The following was recently uploaded to youtube. It features Jomthong Chuwattana vs Ronnnachai Naratreekun. I’m confused by the dates…..the fight is listed as March 29, 2007 – stating that Jom was sixteen at the time…either the date is incorrect, his age was mistaken, or Jomthong has been lying to me about how old he is (or [...]
Before I landed in Japan, I wrote that I didn’t want to step off the plane with any expectation. In retrospect, I realize I had a few. I expected that the terms agreed upon prior to my landing would be honoured or at the very least, acknowledged and I expected to train. A byproduct of [...]
With the return of the Thai trainer came life to the gym. Despite this, I still found it impossible to train muay thai. In muay thai, conveying weakness is a liability, and I carry that sentiment in life. I realize the benefits and limitations of this and it is something that at times, I struggle [...]
As last week drew to an end and this week began, I found I had little interest in training.
I suspect a number of you are aware of the complications having sex at a muay thai gym in Thailand can cause. It can be a messy affair, a matter that could be written extensively about, but a matter that I’m not going to touch in this piece. The issue, rather, is on the opposite [...]
he basics of the gym are as follows: from approximately 6 – 8pm most days, children arrive and train muay thai, sometimes karate. During that time, in previous weeks, the Italian nak muays and I would run, warm-up and begin our training session during the latter part of that time block. On some nights, a few [...]