Winning is a Buffer – Video Journal Update [vid]

It’s four days after my 24th fight and I filmed a video journal update out at the Chiang Mai University fields where I like to do sprints.  It’s been...

It’s four days after my 24th fight and I filmed a video journal update out at the Chiang Mai University fields where I like to do sprints.  It’s been a rough four days, emotionally speaking.  Just one of those things that is mitigated by winning: not having to deal with all the emotional stress and circular blaming involved in a loss.

One of my coaches advised me to stop putting my “stuff” online and it bummed me out because it’s such impersonal advice from someone to whom I offer a great deal of my personal energy.  It didn’t even really come from him, as he spends maybe a few hours per month online answering emails and probably never has seen anything I put online.  He heard it from someone else and that person doesn’t even know how much I put online, that it’s systematic and has weight, not just a manic blind release into the ether.

My motivations should not be in question.  I work hard, I listen to advice, acknowledge my weaknesses and actually ask my trainers what they want for me to work on – and then I work on it.  I fight more often than anyone else and I train more often than anyone else, so what I do with my experience outside of the context of the gym is really nobody’s business but mine… and yours.  Whatever – the “stuff” stays online; I don’t put it here for folks who don’t like it anyway.

 
 
 

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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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