Category Archives: muay thai

Two week’s in

So it’s now been two weeks since I declared my intention. In the intervening two weeks a lot has changed. And it’s snowed. A fair bit. So maybe I’m just a fair weather runner, but I can’t say my trainers … Continue reading

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Who motivates the motivators?

So the big question is how do we keep going? What keeps us motivated? And I don’t just mean when the chips are down. In some ways, it’s easier to fight and keep going when you’ve got something to fight … Continue reading

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More Muay Thai, Less Motivation

Just when I thought Fight Nights were on hold and only to be accompanied by Samsung and Singha I found myself at the Scala last Sunday evening in a very British setting. Now, last time at was at this venue … Continue reading

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Schoop Schoop Ooh Wee!

The sound of a punch or kick making perfect contact is a particularly satisfying one. It leaves you with the same feeling that the crack of a white cue ball does as it smashes through a triangle of coloured balls and is followed … Continue reading

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Punches and Parties

Friday night was another night dedicated to punching. It was my second Kobra Fight night and the day before the team has spent time getting flyers distributed, posters printed, sound systems blaring and trophies out on show. The Kobra truck … Continue reading

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Unusual rash stops play

This morning’s training had me focus on trying to use my knees and elbows on O’Neil, who is about 3 times my size. I had little success. Sadly I had to take this afternoon’s session off to visit a doctor. … Continue reading

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Extra large pair

That was the headline on BBC World News. Today. As a BBC editor it was often tempting to put boobs on the front page of worldservice.com in order to increase traffic. As it happens, in my time there the team … Continue reading

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