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  1. I have seen fragile masculinity so, so often over the years. I just realised I didn't know what to call it. I just used to call it weakness. I've seen it in, muay thai. I've seen it lifting weights. I've seen it in everyday life. Blokes piss me off, alot them never want to over extend themselves. The bloke that looks good on pads, but punch him in the face and he sucks. The bloke who benches 90kg but won't whack on another 10kg because he's scared. I could rant ad infinitum about weakness as I perceive it. I don't regard myself as anything special or hyper masculine, but I do kn
  2. Hmmmm....... I love it because of the freedom it allows. You don't get that freedom from Karate, etc. That's my opinion. The freedom one gets from expressing their muay. It becomes integral to your state of being, of who you are. Once someone discovers the difference of feeling of training, teaching muay thai as opposed to kickboxing, I believe their lives change. I might be rambling, as this is just coming straight from the heart. I enjoyed my Karate, Kickboxing etc, but I love muay thai. At least as I understand muay thai. My understanding is my own, and will be totally diff
  3. Like women, men do face a lot of pressure. I don't want to sound old, however back in the day, if you weren't supreme alpha in your attitude and full of testosterone you were really behind the eight ball. This wasn't at every gym/stable but it was pretty prevalent. Now days, I feel the pressure is still on men to perform as men, ie. stereotypes. As a man you're expected to be able to fight to some degree. You can see this phenomenon mainly in new comers. Plus they want to fit in. They will fit in over time, but the bromance thing you speak of, is a bond made from blood, sweat, and spew.
  4. The grandiosity of the spectacle gets to me. The real or imagined animosity between fighters gets to me. The lack of humbleness some of the fighter have about them gets to me. Basically everything about it gets to me.
  5. To all my American friends on here, I apologise fro what is about to come out of my fingers. The UFC and all it's hype and associated bullshit is just way too American for me. It reminds me of WWF, which was okay when I was ten. Plus, I honestly think it lacks a certain kind of purity.
  6. Dude, if wanna fight..... then fight. Put all the effort you possibly can into living your dream. Don't make the mistake as many of us make and look back over the years and say.... if only. Once your fighting days are over, then teach. Go hard while you can.
  7. There's no set thing to shadow. You have to imagine an opponent. Attack and defend. I'd just go with the flow and try things that you'd like to do in sparring. Nail those things in shadow and they should transition to sparring. Are there mirrors at your gym?
  8. Taught my first class, post heart attack, today. Struggled a bit with the breathing but all things considered, I reckon I pulled up ok.
  9. I actually prefer no shin guards. I think not using them promotes more control. But this isn't the general consensus. Most people prefer using them.
  10. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. For your friend, Tyler. It's called the Ode to Rememberance. It come from a First World War poem called, For the Fallen. It's the fourth stanza of the poem, and is said every evening at 6pm in Returned Servicemens League establishments. And most poignantly on ANZAC day.
  11. Best wishes to you and your family. I hope you will keep surprising your doctors and prove to them how strong a fighting spirit can be. Hang in there. Thanks Tyler. I've always been interested in the ways people devine strength. Most of one's strength must be internal, but I believe strength can be helped by realizing it in other things, be they inanimate or alive and respecting that strength. Alot of people look at me like a space cadet when I try to articulate this emotion. Anything that I would have to say about the sacrifice your mate made, would not do it justice. Same goes
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