• November 8, 2019
    Yeah, It Hurts Thailand, Pattaya – My trainer, Kru Nu, is 5’10 and a solid 25 kg heavier than I am. He’s not small. He’s also long, rangy, and doesn’t throw full power when he spars with me but he doesn’t lightly tap me… ever. A few years ago we were doing padwork in the ring and I went for a kick. Kru Nu went...
  • October 28, 2019
    My arms are burning and I’m thirsty. The soft, pudgy flesh of my clinching partner pillows under my forearms as I snake and move and turn him, the insides of my legs slapping the sides of his body and occasionally his elbows, where he drops his arms down to try to protect his body. I feel his resistance, which is manifold: he’s resisting my movements,...
  • October 6, 2019
    Kru Tak is very charming. He’s quiet, confident, boyish in both demeanor and physical appearance. The first time I ever walked into his gym, 5 years ago, I thought he was a teenager and asked where the boss was. He was 43 at the time. But his youthfulness is part of his Muay Thai style as well. He knows he’s faster than you are. He...
  • September 4, 2019
    Get the podcast as a patron here <<< how to subscribe We’re excited to have added Sagat again to the Muay Thai Library, and also to have brought that session to podcast as well. This means you can take the whole session with you as a podcast. The way we did it is that we’ve created a shortened Muay Thai Bones podcast we are calling...
  • August 23, 2019
    Part of the beauty of my Patreon, is that it not only supports everything I do – from writing, training, fighting, blogging, vlogging, the Muay Thai Library, documentary projects, helping take care of Legends, etc. – but it also supports the growth of everything I will do. Kevin and I have new ideas all the time and we work hard to expand our content, come...
5 Minute Documentary on Sylvie
A Husband’s Point of View
The Muay Thai Bones Podcast – Us on the Road
  • Pride Projects and Shame Ditches – Mental Training

    My arms are burning and I’m thirsty. The soft, pudgy flesh of my clinching partner pillows under my forearms as I snake and move and turn him, the insides of my legs slapping the sides of his body and occasionally his elbows, where he drops his arms down to try to protect his body. I feel his resistance, which is manifold: he’s resisting my movements, but he’s also pouting. He’s expressing his dislike of this experience with every cell in his body, but he cycles through going limp to...
  • When You Can’t Train – The Sulk vs Focus

    My last fight – you can watch it here – left me with a souvenir of 8 stitches, right between the eyes. That’s a lucky number for me, I’m into it, but returning to training with a cut on my face is always a slightly tricky process. Surely, everyone who has been with me in the gym for these past 5 years is used to me by now – I’ve been called “Cyborg” and “Iron Lady,” “The Machine,” and “crazy,” because I’m always right back at it. Most of...
  • Mental Training – How Negative Thoughts Can Become Like MRSA

    There’s a phrase, “it’s 90 percent mental.” I’m coming to realize that the more experience you gain. the more time you spend on a single, focused endeavor, the closer that 90 percent goes toward 99.9 percent. Or maybe it’s even all mental and we can escape the body in some kind of Nirvana-state of Muay… I don’t know yet. The other day an Instagram post from Mental Coach, Kara Loewentheil came up on my feed. I needed it. I have needed it: yesterday, today, probably a bunch of tomorrows. It’s an important...
  • Your Technique is Perfect, Right Now, The Way It Is | Mental Training Reading

    We are doing a Muay Thai Mental Training Reading Group, together. On Facebook for everyone – you can join here – and on Patreon in live video conference call with my supporters – you can see our first session here. We’ve covered the first two chapters of the book The Inner Game of Tennis, and on Friday morning (Thai Time), we’ll meet and talk about chapters 3 & 4. This is a small, short book that changes people’s lives, as it teaches us to quiet down our Inner Coach,...
  • The Ketogenic Diet and Muay Thai | How I Gave Up the Carb and Saved My Mind

    The Keto Diet, ketogenesis: The keto diet features very low carb (- 20 g), moderate protein, and high fats, designed to switch the body from sugar-burning to ketone-burning, with suggested benefits of mental clarity, recovery and anti-inflammation, and weight loss (for those that need it), making use of hormone and metabolic responses evolved in humans through long periods of fasting or lean eating. What follows is not an expert telling, you can Google about and find more on all the things I bring up, but it is my telling....
  • My 3 Day Vipassana Mediation Retreat in Pattaya

    So starts my path to enlightenment. Kevin and I turn down the street indicated on our Google Map directions and it’s pretty clear, immediately, that this isn’t what we’re looking for. Kevin immediately suggests we ask someone, which is super easy for him to suggest because he doesn’t speak Thai, so he never has to do the asking. I’m shy, so I decide to creep down the street on the motorbike first, seeing if maybe, somehow, this street lined with bars might suddenly turn into the kind of street...
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