In the beginning of the 20th century, Muay Thai training practice was practiced in schools and local gyms in Thailand. Since 1920 Muay Thai became an official sport with its own rules and this is why specialized Muay Thai camps were founded in some of the most populated cities in Thailand. Today, Muay Thai gyms and camps can be found not only in almost every settlement in Thailand but also in some foreign countries too. This is good because this sport became available for many people since they can join a camp close to them. However, it is good to mention that not all of these camps offer the same things. If you are looking to join a good Muay Thai camp you should take few things into consideration.
Some Muay Thai camps in Thailand for example, are working in this field without any permission. This type of camps should be definitely avoided. You should focus on finding a Muay Thai training camp with the necessary certificates and permissions. Only they can help you learn authentic Muay Thai.
The trainers should have the necessary experience in this field. Muay Thai training is a complicated process and this is why you need someone with experience to pass that knowledge to you. A training camp that has worked for more than 10 years is always a good choice.
Some of these camps are multifunctional and they teach few martial arts at once place. It is interesting that in most cases you can see the same instructors teaching Muay Thai, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu etc. If you are really interested in learning original Muay Thai try to find a camp that is focused only on this sport.
Use the internet to check the camp facility. View the gallery and see if there is any information about the size of the facility and the equipment found there. It is also a good option to choose a camp with its own accommodation in order to spend more time training and avoid losing focus.
Finally, find a training camp that has different programs for different types of students. There are many Muay Thai training camps like that in Thailand but take your time and find the one that suits you the best.