Muay Thai Obsession

My unwitting indoctrination into the greatest
fighting art on Earth.

Great documentary about three fighters in Thailand. Extra fun cos one of them trains out of Lanna in Chang Mai where I’ve also trained, and one of them is out of Eminent Air in Bangkok, where I’ll be next month!

10 days in Ireland…10 hangovers in Ireland…this country is trying to kill me! 
Getting the fitness and conditioning back in shape since it’s just less than a month now till I go to Thailand. Been training a bit at Bridgestone Muay Thai in Stoneybatter and went and did a bit of training on Saturday with AFA Ireland in Phibsboro.
It’s fun to train with people who do so for street fighting rather than sport; one of the chaps did Krav Maga, another Thai boxing, and other than that…well, basic maggot fighting! I love getting tips on technique from people only to hold pads for them and realise that they don’t have a clue! 

10 days in Ireland…10 hangovers in Ireland…this country is trying to kill me! 

Getting the fitness and conditioning back in shape since it’s just less than a month now till I go to Thailand. Been training a bit at Bridgestone Muay Thai in Stoneybatter and went and did a bit of training on Saturday with AFA Ireland in Phibsboro.

It’s fun to train with people who do so for street fighting rather than sport; one of the chaps did Krav Maga, another Thai boxing, and other than that…well, basic maggot fighting! I love getting tips on technique from people only to hold pads for them and realise that they don’t have a clue! 

Amazing to see Saenchai in the flesh…so fast, insane vision, hits like a lorry! 👊💥🚑

Amazing to see Saenchai in the flesh…so fast, insane vision, hits like a lorry! 👊💥🚑

Gettin the bus to Cork to see this lad throw down - aw yeeah!

Gettin the bus to Cork to see this lad throw down - aw yeeah!

Treadmills

…I hate ‘em. But after the mad hills and elevation of Cusco and the filthy pollution of Lima, the fitness room in our hotel has been a bit of a godsend the last few days.

Leaving Peru today for Dublin. Ten weeks in the Americas was fantastic but I can’t wait to be in my old hood, seeing old mates and have the regularity of being based in the one place for the next five weeks…time to get proper fit and sharpen up before going to Thailand!

A Day In Dublin With Conor McGregor

I just can’t get enough of this chap. He’s so entertaining, inspiring and - most of all - real. He walks the walk. He wants it all. When he’s talking about his first time sparring, his first time fighting…that’s me. I relate.

If all this comes to fruition, the championship and a stadium fight in Dublin, fuck it, I’d fly over for it. Deadly!

Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu - http://8limbs.us

The best Muay Thai blog on the internet. Sylvie is the ultimate warrior-philosopher; any time I need some inspiration or a different perspective on things, her blog is where I go. She’s a pioneer in the sport in a number of ways, primarily in terms of the depth of thought and heart she puts into it. She’s tougher than anyone, and unrelenting. Do yourself a favorite and check out the blog - I guarantee you’ll find a number of articles that give you a fresh perspective on some aspect of training that’s been of concern to you.

Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu - http://8limbs.us

The best Muay Thai blog on the internet. Sylvie is the ultimate warrior-philosopher; any time I need some inspiration or a different perspective on things, her blog is where I go. She’s a pioneer in the sport in a number of ways, primarily in terms of the depth of thought and heart she puts into it. She’s tougher than anyone, and unrelenting. Do yourself a favorite and check out the blog - I guarantee you’ll find a number of articles that give you a fresh perspective on some aspect of training that’s been of concern to you.

10km run nearly killed me…thought it would be an easy coastal route hugging the beach…nope!! Two masssive hills, one beginning as soon as the other ended. 😛

10km run nearly killed me…thought it would be an easy coastal route hugging the beach…nope!! Two masssive hills, one beginning as soon as the other ended. 😛

Sunday morn run in Oaxaca City! Glorious…but the elevation was murderous.

Sunday morn run in Oaxaca City! Glorious…but the elevation was murderous.