I have recently finished a week of Muay Thai staying at Sitmonchai which is in the beautiful countryside in Tha Maka Kanchanaburi which is about 2hrs drive  from Bangkok. I have been trying to make a trip to Sitmonchai for the last few years as I have  heard great things about the gym and I […]

A couple of months ago I decided I needed a training challenge. My first love will always be Martial Arts, but I am unable to fight for health reasons so I was in need of a goal… and for some reason I chose one that I don’t particularly enjoy – running!  I am not a […]

Time certainly flies when you’re having fun!  I am already three weeks into my annual Muay Thai holiday and I’ve had an absolute blast so far. I normally go on my training holidays alone but this year I have been training with friends and it’s been awesome to hang out with them. I am now […]

 I am currently on the South West of Koh Samui in the beautiful area of Taling Ngam. I am here to have some private sessions at Taling Ngam Gym with Meechai Junkaew who was recommended to me by my Muay Thai coach back home.  Meechai has had 155 fights with 120 wins and was ranked […]

I am now one week into my Muay Thai holiday and all I can say is “Wow. Where has the time gone already?”  I’ve had a really great week so far despite my right calf/achilles causing me problems.  I am training twice a day, mixing things up and have been able to lift more weights […]

I am now on my third day in Thailand and I have spent two of those being ‘ripped’ apart by a guy called Lek who is referred to as ‘The Hand of God’.  One of the first things I had planned for Thailand was to have a Thai massage as I have been feeling really […]

It’s that time of year where I am currently in Thailand for my annual Muay Thai holiday.  My preparation for this trip wasn’t as good as it has been due to a lergy going round London before I flew out and so I had to take a few weeks out from training whilst I tried […]

This is my first blog of this year. Wow. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. I am currently in beautiful Florence having a holiday to recharge my batteries after a very busy and stressful few months. I am recharging my spiritual batteries and feeling inspired by my surroundings and the warmth from the […]

I am currently on my annual Muay Thai holiday in Thailand and today I had my first session of my stay.  Sinbi has expanded since I was last here, it is now huge!  I don’t get a chance to do Muay Thai as often as I would like at home due to other commitments (that […]

Originally posted on The Span of My Hips:
[Content note: sexualized violence and objectification of women] I want to talk about embodiment and how it differs by gender. Embodiment is a bit of a nebulous concept, but basically it means a deep knowing of your body and its capabilities, and a feeling of groundedness rather than…