Extremely late post but 2 weeks after the last fight post, I was back in the ring. This was the first time I faced an opponent who was my weight and height so I was quite excited for the challenge. … Continue reading Training In Thailand: Another Fight in the books
It’s ages since I fought as you all know. Not from a lack of asking for fight. The gym just wants to bring me up the right way. So it has been fight, go back to the factory and add … Continue reading Training In Thailand: Fight night
I walked into King Power, a new duty-free shopping mall in Phuket and it suddenly hit me, I can’t afford anything here. This is a sharp contrast to the same point last year where I could have walked in and … Continue reading Training In Thailand: Living the Fighter’s Life
Colin Powell, the former U.S. secretary of state is quoted as saying “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence“. This is true for success in any endeavour including the art of Muaythai. I want to and will be a Muaythai world champion. So in order to achieve this success, I have to embrace and embody the 5 qualities mentioned above. The quality I want to discuss today is Loyalty. Loyalty is a big part of martial arts. Loyalty to art, loyalty to your gym and team, loyalty to your trainer. The focus of … Continue reading Training In Thailand: Should be Loyal to one trainer?
The bell sounded, signalling the end up of the 1st round. A perfect round, exactly as I had imagined. Fight out of a southpaw stance, throw side and front kicks, jab+straight+hook. Not too many kicks because you have one broken and one dislocated toe but try to hit him with a front snap kick to the face. The second round was supposed to be me landing jabs, hooks followed by knees. Teeps to pin him on the ropes then finish him with a jumping knee. I somehow found myself engaged in a slugfest at his request and swinging punches with … Continue reading Training In Thailand: Fight Number 2
I haven’t fought since November due to various reasons. I was talking to my friend on Sunday night about possibly only focusing on grappling for a while as I will be competing at a no-gi event been hosted at AKA Thailand in April then the Bangkok Open, a gi competition in May. Someone up there must have heard our conversation because I showed up for Monday morning muay thai and big boss Kann told me I was fighting on the 23rd. That was a week ago. Today is Tuesday so I fight tomorrow night at Bangla boxing stadium in Patong. … Continue reading Training In Thailand: Fight Confirmed
The ring genius, skypiercing knees, the emperor, golden leg, almost every legendary Thai muay thai fighter has a nickname. In an attempt to give me a fight name, the guys have been calling me Charil after the typo on the … Continue reading Training In Thailand: fight nickname??