So im sitting in my hotel room at the airport ready to fly to Thailand tomorrow morning! So thought id start my blog now. Im so excited about heading back there (but i just cant wait to check my bags in) lets just say id make a terrible backpacker! I know I packed too much but thats my own fault! Yep! because I got fat over Christmas (shes says whilst eating a slice of pepperoni pizza). My last two visits to Thailand I was fit and fight ready………not so much now! I had to pack fat AND skinny clothes. I havent hit pads in nearly 2 months probably my longest time ever since I started muay thai. So my body is going to get some shock this week!! But I still cant wait!
So yes im moving to Thailand where I hope to train, fight and teach English. As soon as I returned from my trip in 2012/13 I decided I was going back on a longer term basis, so I studied and got my TEFL qualification and saved as much as I could, and now the day is finally here!
Tomorrow i will be heading back to Sitmonchai Gym to train and whilst i am there i will start looking for work, to hopefully start in April/May time. I was only at Sitmonchai 2 weeks on my last trip but it left such an impression on me there is nowhere else id rather be!
So a quick recap on me ive had 12 fights (2am, 2 semi pro ) and 8 pro fights 5 win 3 loss (my last 3 fights) on my last trip to Thailand I fought there for the first time id had 5 pro fights and 5 wins, I was fighting a thai girl and everyone was telling me no problem, thai girls cant punch your really strong etc etc what happened?? I got KO’d in the 2nd round by a punch!…….yeaaap! To say I was shocked was an understatement, its not that I expected to win every fight but I wasnt expecting to get KO’d, oh and did I mention she was 15 years old! Anyway my experience of fighting in thailand for the first time wasnt a great one, but the whole thing felt like an out of body experience. Im a very emotional fighter (and person) and it shows in my training and fighting, ill cry if I need to and im not afraid to show my emotions especially in training for a fight, but in Thailand everything was so laid back, sabai sabai, it felt like I was watching it happen to somebody else, until I watched the fight back and yes! that was definitely me getting banged out!! So I took a bit of a confidence hit and I havent won since. But ive changed alot and grown as a fighter. I only had 2 fights in 2013 so im hoping 2014 is a fresh new start for me. I will learn from the best I will fight lots, or at least more than I would be able to at home, and just have a great time living in the land of smiles.