Prior to moving to Thailand, I lived in the Hudson Valley of New York. Master K, Kaensak, Augie, Ray Velez (whether in NJ or NYC) and Nat Fuz were all over an hour commute away – in each direction – for what was usually 1-2 hours of training. Clearly I was committed to (and used to) spending time in my car or on a train in order to get to training.
In Chiang Mai the gym is an approximately 6 minute walk from door to door. It’s awesome.
Here is a video I made the other day of that exact commute, from my apartment door to the bench at the gym where I throw my bag down before going for a run. I take this walk twice a day, so it’s definitely a large part of my experience here and will stay with me long into the rest of my life.