Sor. Vorapin Boxing Gym was established on December 5, 1979 by a young couple who loved Thai Boxing very much and had a dream to start a small gym of their own one day. After years of dedication by Mr. Surapol and Ms. Vorapin, SorVorapin Gym was born. This explains how Sor.Vorapin got its name.
What I got from this course was a lot of techniques about Muay Thai such as punches, kicks and knees. However, the location of this camp is not so convenience. You cannot get there by car, it needs to walk for a distance to get into this camp.
With a little Boxing experience I couldn't resist giving Muay Thai a try, especially in Thailand! After trying one session I was hooked and signed up for the week. It's a full on work out with very patient, friendly and encouraging trainers that focus on proper technique with some very satisfying padwork. All staff were great and everyone else I met there were all good folk. The gym itself has seen many years of use and it shows, but for me, that was part of it's charm. I will absolutely be going back for more next time I am in Thailand. In fact, considering planning my next visit around going back to Sor Vorapin. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was due to some (very) minor language barrier issues - but that's just as much down to me as the gym. *I would suggest using your own wraps and gloves if you have them. Not essential, just personal preference. Nothing wrong with equipment supplied.
We did an open class today as beginners and came out wanting more. The instructors were fantastic, patient and encouraging and the other people in the class were in great form. The ratio of instructors to students is perfect in order to get your reps in as well as your rest. I definitely recommend Sor Vorapin Gym for anyone passing through Bangkok and wanting a taste for Muay Thai!
A wonderful trip, learn a lot and full of fun, the food provided is so yummy, I got fat after 1week training, ha!
Trained here a couple times while I was fighting professionally. Perfect little gym, convenient location in Bangkok and the some of the best Muay tuition available.
Excellent! I love to train Thai boxing with my teacher Ajarn Thanomsak
I enjoyed a well paced 1 to 1 training session with a very friendly coach. Paid 1000 b and gloves as well as wraps were lent to me there. Best to come in the morning to arrange a session for the evening.
I have been involved in Martial Arts for a great part of my life, so the natural thing to do is to take at least one authentic Muay Thai training. Authentic it is, the ring looks old but is functioning, there is this unmistakable smell of sweat coming from hard work, the center is a bit hard to find, tuckded away in an ally where you normally won't easily go. At the same time, the traiing is respectful and adapted to your level, it is open, even for beginners in the art, like myself, there is absolutely no need to fear hard combats and/or injuries.