Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

Thailand: Muay Thai Training

Hua Hin, Thailand


Location: Hua Hin, Thailand

Duration: Minimum 1 week

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: £350 GBP per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

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Unlock the World of Muay Thai Mastery

Embark on a transformative journey to either delve into the intricacies of Muay Thai or, for those already versed in its basics, elevate your skills in the very heartland of this revered sport. Muay Thai, known as the “art of the eight limbs,” opens the gateway to honing your combat prowess using feet, knees, elbows, and hands – eight distinct points of contact on the body. Recognized as one of the most physically demanding martial arts, Muay Thai also stands as one of the most exclusive.

Why Muay Thai in Its Homeland?
There’s no better place to learn or refine your Muay Thai skills than in the country where this art originated. Thailand, steeped in the rich tradition of Muay Thai, offers an immersive experience that goes beyond training – it’s a cultural odyssey into the roots of this dynamic martial art.

What Sets Muay Thai Apart?
Muay Thai, often hailed as the “art of the eight limbs,” sets itself apart by incorporating the use of feet, knees, elbows, and hands in combat. This multifaceted approach not only makes it one of the most physically demanding martial arts but also elevates it to an exclusive realm, where practitioners master the art of striking with precision and finesse.

Program Highlights:
– Perfect base for Muay Thai beginners or those looking to advance their skills.
– Immersive learning experience in the birthplace of Muay Thai.
– “Art of the eight limbs” – mastering strikes with feet, knees, elbows, and hands.
– A journey into the physical and cultural dimensions of Muay Thai.
– Expert instruction to guide your progression and enhance your technique.

Why Muay Thai Matters:

Muay Thai isn’t just a martial art; it’s a holistic experience that challenges your physical limits, refines your combat skills, and immerses you in the rich cultural heritage of Thailand. Whether you’re a novice seeking a solid foundation or a seasoned practitioner aiming for mastery, this program is your gateway to the art, tradition, and exclusivity of Muay Thai.

Daily Life

Muay Thai, a martial art renowned for its unparalleled blend of skill and culture, stands out with distinctive features that set it apart from other forms of boxing:

1. Eight Limb Striking:
Muay Thai’s unique prowess lies in utilizing punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes, engaging all eight points of contact. This versatile approach equips practitioners with a comprehensive striking skill set, unmatched in the world of combat sports.

2. Clinch Fighting:
Emphasizing close-quarters combat, Muay Thai incorporates clinch work, allowing fighters to control posture, deliver knee strikes, and execute throws strategically. This aspect adds depth and versatility to the art.

3. Elaborate Techniques:
From powerful roundhouse kicks to intricate sweeps and devastating elbow strikes, Muay Thai showcases a diverse range of techniques. Practitioners must master both strength and finesse to execute these dynamic moves effectively.

4. Mental and Physical Toughness:
Muay Thai training focuses on building mental resilience and physical endurance. Fighters undergo conditioning to withstand intense exertion, fostering mental focus during challenging scenarios.

5. Cultural and Ritualistic Elements:
Deeply rooted in Thai culture, Muay Thai incorporates pre-fight rituals like the Wai Kru dance, paying homage to teachers and showcasing respect for the art. These cultural elements add a unique layer to the martial experience.

6. Combination of Offense and Defense:
Muay Thai fighters seamlessly transition between offense and defense, employing blocking, parrying, and countering techniques. This strategic adaptability ensures both self-protection and effective engagement with opponents.

7. Clinically Precise Strikes:
Precision and accuracy are paramount in Muay Thai striking. Practitioners aim for specific vulnerable areas on the opponent’s body, maximizing the impact of their strikes with clinical precision.

8. Conditioning and Fitness:
Rigorous physical conditioning is a cornerstone of Muay Thai training. The focus on overall fitness enhances strength, speed, and agility, contributing to the well-rounded athleticism of practitioners.



Experience the authenticity of Muay Thai through traditional boxing classes, guided by experienced Muay Thai teachers, coaches, and champions. Your training, a minimum of 3 hours a day, will be tailored to your experience, learning pace, and fitness level. It’s a transformative journey into the heart of Muay Thai, where each strike is a testament to the art’s rich legacy and your dedication to its mastery. Embrace the challenge; embrace the art.

Monday to Friday

7.00 – 8.00 Breakfast at the accommodation

8.00 – 9.00 Warm up with the instructor

9.00 – 10.00 Training session with instructor. You may also train with fellow participants.

10.00 – 12.00 Rest

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch at the accommodation

13.00 – 16.00 Free time

16.00 – 17.30 Afternoon training session with your instructor. You may also train with fellow participants.

17.30 – 18.00 Return to the accommodation and relax

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

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Travel and Accom.

You will be met at the airport and transported to the project.

You will stay in dorm style accommodation close to the training centre.

All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.

Fundraising Help


  • Minimum age 12
  • Passion and enthusiasm for environmental conservation
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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£350 GBP per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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Note: Map coordinates are approximate