Barbara Gandini, the General Manager of Kombat Group Thailand, tells the story of Kombat and its founder and late champion, Christian Daghio.

Nearly a decade ago, Barbara was looking for a boxing holiday destination when she came across Kombat Group, then located in central Pattaya. “I decided to come to Kombat because Christian was also from Italy. I didn’t even think I’d meet him though. Christian was a big name in Italy and worldwide. 7x World Champion. The first Italian to fight and win at Lumpinee — the Mecca of Muay Thai. I was really expecting this big ego.”

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Weight Loss and Fitness at Boxing Boot Camp

Michael, from California, LA, spent 11 weeks at Kombat Group Thailand and lost 20kg.

What was your goal when you first came to Kombat Group Thailand?

It was primarily weight loss and fitness. I think the last three years I’ve been working extremely hard, and because of that, I’ve also gained a ton of weight. So when I came out here I wanted a different environment. I didn’t want to have to think about it: what I was going to eat, where I would have to stay every night. I just wanted an all-inclusive type of fitness routine. That’s how I found Kombat Group

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How should you approach your training?

Alright, we understand. You booked a two-week trip to learn Muay Thai, lose weight and experience everything the gym has to offer. You’ve spent a lot of money on flights, the gym and accommodation. You handled the countless details of arranging time off with work, having your friend take care of your dog, calling your bank, etc. You have 14 days in Thailand and you’re not wasting a minute of it. Good. That’s a good attitude. Seriously. It’s way too easy to get sidetracked in this country. So you’re on the right track. But there are some things to consider in how you should approach your training before going 100 day one.

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Hard Boxing Training with an Easy Lifestyle

Interview with: George Fellows, 27 years old from London, England, at Kombat Group for two months.

The resort’s been great! I did test out whether I would like this sort of camp. I went to a different camp for ten days. That was great, but I really wanted something with more of a Western Boxing focus. After a bit of research, I realized this was as good as it gets. I came here and this has been everything I hoped it would be.

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Living and Training in a Muay Thai Camp

Today’s interview is with Kyle Dobson, 18 years old and at Kombat Group for 3 months!

What do you think about the resort so far?

The resort’s great. I think the training facility especially, is pretty awesome. You’ve got all the rings and all the bags that you would need. The room that I was staying in was totally comfortable, had everything I needed in it. It’s pretty good. Good stay.

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Weight Loss with Boxing and Muay Thai

Annika, from Sweden, was at Kombat Group a few years ago, then she returned a second time after this. During her first visit, she had the luck to be interviewed by Christian Daghio himself, our beloved founder.

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