Expat Life, Power Lifting, Muay Thai and Freedom | Emma Thomas Interview

I’ve known Emma for a number of years now and we’ve become very good friends. She lives in Bangkok and I live in Pattaya, so we don’t get to...

I’ve known Emma for a number of years now and we’ve become very good friends. She lives in Bangkok and I live in Pattaya, so we don’t get to see each other in person often, but every time we do it’s wonderful. Mostly because I just like Emma a lot. We keep in touch regularly, so I know what’s going on with her and she with me, but because our visits are spaced apart, the ways in which both of us have changed can be quite dramatic at each of those meetings. That, in itself, is very cool.

Kevin’s 26 minute interview of Emma, above

In this video interview above, Emma covers some of the dramatic changes she’s undergone in her years living in Bangkok. She has become more social, more aware of and involved in what’s going on in her community (Bangkok is huge), and she has redirected her work so that she is able to be involved in the things that interest her the most. And while her love for Muay Thai will always be strong, she’s branched out and taken up Power Lifting (which she’s already competed and medaled in!) as an expansion of her training and of herself. Emma is always evolving. And one of the best parts of listening to her in this interview is the way in which she invites everyone to be open to their own evolution.

You can read Emma at Under The Ropes. http://undertheropes.com

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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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