single word head coach Hlukhin tells you during the sessions. This will help you in- and outside the ring!

There's also the chance the to compete in a real Muay Thai fight if you are ready for it. The Gym holds monthly fight nights in his own KYN Muay Thai stadium. Are you willing to train like a real fighter and face the challenge? This your chance! I've seen parts of the training as well as the fight three times already and I'm impressed!

And if high class training is not enough go to KYN the location will do the rest. You live and train right at the water, surrounded by a nice garden and right next to the swimming pool. And last but not least next to the great in-house restaurant. Breakfast and dinner is included and every meal is delicious and healthy. The kitchen ladies are more than just in charge of the food, there are the best help if you need anything like scooters, help with you laundry or with the organisation of a trip. They are amazing! Just like Lisa (Hlukhin's wife). She will help you with every question and every problem. No matter what. But she is not only the perfect organiser and good soul of the gym, Lisa was also a Muay Thai fighter. This tough woman nows what training and fighting is all about.

The island itself is one of the most beautiful and least touristic place I've ever visited in Thailand. The best thing is to rent a scooter and just discover every inch of Koh Yao Noi. It's stunning. But not the party place, just to let you know. Beautiful landscape, delicious food and friendly people. A paradise!

A big big thank you to Hlukhin and Lisa for creating this wonderful gym and atmosphere, allowing every visitor to have an incredible time. See you next time!
Written 19 May 2019
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Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
The best experience
Apr 2019 • Friends
The best experience I had, the staff and the trainers are very nice
If you really want to train without distraction Ko Yao noi is the right island I strongly recommend K.Y.N Gym
I also want to thank the kitchen staff
for the best food
Written 25 April 2019
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1 contribution
beautiful island
Apr 2019 • Solo
I only wish I'd read pinkyhallgates review before. or if i did. i wish id taken notice. i had almost exactly the same experience and was SO disappointed because I'd read so many positive reviews before hand and I do understand why so I hope that people take the time to read this before committing to a long duration commitment before trying. pinkyhallgates has great advice. try before you buy- if it's for you commit to longer.
positives- 1) the trainers are lovely. they are incredibly good at what they do. for me language was not an issue. their experience and skill at their profession crushed any language barriers. although one or two may seem a little narky at you at times, i think it is because they genuinely love muay thai and want you to be the best that you can be. they're good sports and work incredibly hard.
2) location. the island is beautiful. i don't know how anyone could not fall in love with it.
3) the kitchen staff. their food, their manor. their general i will do anything to look after you attitude. amazing.
why i personally was disappointed... as I've already mentioned the trainers there are good. they know what they are doing and how to teach. however, i don't know who decided on the structure of the classes but i feel like it's letting them down. this was my fourth muay thai camp in thailand and it was the first one that id been to that had such a rigid structure for sessions and SO much time shadow boxing. Again I understand their thought process as shadow boxing is when they do give you one on one time. but if the group is big- this means over half an hour shadow boxing. which I'm sure is useful if you're pro and understand how to utilize shadow boxing time- otherwise you're just a fool flailing against air for far too long out of your day. if you do two sessions a day- it can be up to an hours worth of your day shadow boxing. the trainers are working their arses off. but you're looking at three minutes time tops with them telling you how bad you are 'Jay Baruchel ing' against air and considering each session is little over an hour. that's a lot of time flailing in the wind. after the extensive time shadow boxing is sparring. either just legs, just boxing, or both. and as i can't stress enough these are great trainers who know how to fight beautiful muay thai. i learnt technique from them for sure. and for my first two weeks of stay i practiced technique with some great people learning too. my third week was the week that the gym group of 25 came in. great fighters but they wanted to do just that. fight. i sustained more injuries in the first session from sparring with them than i had the whole two weeks before (re pinkyhallgates post. must have been the same group). not only that but i left feeling like all the technique i had learnt was pointless because if someone is coming at you like wildfire then all i as an amateur could do was step back or take/attempt to block the beats. to which i was told by the trainers that i was scared and the new team on mass was cheered on as they hit with power and karate kicks. which brings me to my next cynical criticism. i think the financial drive of this gym outweighs all the pros of how amazing the staff it employs are. the session are on average one hour and ten minutes. you have to be there for 15 minutes before to warm up yourself (a rule that applied to single travelers. not the group of 25). 20- 30 minutes of your time is then spent shadow boxing. the remaining time is spent sparring and/or clinching. with bag work and pads at the end. my maths isn't great and i only know the time for shadow boxing and compulsory stretching as i was counting away the minutes of my life watching the clock, but this is hardly any time on pads. something i was used to and everyone i spoke to was used to. also a massive difference from every muay thai gym id been to before... which meant people brought private classes. the general rhetoric amongst the people who were there when i was, was that if you want to learn more- you pay more. at 600 baht a session this is incredibly reasonable. however. on no other camp have i been on was this the deal. you were SO exhausted from training that both your mind and body would not be able to contemplate a private session. and again this brings me back to the point that the trainers at this gym are really good and makes me very skeptical as to why they structure the group sessions in this way. and never change them. also to the point that prior to the arrival of the 25 the emphasis was on muay thai technique. yet when the on mass group arrived, anything went. this made sparring dangerous and with a completely different objective to learning technique- which is how they justify so much time shadow boxing.
the vast majority of the reviews on here are amazingly positive and i met people who were re visiting and had every intention of coming back. but i cannot stress enough that this is very different to the muay thai camps and training that i have been on before and i would whole heartly recommend you try a week before committing to longer. i still did not understand by the end of my time there why they structured every session the same, why they never taught from the front so that all could learn at the same time, why they didn't separate new from pro/ knew the drill and taught them in a small group rather than have so much time shadow boxing and then pair sparring partners up who have completely differently abilities experience and expectations.
Written 19 April 2019
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