Intensive Training Vlog & Podcast – The Loaded Gun | Training Vlog #6

in this vlog I thinking about the different aspects of Muay Thai Literacy and the poetry of its intensions

In this vlog – the podcast version is here for download – I start discussing a realization I had about what I’m calling Muay Thai literacy. There is not only the reaching for the meaning of particular words (knowing the right ‘move’ to make under certain circumstances), but there is also the forcing of your opponent into the circumstances that you want. For me this explains a bit of my growing frustration with myself as I’ve always felt a beat behind with Karuhat, as if I’m struggling to find the right word, the right pronunciation, whereas you can also get ahead of the game by forcing the words you want to come out, and anticipating the probably next word in an exchange. This leads me to discussing the right energy and how important that is to technique. And even though I quote Dickinson a little bit wrong – the line is “My Life stood – a Loaded Gun”, that is almost the point. You must start at and train the feeling first, and then correct the words to sharpen the feeling.

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My dedication is to the study of Muay Thai and the preservation of its techniques and culture as both a fighter and a journalist-documentarian. In my 6+ years of living in Thailand I have fought more than 200 times, more than any western man or woman.
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