“I recently took some of my students and fighters to train at Por Promin Muay Thai Gym for two reasons.
1. I’d heard of it’s reputation through the grapevine and wanted to to check it out.
2. It wasn’t practical to train in Bangkok at this time due to the flooding problem.”
For the European foreigner this gym has everything – the co-owner Miriam is English, so language isn’t a problem, and she also speaks fluent Thai, which helps a lot. Her husband (the other owner) who’s name is Kin, is one of the best Muay Thai Instructors I have ever worked with. He is a great coach who pushes you to the max without ever expecting too much, and he also takes time out to break down new techniques and show them to you properly as well as giving you a good beasting!
Kin speaks good English and is articulate and friendly, but don’t mistake his kindness for weakness as Kin is also a hard task master who expects you to work to the best of your ability.
The gym has a lovely setting which is at the end of a Soi a few minutes out of town. There is a small shop next to the gym which is great for getting a nice cold drink after your session too. I’ve been to Thailand more times than I can remember, and have much experience of training there and of the Thai people. Por Promin is at the top of my list & I’m very much looking forward to going back.
Owner of WAKT in Cornwall, England
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