Part of the beauty of my Patreon, is that it not only supports everything I do – from writing, training, fighting, blogging, vlogging, the Muay Thai Library, documentary projects, helping take care of Legends, etc. – but it also supports the growth of everything I will do. Kevin and I have new ideas all the time and we work hard to expand our content, come up with new and interesting ideas, things that really haven’t been done before. It’s very cool. That’s where our Muay Thai Bones podcast came from (YouTube playlist here) (podcast version found here); that’s where the extension of the podcast, which we’re calling “Library Coffee,” (name pending) came from. It allows us to be creative, put the content out, and see what our patrons and listeners/readers think, then make it better. Below is our very first episode, which is much shorter than our regular Muay Thai Bones podcast, and is shot over coffee:
The Muay Thai Library has evolved over the years since its inception. There are now 80 hours of documentary, commentary video. It’s a massive archive. I’ve also grown with it, gotten more knowledgeable, which allows me to see more and understand more with each session we film. And because we use long-form video with my voiceover, I’m able to share that increasing depth of understanding with each session, with patrons who are delving into the library and discovering all this information and depth of technique for themselves. There is truly nothing else like it available, which is exciting because this accessible through the internet, rather than it simply being novel. I love that this information is being disseminated, this knowledge shared, this technique preserved. But there’s so much that I see now, that I feel and connect to other things that I’ve learned, that the discussion Kevin and I have about the sessions is as rich as voicing the sessions themselves. So, we decided to do like a mini podcast just talking about an individual session itself, like an addendum or supplement to what’s being described or explained in the voiceover of the footage of the session. There’s just so much.
Don’t Have Time For the Video, Try the Podcast
Above is our first one, it is all about my session with Silver Age legend Arjan Net Saknarong. Some of this new podcast idea is understanding that there is so much IN the Library, it is so full of material, and we keep adding to it, we have to create new ways to interact with it. We add 2 hours of new sessions every month. So, with the podcast you can check out the session in a more casual way. You can listen to us talk about the things that we found most interesting about it, things that you can apply to your Muay Thai even if you didn’t see the session, and if it is interesting you could think about whether you want to make time to watch it in full. It’s kind of Muay Thai Library lite! For patrons, even $1 patrons, you get access to the subscription to all the Muay Thai Bones podcasts on iTunes, including Library Coffee, but what is cool is that in the podcast version I’m putting together the audio of the Library Coffee session, followed by the audio from the Library session itself. Which means you can kind of get the feeling that you are hanging out in the gym with me and legends and great krus in Thailand, something several people told me they would like.
To subscribe to the new podcast versions become a patron and check out the first one here.
If you’d like to watch the Arjan Net Saknarong Muay Thai Library session you can see that here.
Here are some photo stills from my session with one of the greatest fighters the 1970s in Thailand produced: