I’ve been doing Muay Thai off and on since August 2014. It was a year into my travels and a friend of mine I met when we were both in Taiwan suggested it to me cause I asked him to teach me to spar. There are those people who are natural athletes, the guys and …Continue reading "Love the Grind and embrace the Pain"
What it feels like to get back into the muay thai ring for fight number 5 after almost 2 years away and just 2 and a half weeks notice.Continue reading "Getting Back into the Ring Again :)"
I am fighting today? I can’t believe I am getting into the ring with just 4 weeks of training, having not really trained consistently since I left Charn Chai Muay Thai the first time. I remember the first time I fought, how long it took me just to say yes but when it did happen …Continue reading "First Fight since January 2016 – Let’s Go"
Going back to when I first started traveling I never thought I would be doing any sort of martial arts. I thought I would travel the world, see the sights and meet people both locals and other travelers alike. I’ve done all that and a simple remark from a new friend changed everything.Continue reading "One Month to More than A Year of Muay Thai"
There are so many people who have made the last few years worth while and where do I start but with the people I first met that have taught me about kindness and self-worth, that have been an ear when before I had none. Who have shown me that our value isn’t defined by what …Continue reading "Thank you for the Moments"
Before my thoughts turned to muay thai I rarely had ever stepped in a gym. I don’t know about most people but for me whenever I had tried to go to a gym before the second I entered their doors my level of self consciousness would increase exponentially.Continue reading "No Normal Gym for Me – Muay Thai or Bust"
When you have traveled for a while or even a short time you have the urge to keep on going, of not stopping and heading back to wherever home is.Continue reading "The Urge to Push On"
Last Wednesday was sparring day at Charn Chai Muay Thai in the wonderful town of Pai via Wiki Travel in Northern Thailand which I both love and hate and is basically the injury machine and I cranked out a pretty good one in the afternoon.Continue reading "One Week no Muay Thai – Recovery and Resolve"
So after finally deciding to get into the ring I have to wonder if it was the best move for me to make. So here is the thing do I need to fight to make the last year worthwhile? The answer to that is no because before I got here I could have never imagined just being consistent and going almost every day, every session without fail.Continue reading "Starting the Road to the Muay Thai Ring Day 1 and 2"
I’ve wondered what makes people fight in the ring. It’s come up now and again because I am doing Muay Thai. Everyone is different and the reasons for training and fighting are not necessarily the same. Since I’ve been doing muay thai for the last 3 and a half months I’ve struggled to find a reason why I train.Continue reading "The Battle Before getting into the Ring"