The pre-fight weigh in on the twenty fourth took place at Differ a warehouse type venue which seconds as a disco in Chiba, Japan. The fights were held here the following day.
Everything went as expected. Fighters checking out their opponents, guys dropping drawers, boys running in the parking lot and the random choking sounds of men vomiting in washroom.
I sat down with Italian nak muays Giovanni Redi and Mathias Gallo Cassarino to discuss their upcoming fight.
More about Laura
I’m a Canadian who decided to quit my job, sell most of what I own, pack a suitcase, and skip continents to pursue a martial art I’m not particularly efficient in. A minimalist. A modern nomad. A kid who just likes having a good time.
My attraction to muay thai is that it’s an art with no wasted motion. It has been the greatest vehicle for my continual education. It’s incredibly challenging to me – both the physical and the mental game. The latter probably more so than the former.
Currently I’m in Bangkok training muay thai fulltime. The plan is to be here for a few years, but realistically, I have no idea where this path is leading, or what the timeline is. I like change and pushing my comfort zone. A lot. Nevertheless, muay thai will be the constant among the variables.
Be prepared for updates, rambling, video content and anything I’ve learned that I think may of use to you.
This hasn’t been easy, but so far, its been a pretty sick ride.