I was training here in February 2012 and found this gym by accident. It was near to my hotel and I saw the sign from the road side. I always avoided big gyms as they were more likely to be operated commercially and would not give you your value for money. The trainers were young fighters and Ajarn Burklerk is known as the Mohamed Ali of MuayThai. He is well sought after in Canada and in Europe. There were many farangs(foreigners) training there and staying for months to be fighters. Ajarn Burklerk also provides a simple hostel like accommodation nearby the gym and has a cafe called MuayThai kitchen operating downstairs his hostel. The food there is prepared by his wife. Highly recommended!
There are 2 training sessions,the morning starts late compared to gyms in Bangkok as Chiang Mai is cold in the mornings. On Fridays,the whole gym members would go and watch the local fight at the stadiums where one of them would be participating. Overall,the trainers and members gave me a warm welcome,its like being in a family. You dont stop training,nor learning there,unless you get tired. The gym has now been renovated since I was there,includes some gym equipment and has gained more popularity and members. I will be there again in a weeks time. It feels good to visit and train at a place where the trainers are passionate about teaching.
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