Frequently Asked Questions 1

Q - How much experience should I have?

A – Jun Muay Thai Gym caters to all levels – from absolute novices, with no experience at all, to experienced Muay Thai competitors.

Q 1 - How fit do I need to be?

A - You don't need to be in really good shape. You should be reasonably fit and in good health. There is no pressure to train very hard. If you feel you’ve done enough, you can stop and rest at any time.

Q 2 - Do you accept women boxers?

A - Yes, female boxers are very welcome to train at Jun Muay Thai Gym.

Q 3 - Can I compete in a stadium fight against a Thai fighter?

A - We can organise that for you. Our instructors will check to see if you ready to fight.

Q 4 - Do I need to book ahead?

A - You can reserve a room by sending an email to 


You are also welcome to just turn up at the camp and see what is available.

Q 5 - My friend/partner doesn’t want to train. Is that a problem?

A – This is no problem at all.

Q 6 - Will I have to fight?

A – That is entirely up to you and your trainer. Many People decide to take up Muay Thai Kick boxing for many different reasons and not everyone wishes to compete.

Q 7 - Do I need a visa for Thailand?

A - Most nationalities are granted a 30-day stay on arrival to Thailand. If you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days apply for a tourist visa in advance. Check with your nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate. You should have at least six months validity remaining on your passport.

Q 8 - What vaccinations will I need?

A - There are no required vaccinations for entry into Thailand, but it is a good idea to make sure you are protected against certain diseases. Your Doctor can advise you. Make an appointment at least six weeks before you are due to travel.

Q 9 - Do I need to take malaria tablets?

Koh Samui and Bangkok are parts of Thailand considered to be free from risk of malaria. If you are joining one of our tours, which include brief visits to regions bordering with Burma (April) and Laos (Feb), your Doctor may advise you to take anti-malarial medicines. The World Health Organisation (WHO) can give you the latest advice: www.who.int

Q 10 - What should I bring?

A - As little as possible! One medium-sized suitcase, backpack or shoulder bag should do it. Pack lightweight, natural-fibre clothes. Slip-on sandals are a very good idea. Not only are they cooler, they are easily removed before entering a Thai home or temple. You’ll need to bring at least one good pair of running shoes in addition to the shoes you wear every day. Bring one set of warm clothes, as the air-conditioned coaches can feel cold.


Frequently Asked Questions 2

Q 1 - What currency is used in Thailand?

A - The currency in Thailand is the Thai baht. Money is easily exchanged everywhere. You can bring cash or travellers cheques; English pounds, euros and US dollars are fine. ATMs (Automated Teller Machines), where cash can be drawn on credit or debit cards, are widely available. You may wish to bring some Thai baht with you from home to avoid a rush changing money at the airport. Visit www.xe.com/ucc for current exchange rates.

Q 2 - Is there anything I can’t get in Thailand?

A - You can get almost anything in Thailand, although some imported items can be expensive. Large-size clothing can be a problem, shoes and hats in particular. Running shoes are not available everywhere; you should bring at least one pair with you. For the women, bring a sports bra from home. Tampons are not available in some rural areas.

Q 3 - Do I need travel insurance?

A - This is a very good idea. We advise all our customers to purchase their own travel insurance. The travel agent where you buy your flight tickets should be able to cover your insurance needs. You can also shop around for a good deal.

Q 4 - What will the weather be like?

A - The weather in Thailand is nearly always hot and humid. Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are a must for most people. In the south, at Jun Muay Thai, the hottest, driest time is usually around April. We see the most rain between September and December. This is the monsoon period and it is often windy. Rough seas sometimes make it difficult to stop boats in many bays in Samui any time from October through to February.

Q 5 - Can I bring a friend or partner?

A - Yes, there is a great deal more to enjoy in Samui than just Muay Thai Boxing. It is a magnificent holiday location. If Muay Thai boxing is not your thing there are all kinds of other things to do in the local area. You could enjoy a relaxing day at the spa or learn yoga, take a courses in Thai massage or learn to cook Thai food. You could take a boat trip or diving course, or explore the island’s coastal trails. Or simply relax in your hammock with a good book.

Q 6 - Are there any customs I should be aware of?

A - Thai’s are extremely tolerant of almost all kinds of behaviour and never expect Westerners to understand the intricacies of Thai social customs. However, by following a few very simple rules you can gain respect, which will inevitably make your stay in Thailand that much more enjoyable.
1. Always remove your shoes (socks are OK) before entering a Thai home or temple. If you’re not sure, watch other people. A pile of other people’s shoes at the entrance is your clue to remove yours.
2. Nudity is never acceptable. Swimming gear is fine for the beach, but if you are going into town cover up. Vest tops and shorts are OK for most situations, but girls please don’t go shopping in your bikinis.
3. Above all, always keep a cool heart! Shouting or other displays of bad temper are guaranteed to offend and will never be productive.

Frequently ask questions about Lamai 3

Q 1 - Where can I eat and how much does it cost?

A – Lamai has a great range of Thai style or European style restaurants. Thai food is generally quite spicy, however for the (farang) westerns palette it is toned town considerably. The average price for a Thai dish will be around 50 - 60 baht; however European food does tend to be a little more expensive. Samui has a great variety of foods from street stalls and home style Thai restaurants to the biggest fast food chains. There is something for everyone’s budget and taste.

Q 2 – What equipment should I bring with me?

A – Thailand is the most popular country where all the top equipment is made. Here at Jun Muay Thai we have a full range of everything you ever need to compete or train in the sport. If you wish to purchase some custom shorts for yourself, or for a gift while you’re here; this can be done. Purchasing a larger number of shorts is also possible too, but we will need to know in advance, so they are ready by the time you leave. We are also able to export to different countries

Q 3 – How much spending money do I need?

A – This is a difficult question to answer, as you could spend all your money on shopping and doing all the things there are to do on the island. It literally depends on how much you wish to eat and how often you like to go out. Everyone is different.

Q 4 – What can I do when I’m not training?

A - There is a wide range of things to do on the Island. E.g. jet skiing, diving and snorkeling are very popular. For those wanting a little more excitement there is a shooting range. If you want to do more of the relaxing activities there are plenty of places to go like elephant trekking or see the beautiful waterfalls, aquarium and the nature reserves. However if you feel this above is still too much, then just relax on one of Samui’s beautiful beaches.

Q 5 - Getting around the island.

A – The Island of Koh Samui is a great island to explore. There are many modes of       transport to get around from bicycle to scooter and 4wds. If you are interested in hiring these vehicles contact Jun when you arrive at the gym.

Q 6 - Where can I get my laundry done or use the Internet?

A – The gym has laundry services available. It has many amenities near by. The Internet café is just 5 minutes walk away.

Q 7 - Where can I get a good massage?

A – Sports massage service is also available. Contact (Ray lady) at the gym.