Established over 30 years ago, Lookprabat is one of the oldest Muay Thai camps in Thailand. The gym won the coveted “best Muay Thai camp” award in both 2007 & 2008 by Lumpinee stadium, the sports authority of Thailand and the sports writers association of Thailand. The gym was started by Mr. Noi Wuttisopakorn who had a great reputation in the community for taking in underprivileged children and giving them the means to provide for themselves through the art of Muay Thai. After Noi’s passing, the management of the gym was taken over by his son and his daughter in law.
Since the inception of the gym, Lookprabat has produced 15 champions and among them they have captured 23 of the most prestigious titles (WMC, WBC, Lumpinee, Rajadamnern etc). The active fighters from the camp today are Pornsawan, Kaotam and Komphetlek Lookprabat. Pornsawan has two Thailand national titles in 2 different weight classes, Kaotam has earned a Lumpinee stadium title and Komphetlek has won WBC and S1 titles. K1 star Pajonsuk (lumpinee stadium and WBC champion), who I believe now represents Superpro Samui, was also produced in the Lookprabat camp.
Lookprabat is located in a small town called Pra Phuttabat in Saraburi province, which is approximately 100km from Bangkok. Someone from the gym will come and pick you up from the Bangkok airport if you’re staying for a month or more. There isn’t much to do in the area so don’t expect vibrant nightlife and or extensive dining or shopping options. This is a serious gym and the distraction free environment could perhaps be a positive for some fighters who would have a hard time staying focused otherwise.
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