What I Have Been Doing All These Years – Part 2
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August 2011: After the fight I was going to just train at 13 coins but I didn’t feel the trainers cared much and were holding the pads for the sake of holding pads. My friend Ken suggested that my hands needed improvement and Master Toddy’s Gym would be a good option. I really enjoyed the training there for 9 months, I had a good group of friends around me training everyday.
November 2011: Again the funds were getting low and I wanted to make a trip back to England so I went back into English Teaching. It was an epic schedule for the next few months. Run, Teach English, Train Muay Thai, Train BJJ, come back and sleep.
May 2012:It had been 5 years, and I was missing everything that was British. I needed to go back home!! Seeing all my friends and family was a great feeling, I felt as if I hadn’t left. Was fun times.
June 2012: I came back to Thailand as I really didn’t see myself living in England at that time and I was comfortable living in Thailand. I came back to Master Toddy’s Muay Thai Gym but it just didn’t feel the same, many of my old training partners had left. The standard of training had seemed to get lower and lower, and I became uninterested with the training. I trained some days and other days I didn’t. At this point I knew I needed something to get my interest back into training Muay Thai.
October 2012: I had been talking with Samingnoi about me being unhappy at Master Toddy’s gym and he told me I should check out Por. Pinyo Muay Thai Gym. It was like a little piece of countryside in Bangkok. The gym was next to a lake which had fish in, some days we would go fishing on the pier. I fell in love with the gym straight away. The gym had only kids training but I liked the 2 trainers, Choke and Mek, as they really cared about helping and improve me, it was a really friendly gym.
April 2013: I had realised that I needed to have bigger training partners as only having trainers can get you only so far. Samingnoi suggested 96 Penang Muay Thai Gym and took me there as it was a little difficult to find. 96 Penang Muay Thai Gym has great trainers who help you to develop as a fighter, as well as many training partners. It had great training there.
June 2013: My friend Will told there was fight opportunities in China and the money was better then Thailand. I liked the idea of this as Thailand was paying little money for the fights. The fights in china were 3 x 3 minute rounds K1 Rules, this compared to Muay Thai this was a lot easier and I gained less injury then a Muay Thai fight. My first trip I spent 3 weeks.
August 2013: On my 2nd trip to China I spent 5 weeks, mixing my time there between teaching and fighting.
September 2013: 96 Penang was my main gym for training, I would train in Bangkok and fight in China. It was the perfect combo as I didn’t like the food so much in China, Thai food is so good!!
April 2014: During Songkran I spent this time in Isaan to get out of the busy city of Bangkok. During this time my friend Boom had a fight in Surin, Thailand. It was a great mix, splashing and water fights in the countryside and helping my friend Boom with his fight.
January 2015: I took a course to start my own drop shipping store in the United Kingdom, the business appealed to me because I can run it from anywhere the is an internet connection. However the business never took off, whether it be I picked the wrong niche or didn’t invest enough time into it.
May 2015: After finishing my first drop shipping business in March I took 2 months off to train Muay Thai. It was now time to have my second attempt at a drop shipping store. I tried again, but it just didn’t work for me.
April 2015: I have spent nearly all of my Thai Songkrans the last few years in Isaan. This is due to in Bangkok it is a lot more crazier, I used to like it there when I was younger but now I prefer a more chilled time with friends.
July 2015: I worked as a freelancer doing odd jobs. Making gigs which I had the skills or could learn quickly via YouTube, to sell my skills on Fiverr.com
September 2015: My friends Frances and Boom were going back to Canada to see family and needed someone to look after their gym while they were gone. With the help of my friends we took care of the gym and the kids training for the time they were away.
September 2015: 96 Penang Muay Thai Gym was having problems and had sold most of their fighters and the gym to someone else. I was getting tired with Bangkok, too much pollution, too much traffic, I wanted something a bit quieter and less busy. I still wanted to train and fight Muay Thai so i went in search of a new gym. I went down to Hua Hin, Pattaya and Nonthaburi (Outskirts of Bangkok). I finally settled on Jitmuangnon Muay Thai Gym.
In the same time I started a Kindle publishing business, selling kindle books on Amazon.com
October 2015: Started training at Jitmuangnon Muay Thai Gym.