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.