“The Beach” – Ko Phi Phi Islands – Paradise

If there could ever be a place on this earth that you could visit and call paradise it would be the Ko Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, where the movie “The Beach” was filmed. As the ferry brings you to the islands from Phuket, all you can see are giant limestone cliffs draping over the aqua blue water, with caves and long white sandy beaches. The island has no motorized traffic and the only way to get around is to walk or take a long tail boat. This island has a vibe like no other place. You know when you go somewhere and it just feels good…well that is what Phi Phi is like. All of our guests will have the opportunity to visit this place!

TV Show “The Bachelorette” in Phuket, Thailand?

Yeah, I am not a huge fan of the show “The Bachelorette” but they recently aired an episode where they were in Phuket, Thailand.  The footage from the preview below shows several of the areas that we will be taking our guests for the Fight Flights Thailand Experience.  So, not only will you be training Muay Thai, getting in awesome shape, eating amazing food but you will also be able to experience the magnificent beauty and culture of Thailand. Check it out:

MMA Fight Flights Guest Testimonial: Chris Snyder, U.S. Army Training Muay Thai in Thailand

Chris Snyder with the U.S. Army joined us last fall for his first MMA Fight Flights experience. Having never been to Thailand before and never trained Muay Thai or any martial arts, he had the time of his life. He was able to experience the Thai culture, live an adventure, learn the martial art of Muay Thai, get in great shape and meet people from all over the world. So…what are YOU waiting for? Don’t take my word for it, watch Chris’s video below:

What is the big deal about Training Muay Thai in Thailand?

So you were next to the lockers today, listening to Mike and Chad, comparing stories about training in Phuket. Sure, it sounded amazing, but seriously, what’s the big deal about training Muay Thai in Thailand? You could get the same results by taking a couple Muay Thai or MMA privates over a few months, right?

Take a look at your hometown. Do TV channels in your city broadcast Muay Thai fights every day? How many people in your gym have been training Muay Thai since the age of five? Is there anywhere you can get away from the “distractions” of your life to focus on training? Will you be able to get away from the draw backs of Western life (diet, distractions of technology, a sedentary lifestyle)? Is there anywhere you can train eight hours a day?

I didn’t think so. Train in Thailand and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll walk away with…

…a deeper understanding of Muay Thai

…a faster, cleaner, more technical game

…better dietary habits and the tools to continue them once you get home

…increased overall health

…relationships with fighters from all over the world

Let’s be straight up. There are some aspects of your game that you can only develop with intense focus and isolation. Come to Thailand to train and find out how far you can go.

 

H2O Overdrive sponsors MMA Fight Flights training camps in Thailand

MMA Fight Flights is excited to announce today the Sponsorship from H2O Overdrive.

Top amateur and professional athletes from a wide array of sports have chosen to use and endorse H2O Overdrive as their “sports drink of choice”. H2O overdrive is a new and unique great tasting hydration drink specifically formulated with 8 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbohydrates, over 30 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential nutrients to ensure hydration at the cellular level – all with ONLY 3 grams of Sugar!!! Based on hydration science, H2O Overdrive™ delivers clean, crisp – thirst quenching support for energy, stamina, rapid replenishment of muscle glycogen, protein synthesis, muscle function and recovery.

When training in Thailand it is very important to stay hydrated and be able to replenish the body after a hard workout.  That is why all clients who book a Thailand Experience this year will receive a supply of H2O overdrive to take with them.  To learn more about this product, visit their website at http://www.h2ooverdrive.com.

Muay Thai Training in Thailand: Do you have to be in great shape or have experience?

They all look like they’re in WAY better shape than you, don’t they? You know who I mean…the Muay Thai fighters you see training in Thailand.

Not gonna lie…a lot of them are. BUT…that doesn’t mean that we can’t customize a program specifically for you. We have programs that work for beginners (and that means a complete beginner, not just new to Muay Thai) to advanced fighters that are already incredibly conditioned with a strong background in training. Everyone will be challenged, everyone will make leaps and bounds toward their personal best regardless of their starting point.

Muay Thai is a total body discipline and you need to be at your best the entire time you’re in the ring…so you won’t just be learning technique, you’ll be focusing on maximizing your personal conditioning, speed and skill through activities like running, shadowboxing, resistance training and a healthy diet of delicious, native Thai food.

Long story short, you don’t have to be in amazing shape to train at a Muay Thai training camp in Thailand, but whatever shape you want to be in, we can get you there. Wanna know how? Click away…

 

Is Muay Thai training the best striking art for an MMA fighter?

Is Muay Thai training the best striking art for an MMA fighter?

No. Ninjitsu is.

Kidding. You probably hear that “it depends on the fighter, not the art”, which is true, but if you have two evenly matched opponents, Muay Thai offers some distinct advantages.

  • It’s efficient: No katas to memorize or special death touches to figure out.
  • The clinch: Mastering it opens up a world of takedowns, throws and paths to taking the fight to the ground or controlling while staying on your feet.
  • It’s versatile: It’s called “The art of eight limbs” for a reason. You have four more options than most stand up fighters and six more than Western boxers. You do the math.
  • Many issues you run into in Western boxing are nullified: For example, a short fighter can tuck his chin to defend against the blows of a taller boxer. There’s no hiding from the knees.

So of course, the individual practitioner makes a difference, but fighters that have Muay Thai training have seen proven success in sanctioned MMA fights. If you’re looking for some examples of guys that have put Muay Thai to the test in the ring, check out Terry Etim, Kenny Florian, Orlando Weit (for a UFC throwback) and more recently, Anderson Silva.

So you want to get started? What better place than a Muay Thai training camp in the motherland of Thailand itself?

Fight Flights Sponsors MMA Fight

Fight Flights along with Namman Muay sponsored Alpha Fights and Fight Time Promotions Amateur MMA fights last Friday in Ft. Lauderdale.  The night was filled with exciting fights, with several South Florida MMA camps represented and a lot of up-and-coming talent.  UFC superstar Thiago Silva also stopped by our booth!

Traditional Thai Liniment Oil

Fight Flights has partnered with Namman Muay. Namman Muay is the traditional Thai liniment used as a warming agent during PRE-training and competition. It serves to warm and loosen the muscles, while it’s natural active ingredients reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation helping with injury prevention and recovery. It’s used daily by Muay Thai practitioners and some of the world’s most extreme athletes.

Fight Flights and Namman Muay share the same vision of promoting Muay Thai and MMA in Thailand.  Anyone who has been to Thailand and has trained at any of the Muay Thai training camps will tell you all about Namman Muay- everyone uses it!  The good news is that you can now buy it in the US from the only approved North American distributor at http://www.competitiveace.com/