Currently Reading: Muay Thai

  • 3 Days in Chiangmai

    April 8, 2012
    We arrived in Chiangmai on Thursday afternoon.  Coming from the airport, the little neighborhood in which the gym is located became recognizable very quickly.  We checked into the same hotel we stayed at last time and...
  • The “Over/Under” – Gender and Privilege in Thailand

    March 11, 2012
    Over I’m moving to Thailand in less than a month.  I’m so excited, so joyous and inspired by the realization of this dream that I can barely think of anything to be nervous about.  As it...
  • Personal Statement

    October 8, 2011
    The following is the Personal Statement for my proposed research/study project through the Fulbright Grant.  It expresses a lot of what I’ve already expressed, and to some extent what I will forever be trying to express. ...
  • Ebb and Flow

    September 13, 2011
    In the movie “Man on Fire,” Denzel Washington’s character tells his charge, a little girl on a swim team, that “there is no such thing as tough; there is only trained and untrained.”  I love that...
  • Drawing Something Out of Nothing

    July 31, 2011
    About two years ago I came home from work and my husband told me he wanted to show me something.  He led me outside to the wooded yard across the street and directed me to look...
  • The Gift of Aggression

    July 14, 2011
    I’ve come across it a lot in my time spent in gyms and among fighters, that men struggle with their aggression in the context of combat.  It seems that a lot of the guys who talk...
  • The Fight – What It Feels Like, Muay Thai

    October 21, 2010
    I watched a documentary on YouTube last night on the subject of Muay Thai, “Born to Fight.”  At one point the owner/manager of the “most famous gym in Thailand” (according to the video), said one can...