It is about that time for another update about the ‘going ons’ at Diamond Muay Thai. The last 6 or 7 weeks has seen plenty of fighting action and of course some seriously tough training/ strength and conditioning work for the fighters.
Dam Chalam Kaw has fought and beaten 4 high calibre opponents on Koh Samui and in Suratthani respectively. Dam pushes his body to the limit every day. It is great inspiration for everyone else and it is always a spectacle when he is freestyle training on the pads with Mon. Bangkok should be calling soon and it will be a return to fighting on TV for the ‘Great White Shark’. He deserves it.
Somsak (Stuart Jackson) and Fabio have both had two fights in the last month. Somsak scored two classy victories beating larger opponents on Koh Phangan and on Koh Samui whereas Fabio is consistently improving against tougher opponents. Fabio’s record now is 4 wins and no losses and he has fought at Petbuncha Stadium several times now. Nut and myself have also had wars recently and come out victorious for the team.
At the gym there is a lot of work being done building accommodation for our students. These thatched two bed bungalows are in demand and we have taken deposits already for students arriving in September. We are also modernising the gym with new puzzle mats, bags and a host of traditional decorations which will really add a touch of flare to the ‘spit and sawdust’ gym as it is currently.
Family life is good and although the last 4 weeks or so has been a bit quiet in terms of students arriving, there has been more one on one time for those training and fighting. This month it has just started to pick up again with quite a few girls training also which is great- be it for self defence or serious training. Other than that the weather has been sunny and there has been positive vibes all round.