If you’ve never heard of Muay Thai before, you’re probably living in a cave devoid of any societal contact. This particular sport has been a reigning ‘it’ sport in recent years. People love it for its heart-pumping, sweat-inducing, endorphin-generating jabs, straights, elbows, knees, and kicks.
I got introduced to Muay Thai when I came back from Los Angeles 3 years ago. FOB (fresh off the boat) and clique-less, the sport became a favorite pastime. When I felt the arduous torment of parental supervision and newly-administered curfews, Muay Thai let me unleash all my pent-up frustration and grievance.
So I’ve frequented several Muay Thai camps and even hired private instructors since I started, and I can recommend two of my favorite Muay Thai camps to try out this particular fat-burner. (Note: I recommend that everyone acquire 1 set of hand wrap for own use. The gloves can come later. And no sports shoes required during the exercise.)
West Jakarta: EVOLUTION MUAY THAI CAMP
This camp is huge! The coolest part is, de facto, a boxing rink sprawled right in the middle of the training hall. For newbies and seasoned Muay Thai-goers, the rink gives an extra “oomph” when you’re practicing sparring. Another extra freebie is that it has TRX for an alternative to the mainstream push-ups and sit-ups.
Here’s a look at this awesome training camp:
Trainers at this camp like to perform some stunts just to keep us feeling inferior (Just kidding!)
South Jakarta: JAKARTA MUAY THAI CAMP
Formerly a resident of the owner, it has been revamped into a fully-equipped muaythai training camp. This place is convenient for those working in SCBD area as it is neatly tucked away at Jl. Daksa 1 and it intersects with Jl. Gunawarman. The only downside is that it has become a pretty popular spot. Many members would practice at one time, giving the 2 trainers less time to focus on each member. Coming at non-peak hours will guarantee a more grueling workout. Of course, you can always opt for a private session.
Warming up usually includes skipping and shadow boxing. Then, our inner strength and determination are tested through a series of burpees, push-ups, squats and sit-ups.
This picture says it all!
I dare you to try out this sport and feel the rush!
EVOLUTION MUAY THAI CAMP
Jl. Srengseng Raya no 55A, Jakarta, Indonesia
T. 0812 8000 2192
(021) 360 30253
(021) 586 7385
(021) 5366 2056
Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 9 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun: 9 AM – 3 PM
Jl. Daksa I No. 1A, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta, Indonesia 12120
(021) 725 0574
BB PIN: 2A8B65AC
Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 9 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 3 PM
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Inggrid loves immersing herself in new experiences, such as swimming with sharks in Hawaii; getting lost in the deserted streets of Tanjong Pinang; taking up new sports like Muay Thai, fishing, and more. Inggrid’s secret ambition is to win the reality show “Amazing Race” and to make her mark as an entrepreneur. She is unafraid to explore her limits and accept any challenges. Just don’t make her eat nasty things and watch horror movies alone, because things can get ugly…