• August 23, 2019
    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...
  • August 13, 2019
    Guest Post – Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu A Husband’s Point of View Above are kind of my reading notes on a really good Joe Rogan podcast with his long time Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Jean Jacques Machado who speaks with great reflection on the evolution of the art from what he considers the acme of its development in the 1980s and 1990s, to today’s MMA influenced versions....
  • August 4, 2019
    The newest Muay Thai Bones podcast is up, another epic podcast clocking at 3 and a half hours, full of in depth discussion of how Muay Thai touches all aspects of life. Subscribe on iTunes, as a patron here! episode 8     1. Square-1-ism – Goggins, Shame & Discomfort     2. Eye Contact as a Technique     3. Introversion and Letting the...
  • July 16, 2019
    I am, in many ways, a satellite to my gym in Thailand. This is necessary for me to do almost everything that I do, but it’s also a point of difficulty. I don’t fight through my gym (if I did, I’d have had maybe 10 fights over the past 5 years, rather than over 150 in that same time) and so they’re not with me...
  • July 7, 2019
    My last fight – you can watch it here – left me with a souvenir of 8 stitches, right between the eyes. That’s a lucky number for me, I’m into it, but returning to training with a cut on my face is always a slightly tricky process. Surely, everyone who has been with me in the gym for these past 5 years is used to...
5 Minute Documentary on Sylvie
A Husband’s Point of View
The Muay Thai Bones Podcast – Us on the Road
  • Training on Antibiotics – Opening Up the Gift of Fatigue

    a note: if you live in Thailand you will find that antibiotics are heavily prescribed, and because they are available over the counter they are also widely taken. I’ve found many Thais who don’t really understand how antibiotics work (i.e., in cycles), so off-hand advice, even from trainers, is probably best to question. Eventually, everyone gets sick. In some cases, you can (and should) stay away from the gym and get some rest, but in some cases you can’t (and don’t need to) refrain from training. I happen to...
  • Mental Training Resources for Fighters – Books, Podcasts & More

    This is an ongoing list of resources for Mental Training. This is by no means an exhaustive list and I’ll be adding to it as I discover new books, podcasts, etc. I’ve read and listened to a lot on the subject, starting out from a place where I just had no idea at all how to do mental training, to now as I experience it as not only indispensable, but the most important element in my approach. These resources are not only specific to mental training as a discipline,...
  • The Fighter and Unconscious Tension – Recognize and Release

    I just had to do my annual visa run, which requires sitting in a van full of total strangers for the 11 hour drive up to the border with Laos, an overnight stay, then the 11 hour drive back down to Pattaya. It’s grueling. Sitting in a car or a plane for this number of hours takes a toll on anyone. It’s astonishing how tired sitting on your ass makes you. I’m not very social, so I always put as many hours of podcasts and audio books as possible...
  • How Many Fucks? Zero. The People Pleaser and the Fighter

    Apologies to my younger readers, this post is laced with profanity. Sometimes profanity has a special power to describe things in ways other words can’t. The plastic stool underneath me is too far out from the actual corner and my body kind of tips backwards as my cornermen lift my legs into their hands and rub icy cold water on my thighs and shins. I try to balance myself on the ropes but it’s more awkward and I reposition my forearms to the tops of my thighs; the cold...
  • Mental Training: My Interview with Dr. John Gassaway

    This is my second informal interview with Dr. John Byron Gassaway, who is a practicing Sport Psychologist and also my brother. John was a Captain America, Superman type athlete growing up, playing multiple sports through every season and maintaining a nearly perfect GPA – the kind of guy who somehow managed to squeeze 25 hours out of every day. His mental toughness seemed to me to always have been there and it only makes sense that he’d help others find their own path toward the same, seemingly inherent, self-esteem. But,...
  • Overburden, Character, Mental Anchoring | Confidence in Minute

    There’s a phrase in modern gold mining that I find profoundly poetic: clearing the overburden. Practically speaking, it means moving dirt with giant machines to reveal the gold-rich bedrock underneath. Move the worthless dirt, find the worthy dirt. I’ve adopted this phrase for my own evolution as a fighter and development through mental training. There’s a lot of useless dirt to dig through to get to the meaningful bits, the valuable bits, the core morals of your being. A lot of what we do, for years and years and with...
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