Bloodsport Lives

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When you are one of the only foreigners spectating at a Muay Thai event, in god-knows-where north Thailand, you know things are about to get real. I was almost more entertained by the betting action than I was with the matches. The gamblers were just as fierce with their betting as the 7-year-olds were brutal with their blows. It was a vicious seesaw of a competition.  Continue reading “Bloodsport Lives”

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Common Sense Is Not So Common

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One of my biggest takeaways from my kickboxing trip in Thailand is, it is imperative for everyone to look up the cultural norms of a country before traveling there.  During a back and forth exchange, our big bearded Croatian friend went a little too far playing with our trainer. I watched the Croatian give our trainer a one-armed bear hug then pat his head in a playful yet condescending manner. Continue reading “Common Sense Is Not So Common”

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