• May 13, 2019
    Our latest podcast, sleep, fear, rap and Muay Thai....
  • April 29, 2019
    Below is my husband Kevin’s photography series on clinch. These are photos he took from my last private session with Tanadet Tor. Pran49, who is teaching Long Clinch in Chiang Mai. I filmed a Muay Thai Library session with him, which you can see here (Tanadet Long Clinch), and decided the work was so good I’m going to try to do it once a month,...
  • April 17, 2019
    This is the 4th episode of Muay Thai Bones Podcast, filmed as Kevin and I are driving back from my 238th fight, in Trat. The Muay Thai Bones podcast is a sharing of how Kevin and I usually talk on our long drives across Thailand, inviting you to travel along with us! I hope you enjoy. We had a few technical difficulties with the camera...
  • April 8, 2019
    We wanted to do something different. There are so many incredible but mundane things that happen at a more traditional, family-style Muay Thai gym in Thailand it sometimes feels like you can just point a camera anywhere and capture something special. Something that isn’t a part of everyday lives elsewhere in the world. So we came up with the Kaimuay Diaries concept. The idea was...
  • April 6, 2019
    One of my favorite things about the Ketogenic approach is that it’s all about what works or doesn’t work for you. All of us are genetically different, taking an extreme approach in diet to maximize certain benefits will affect people differently. In Thai there’s a phrase, “if you don’t try, you won’t know,” and that’s basically how I approach all of this. You turn yourself...
5 Minute Documentary on Sylvie
  • Mental Training Weeks 10 and 11 – Making The Categories Of My Life and ID

    I’m combining these two weeks and assignments because they are hugely contrasting with each other, but also go work together in tandem. Week 10 is sorting your life into categories that you can break down and identify individual plans for how to manage, track and improve them: finances, relationships, health, fitness, business, etc. Basically, how to run your life like a Fortune 500 company. Then week 11 is reconnecting with your ultimate vision and creating an ID card for your ideal self. You have to do the categories in...
  • Mental Training Week 8 – Emotional Tracking and Autopsy

    Week 8 of Niyi Sobo’s “Lucky 12” mental training group is all about the “emotional playbook.” In short, you become aware of your habitual or patterned emotions, figure out why they’re happening and then map out a plan for how to stop and ultimately replace them. Like wearing new grooves or cutting new paths so you don’t mindlessly or habitually keep following these unhelpful paths. I’ve been tracking my emotions for over a year already, which was of my own design. I decided to start writing down what I...
  • How Belief Changes Your Kick – The Mental Side of Technique

    above, my spontaneous vlog on the connection between belief and technique Mentality Distorts Physicality In this vlog I was ranting at Kevin the other night, all amped up and excited about some realizations I was having about mental training, and in the process I referenced the lean into a kick that is emphasized by Singdam and Arjan Surat – a legend, and a coach of legends. I’ve been playing with this for some time and know the importance of it, but often find myself frustrated by somehow still leaning back on...
  • Who Do I Need to Be? Niyi Sobo Mental Training Group – Week 2

    This is a part of a series of planned posts sharing my thoughts and experiences as I participate in a special mental training group. Read my week 1 post here. There’s this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that goes, “…Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it.” This quote was one of two that I used as my Senior Quote in High School, God only knows what...
  • My Goals? Commitment to a Mental Training Group – Week 1

    This is a part of a series of planned posts sharing my thoughts and experiences as I participate in a special mental training group.  Some things seem, on their surface, to be really simple. Answering the question: what is it that you want?, for example, seems pretty straight forward. This, for me, is incredibly difficult. Identifying a desire in the sense of a goal is something that is so difficult for me that I begin to wonder if I’ve in some way been conditioned to avoid even thinking about such things....
  • If/When – Adventures in Mental Training | Vlog #260

    my vlog from yesterday, talking about my training, and the If/When difference in Mental Training Recently I’ve been listening to this podcast by former pro-NFL player Niyi Sobo. It’s an excellent mental training resource and I highly recommend you all start listening to it. He approaches the concepts and practices of “mental toughness” in a relate-able and easy to understand way, which makes his methods immediately practical. You can check out his entire podcast library at Sports Motivation Podcast, and the episode I reference in this vlog is #118:...