About a month ago there was a foreigner in camp who constantly asked me the same questions. He was curious as to how long I was staying in Thailand and would ask me about 4 times a day. When I answer "indefinite" he would launch into a rant about how great it must be to be a full time athlete and have no responsibilities. He stressed the "no responsibilities" part. He was right that being a full time athlete is great but, he presumed that I have no responsibilities. Which I found pretty offensive and later realized it was a hidden insult. I let him get away with his pathetic spiel twice in the hopes that he got his point across and will now shut the fuck up about it. Nope, I was wrong.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
I got cut in my last fight.
Not a big one, just 4 stitches on my left eyebrow. The cut is literally on the eyebrow. A lot of people tell me that I’m lucky because of the location of the cut. This way, the scar won’t be quite so noticeable. Some of my fighter friends tell me I’m lucky because I got cut in a fight and they hope for scars one day too! I don’t think I’m lucky or unlucky. I don’t care very much about getting cut. It is part of life as a Muay Thai fighter and is bound to happen at some point, and usually more than once. It is a fact and one that I have accepted. The Thais are happy to show you their numerous scars from getting cut in fights. I am now officially part of the club. I think the worst part of getting cut is that you are then required to take extra time away from training and subsequently fighting because the cut must properly heal so that it does not cause problems in the future. That is definitely the worst part.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Part 3 of my new Engraving Method Series. Here's a video of me training with Kru San at Sitmonchai gym for my Super Fight against Phetch Buncha Stadium's Poster boy Victor.