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"
Trying to explain your Southeast Asia trip to those back at home in a nutshell?! You’re crazy, forget it; the conversation was over way before it started.Continue reading "Explaining the Chaotic Sensibility of Southeast Asia by Justin Levy"
Have you ever been stuck between numerous unable to decide what direction to take. I’ve faced that choice many times and what I know today is that ultimately it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something. You can’t keep all possibilities open, that just isn’t an option and if you choose more than one or two can you really give your all to either?Continue reading "When you have no idea what to do just do something"
It’s hard to be dedicated to something, I know that because I’ve always kept my foot in one door and the other out in case it all went to hell. It’s not impossible to be dedicated while making other plans but I find it much simpler and more focused to just go for it.Continue reading "Half the Battle is just Showing Up"