The CAMP CHOR NATEETHONG
Special report by Serge TREFEU (2011)
(Thanks to Nash ULAR)
This small camp is in Pattaya, in Soi Sukhumvit-Pattaya 31, close to the Sukhumvit Road. It opened in 2008 and was created by a former boxer of the famous Sityodtong camp, whose name of combatant was Natee. Natee which was champion of Pattaya and Rayong today became to manage and trainer in his own camp.
The camp has five trainers who fought all in big stadium of Bangkok. Tak (180 fights) is the most tried out trainers, it is a very good holder of paos, his brother Dit (150 fights) who also train, has good experience of fighter, he often fought in Japan, in particular against the Star of K1, Japanese Masato, Saeb (200 fights), Watt (220 fights) and Tuk (210 fights) fought much in Lumpinee and Radja.
There is at present between five and six Thai boxers who trains in the camp, especially the children. But the great champion Mangkong Kietsomkoum trains in this small camp. Mangkong gained, in the 2000s, the belt of Radja in 135 lbs and world champion WMC’s belt in 140 lbs. This excellent technician beat very great champions as Namsaknoi Yuttakarnkamthon (twice), Nong Be Kiatyonyut, Narupol Fairtex (twice), Thepalit Poratchai, Bruce Mac Fie and Jean-Charles Skarbowsky (twice). He also met hotshot of the discipline such as Buakaw Por Pramuk and Farid Villaume. Today Mangkong is at the end of career and trains henceforth in Chor Nateethong. But he fights even from time to time, often in Hong-Kong.
This camp is not still very known by the foreigners but being situated to Pattaya, the sea resort the most considered by the country, they are more and more numerous to come to Chor Nateethong. Some Italian, from French, from English and many Russians trains here regularly. The French champion Nash Ular trains at present over there and already fought for the camp. As well as the Russian champion Rustem who also fights for Chor Nateethong.
The boxers make two trainings a day. The morning from 8:00 am till 11:00 am and after noon from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm. The route of the jogging morning is long, 15 km. On the other hand that of him after noon does not exceed 5 km. The sessions in paos are very hard here, because the rounds of paos make over five minutes instead of three minutes usual. The boxers work for more than half an hour the strikings on paos, seven rounds each. When in the session of clinch she is made in the morning and evening, and lasts approximately 30 minutes.
The promoter of the camp is Khru Yodthong, the owner of the Sidyodthong, the man influence in the world of the thai boxing. Pattaya he has his connections everywhere and little make, often, the fighter’s fights in the stadium Theprasit, the main stadium of Pattaya.
The peculiarity of this camp it is because he offers, besides the trainings of Muay Thai, lessons of Muay Boran. Muay Boran (former Boxing) is the traditional art of Muay Thai which was practised without gloves in the time. Moreover the lessons are made in traditional dress, without gloves, with only a bandage around hands. The lessons of Muay Boran are given by Tak, specialist of this art, they are only made after noon.
The atmosphere in Chor Nateethong is family, the children of the district often are around boxing rings to observe the training of the boxers. And the woman of the boss, smiling and welcoming, likes joking with the foreigners.
For you train in this small camp ” Fimeuu” (technician) he cost you 300 bahts for a training and 500 bahts for two trainings, really reasonable price for the sea resort of Pattaya…
308/4 Soi 1
Soi Sukhumvit-Pattaya 31
Website : www.thaiboxingpattaya.com