Where else in the world can you learn Mixed Martial Arts along side world champion athletes? Only with the Xtreme Gap Year MMA programme you can! No experience necessary, although you need a reasonable level of fitness. World champions and complete beginners all train at our MMA training camp. No matter what your level of experience is, at our camp you can learn or improve your mixed martial arts skills to an impressive level. One thing is for sure, if you spend your gap year training here you will become a bad ass.

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Where else in the world can you learn Mixed Martial Arts along side world champion athletes? Only with the Xtreme Gap Year MMA programme you can!

No experience necessary, although you need a reasonable level of fitness. World champions and complete beginners all train at our MMA training camp. No matter what your level of experience is, at our camp you can learn or improve your mixed martial arts skills to an impressive level. Most participants are beginner level, looking to learn how to fight, defend and improve their fitness. One thing is for sure, if you spend your gap year training here you will become a bad ass.

Ultimate Fighter Highlights Include:

  • Beginners, Intermediates and (very) experienced can all join top ultimate fighter contestants train with us
  • Getting trained by World Champions in MMA
  • Practice Boxing, Muay Thai and Judo and Jiu-Jitsu
  • 5 days per week group training at your own level
  • 7 days a week free use of fully equipped gym
  • You can train from 7.00 to 19.00 hours during week days
  • Choose from three different types of accommodation, one of them being an amazing and luxurious resort
  • Once you are ready you can get in the cage and test your skills!

The UFC Xtreme Dream Team At Your Disposal

Perhaps nowhere else in the world that you have such high calibre coaches. The Xtreme Gap Year training facility in Thailand is one of the top mixed martial arts training locations in the world. It’s kind of a bonus that it is set on a paradise island with stunning beaches and low cost of living, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that this is one of the best places to learn mixed martial arts.


The Ultimate Fighter Trip Details

Training under the professional instruction of the UFC veteran fighters, your mixed martial arts skills will be catapulted on this awesome MMA training trip. We are really excited to present our world-class MMA Trainers, the most talent stacked MMA coaching team in Thailand.

Why complete this MMA training trip?

Ultimate Fighter Thailand (2)Most likely your experience of MMA is reasonably limited or perhaps non-existent, however that will not exclude you from this programme. Mixed martial arts is a seriously popular combat sport, and ideal to improve your fitness and learn how to take care of yourself in any given situation.

It is a highly intellectual  sport, training you to use virtually unlimited techniques given different fight situations. Spending several weeks, or even several months developing your skills is a fun way and ultimately extremely rewarding way to spend your gap year or just have a training holiday. Undoubtedly your confidence levels are given a huge boost, and when you delve into the actual sport you will discover there is loads more to MMA than learning how to fight.

The Best All Round Martial Arts Discipline

With elements of Muay Thai (widely regarded as the best striking martial art) designed by Muay Thai master instructors with over 40 years experience of training the best fighters in Bangkok, Brazilian jujitsu (known for being the best grappling martial art ideal for when the fight goes to ground), even Western boxing mixed martial arts as the name suggests teaches you different elements from all of the martial arts into one well rounded combat sport.

An impressive roster of coaches, this MMA camp is the ultimate place to learn mixed martial arts and how to defend yourself. The head coach, is an exceptional instructor, mentor and fighter, exactly the kind of person you need to develop your MMA fighting skills.

How the training is structured

We divide our MMA training classes into beginners, intermediates and advanced. Considering some of the worlds top UFC professional fighters come to trade at our, it is highly unlikely you would be in advance category, but with seminars taking place all the time from big names in the UFC there’s always combat sports superstars training at the camp. Carlson Gracie to name but one person recently did a seminar here, and Xtreme Gap students where training next Jon Fitch the UFC Welterweight Champion Contender.

The MMA Camp runs on an organized schedule, which includes one-on-one training at every session. With six professional twins training rings are fully matted MMA training station and 8 meter MMA fight cage your sessions take place in a really positive training environment. Whilst the training is not full contact, it certainly hands-on and each month we host fight night, where you can sign up to get in the ring and try your luck at fighting opponent. Fight nights are exceptionally popular, and people come from all over Phuket to witness the fights take place.

Training Schedule

Cardiovascular Endurance and Plyometric Training

MMA is superb for your fitness but an important part of the programme is developing your fitness levels too, so you can progress your skills in line with what you are physically capable of achieving.  To aid you in this we give you access to our Fitness Bootcamp training facilities.

Sample Itinerary


  • 07:00 Yoga (first Monday 8am introduction, tour, training schedule with nutritional plan)
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Wrestling classes
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • Free time to join our open mat sessions and or chill by the pool
  • 17:00 Muay Thai classes
  • Dinner time. Join others and make dinner plans in the area



  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Brazilian jiu Jutzi classes
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Free weight session at gym
  • Free time to join our open mat sessions and or chill by the pool
  • 18:00 Submission Grappling classes
  • Dinner time


  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09.30Wrestling classes
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • Free time to join our open mat sessions and or chill by the pool
  • 17:00 Olympic weight lifting Technique class
  • Dinner


  • 07:00 yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Brazilian jiu Jutzi
  • 12:00 lunch
  • Free time to join our open mat sessions and or chill by the pool
  • 18:00 Submission Grappling
  • Dinner


  • 7.30 Muay Thai classes
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • Chill time
  • 12:00 lunch
  • 17:00 Strength and conditioning class or Free weight session at gym
  • Dinner

Saturday, easy day

  • 08:00 Beach training or Bodyfit class
  • 12:00 lunch
  • 16:00 Muay Thai class
  • Dinner, visit to night market and eat there or make other plans with our group


  • Rest as much as you can!

Introduction From The Xtreme Team

We understand this is more then one person can handle. That is why on arrival at the training camp you sit down with a rep of Xtreme Gap Year to go over the options and put together a schedule that will suit you best. You will be introduced to the trainers to help get to know your way around the camp (we can have upwards of 100 people training here at one time), so this helps ease you in hassle free.

Training is tough, but to reward your hard efforts we hook you up with an awesome luxury accommodation set up complete with two pools. This is the perfect piece of paradise to relax in.


We offer our guests 2 different accommodation options

Standard accommodation

Each standard room is located at or very close to the camp (depending on availability) and comes with a large bed, air conditioning, wifi internet, TV, DVD, cable, hot water shower, wardrobe and fridge. There is also a reception area and a pool.  Maid service cleans the room 2 times per week. These rooms provide a great option but for people with a smaller budget.

Luxury Accommodation (Bungalow):

Depending on availability we have bungalows. You can expect 4 star service at a 4 star resort! There is a pool and landscaped settings. You have your own veranda with good seats to rest after a day of training. En-suite, TV, DVD, Wardrobe, kitchenette, maid service, hot water, air-con, WiFi and in walking distance from the training camp.  See more here . There is also a restaurant and bar available.

Further Information

After you book you will be able to download your predeparture pack with loads of information on the trip, and we are here to answer any of your questions if you need.

MMA Equipment

Students will need to wear appropriate clothing including undergarments, shirt, and shorts (no zipper or ripped clothes). Gi pants may be worn. Finger and Toe Nails need to be trimmed and neatly kept. Individuals will be expected to own a mouth guard. Jock protector and cup are optional. After booking we will provide you with a detailed predeparture pack with kit list and lots of extra information.

Optional day trips and location

The MMA gym is located in the center of Phuket island, not right next to the beaches or nightlife, but easily accessible should you want them. The set up ideal for training, and is located on a small road next to the Thai jungle. On the road you will find plenty of shops and restaurants and built resorts and is a huge buzz all focused around one thing: the training.

Because the meal plan includes two meals per day at the Fitness facilities (Monday to Saturday), where we serve a selection of healthy protein rich and nutritional meals when you’re not training as a great social atmosphere at the camp, everyone is really friendly and you get to know everyone pretty quickly. There is a wealth of optional activities that you can enjoy the local area, from elephant trekking, rock climbing hitting the beaches for some great snorkeling and relaxation you can even try-outs scuba-diving or hang out with Thai monks and their tigers! There are plenty of areas of interest sightseeing wise, including the great Buddha one of the largest in Thailand just a short ride away.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not need experience in MMA or other related sports. Actually most of the Xtreme Gappers who went there were beginners and had an amazing time. We will make you a personal programme, based on your skills and experience. So, no worries at all.
People come to the camp with lots of different personal goals, men and women, super athletes and people seriously out of shape! Don ´t be surprised to find professional body builders rubbing shoulders with film stars, professional fighters.
The average age of the participants is between 20 and 30, but there are quite some over 30 that train at the camp. There could be staying up to 100 people at the camp, so you will find like minded people for sure.
Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate. It is warm all year round. The best time to go is from November to March. Then it isn’t so humid, and the cool breezes keep things comfortable. The average temperature is around 75F to 89F (24C to 32C). During the year there are two periods the hottest: April to May and September to October. The September to October period is also the wet.
Xtreme Gap is the specialist provider of Martial Arts training abroad. We work hard to ensure strict safety criteria and quality standards are met. We have vast experience with travelling in Thailand and a fantastic support structure both in country and from the office which is contactable 24 hours a day. Having worked with many gap year customers interested in martial arts training we are well placed to advise you what you will need pre departure and ensure that your booking and holiday runs smoothly.
The beaches are about  6km from the camp. The best way to get there is by bike, scooter or taxi. There are always more people going in the weekends, so you can join each other. In the neighbourhood there are pools, and if you stay at our luxury resort you can chill by one of the two pools it offers!
At the training camp you are a 20 minutes taxi ride away from Phuket town and 50 minutes from the airport.
Vegetarian and Vegan´s also have options at the restaurant. Not all the fun has been taken out of the menu you can still get French fries and pizza :)! Also included at the Restaurant for extra costs is our protein and fruit shake bar offering a wide variety of Fruit and protein shakes and a selection of drinks to keep our guests maintaining a high amount of protein in their diet to help build muscle and lose fat.
If you are planning on travelling to Thailand for 28 days or less and you have British, Dutch or USA passport you can get a Visa exemption on arrival. This is valid for 28 days and cannot be extended in Thailand. If you are planning on being in Thailand longer than 28 days you will need to pre-arrange a Visa. You can prearrange a visa for 60 days which you can extend to 90 days in Thailand. There are two ways of arranging your visa. When you are from the UK. You can either go in person to the Thai embassy in London, or you can post your passport along with the necessary documentation and fee to one of the Thai Consulates. In general this works the same for the other countries like The Netherlands and United States too, but please contact the nearest Thai Consulate for visa inquiries. Please note that you are responsible for arranging your own visa. Xtreme Gap cannot be held responsible if you fail to travel with the correct visa. So please check with your local embassy personally. The previous information is meant as a guide, but visa rules change often and frequently. So do not take this as the current law.
You need Gloves, shin pads, mouth guard, wrist wraps and maybe jock strap but you can pick it up all locally for around 4000 Baht (less than 100GBP).

Duration Option Price  
2 (Week)Standard AccommodationGBP 899Book Now
4 (Week)Standard AccommodationGBP 1399Book Now
6 (Week)Standard AccommodationGBP 2249Book Now
8 (Week)Standard AccommodationGBP 2579Book Now
10 (Week)Standard AccommodationGBP 3379Book Now
12 (Week)Standard AccommodationGBP 3759Book Now


  • Travel advice prior to Thailand departure
  • Pre departure pack with detailed information
  • Airport Pick up from Phuket
  • Introduction with trainers
  • Meal plan – 2 meals a day
  • Comfortable and clean accommodation of choice
  • 6 days a week group training (MMA, BJJ, Muay Thai, yoga and fitness).
  • 7 days a week use of mat and weights and fully equipped gym
  • Cool Xtreme Gap Year T-shirt on arrival
  • Option for 1 on 1 training session with worlds best MMA trainers
  • Optional fight exhibition match (at the approval of your trainer)


  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Extra meals and drinks (protein shakes available)
  • Suitable training clothes
  • Return transfer to the airport


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