Posted On:5/26/2011 2:35am
Style: Muay Thai n00b
Started training Muay Thai almost two weeks ago and have been keeping a log of it. For anyone interested here a link: http://traininginsurat.blogspot.com/
It's in a small, but apparently well known gym in the South of Thailand (not on an island) run by a Master Somboon. I train 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday (an hour each), and Saturday (A few hours). Things seem to be working out well and I'm having a great time.
I made a thread before I moved of a "potential" school that turns out to be the exact same one I am training at now (there aren't a whole lot of options in Surat Thani). Here's that thread: http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=104963
Comments, criticisms, advice both on training and on blogging/logging are welcome.
Sick double leg.
Posted On:6/01/2011 8:16pm
When writing this sort of stuff online I find it a lot easier to write down the bulk of my experiences by hand first. I absorb and retain points better when I write them out by hand. Then I streamline and add in filler for online posting.
I can't help you with Muay Thai because I suck at that.
"That was the only way you could destroy me. Neither do I quail at death nor act in deference to any god. So drop your talk, I come resolved to die. But first, there are these gifts I bring for you." At once he hurled a javelin at his enemy, then sent another and another still straight to the mark. - Virgil's The Aeneid
solves problems with violence
Posted On:6/01/2011 8:32pm
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
sounds like you're having fun and learning a lot. you're definitely gonna lose weight, dude. the lightest i have ever been was when i was training in samui, and you'll be there for a long time.
"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
Posted On:6/02/2011 1:28am
Yeah, I keep a handwritten journal with me so I can also do pictures and diagrams (and also, who knows what the electrical grid here is going to/ already doing to my computer). Sometimes though I find that I may remember what we did in class but the order or the length or something else is lost somewhere under my exhaustion.
Ming, the training is everything and more than I could have hoped for. It's tough training from an experienced fighter, who cares about my training and believes I can excel. Since coming to Thailand (and especially since starting MT) I have lost 10 kilos (20ish pounds) and it is the first time I've been under 200 lb's in over 6 years.
Thanks again for the support, new posts either tonight (if I can manage) or tomorrow.
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