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PHOTOS: An Early Look Inside of Charn Chai Muay Thai Gym in Pai, Thailand

Trainer ‘Bee’ Monkoldej Sitthepitak, center, trains students inside of Charn Chai Muay Thai Gym (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Once again, for the third time this year, I find myself in the country of Thailand, getting a bit lost in all that the beautiful land has to offer. But, unlike my first two trips where I stayed in and frequented many areas of Bangkok, I decided to move up north this trip to the small town of Pai.

One of my main goals in the early months up here in Pai, before I likely again head back to Bangkok to finish my trip, was to get familiar with the Charn Chai Muay Thai Gym. Ran by former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern #1 ranked “Bee” Monkoldej Sitthepitak, the gym has a very welcoming atmosphere that suits both professionals and beginners. But make no mistake about it, the work is very intense and you have to be committed to get through each session.

FIGHT CULTURE: A Return To Bangkok, Thailand

FLASHBACK: WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and welterweight prospect Nick Frese at Workpoint Studio in Thailand back in March (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

When I first visited Bangkok, Thailand earlier this year, I honestly knew it was a trip that was long overdue.

I had always heard great things about the fight culture in Thailand, and in 2015 my friend and former fighter Monyette Flowers really began putting the idea into my head about giving the country a visit. I finally made my first trip this past March and it was well worth it.