Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New year

So, that's pretty much another year over and what have I achieved?

Well, I had a fight - one of the life goals I set myself.  I've also decided on a career path which will provide enough scope for different work. Hopefully I'll be a chartered psychologist in a few years, helping me help other people.

Next year I will go to University for the first time to study Psychology so I'll most probably be moving to Dundee. This will be the first time I've lived in a city and somewhere else than Arbroath.

I plan on starting parkour movement training again next year as well as playing music. Vulsellum will be writing an album and sorting out a summer tour and gigs hopefully; Welcome Home, Explorer will be getting started again with our new guitarist and finally, I formed a new band, Duncan Idaho so that I can still play punk music.

Next year looks like it will be just as busy as 2008, which is fine by me - the devil makes work for idle hands!
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Post fight - my thoughts

In the centre of the ring, to the right of the referee, I stood with my hand raised. Over the din of the voices in the crowd and the thoughts in my head I heard the MC for the second time, “And a big hand for your runner up, from the Phraya Pichai Muay Thai club, Kieran McNairn!” I had lost my first fight, but I was happy. Happy with my performance, happy with my experience and most of all, happy that I would be able to walk out the ring safe in the knowledge that I had come through this experience relatively unhurt. The bruises I had gained from training and from fighting would eventually fade, the swelling would die down and my lip would stop bleeding and heal but the things I have gained from training and fighting will never leave me.

I started training in Muay Thai around two years ago with the primary intention of getting into the ring and competing. I've aways had an issue with protecting and defending myself but since I was in a relationship with a woman who I knew I would spend the rest of my life with (and have since married, in August this year) I was consumed by fear. Not of commitment but of protecting my future family. How could I protect what would be my family if I was too cowardly to protect myself; a fact violently pounded home by a head-butt and a punch after a night out almost three years ago on Christmas Eve where I walked away from being hit twice instead of fighting back in a fight, I am embarrassed to say, I started on a drunken whim. This is backed up by most of my primary school years being filled with bullying and most of my time in secondary school were made shit by the people around me. Despite me being drunk at the time,the fact still remained that I couldn't defend myself properly and if I was to feel happy about marrying the woman that I loved and bringing children into this world then I would have to feel secure in the knowledge that I could at least try to protect my family if the need ever arose. So with the intention of just boxing, I went along to the local community centre to join the boxing club so I could start to learn how to fight. I had attended this club about ten years previous but was scared off by a guy bullying me. The guy was kicked out the club, but the experience put me off boxing, until now. Unbeknownst to me, amateur boxing clubs work in seasons, and this was off season. Above the empty hall, however, was the sound of pads being hit. Venturing upstairs I was surprised to see what looked like kickboxing and decided to stay for the class and see what it was all about. What I had walked into was a Muay Thai class – the national sport of Thailand which can date itself back over 2000 years and was the basis, along with Karate, for western Kickboxing in America around 50 or 60 years ago.

As soon as I seen what these people were doing; kicking and kneeing as well as using elbows and fists, I knew I had to do this instead of boxing. If you want to become confident in self defence, I can think of few other martial arts which offer the real world crossover that Muay Thai does. All martial arts come from the same place – a need to defend yourself and your family, farm or livelihood, but few have retained this application as well as Muay Thai. In Thailand, it is not uncommon to see children as young as 7 or 8 fighting full contact in the ring and British Muay Thai has only two brackets to compete in – amateur (with body, shin and head protection) or full contact (with three classifications of rules).

My studies in this martial art were diligent and to be honest, fascinated me. Muay Thai is steeped in Hindi and Buddhist traditions, like Thailand and every movement (including simply walking!) has a history which can be linked to wars, great heroes, stories from the Ramayana and movements in other Thai martial arts which incorporate weapons, Muay Boran and Krabi Krabong. But I don't intend to bore you with the history of Thailand, like I have with the history of my life so I'll press on a bit. If you really are interested in this history, I'd suggest you start looking at Yaang Saam Khum and the story of Tatawan the Demon...

Go backwards in time about eight weeks and you get to the start of the training for my fight. My friend, Graham was going to fight for the first time on the same night as I was, and we were both glad of this. It meant we could complete the next eight weeks of training together and prepare for the fight with someone who was going through exactly the same thing as you were. The training for fights in our camp usually starts six weeks before the bout but both Graham and I were keen to get started so our Kru (coach) decided that a further two weeks of less intense training would be good, to get us started on the more technical side of Muay Thai, things such as ring craft, pacing ourselves for the 5 rounds and when to throw which shots where.

I am generally quite clumsy, so as you can imagine, training for a fight 5 nights a week for two hours at a time was a much scarier proposition for me that it would be for most people. It wasn't if I was going to be injured in training but when really. Over the course of the eight weeks of training I: Dislocated my big toe, fractured the one next to it later on, suffered multiple injuries to my shin bone, as well as the muscle in that area and also had such heavy bruising on the inside of my left thigh that I still can't bend my leg completely, four weeks after injuring it!

Nevertheless, Graham and I diligently trained at RM Condor with our Kru three nights a week, as well as attending class twice a week and stuck out the many exhausting sessions. It was exhausting mentally and physically as we were learning many different things as well as cementing the basic knowledge into our instincts. We were to work out our weak points so we could work on them, without ignoring the stronger points of our game at the same time. Mood swings affected me around mid way through the eight weeks where one day I would feel over the moon to be training and feel positive, even about my weaknesses and the next day I would be almost in tears (at least one training session was followed by a weeping session!) and feel like I should stop training and give up. I'm sure all fighters feel like that at least once in their career if not more, but it was completely new to me. The emotional rollercoaster and daily ups and downs gives me great sympathy for women who have to go through that once a month for most of their lives! I know that Graham felt the same way as I did but ironically, our moods were usually polar opposite, so I'd be pounding on Graham on Monday and he would be feeling like quitting but by Wednesday he would be mentally in the game and feel pumped while I didn't even want to defend his head kicks because I felt so miserable.

Come forward in time a bit, to Saturday the 13th of December. We left Graham's house in Colin's car at around 1 o'clock. We were travelling to Linwood, just past Glasgow for the weigh in, which was set for 4 o'clock. After a short stop in Tesco Extra in Dundee and a nervous 20 minute search of the venue in Linwood (no thanks to the sat nav, I might add!), we arrived at Tweedie Hall, the venue of our first fights. I have been to better venues...

I was to be fighting at 81kg and Graham was down for 70kg. My original opponent and I were to be meeting at 79kg, which was ideal for me. Unfortunately he pulled out and the replacement would be looking to fight at 80kg. Since we were told this about 4 weeks before the event, we accepted, since it's only a kilo. That guy pulled out too. Three weeks before the bout, I was matched with a guy from Markinch called Malik who informed the promoter that he would fight but would have to lose weight to get to 80kg and would inform us of his weight the week before the fight. He must have been cutting an awful lot because we were informed almost three weeks later, a few days before the fight, that Malik would not be able to make 80kg. He would be able to weigh in at 81kg instead, if that was ok for us. Colin discussed this with me over the phone and since I had come through multiple injuries and a lot of hard training time had been invested, I decided to agree to the fight at 81kg, knowing full well he would have at least 1kg weight advantage on me.

Stepping into one of the rooms set aside for fighters and coaches above the Tweedie Hall, there was an air of suspicion. The coaches all know each other from previous events and having trained with one another over the last twenty five (or more) years, but for many fighters, this was their first or second fight and there were a lot of new faces: no man knew his opponent at sight, which created an atmosphere of excited nervousness. I had felt this before, while cornering another fighter from my camp but to know that someone in this room was going to be my opponent was a much more exciting, and nervous prospect.

We were handed packs which included the running order of the show , our disclosure form (to ensure we wouldn't sue if we got hurt etc) and our medical form. Since all fighters were classed as novices (less than 5 fights), the running order of the show was put simply in order of weight class. This meant I was on second last, with only the 86kg fight after me. Graham was mid bill, even though he was without a certain opponent until that day, as he was down as fighting at 69kg. The two junior bouts were to start the night. In Scotland, junior rules are fought up to the age of 16 and these ensure that there are no blows to the head with any weapon; knee, kick or punch. No elbows are allowed in Scottish Muay Thai rules aside from elbows to the body in C and B class until you reach A class fights, which are professional fights and usually the main attraction and headline bout at any show.

Graham weighed in at a surprising 68.4kg, he had been struggling to get below 70kg until a day or so before so was surprised to see himself weight in without a hitch. His opponent was from North Aryshire and came in at a much lighter 64kg, that's 5kg underweight. As both he and Graham were happy to continue with the bout, it stood. I weighed in later on at a shocking 77kg. I had been consistently weighing between 78 and 80kg up until the fight, even weighing in at a fraction under 79kg the morning before we left, and that was after having two protein cookies and a protein flapjack in the car! Even more shocking was that Malik weighed in at 82.8kg! He would have to lose nearly 2 kilos of water weight in an hour or so in order for the fight to be confirmed. Having skipped for about an hour and stepping on the scales twice in the buff, he finally weighed in at 81.1kg. We decided to allow this as he was only gonna drink water and eat, piling all that back on. And he had time to as well. We estimated that he had around five hours to eat, drink and let it all settle before he had to warm up for our bout. I tried to do the same but was to nervous to eat much after the weigh in, and by the time I felt like eating, the buffet that was laid on for all the fighters and coaches was long gone, with only a bowl of sad looking salad and a browning, half eaten banana left standing. I had to settle on a yoghurt drink and an expensive sandwich from the garage behind the Tweedie Hall.

It was decided that there was enough time between Graham's fight and my fight for me to be able to do Graham's corner as well as go through my complete warm up, massage and hand wrapping included. After wrapping Graham's hands and helping him warm up with light, technical sparring, Colin took him for a few rounds on the pad to get him warmed up and we were ready for Graham's fight. He was not nervous at all coming down the stairs or standing backstage, but I was shaking with nerves and excitement. We heard Graham's chosen entrance music start up – Little Richard - and made our way to the ring.

Graham's fight was, in my opinion, null and void. His opponent, while weighing in much lighter, was built like a wee steam engine and used his punches like pistons, constantly pressuring Graham to keep his guard up and resort to push kicks and attempts at body kicks. The reason I consider Graham's fight a write off is simply for the number of fouls the referee missed. Graham was kicked on the ground three times before the referee intervened, he was kneed in the groin and was also kneed in the face – all three fouls were intentional (maybe not the knee to the groin actually, it was solid but maybe just off target). Graham did not complain though, and was eventually stopped via punches in the third round. Graham maintains that he was tired rather than hurt and looked unable to continue through exhaustion rather than being injured. The fight was ruled a TKO but after my experience in the ring, I was forced to agree with Graham in that he was probably just exhausted.

I was as calm as I had ever been before my fight. I knew what I could and couldn't do, in terms of my own strengths and weaknesses. I knew that Malik was more of a brawler than a martial artist and that I should concentrate on leg kicks in the first two rounds in order to tire him out and make him lose concentration. I know that my right hand has knockout power so the plan was to focus on leg and body kicks until his guard started to drop after which I could work for my big right (either a straight or a hook would do!) and knock him out. The fight started exactly as I planned... for all of ten seconds! I started with a leg kick, the power of which seemed to shock him, then followed up with a huge right hand straight to his face, both of which landed perfectly. The rest of that round, I have been told, was just back and forth brawling between he and I. I can't remember it at all! I was told between the 1st and second rounds that I was hurting him and to keep pressuring him, that I was doing great. I got back in there and just threw everything I had at him, completely ignoring his attacks and just focusing on hitting him as hard as I could. In the clinch, I felt I was mostly effective, turning and kneeing him very well. He was a strong guy though, and I couldn't throw him. He half threw, half fell on top of me near the end of the third round though and this knocked the stuffing out of me completely. When I sat down between rounds 3 and 4, I knew I was finished. It was the one coherent thought in my brain as Colin was giving me a talking to about my defence (ie – where was it?). I just came out with it, “Colin, I'm finished. I am sorry if I let you down but I can't continue. I am just too exhausted to finish”. He was sad, I could see it, but he told me that I was not letting him down and I fought as hard as anyone could. If was exhausted, there was no way he could force me to continue.

The referee was told I was retiring and the fight was stopped. I know now that Malik was just as tired as I was, and that was why he had simply fallen on me when trying to throw me in the clinch. If I could have gone another round, I am convinced I could have knocked him out. Equally, I am convinced that if I had continued, I would have been seriously hurt, knocked out or both as I was too tired to even maintain a fighting stance or throw another punch.

Afterwards, I knew this experience would stay with me for the rest of my life because of three things: Firstly, Malik telling me in the ring that it was a very hard fight and thanking me for the bout made me realise that I hit bloody hard and can take the best punches and kicks that the bigger, stronger man could offer and still stand fighting. Secondly, Colin, his wife and Graham all told me that they were really surprised to see me fighting with such ferocity and aggression and never expected me to take and give so much punishment in three rounds. Finally, as I exited the ring and came down the steps, the look in the eyes of my parents, my brothers and my wife told me that I had done something that made them all very proud. Making my family proud of me for doing something none of them though imaginable two years ago is one of the best feelings I have ever had. Despite not winning my fight, I made those close to me; my family, my coach, my friends, proud of my achievements and progress and truly made myself feel happy with what I had done.

I do not think I will ever fight in the ring again but as corny as it may sound, the experiences I take away from the time spent training and fighting really will last me a lifetime.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not posted in a week as I've been busy with college work and training every day.

I've been feeling a bit crap this week so far. Had diarrhea which made me feel weak, was careful to make sure I was hydrated all the time but still felt rubbish. In any case I've been training as hard as I can. Yesterday seen me do sprints on my bike, as many as I could physically handle, up a steep hill. I think I managed 6 which I was quite happy with, since the wind was coming right into my face the whole time!

Last week was tough on the shins so we've started off this week working on footwork and clinching techniques to let Graham's shins heal a bit as he was getting a lot of clobbering despite the shin guards. My only problem bruising-wise is around my knees but that's really just from a bunch of knee to knee and knee to shin clashes. Since tweaking my stance on Monday I feel that I can utilize my reach advantage much easier with my legs and my kicks are much stronger as a result, from both my right and left legs. Tuesday's class demonstrated this to me further as my kicks just felt right. It's hard to explain but you just know when your shots are landing sweet. Good power and technique on the pads and this effectively makes my legs much more dangerous from any range, since my technique is looking sweet and my stance and movment is comfortable.

After only a week I'm feeling much stronger than I was before. I feel faster and fitter too. On paper, I'm keeping a diary of what I've been doing each day in terms of interval training, sprints, running or whatever and changing it week by week to fit round college work or other commitments and I hope this will prove useful to look back on.

Not sure what we will be doing tonight, hopefully some sparring as well as the usual padwork and conditioning. I've no excuse for not doing extra training today other than that I was at college until 12 and after that I've been eating, watching UFC 1 and WEC 36 while reading and tidying the flat. Tomorrow instead of sprints I think I will go for a run of maybe 3 miles in my 2 hr lunch break.

BTW, first UFC is awesome! The sumo guy gets totally taken out!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Just an hour tonight but tried to put 110% into absolutely everything. Plenty of kicks on the bag to toughen up my shins, especially my left as for some reason I've been neglecting my left leg.

My mate Darren came back from the RAF for a week and since he started when did and is still really interested in Muay Thai and fighting . We had a few rounds with him and he posed different problems since he is quite happy to just fly in with punches and kicks coming in from all angles. It may be because he hasn't trained in a while (undisciplined) or maybe that is just his style, I honestly don't know and can't remember. I managed to stay quite calm despite some haymakers and got my counters in quite accurately. Sparring with Graham was much better tonight because I worked on my own plan rather than trying to figure out how to defend and counter his. I am going to do this from now on because despite being caught with a few good shots (up top and on the legs) I landed almost everything I wanted to and only messed up when I lost my head in the last 10 secs of the last round. Tried a spinning back fist as I seen Graham's hands drop as he moved in. Little did I know he was trying to clinch and because I didn't look over my shoulder I hit his forehead with the back of my arm! I tried to stop in the clinch because of the pain but he thought I was checking on him and just said he was fine and kneed me in the leg! hahaha. got a knee of myself in his gut before the buzzer spelled the end of the round.

Feel really energized, hope this lasts until my fight.

Staying up for a while to watch the election in the USA, good luck to Barack! :)


Damn, almost forgot! Graham and I started our circuit training today. It was really tough but I just sppent the whole time thinking that if I don't give everything then lose this fight, I won't be able to try harder, won't be able to take that time back and do it again but better. I only get one shot at a first fight and I'm damned if something as burpees is gonna get in my way!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Training tonight went good. we done a little bit of everything. After warming up we worked on technical hand sparring taking turns at picking shots and covering up and countering etc etc. I started pad work poorly but felt much better as the rounds went on. Started using the speedbag tonight in between rounds too (while Graham was on the pads) and it is quite tricky, never used one before you see. I started just hitting it but after a while I used it as an attack and covered up, trying to cover up fast enoough to not get hit in the puss.

Sparring was much tighter tonight but I need to pay attention to my footwork because I'm still getting carried away every now and again whereas I should be relaxed all the time. I am generally much more relaxed now but occasionally I get excited and swing for the fences...

Last saturday I dislocated my toe which was total pain in the arse (or well, foot) but it seems to be getting much better so much quicker than I thought and is almost fully healed now. I'm still getting a slight shooting pain when I hit it and an aching after training but I think this will never go away and may also just be because it is cold. few of my joints get stiff in winter (getting old!)

Found out the name of the guy I'm fighting today. He is from the Glasgow Thai Boxing Academy which means that he will have been taught well and will be sparring with top class fighters day in-day out. So he will be a good test for me. I'm really looking forward to beating someone from such a good camp. GTBA have a great reputation so hopefully I can do my coach and my camp proud.

Official start of training - 34 days left!

Since I have 34 days until I fight I've picked up the intensity of my normal workout and will now be training everyday aside from Friday and Sunday. Just completed my Monday workout which consists of interval training 5 exercises with the intervals being 30 seconds full effort, 10 seconds rest x 4, but between each 30+10 I've got a 30 second rest so it wroks out like: 30 on 10 off, 30 on 30 off, 30 on, 10 off, 30 on ->- 10 secs before start of next exercise.

Split Squats
Calf Raises
Tuck Jumps

Calf Raises and Squats were done with 6kg handweights. Gonna work up to doing tuck jumps with 6kg hand weights too.

Training with Colin and Graham at 5pm tonight where I'll do a mixture of callesthenics to warm up followed by 2x2 min rounds of skipping, 4 laps round the mats (maybe 400m in total) and then stretch off before we find out what Colin has in store for us. Most probably some technique work, pad work - 5x2 - hands (focus mitts), legs, all weapons then maybe either technique sparring or full contact sparring for 5x2 mins. If its anything drastically different I'll update, if not, I'll let you know how the core body workout went.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I'm training Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday this week so I have done an upper body workout yesterday:

pull ups - 3 x 10
tricep dips - 3 x 10
press ups (weighted-3kg) 3 x 10

That was pretty tough, mostly from the pull ups which are my weak point.

Today I have just done a lower body workout:

Squats - 3 x 10
Calf raises - 3 x 15
don't know what to call this one but basically just put 3kg weight on each foot and lifted my foot up to strengthen my shin muscle - 3 x 10
Again, names escape me but this time with the weights back on my feet I hung my legs over the side of the sofa and lay down and lifted my legs to get my quads - 3 x 10

The idea behind just doing 3 sets of 10 reps (mostly) is that I know I can do this and it is a good base to work from and adjust by doing more sets or more reps as required. I know I would struggle to do any more pull ups or press ups, for example.

Thai class tonight will just be going over gradings again. Graham wants to sit his on Thursday so he wants to go over the full thing tonight. I'm not really bothered about doing this one just now as I know I can do everything required and also, I can't afford it!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No blog on Thursday simply because we done exactly the same as on Tuesday but sparred a bit harder and done rounds rather than just play sparring for 20 mins.

Started training for my fight yesterday. We are going to be training an extra day for the next few weeks (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) to get "warmed up" for training 5 days a week. Was tought pad word for the first hour then the second hour we worked on footwork and timing with teeps, kicks and knees. It was great but obviously fight training is gonna be much tougher.

One thing I'm getting a bit annoyed at is that I bruise like a peach. It doesn't hurt (aside from the bruise I got from a clash of knees!) but my legs are covered in yellowing blotches and that's while wearing two shin pads! Crazy.

For the next wee while it looks like I'll be following this schedule:

Monday - rest
Tuesday - training
Wednesday - cardio
Thursday - training
Friday - rest
Saturday - sparring/technique work
Sunday - rest

I'll have to amend things for gigs and practices though as I've got a gig this Saturday in Aberdeen and we will need to practice for that and Calum wants to try again with Welcome Home, Explorer so we will hopefully be practicing with him soon too!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

At class tonight Graham and I were going over our respective gradings. I'm going to be doing my 6th (brown) whereas Graham will be sitting his 5th (blue and white). Graham has a slight niggling injury to both feet from trying to kick me outside of his range, so his toes and/or bridge of his feet hit me instead of his shin. This has built up over the past while and he has now decided to wear foot protection while doing everything as well as using his kicks sparingly for the moment.

With this in mind we were careful while practicing techniques for our respective gradings and tried to use the bag instead of the pads as much as we could with kick and knee techniques so we could avoid aggravating his feet/toes.

After this we had 15/20 mins left so we decided to do some play/technical sparring. I have been working on using my knee as a counter since my jab reach is about the same as the reach I have with my knee! I managed to get a few round knees into grahams ribs while evading his punches which I was proud of. I also got a bare knuckle punch to the bridge of my nose which was just a bit sore!

All in all, it was a good class since we got a good workout at the start and worked on movement and the technical aspect of our game (due to Graham's foot not being able to stand up to hard sparring). Next session is Thursday. As of next week I think Graham and I will be meeting with Colin once a week outside of class to start extra training for our fights. I'll write here if this gets arranged for next week.

Back Thursday :)

Fight arranged

Kru called the other day to offer me a fight on 14 December. I said yes obviously!

I'm going to try update every other day with training/meals etc.

Have started to keep a paper diary of what I am doing every day for training so I'll just make the transition to sticking it on here instead of in my diary :)


Saturday, June 21, 2008

I've started training Muay Thai after a forced break throgh injusry. I had severe muscle damage to the tibia region in my left leg and I think the tibia itself was damaged but not broken. It is strong enough to stand on and support me while I kick with the right. It is not ready for left kicks yet but that's fine, I can wait. I can deliver knee strikes with both legs and my boxing is not hampered at all, which is a bonus.

After training the other day my training partner out of class, Graham remarked that my right kick was much stringer and technically better than before I was injured which surprised him since I hadn't kicked in over 2 months! I think this is because while I was unable to train I was helping teach kids who were new to the class and muay thai. I think this gave me a better understanding of the mechanics of a kick. Also, I thought of nothing but fighting while I was injured, which also may have helped!

That just goes to show you that visualisation can work, at least for me. This is something I've used before but not really ever noticed a marked difference, whereas now that I have, I will certainly be using it more.

I've been doing boxing sparring with Graham the past two weeks in class. I started off rusty and ended up getting clocked quite hefty on my jaw (still stiff!) but I've improved much more since then; its as if not doing anything for months has left me really hungry but also really understanding of muay thai. yesterday, we were sparring and I was doing exactly what I had hoped to do, which was use my significant reach advantage a lot (my jab reaches about two to three inches longer than Graham's, for example), link up head and body punches to catch my opponent off guard and try to dictate the pace of the session. until the final 30 seconds, I done all this and while Graham caught me with a few jabs and hooks, nothing really caught me too bad until he turned up the heat and didn't give me time to keep him at bay. After talking about it, he told me he realised that while he tried to play my game, he would always come out second best since he would not pick shots as he kept getting caught first and as I kept him at range, I was able to evade most of his attacks. His best plan of action, which proved to be totally successful was to just get in as close as possible and bang non-stop.

The theory behind this is that while Graham may eat some shots on the way in, he will be able to get off a lot more while so close because I am at a disadvantage since I cannot use my main advantage which I had been relying on a bit too much.

Next training session I plan on working on defending this. My idea is that while he is so close, the only short range weapon which is effective enough to stop him advancing is the uppercut. I plan on trying out these to the body and chin and see what happens. I think I am fast enough to be able to weave to one side and hit his body with an uppercut. But we will have to wait and see since he is on holiday for a week and on 12 hour shifts after he comes back, for two weeks!!! :(

I hope to start training some parkour in the very near future but I am getting married very soon and I need to work my arse off to pay the bills and the remaining wedding money so there may just not be enough time in the day. I still do balance work and my workouts are useful for both parkour and muay thai so hopefully I'll be a bit rusty but not too bad when I start training parkour again!


Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Dear Blog,

I'm sorry I haven't used you in a while. I intend to resurrect you very soon with details about my training in both Muay Thai and Parkour as well as my life.

Sorry for neglecting you since October last year.