Today was HOT! It was hot enough to respect the heat, but pleasant enough to appreciate the other options: cold rain back in BC where I am building an Ark. Today I got up late. Needed the rest and I was ONE big sore muscle. I started off the day with some quick meditation, breakfast and then I was off to the Channel 7 Studios. Every Sunday the channel 7 studio shows fights. Thanks Pak for getting us in! There were 6 fights and all of them were good. I have recorded a couple of rounds here and there. Please be patient as the internet connection here sucks and it takes me awhile to upload. Please watch them. I risked life and limb to get them to you; if I don’t make it out, please tell my story.
There were some rounds were all they did was elbow and knee each other. And when a kick landed it was clearly audible to the whole crowd. The crowd itself was a spectacle, with betting and cheering going on, it was like a scene from Bloodsport.
After the fights, we went off to eat and hit some weights. After all of that we hooked up with Cartoon, a good friend of Mehdi’s. Cartoon produces some pretty awesome Thai shorts. Her second specialty is finding us the best places to eat. When I met Cartoon 1 year ago we had the BEST sea food ever. Tonight we were not disappointed. She just kept feeding me! This is one of those rare times were I had to say “no more.” I was so stuffed. But in all sincerity it was really good sea food.
After that awesome meal I dragged myself back home. It was approximately 10.30 PM; time for a traditional Thai massage. I spent 300 baht for an hour and a half massage. This is approximately $10 Canadian. A Thai massage is like MMA, Thai boxing and a massage mixed together!! No seriously, these little Thai women use their whole body (elbows, knees etc) to find every trigger point in your body. I came so close to tapping out. I wish I brought my mouthpiece with me. It was mind boggling how strong they can be. I forgot how much I love / hate Thai massages. So now I sit here back in my apartment at 1.00 AM, Monday morning, drinking Singha, typing this blog, while the rest of my team watches soccer on my TV. Have a great day Kombat Arts!!! Jd