Frequent Asked Questions about Punch it Muay Thai Gym
Here is a selection of most of the questions we receive from our customers at Punch it Muay Thai Gym on Koh Samui Thailand.
If you find any of your questions are not answered here on the FAQ page, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and well be happy to answer your questions.
You don’t need to speak Thai to train with us. Our trainers all speak some English and can explain everything that is necessary for the training in English. You don’t speak Thai or English? That works too! Through the many years of experience of our Muay Thai trainers, they have developed a communication that works even without language knowledge. But it is of course easier and beneficial to understand the most common words. The trainers do not speak fluent English either, which means that communication is easy. Don’t worry about language. For further help in addition to the training, we have staff in our office who speak fluent English and German and can help you with almost any request for your stay on Koh Samui.
We can organize a fight on site for you if the level is good enough. There are 3 stadiums on Koh Samui and we can usually find a suitable opponent there. But your stay should be at least 3 weeks so that we have enough time to prepare.
Once a month we will also hold small live events in our gym, where you can fight at your own risk without any experience. How and what to watch out for, please have a look at our Nakmuay.blog for more information about fighting in Thailand.
As a rule, we do not book private lessons in advance and it is easier to book them on site. If you only want to book private lessons, come to the gym on the first day and we can find the best solution for you with the right trainer for your needs. The private lessons should always be booked one day in advance and can be done in our office from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or from 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. A private lesson costs THB 1000.- and if you book 10 hours, these are THB 9000. The lessons have to be paid in advance and will not be refunded if you don’t show up.
We support professional fighters on site or you can send us your details in advance to email@example.com and we can make you an offer. It is very individual and depends on the experience. The same applies to equipment sponsoring, where we only support Muay Thai fighter who we know personally or who fit into our marketing strategy.
We have a shop in the gym and a large warehouse of all Muay Thai equipment you need. You can also find everything that is available in our online shop. If you book online, you even get a 30% discount on one purchase on all the gear.
Basically you can use gloves, shinguard and bandages from the gym. All equipment is included in the trainingsprice. But these are all used items that, for reasons of hygiene, should not be used for a long time. We recommend bringing your own material with you or buying it in our shop in the gym.
If you book accommodation and training online, you will also receive a voucher with a 30% discount on the entire range on a purchase. So you can buy it on site at a good price and don’t have to bring everything with you. You can find what we have in our Punch it online-shop.
What you usually need for training are the following:
- Mouthguard, when you train in the morning and at 4 p.m. and in the beginners class at 6 p.m. it is recommended, but not absolutely necessary
- 1 pair of box gloves between 10 – 16oz that are still in good condition and have not penetrated
- 2 pairs of bandages in length 3.5 – 5 meters
- 1 pair of shinguard protectors
- 1Groin Guard is also recommended in the morning and at 4am for sparring and some exercise
- Running shoes are also required in the morning and at 4 a.m. In the morning we run 1km together for about 10-15 minutes and in the fighter class we also run in a group between 3-4 km for about 30 minutes
- Muay Thai shorts are certainly comfortable to wear, but not compulsory. Sporty clothing is also sufficient
Pick-up at the airport on Koh Samui or at the pier can be selected as a option on your booking. It is important here that we receive your flight details. What is easiest to forward after booking the flight. If your flight is delayed, it is good to send a message on the way.
The easiest way to do this is via WhatsApp on the number +66 61 661 5161. So we can instruct our driver and he will also wait there and pick you up in a high-quality and well-maintained car. After he will show you the way to the gym and bring you to your accommodation.
So you already have an overview of where you are. We usually only pick up one person at a time. So there is no waiting at the airport like with other shared taxis.
The laundry shop is located opposite our gym or in the accommodation and the standard rate is 30-40 Baht a Kilo.
You can easily book your stay on our booking website. The good thing is that you have the option to enter the date individually and then select one of the 5 accommodations that are available. Then you come to the second page, where you can also book the motorcycle. So you have a motorcycle on site from day one and you are flexible.
Then you can book the collection and return to the airport or Pier on Koh Samui, where you will be picked up personally by a driver from us. No shared taxi and directly to the gym. He will show you the way from the gym to the accommodation.
The last option that can be selected is training for one or two people. This means that, for example, you share the room with your partner or friend and then only pay for the training. All accommodations can be occupied by a maximum of two people. But be careful, there is only the option of two beds in the Muay Thai Spa, all others have a king-size bed.
You can always find the total price for your stay under the address block.
After booking, we will check availability again and confirm the booking within 48 hours. If you don’t get an answer. Please check the spam folder briefly. If there is nothing there, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have confirmed the booking, you have to transfer the money within 14 days so that we can block the accommodation. We recommend making the transfer with Wise (use this link).
The first transfer is also free and compared to a bank transfer you have a better exchange rate and no additional fees. In addition, in Thailand we don’t get a name from our customers for a bank transfer and the banks here also take between 400-1200 baht commission on your transfer.
This means that it is sometimes very difficult to assign the payments. If you do this with Wise (link), everyone will save money and time. After the transfer, all you have to do is give us the flight date, and everything is organized and ready for your Muay Thai adventure.
The longer you train with us, the cheaper your stay will be. For example, if you come for 3 months, the class costs only 138 Baht instead of the 400 Baht as a single entry. We also have a special price for accommodation for 30 days or more. You can always find this on the booking page.
There are also no additional costs to be paid on site, such as Muay Thai equipment gear rent, internet, electricity or water. With us everything is inclusive and transparent, and we always try to make the best price for our customers. For this reason it is not possible to make more discounts. If you book training and accommodation in advance on our website, you will also receive a voucher for our Muay Thai shop in the gym for a purchase with a 30% discount. So you don’t have to bring all of the Muay Thai equipment with you.
For our customers who want to stay in Thailand for up to 2 months or longer, there is a tourist visa for 2 months (60 days) that you can apply at the Thai embassy in your country before you leaving your country. Visa extensions 1 month (30 days) can then be carried out on Koh Samui.
After 3 months you have to leave the country and get a new tourist visa for the next 2 + 1 months. In addition, there is an organized bus trip to Penang, Malaysia on Koh Samui, which includes all transport, meals and a hotel room for 1 night. The trip takes two days. You can apply for a 2 month tourist visa in Penang and extend it for another 30 days after your 2 months at the immigration on Koh Samui. The extension is 1900 baht and must be paid in cash on site. If you just want to extend only a month, a 1 day trip across the border and back is enough, there are also tours on Koh Samui.
If you stay in the country for a few days too long, there is a fine of 500 baht per day when you leave the country for exceeding the stay in Thailand. We do not recommend staying over a week longer because you do not have too many problems when you leave the country. But if the trip is more suitable for 2-4 days, it doesn’t matter and you simply have to pay the fine on site. Also has no consequences for future entry. If you exceed 90 days, you will be banned from re-entering Thailand for one year and you will have to pay a fine of 20,000 baht.
Our office in the Punch it Gym Shop can provide you with information on the visa process and recommend visa run companies. Changes to the visa regulations can be made at any time and we cannot be held responsible for it.
We have mostly the motorcycle Honda Click 125ccm and they can be selected as an option if you book online in the package. If you want to rent out daily is also possible at the spot in our office. Almost 70% of our guests rent a motorcycle to get from A to B. However, it is not entirely safe and we only recommend renting a motorcycle if you have ridden it before. Koh Samui is not the place to teach how to ride a motorcycle. Anyone who rents the motorcycle from us will certainly have no problems with tricky rental companies. We only rent high quality motorcycles that have not been ridden down. For us it is important that the fun factor and the quality of your vacation are right after the training. It is only possible with a valid motorbike license and advantageous if it is an international license. The motorcycle is only insured for 3 people. In the event of an accident, you have to pay for the damage yourself and you are not insured. We will instruct you in handing over what you need to look out for for a safe ride.
With us you can book a complete package. For this we have a special booking tool that gives you an exact overview of the costs. The days and duration can be selected exactly according to your needs. Click here to go to the booking page
There is a choice of 5 different accommodations. These are then also described and within 400 meters around the gym. We recommend booking this accommodation, as we can ensure the standard there and no long journeys are necessary to come to the training. All accommodations are 900-700 meters from the beach and is within walking distance.
The prices for the accommodation always include electricity, water and internet. The accommodation can be occupied by a maximum of two people. All accommodations have king size beds. At Muay Thai Spa it is possible to have two single beds in the same room. If you want to live together in one room, you can choose two people when booking. For the second person, only the price for the training is added.
If you are several people and want a single room, each person needs a separate booking.
Muay Thai Training
When you book online, the overview comes where you can choose, training for one or two people. The selection for one person is activated automatically and you can visit a class twice a day for the entire stay that you book. So you can train as often as you want whenever you want and you are free to choose.
We didn’t include the food in the package. From our point of view, it is easier if you can eat where you want to. There are many restaurants around the gym and on the beach, which is only a few 100m away, so you have a bit of variety. A meal costs between 50 and 200 baht, depending on the location. It also has many smaller shops where you can buy groceries. There is also a large shopping center very close by where you can get everything. For example, you have the opportunity to cook yourself in the King Muay Thai or Gym House. The other accommodations have no cooking facilities.
Pick up at the airport
Pick-up at the airport on Koh Samui can be selected as a option on your booking. It is important here that we receive your flight details. What is easiest to forward after booking the flight. If your flight is delayed, it is good to send a message on the way. The easiest way to do this is via WhatsApp on the number+66 61 661 5161. So we can instruct our driver and he will also wait there and pick you up in a high-quality and well-maintained car. After he will show you the way to the gym and bring you to your accommodation. So you already have an overview of where you are. We usually only pick up one person at a time. So there is no waiting at the airport like with other shared taxis.
We have up to four classes in our gym every day. We always train from Sunday to Friday.
The gym is closed on Saturday. However, if you want to train on Saturday, you can book private lessons from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The morning class starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m. In this class, every level is welcome and we run together for 10 minutes. If you can’t run too much, you can warm up in the gym. If you have a longer experience, we recommend that you come to training twice a day. So you can reach the next level faster. We also have a different top peek in each training session, so there is variety throughout the week. How the training is structured and what is done can be found on the training schedule page. If you click on the class, you get an overview of what the training looks like in detail.
The fighter class starts at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fighter class does not mean that only active fighters can train, but rather everyone who has some experience with Muay Thai or martial arts. We recommend this class for everyone who has previously trained active martial arts for at least 6 months.
The rookie class starts at 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and everyone is welcome in this class. However, if you are experienced, you have to be aware that we have beginners in this class and that we often train simple things and not actively do sparring. It is therefore not recommended for advanced students to come to this class every day. The learning factor is much lower and you have to adapt to the level with the person you are training. In this class, the aim is to ensure that even beginners feel comfortable and have fun with sport and exercise.
For the women who just want to do some exercise and fitness, we also have a special Lady-Fit Muay Thai class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm. This takes place whenever there is sufficient demand.
The children’s classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We recommend this class for all children from 8 years to around 14 years. After that, depending on the level, it makes more sense to attend one of the adult classes.