Abhishek Tiwari India
December 2017, BookYogaRetreats
Personal attention given by each instructor and the friendly environment.
Installing a water purifier for supply of drinking water will be a good idea.
Léo Ercolanelli France
November 2017, BookYogaRetreats
First and foremost would be the trainers! We constantly had 3 trainers for 5 trainees, which gives you almost 3 hours of private class of Muay Thai every day.
The training is also well thought out, and they adapt to ones level: not once did I feel a class was too hard or too easy.
They also listen and adapt the content with more or less sparring, depending on the taste of the trainees.
It's worth noting that they are also tremendous fighters, and you get to see them compete almost every month.
The people at the gym really ease your stay, by helping you renting a motor scooter (I highly recommend), or with any issue you may have (they helped me getting back my laptop that I forgot at a previous location).
The location makes it perfect for chilling between sessions: it's rural, lots of vegetation everywhere, and you have beautiful beaches nearby (once again, rent a motor scooter)
If I really had to find something, I would say that the food prices at the camp are a bit expensive compared to what you can find around.
Mohamad Chaaban Lebanon
November 2017, BookYogaRetreats
Training , accomodation, location
The bar restaurant
August 2017, BookYogaRetreats
The accomodation was peaceful, but wasn't very well explained on the website. The classes are great, and challenging but a week would be too long if you're unfit as you might not be able to do them everyday.
Overall it was a great place and Mike was lovely, such a good trainer.
Nothing to do in the area. Wouldn't recommend going alone or without personal transport. No food at the property, and we were never shown around so we had no idea if there was a kitchen.
Mike Carroll New Zealand
June 2017, BookYogaRetreats
The trainers and the environment provided was supportive and encouraging which made learning more fun. The trainers worked with you individually which was possible due the combat360x been a smaller camp.
Melissa Tan Singapore
We booked as a group of 5 and of the lot, 4 extended the trip and I am booking my flights back - says a lot and I can't wait to go back!!
PRE TRIP: was a breeze. Mike was extremely prompt (and patient!) on emails, we had many changes and he sorted them all.
ROOMS: We took a shared shower non AC room, basic and very decent. Very clean - bathroom and shower cleaned daily, room once a week. These are the gym shower/bathrooms, hot water available. Shower towel and soap provided. Our friends took a private room by the pool with AC and were very pleased.
CLASSES: You could do as many or as few trainings a day, all led by absolute experts in their respective martial arts. I tried out every class on offer and would recommend them all!
EQUIPMENT/STUDIO: We were entirely inexperienced and they sold or had whatever required available for hire (wraps, gloves, etc.). Compared to a couple of other martial arts gyms I've seen, this is really clean, a lady cleaned the mats daily, nothing smelt funky, etc. The pool is a wonderful post-training treat! Washing machine available at a small cost and you need to bring / buy washing powder.
TRAINERS/SKILL LEVELS: Classes were entirely mixed. In each Muay Thai class, there were novices with no idea how hand wraps worked, experienced students and current professional fighters. The trainers would match your activity to skill level and with 2-3 trainers (each with some 400 fights under their belts...), there was a good amount of 1-1 supervision. They corrected moves and took students out for individual padwork sessions as well. The more experienced students would do sparring.
FOOD/NUTRITION: the gym sells all pre and post work out supplements and protein. There are local joints nearby, but I would have been fairly restricted without a scooter (worth noting if you can't ride!). Food options are largely Thai with a few western-ish cafes. Nothing extremely healthy / vegan if that's what you're into and the vegetarians in our group found the choices limiting. There are 7/11s short drives away to stock up on milk / yogurt / basic munchies in the fridges in the gym.
For the cost and quality of the trip, I couldn't fault it if I tried! Thank you Mike Nu Su Nan Will Malik Siggy <3 See all of you soon again!
Laura Caraker MA
I unfortunately only had one week to spend at Combat 360x but If I could have, I would have stayed much longer! It was one of the best decisions I made as a solo traveler. I was able to get fit and meet awesome people from all over the globe, including the trainers themselves who are very experienced and very funny! It feels like everyone there is family. They push you and have you learning fighting skills from the beginning. It is certainly not easy but you feel great afterwards. I would highly recommend it for the gym, the price, the people, and the training. Such an incredible experience!
I visited Combat 360X for a two week vacation to learn a little Muay Thai, BJJ and improve my fitness. What a great place! All of the team made me feel very welcome. The classes are such that you need not feel intimidated if you are a beginner, but also provide worthy training for those that are experienced. Professional fighters would no doubt appreciate the experience and knowledge of the instructors too. The gym facilities are clean and well organised, with supplements and good quality equipment for sale on site incase you forget to pack anything. The accommodation in my case was a double room with AC. Clean and well furnished for my needs. I also opted for a meal plan that suited be perfectly.
Khao Lak offers plenty to do in your downtime, from beautiful beaches to excursions and local resorts. You can also relax in the pool onsite. All in all I had a great time, I lost weight and improved my skills and I will be back for an extended stay in 2017. Thankyou to all at Combat 360X for an amazing few weeks!
I returned to Sydney (under duress) for a family emergency about 5 months ago after 7 years of living in NYC. And put on 20 kilos. What can I say, it's been a long time between meat pies and VBs. Anyway due to stress, culture shock and honestly a little depression it's been really hard to get motivated to get back into shape.
I started at a local gym about month ago with a personal trainer and have been sort of struggling along with it. The exercise releases much needed endorphin's and I go early in the AM.
My Mum and I were booked for a much needed holiday in Khao Lak and I came across Combat360X on Trip Advisor. I emailed about having one on one HIIT/ Crosfit/WOD whatever they call it these days. Mike's responses were prompt, polite and accommodating. I booked mon-fri 7am one on one sessions. I was extremely nervous and I had no idea what to expect. Mike was welcoming, friendly and no-nonsense. Monday was hard, hard work. I came back Tuesday morning for more hard work and left hooked.
Unfortunately I was forced to skip Wednesday as my Mum was extremely unwell. I was disappointed I couldn't go, which is weird cos I relish any excuse to cancel on my home trainer.
Thursday and Friday were just as tough and I loved it. Mike tailored every session to what I had outlined to achieve and was patient and encouraging every step of the way. The warm up jog (ugh) and pre training stretching were thorough and post training assessment were an unrushed part of every session. I learnt a lot in the 4 days I trained with Mike and it is has boosted my confidence immensely to persevere. Hopefully I can retain this information (take photos of your session board, I regret not doing this!)
I am back in Sydney now (still sore) and am already figuring how I can worm out of work for a month to go back and seriously train. I wrote such an in depth review for the purpose of pointing out this facility is not just for people looking for BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA training. It can be used for people looking to lose serious weight and tone up with the help of world class experts. The training, techniques and results I saw in the short time I spent there are a testament to Combat360X and it's staff.
Jakob L Sweden
Joined a few drop-in Muay Thai classes at Combat 360X while in Khao Lak on family vacation. Very competent and friendly staff. Small classes, flexible and personalized training with regards to experience and fitness level. Will bring a couple of new techniques back to my home club :-) Great experience altogether. Hope to return for some more in the nearby future. Thanks Mike & staff!
Second time i come back for MMA/Muaythai and wanted to try a new places that was not crowded and touristy. 360 Combat is the place to go with! Super good training and perfect trainer/guest ratio!
The people in the gym took their wings over me when I arrived. As I was travelling alone I was a little lost in the beginning but they showed me around, made me learn to ride the scooter and made me try traditional dishes alongside the road. As I am here in low season there are not so many people, but that makes it interesting as I have more one on one time with the teachers. Maybe a little negative point; The teachers of Muay Thai speak bad English so that makes it difficult to learn the right techniques. People on the streets are also very friendly and I don't feel unsafe at all as a woman alone. For the rest, if you wanna learn how to fight and chill at the beach afterwards this is the place to be!
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