Month: November 2011

Final thoughts on training Muay Thai boxing in Thailand at Emerald Gym

Joey and I have both made it back to the USA. Joey lost 15lbs in two weeks of hard training and clean eating (well mostly clean eating). Like always the trip was far too short. After leaving Ao Nang we more »

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10 days training in Thailand at Emerald gym

I slept for nearly 10 hours last night and awake feeling better. I make it to the gym just in time to run alone, which is to say about 5 minutes late. I make the run in time to get more »

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Day one in Thailand for 2011 Unit 2 Muay Thai trip

Joey and I arrived in Ao Nang last night. Jet lagged but excited we made our way to Emerald Muay this morning for training. Will and Eve greeted us with a smile and introduced us to the group of new more »

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Day 9 of training Muay Thai at the gym in Thailand

I woke up this morning not feeling so hot. I had to drag myself to the gym. I ran the morning run with Simon who is a MMA fighter from Sweden that is fighting for the 185lbs title there in more »

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8th day of training Muay Thai boxing in Thailand

Morning training begins with run and shadow. Today it is back to the normal run which is fine by me. After shadow boxing Pee Pa ties hand wraps across the boxing ring and we do 3 rounds of bobbing with more »

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7th day of training Muay Thai in Thailand at Emerald Gym

We had two fighters competing at Patong Staduim in Phucket yesterday. Joey and I went with the team to cheer them on. We won the 1st fight by KO in the 2nd round and the second we lost in decision. more »

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Day 6 of training Muay Thai in Thailand

I am now mostly accustomed to the time change. That is to say I am only waking up 1 or 2 times a night at odd hours. We have been making friends with all of the other students at the more »

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Day 5 training Muay Thai at the gym in Thailand

Joey and I arrive at Emerald expecting to do our normal run. Will has other plans. It is Friday and he wants to be sure that our week has been tough enough. Our normal run is 25 minutes or so. more »

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Muay Thai training trip day 4

The running is coming easily now. The heat is bearable. We do our normal morning run with relative ease. I spend my time during shadow boxing practicing Pee Pa’s snake style. The more I do it the more I see more »

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Day 3 of the 2011 Thailand Muay Thai training trip

The morning starts as usual.  Get up.  Go to 7-11.  Spend just under $2 on 2x 2L bottles of water, 2x coffees, 2x electrolyte drinks (like gatorade but much better), and 2x fruit drinks.  Go to Emerald.  Go run. We more »

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