Posted by Svartorm
I think I understand what you're looking for, and unfortunetely, you're not going to find it in the US. It sounds like you want to find a "camp" where you more or less live and train like in Thailand, but that kind of thing doesn't happen in the US, or at least not at the moment. You might be better off in Europe, as you could stay in a Hostel and live on the cheap while you're there, but we don't really have that kind of set-up here unless you're looking to live in your car or something.
Europe is a decent idea, but unfortunately I doubt it would work out. A the cheapest, worst hostels (no better than prison...maybe worse, at least you get food in prison) are like $30 a night. That doesn't sound like much, but its $210 a week, or $840 a month, and that most likely won't include food and it certainly won't include travel. And furthermore, you will get tsome of the best striking training in the world, the very best striking outside of Thailand, but you won't get any decent Jiu Jitsu or wrestling training, because in Europe, it's all Judo and Striking arts!
Outside of Thailand, there really is nowhere you can live and train in the same place. In Thailand you fight to earn your keep, the Thais fight hard and often. If you don't perform they are out of the camp. They don't get free living, for a start. Hence why some Thai's have literally hundreds of fights in their careers, compared to western fighters, many of whom never have over 50. 50 fights for a pro boxer is quite a long career (unless you are Sugar Ray Robinson). 50 fights for a Thaiboxer isnt that many really, Buakaw had like 200 before he went to K-1, Yodsaenklai has 217, Johmod Kiatadisak had 279!, Espescially impressive for Buakaw and Yodsaenklai, since they are both still young men!