It’s been a few months, but we are back! For loyal “Two Ladies in the Kingdom” podcast listeners, Emma and I are expanding our format. Previously our podcasts were with Emma Thomas and myself Skyping together to discuss the latest in what’s happening with ourselves, and what’s happening in Female Muay Thai in Thailand. We are still going to be doing this kind of cast together, but we are also adding solo podcasts too; so you can get to know each of us better. This is my first solo cast, and it happens to have been a Facebook Live Stream from the road. Emma will be uploading her own cast soon as well! We are just experimenting with this, but it will allow us to cover a wider range of topics, or to get into more detail in the things that interest us. I’m excited to see what Emma will talk about, as we lead very different lives here in Thailand and Emma can cover more of her experience as a full time teacher and an ex-pat in Bangkok.
Because mine was a Live Stream there is a YouTube copy of the video, above.
Things covered in my solocast:
- 4 fights in 2 weeks.
- Happy with my performance, beat the WPMF World Champion two weight classes above me (WPMF 108 lb), a belt she’s held for more or less 4 years.
- My history with Thanonchanok, my 3rd fight against her.
- Corrected my mistakes against Thanonchanok from our 2nd fight.
- In this fight why I didn’t clinch in the 1st two rounds against Thanonchanok.
- I’m working on being more relaxed under pressure.
- The Thanonchanok fight was a “proof of progress” fight.
- I also fought and beat a 54 kg opponent, who I had beat the week before. This meant that I was forced to make adjustments, because they adjusted me.
- You will do the things that feel good to you.
- It’s like music, you will gravitate to what you naturally like.
- How I discovered I’m a Muay Khao fighter.
- Jumping around is not natural to me.
- Thaywin first suggested that I should try to stay in, and it felt really good.
- Finding pieces of fighting that I identify with, learning that there is such a thing as Muay Khao fighting.
- But…recently my work with Karuhat and Namkabuan has challenged me to learn more. There are different kinds of Knee Fighting.
- The finer elements that I threw out in order to become a “tank” are now being re-incorporated.
- Pi Daeng really started emphasizing my Muay Khao growth.
- In a Thai camp there are lots and lots of styles, none of the styles are “wrong”.
- Why you should ask questions from Krus in a Thai Camp.