Fighters in Thailand live and train in Muay Thai camps called “Khai Muay.” Members of a camp are like extended families. They eat, train, sleep and socialize together. Muay Thai fighters train twice a day, and are known for their unmatched physical and mental conditioning, as well as their ability to maximize the natural efficiencies of the mind and body. Since he was 11 years old, Coban lived and trained in Camp Lookchaomaesaitong in Buriram, Thailand. He grew up in the ring – fighting as a professional from the countryside of Thailand all the way to the famous Lumpinee and Ratchadamnern stadiums of Bangkok, and other arenas worldwide. Here at Coban’s Muay Thai Camp, you won’t just workout at a gym. You will be a part of our Khai Muay. You will train with Coban everyday. He will show you time- and ring-tested training techniques that you won’t find anywhere else. You will also be inspired by Coban, and learn about respecting instructors, elders and teammates like extended families. As a result, we can help mold you into a great fighter, or simply make you as strong and fearless as one.
Coban’s Muay Thai Camp in New York City offers the widest array of authentic Muay Thai classes. To give members the fullest experience of Muay Thai, we offer classes covering fundamentals, pad work, technical sparring, clinching, and more. Tradition is also emphasized with classes in the Wai Kru and Muay Boran.
We also offer one FREE Baseline Consultation with one of our staff members. You will have a chance to discuss your goals, current level of physical conditioning, any martial arts experience that you may have. Upon registration, you will receive an Online Questionnaire that you can complete before your appointment so that our coach can prepare for your visit. We hope that the consultation will help you make the most out of your learning experience, and enjoy being a Team Coban member.
This class is geared for students without experience in Muay Thai or other martial arts. We will cover the bare bone basics, such as how to make a tight fist, how to throw a proper jab, cross, kick, knee, etc. Generally, combinations are not covered in the Fundamentals class. Class focuses on repetition of basic moves so that the student will know how to execute each component well.
The coaches will review basic techniques and combinations in easy-to-understand segments. Combinations are performed so that the students can understand which techniques go together, what follows what, and why. With enough practice, over time, muscle memory becomes solid, and your body and mind will move together naturally and instinctively.
You will lear more complex techniques and combos. Combos can be short or long. You will also focus on techniques, both basic and complex. In select All Level classes, they will allow students to do FREESTYLE pad work.
Technical Clinching & Sparring
These classes are a good introduction to sparring, and focuses on technique, not power. The coaches will take participants through carefully supervised drills in basic sparring and clinching. All levels of skill from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend, but we require at least one month of training.
Freestyle Clinching & Sparring
Participants must have at least 3 months of experience, and must observe all the rules in sparring. Must have a coach’s approval prior to participation. Must have own headgear, shin guards and gloves.
Participants must have at least 6 months of experience, and must observe all the rules in sparring. Must have a coach’s approval prior to participation. Must have own headgear, shin guards and gloves.
Boxing for Thai Boxers
Geared towards Thai boxers to improve their hands techniques. Special focus will be on speed/power and defending/countering attacks from elbows, knees and kicks. As a result, reach and upper body movements are different from a traditional Western boxer.
Fight Camps are 3-4 hour-long training camp that is modeled after Coban’s training during his time at Camp Lookchaomaesaitong. This is by invitation only.
Wai Kru/Ram Muay
The wai khru ceremony (Thai: พิธีไหว้ครู, pronounced [wâːj kʰrūː]) is a Thai ritual in which students pay respects to their teachers in order to express their gratitude and formalize the student–teacher relationship. In Muay Thai, Wai khru ram may is a form of wai khru ritual performed by Muay Thai practitioners before a match.
Muay Boran means “ancient boxing.” It makes use of nawa awut which means “nine weapons”, adding headbutts as the ninth offensive technique, in addition to the “eight limbs” of hands, legs, elbows and knees used in Muay Thai. Muay Boran is applied in choreographed form and as a fighting art.