As soon as I started training in Muay Thai I took the adage to heart "if a fighter can't stand, he can't fight." This picture was taken during my 4-1/2 month long stay at Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai camp in Thailand.
New student enjoying her first ever boxing workout. A great workout, a new skill, and lots of fun.
With the exception of sparring, nothing will hone your technique like mitt work. As well as being physically challenging, hitting the mitts with an experienced coach provides the student with a completely engaging workout. Hone reflexes, increase cardio, and build muscle in a fun workout.
Training in Holland
At the end of sparring class with Remy Bonjasky. I had a great opportunity to train in Holland and take part in the private fight team class at Bonjasky Academy in Almere, Holland. the Dutch have a long history of involvement in Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
The head piece I'm wearing in this picture is an integral part of the the culture surrounding Muay Thai. I felt very privileged to have my mine handmade by a friend of the gym. Before my first fight in Thailand I went to the "Gold Temple," one of the largest in Bangkok, with several other fighters to have my Mongkon traditionally blessed along with other fighters. I'm not just a student of the fighting art of Muay Thai but the culture that surrounds it and that of its homeland Thailand.
It's always great to take your fitness out of the gym and to enjoy the community of like minded people. I thought participating in a Tough Mudder race was a great way to do both.
Recognized as one of, if not the most, beneficial exercise in existence. This exercise has numerous benefits, however proper form and cueing is crucial.
If you've never boxed or kick boxed before I specialize in first timers. Have fun while learning real striking techniques.