Sparring With Zack – Muay Thai

About the time I started really posting on my Facebook page that Kevin and I were going to be moving to Thailand, I also started noticing the comments of...

About the time I started really posting on my Facebook page that Kevin and I were going to be moving to Thailand, I also started noticing the comments of a guy in Illinois whose avatar (profile picture) featured a huge red beard: Zack Jackson.

As it happened, Zack saved up all his pennies (just like we did!) and organized a trip out to Thailand to get some training.  Luckily for me he decided to train at Lanna and for the past three weeks he’s been here.  He’s the first person I’ve met in Thailand who has been watching my videos, pretty much since I’ve been posting them.  He trains in an unorthodox manner same as I did for a long time – that is, without a gym – so it’s been really good for both of us to spar with each other.   And he came to two of my fights, which is pretty awesome that he’s been connected to my Muay Thai via YouTube and now he’s right there in the stadium and in the truck on the way to and from fights.

So, the other night Zack set up his camera on the edge of the ring during our sparring.  This is just maybe 5 minutes out of 15-20, but I think it’s amazing that two people who basically trained out of the basement can spar each other in real life, in Thailand, somewhere down the road.   Friends punch friends in the face.

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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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