Wednesday, March 18, 2009

If You Start To Feel Good During Training, Dont Worry You Will Get Over It

This mornings training -
8km jog
1 round shadow boxing
1 round fast punching on the bag
4 rounds thai pads
5 rounds heavy bag
2 x 50 knees on heavy bag

This afternoons training -
2km jog
1 round shadow boxing
1 round fast punching on the bag
3 rounds thai pads
1 round focus pads
3 rounds heavy bag
3 rounds tyre/footwork
2 rounds muay thai sparring
3 sets shoulder press (max)

I declined sparring because I didn't want to get hit in the nose again until the swelling went down so they made me do two rounds anyway.

Went to watch some fights at MBK tonight (next to National Stadium BTS), they are on there every Wednesday night 6pm - 8:30pm. Free entry and well worth the trip if you're in BKK on a Wednesday night.

Carlos, Spain (Sasiprapa) defeated Savia, France (P.N. Gym) by TKO round 3
Alexander, Sweden (Kiatkamjorn) defeated Kato, Japan (Sasiprapa) by KO round 3
Petsiri (S.Sakdafarm) defeated Chatdao (Singnakhompathom) by points
Panom (King Boxing Gym) defeated Don, South Africa (Kaewsumrit) by KO round 2
Sindy, Italy (Kaewsumrit) defeated Tuktapetch (C.Mongkolchai) by points
Wikok (S.Singyu) defeated Tobe, Australia (Kaewsumrit) by points

The two Sasiprapa guys put in great performances. Carlos easily dominated his opponent and the referee stopped it as there was no contest really. Kato also looked to be on top with some strong hand combinations during the first 2 rounds, but his opponent closed him up in round 3 and used his knees to great effect to finish the fight early. It was a top effort by both fighters!

I got asked a question via comment;
"Seems like both the guys you sparred with have no sportsmanship at all! Do most of the trainees behave like this in general?"

In response to that question, I have to say that most of the guys I train with are fantastic. The atmosphere really is like a big family there. Most of the fighters have been training long enough to have control over their shots, and know how hard to hit you when sparring. I've just been unlucky the last couple of times, to get paired against new students who don't have much control and unable to show any restraint. I spoke to my trainer about this, and he said sometimes new students are just like that, but it doesn't take them long to learn. The attidude I complained about really isn't typical of our gym.

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