A lot’s happened since I last posted. For one thing, I’m now writing to most of you from the other side of the world! Second, and more important, I just finished my first week training at an authentic muay Thai camp.
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In less than 24 hours I’ll be off to explore a new continent, off to fulfill a decade-long dream. I would do the normal thing and say that it feels “surreal”, but it doesn’t. I don’t want to ascribe myself some sort of high-minded quest. I’m just a farang from the suburbs of Toronto trying to […]
On Monday, I got a Facebook message from Kiatphontip Gym in Bangkok. I can only assume I was speaking with the owner/manager. He wanted to confirm my plans for next week and arrange transportation from the airport to the gym. Shit, this is, like, real.
So yeah, Southern Ontario got hit with an ice storm Saturday. I went to class Friday, couldn’t make class Saturday and the gym was closed because of the weather Sunday. It’s Monday afternoon as of writing. I’m not sure if I can even safely get to class today, given that a lot of government services […]
I have absolutely no idea whether this is true, but I suspect The Karate Kid both made karate and ruined it. What I know for sure is that The Karate Kid ruined the modern world. Seriously, read that article in the link above. Go on. I’ll wait.
I’ll be honest — I took a day off training on day three. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to go to class, and I was willing to push through the aches and pains in my legs. But extensive internet research suggested this is a bad idea if you want to develop strength in new muscles. […]
I’m often told that I’m still young at 25. I’m not disputing that. But even at this age I’ve lost some of what I had when I was 18. At 18, I could do 70 consecutive push-ups. Right now, I might manage 30 on a good day. That’s just one example, but it gives you […]