We shot more than an hour of my training at Sangtiennoi’s gym about 40 minutes north of Bangkok, just to give everyone a sense of what it is like to train there. It is one of the more authentic Thai gyms, run by a legend of the sport. Kevin’s beautiful photography captured the feeling of the space in the morning, and I put my commentary over it all, talking not only about the training itself, the great padwork, Sangtiennoi’s instruction, but also broadly about training in Thailand itself, the way that things are taught and practiced. You can listen to the whole thing as a podcast, if you are a patron, here. And read more about the session.
One of the coolest things was that I happened to be able to get some great clinch in with Kongchai, the current 115 lb Rajadamnern champion, a rising star of Thailand. One of my favorite clinch sessions in a while. It starts around minute 36 above.
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I put up a super slow motion from my Wangchannoi session, of his catching of the teep and counter kick to the head, you can see the full hour Wangchannoi session here:
Kevin edited together all the striking moments from one of Karuhat’s more aggressive fights, showing how even one of the most femeu fighters can turn it on:
If you missed it, I’m really proud of being able to publish an interview with the legend Padejseuk, helping preserve the legacy and memory of his incredible career (be sure to turn on English subtitles). Read more about it and Padejseuk here.
If you want to hear what I loved about that interview, here is my Geek Out vlog: