Muay Thai Training Journal Update
Man, what a week it’s been. Between living like a Thai, watching Daam fight multiple times at some Songkran festival fights, and taking part in some of the Buddhist ceremonies, I feel like I did what I wanted to do while in Surin, Thailand.
First let me just say how awesome Daam and his family were to Liz and I. They welcomed us with open arms and took amazing care of us each and every day. Although we were the only westerners in the area, we still felt comfortable and at home being in the care of Daam.
Secondly, sorry for the late update and video upload. The internet here in Thailand isn’t very reliable, so uploading the video and posting an update has taken a little bit longer than expected. Check out my Thailand Muay Thai video blog below to see what we’ve been up to the past few days!
Thailand Muay Thai Vlog #11 – Songkran Festival Fights in Surin, Isan, Thailand
What’s Happening Now
Now we are settled into our resort room where we are enjoying our air conditioning, western toilet, big bed and hot shower. We also made sure to eat a couple bacon cheeseburgers to feed our need for food other than rice and noodles… and it was awesome.
The place we are staying for a few days while we search the island for other alternatives is called Da Kanda Villa. It’s got everything we need including a pool, restaurant, massage parlor, is located literally right on the beach and is only around $20 a night. Needless to say, we are pretty happy at the moment.
The next step is to start training again!
Later today I plan to head to Diamond Muay Thai to get a solid session in and get acquainted with the guys and gals at the gym. My shin is still a bit beat up but I’m hoping that taking care of it with tea tree oil and antibacterial cream will help close the wound, which it seems to be doing albeit very slowly. By the way, if you have any tips to help with my shin let me know in the comments below please!!!
Goals For Koh Phangan
Initially the plan was to stay here for a few months while Liz pursues her yoga teacher training certification. As of right now, it’s looking like she’ll be taking it in August so we are planning on taking some time in June and July to head to Chaing Mai to train and volunteer before heading back to Koh Phangan for the rest of our trip.
For the month and a half we’re here, I hope to fight at least once, if not twice before making the trip up north. I also plan on working feverishly on the Thailand training guide I keep saying I’m going to write called
To keep it simple, I set three goals for myself:
- Train 1-2x a day (depending how I feel) and create more video blos including technique tips and tours of other local gyms.
- Fight 1-2x by June, depending on my health.
- Write and finish (or come ridiculously close) Travel, Train, Fight: Muay Thai in Thailand
So that’s all I have for now! Thanks again for checking in and keeping up to date with my journey here in Thailand. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or comments. I’d love to hear some feedback!
Until next time, keep doing big things!