There is a growing movement among vacation-goers to experience a training-holiday at a world-class martial arts gym.
There are plenty of gyms in Asia that offer packages for as short as one week up to as long as your heart desires.
Here are three superb gyms in the region that you can visit on your next training-holiday.
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
Under the careful guidance of expert instructors like former Olympian Heath Sims and Muay Thai, boxing, and BJJ World Champions like ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Alex “Little Rock” Silva, Evolve is a great place to train in Asia.
There is an abundance of hotels catering to varying budgets within walking distance of Evolve’s three gyms, and when you’re not working hard on improving your skills, you can unwind in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
That sounds like the perfect mix of training and vacation.
Tiger Muay Thai & MMA
Tiger Muay Thai & MMA provides top-notch coaching, a tropical escape, and the camaraderie you would expect from a martial arts community.
Based in Phuket, Thailand, this camp offers intensive training in Muay Thai from a bevy of coaches, as well as programs for BJJ and mixed martial arts.
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Some classes are even held on the beach set against the sun and the sea. Imagine getting a quality workout and learning techniques with the sand beneath your feet.
If you drop by, be sure to experience a mixed martial arts session with ONE featherweight Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia.
In addition to on-site rooms and bungalow accommodations within a five-minute walking distance, the gym boasts its very own eatery called the Tiger Grill & Restaurant, making it a one-stop destination.
Bali MMA is billed as “world-class training in paradise,” and the experience at this tropical Indonesian retreat is as advertised.
This is your best chance to train alongside experts and World Champions such as multi-time BJJ medalist and ONE Championship flyweight contender Andrew Leone and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan.
The camp’s facility offers on-site accommodations in the form of fully-furnished houses and single-room suites.
Located in the surfing capital of the world, Bali MMA offers some of the greatest beaches for vacationers and water sports enthusiasts.
Alternatively, you can explore the luscious rain forests and partake in the picturesque landscape on a volcanic trail by the mountains.
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