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Trip Code: THVTB1
Duration: 2 Weeks - 12 Weeks
From £500 for 2 Weeks + £250 per Week
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Learn and train in the Martial Art of Muay Thai with vastly experienced coaches whilst spending time with young boxers teaching them English and having fun with them.

Did you know that you can fundraise for your trip project price? For more information check out the Extra Info tab. 

Muay Thai, commonly known as Thai Boxing, is the signature sport of Thailand. Gaining international recognition and popularity during the 20th Century, Muay Thai grew to be known as a highly effective form of combat, as practitioners began to defeat those of other martial arts. It is often referred to as the “art of eight limbs”, due to the use of shins, knees, fists and elbows to strike opponents.

This is a unique experience to visit the routes of one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Through expert training, you can pick Muay Thai up at any level whether you are a beginner or a pro! Training at a gym just minutes away from the accommodation, you will be learning from seasoned instructors, many of whom have fought professionally. They can offer you classes ranging from the instruction of the most basic skills to the more challenging techniques. There will be a coordinator on hand during the beginning of your placement to ensure that you can communicate with your coaches. They will translate and also teach you some Thai in order for you to absorb as much from the experience as possible.

United Through Sport encourages it’s volunteers to interact as much as possible with the people that the project makes contact with. A trip like this is a great way to make lasting bonds with the people in the local community. The gym is frequented by young kids between the age of 6 to 16 years old. They will all want to improve their English and will jump at the chance to train and interact with you.

Training takes place outside of school times, early in the morning and in the evenings. This may present you with the opportunity to join in other community based projects, in order to make the greatest positive impact possible during your stay. This could be something to ask your Coordinator about if you would like to pursue other opportunities. Of course, you may wish to use your extra time to chill out in the sun, which is more than okay!

CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
To take part in this project we require participants to complete a CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau). United Through Sport can provide this service for you at an additional cost of £30. For more information on the application process, please take a look at the relevant Add On Tab. 

Quick Facts

Trip Name
Muay Thai Boxing Experience
Trip Code
THVTB1
Continent
Asia
Country
Thailand
Airport
Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
Minimum Duration
2 Weeks
Maximum Duration
12 Weeks
Minimum Age
17
Trip Type
Volunteering
Activity
Boxing, Martial Arts
Cost
From £500 for 2 Weeks + £250 per Week
Deposit
£ 200.00
Preferred Duration
We recommend that you spend as long as possible on the project (12 weeks) in order to have the greatest possible impact.
Pre-requisites
Any previous experience in Muay Thai Boxing is preferred but isn’t a necessity. As the training program at the camp is rigorous, it is best if participants are physically fit and active. We also require that participants complete a CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check to be eligible for this trip.
Ideal for
Boxing Holidays; Muay Thai Boxing Training in Thailand; Student Holiday Muay Thai Boxing Experience; Martial Arts Coaching and Training Abroad; Boxing Fitness and Training Camps; Gap Year and Career Break Sports Training in Asia
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Arrival Dates

You can arrive any weekend of the year, preferably on a Sunday before 16:00 so that we can pick you up from the airport and transfer you to Singburi which is approximately 2.5hrs drive. If you arrive on a Saturday, you will stay in a guest house in Bangkok and then be transferred to Singburi on the Sunday at approximately midday. 

Visa
British Nationals only require a visa to enter Thailand if they intend on staying over 30 days. Click here for more information on applying for a tourist visa.
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Included

Accommodation
The accommodation is situated just outside the town of Singburi in a small village called Tha Kham. There are three houses there that our volunteers stay at. There is Lemon House (which can come with extra comfort at an additional cost), Twin House and Brown House. Each can hold up to 72 people in a dormitory style, with a maximum of four to a room.Each house has a private western style bathroom with shower and toilet. There is free wifi and a communal space in each house for volunteers to socialise and relax. Within walking distance are an ATM, shops, a doctor’s surgery, a pharmacist, a local food market and a swimming pool. Singburi itself is only a ten minute car journey away, with all the amenities you could want and lots of bars and restaurants.
Food
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on weekdays and breakfast and dinner on weekends. The meals will be traditional Thai cuisine, consisting of mainly rice dishes.
Airport Transfers
Included on arrival and departure dates. Ask our dedicated travel advisors if you are arriving early.
Induction
Orientation into the local area with a full introduction to the project upon arrival.
Project Coordinator
An English speaking coordinator will accompany you to your training sessions to translate your trainers instructions.
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Not Included

Extra Activities not on the itinerary; Flights; In-Country Travel; Travel Insurance; Spending Money; Visas; and Vaccination
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Social Aspects
One thing that you definitely won’t be disappointed by in Thailand is the social scene. There is ample opportunity for our volunteers to indulge in the vibrant nightlife of Thailand, relax and let their hair down. People are drawn to Thailand from all over the World for this very reason. The culture of the people means festivals and parties galore, a great chance to create some lasting memories.

Safety and Security
The safety and security of our volunteers is of paramount importance to us at United Through Sport. The accommodation always has staff on duty at all times to keep the place safe and secure and there are facilities in place to be able to lock away valuables. 

Weekends
Weekends are for volunteers to do with, what they please, so long as they are ready and able to continue the project on the Monday morning. This could mean that volunteers travel to Bangkok just two hours to the South, or go even further afield. Our team on the ground as well as our team in the UK can help and advise you with organising this. There are also lots of sporting events at the weekends that you may wish to participate in or help to organise.

CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
To take part in this project we require that participants complete a CRB/ DBS check. United Through Sport has a partnership with a third party organisation that processes all CRB/DBS checks and disclosures on behalf of the United Through Sport team. This is a very straightforward process making the application as quick and easy for the volunteer as possible. United Through Sport can provide this service for you at an additional cost of £30. For more information on the application process please take a look at the relevant Add On tab.  

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Known around the world as the ‘Land of Smiles’, and locally as ‘Land of the Free’, Thailand is a stunning country with a friendly and vibrant culture waiting to welcome you when you arrive in Bangkok. Thailand is guaranteed to have something to suit you, whether it be the hustle and bustle of the Capital, the wonderment of the tropical rainforests in the mountainous north or the peace and serenity of the Buddhist Temples dotted throughout the country.

A predominantly Buddhist country, Thailand reflects the virtues and beliefs that are central to Buddhist teachings. Known for their welcoming nature, the people of Thailand are both amicable and social, taking great care and attention of the many tourists to touch down on its shores. This is in keeping with the Buddhist beliefs of the country, in which happiness isn’t linked to how much money you have in your bank account. 

Many people whilst in Thailand, take time to go and visit the impressive Temples and giant statues of the Buddha to try and grasp an understanding of the Thai people and the religion that forms such an important part of their lives.
 
A vibrant country with hospitable people and a diverse landscape, Thailand is a country that has something for everyone. 


Quick Facts
Name
Kingdom of Thailand
Location
Asia
Bordering Countries
Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia
Capital City
Bangkok
Government
Constitutional Monarchy under Military Junta
Population
67.4 million
Language
Thai
Currency
Baht (THB)
Name
Kingdom of Thailand
Poverty
13.2% of population are below the poverty line
Main Exports
Textiles, Footwear, Fishery Products, Rice, Rubber, Jewellery, Automobiles
Climate
Tropical
Time Zone
GMT +7
Flag
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Bangkok – the Capital City is a bustling metropolis of skyscrapers, grand palaces, religious temples and busy street markets. 

Chiang Mai – Deep in the mountains in the North of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a thriving city, where most backpackers and tourists use as their reference point to explore the diverse landscapes, adventures and indigenous hill tribes of the region.

Thai Islands – The islands that surround Thailand are renowned for their stunning beaches, breath-taking scenery and their party atmosphere. 


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History of Thailand
Thailand has an extremely complex history that has contributed to the diversity of its population and culture. The origins of the Thai people that we know today, are believed to have come from northwestern Szechuan in China who migrated south to Thailand, then known as Siam, via Southern China. From there two prime communities were established. In the North, the new settlements became known as the kingdom of ‘Lanna’ and in the South, the Kingdom of Sukhothai. From here Thai civilization grew and developed into what we see today.

Buddhism is the main religion in Thailand, with 95% of the population practicing it. In the 11th Century, the Dvaravati culture dominated with the city of Nakhon Pathom in central Thailand being the epicentre of the culture. Dvaravati culture is well known for its art work, which included various sculptures, Buddhist imagery and architecture, a must see for tourists. 

The transition from Siam to Thailand has been a difficult one for the country, but the Buddhist culture dominates day to day life and is reflected by a country which is both friendly and welcoming to visitors to the ‘Land of Smiles’. 

Travelling in Thailand
With an area of more than twice that of the United Kingdom, Thailand is expansive and varied in its landscapes and in the activities available in the country. Widely regarded as the epicentre of all backpacking adventures in Asia, transport in Thailand is cheap and widely accessible.

All means of transport in Thailand are significantly cheaper than in Western civilisation, one such form of transport is the infamous Tuk Tuk. Buses can be surprisingly comfortable and are quick and very frequent. Trains can be slow but are very safe and come with the added benefit of giving you a chance to have a nap and some peace and quiet in the non-stop country that Thailand is. The islands surrounding Thailand are a tourist hotspot and are not to be missed. There are well priced ferries which take you from the mainland to any island and from there you can catch another ferry to take you from island to island. These islands are world renowned for different reasons, some for their stunning beaches, others for their breath-taking scenery and some for their party atmosphere. 

Gap Years and Career Breaks
Thailand is a wonderful option for people wanting to take a gap year or career break. With a limitless list of activities available you can easily get your fix of social activities, wildlife, community projects and culture. With tasty food and loads of tourist activities, but with a high level of poverty and critical community work to get involved with Thailand provides the ideal environment to spend some meaningful time mixing travelling with volunteer work.

Safety Assurance
Before you even book your volunteer experience with us, a lot of time and effort has gone into safety and risk assessments and standards to make sure that all of the placement we offer are fully safe, secure and provide maximum support to ensure the best quality placements possible.

Help Choosing the right Placement
Our staff know our programmes inside out so you can be assured that by getting to know you and your needs they will be able help you select the best possible placement for you based on their extensive knowledge of our programmes

Pre-departure Advice and Support
Once you have booked your trip you will be assigned to one of our travel advisors to help you plan and prepare everything you need for your trip including any information about visa’s, vaccinations or kit to take with you.  They will be on hand right up to your day of departure to answer any last minute questions you might have.

Help with Flights and Insurance
Although we do not offer flights and insurance directly (to allow you maximum flexibility in choosing these options) we do have partnerships with industry leading organisations who can provide both services for you and ensure you are paying the most affordable rates and are offered tailor made packages to suit your travelling requirements.

Accommodation
The accommodation is situated just outside the town of Singburi in a small village called Tha Kham. There are three houses there that our volunteers stay at. There is Lemon House (which can come with extra comfort at an additional cost), Twin House and Brown House. Each can hold up to 72 people in a dormitory style, with a maximum of four to a room.Each house has a private western style bathroom with shower and toilet. There is free wifi and a communal space in each house for volunteers to socialise and relax.

Food
Three meals a day are provided from Monday to Friday and two meals a day are provided at the weekends.

Transport
All placement transport is included. This includes airport transfers, and daily drop off and pick up at your placement.

In Country Support
All volunteer activities are accompanied by local staff. Volunteer Coordinating staff stay on-site for 24 hour support and two night security guards ensure the safety of the volunteer group.

Donation
Of your fee, 70% goes directly to the local charity, which will cover all the direct costs of your placement as well as support for equipment, school fees and transport for local children in the programmes.
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After you have booked you placement with us you will need to organise your flights and insurance. 

Flights and travel insurance are not included in your trip but are essential to your travel, which means you will have to arrange them before you leave. But don't panic! To make life easier for you, we offer a free, personal booking service through our chosen flights partner – StudentUniverse. They will guide you every step of the way.

Please do not go into a store/branch as we have a specific team based in London who can deal with your requirements and are also familiar with how we operate to make sure you get the best service possible and end up where you are meant to!

Please click here to use the flight search engine or call the StudentUniverse team.
Talk To Us
We have a team of friendly Travel Advisors working round the clock to answer any questions you may have. So if you need any advice, or are wondering what volunteering for United Through Sport is like, just drop us a line, email us, or ask for a call back and we would be more than happy to have a chat!

Book Your Place
When you are ready to book your place, simply get in touch with us and we will guide you through the simple application process. We do ask that to secure your place, you provide us with a small deposit so that we can plan our projects effectively. The rest of the fee can be paid in manageable installments.

Welcome Pack
Once you have booked and paid your deposit, we will be in touch to confirm your place and provide you with the login details for our online Travel Centre, which is full of all the information you need before heading out to volunteer with us.

Flights and Insurance
After you have booked your flights and arranged travel insurance, make sure you let us know these details so we know when you are arriving! These are not added into the project fee so that you can avoid any unnecessary administrative costs, and to give you more flexibility, but our partners will be able to help you find the best options.

Visas and Vaccinations
You will also have to make sure you have all the vaccinations and visas for your project. We can provide you with lots of information to help you obtain your visa, and your GP or travel clinic will be able to tell you exactly which vaccinations you need.

Orientation
Once you get here, look forward to a warm welcome from our team at the airport to take you to your accommodation. They will make sure you are fully settled in and understand your new surroundings.   
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