Sunday Muay Thai – Journal Update and Bonus Clip [vid]

It’s the Sunday before my next fight and Kevin and I headed over to the gym to get some ring work done in the afternoon. When we first got...

It’s the Sunday before my next fight and Kevin and I headed over to the gym to get some ring work done in the afternoon.

When we first got to the gym it was empty.  Nook was standing outside of the convenience store across the parking lot from the gym, remarking how good the Muay Thai on TV is today and then demonstrating a head-kick KO he’d seen.  (We’d just seen this before leaving the apartment; it was beautiful.)

We’re working on spacing, footwork, combinations and block/kick returns.  Light day, nothing too fancy or elaborate.  As the hour progressed more and more little Thai kids started arriving at the gym.  First it was Nam and her sister, who I’ve written about before, then a little girl who I saw training last week, and finally a little boy who seemed to appear out of thin air (or while I wasn’t paying attention).

It’s really cool to see the gym fill up with energy of little gromits doing Muay Thai.  Just one of the many reasons Sundays are wonderful days here in Chiang Mai.

Below is a short clip of one little girl doing padwork with Nook and a bunch of the other kids hanging on the ropes, waiting for their turn.

 

 

 

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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