Saturday, 24 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Big Buddha Monument

If you don't visit the Big Buddha then you haven't really been to Phuket; EVERYONE at the camp has been up, so I jumped on a scooter and drove up the winding roads up to the monument and it sure is worth the drive up there. The views of Phuket at the top are breathtaking to say the least and the Buddha monument is simply stunning.

After a walk in the souvenier area, I donated some small coins into 37 individual cups, assuring me good luck and after walking round the monument and soaking up the atmosphere, I went back inside the souvenier area and was blessed with holy water by two monks and had a chat with them about the monastery and Buddhism in general.

I've been blessed over a dozen times since I've been here, so I look forward to continued good luck and hopefully a few gold medals when I get back to the UK and start competing in May and June.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Training with Dave Coles

A clip of Dave Coles and my good self flow rolling in the cage at TMT; Dave is a BJJ brown belt and 5th Dan in Judo and runs a successful academy in Hereford, as well as running regular tournaments in the UK.

Southern Thailand

Took a few days off training and did some travelling with some friends I've made in Phuket; I was taken to their parent's house in Southern Thailand, near the town of Phatthalung. Phatthalung is an ancient city in southern Thailand and is a land of mountains and a local hot springs resort. It was 8 hrs on the coach and a forty five minute scooter ride to my destination and I was able to see the real Thailand for three days and sampled fish head soup, fried beetles in coconut juice and crocodile meat, all very tasty and a far cry from my regular diet!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Mini article on TMT website!

Nice little piece on the Tiger Muay Thai website about me being at the camp, with links to the Blog and a few of my favourite websites!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

YT clip

A clip of me in action in my second fight against my good friend Leigh Alwood from Australia................