Mid week burn after drilling class. Thanks @vivsuupp for padholding . Action points: hooks, leg engagement, faster reset after kicks (and longer jab). #exercise #muaythai #kickboxing #norestforthewicked #progress #atleastimtrying #oneday
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Alpaca burgers for dayssssss.
Nostalgia Fridays eating Coco Pops ice cream from Messina. Mmmm.
One of the most fun sessions today sparring with gentle giants. Sparring doesn't have to be scary when both parties are just having fun and not trying to cut the other's head off. Still copping them shots to the face and body, but hey - shoes and ego off the mat. @vivsuupp on the camera cos she was being lazy. #muaythai #sparring #exercise #kickboxing #boxing
My only entry for yesterday's sparring session. I lost it last night because I kept taking too many jabs to the face. I lost it because my shots weren't landing. I lost it because I 'should' be better than this. I lost it because I brought my ego along. I've been told that sparring is a new game in itself. No matter how good you are with pads, sometimes it may feel like everything goes out the window in sparring. Now I realise that I need to drop everything I know and come with an empty cup. #winloseforgive
Two sides of sanity; split by drink and merriment.
Avocado bruschetta for dayssssssss.
Celebrating the twins' birthday. Me: Dad. When you were consummating your marriage covenant with mom, did you plan to have me? Dad: Well, let's just say life rolls by and things happen. Me: Did you just admit I was an accident? Dad: Hahaha. You're also the ugliest. #oeibrothers #father #savage
Head coach Dylan always reminds us that Muay Thai is a journey. There will always be people who are better, pick it up quicker, and people who work harder. The most important thing is that we stop comparing ourselves to others. In essence, it is and was always about our own journey; our personal story. The only person who can make sure to do the hard work, stay motivated and stay focused is the individual; be accountable for your own development. I now keep journals to not only leave breadcrumbs behind, but also that one day if I ever forget why and where I started, I'll remember that I, too, was once a blank page. #muaythai #winloseforgive
Achievement unlocked! "Questionably" passed grading. So many things to work on. Foot movement (glide), back foot engagement (Dutch style), more weight on strikes, faster resets and fitness. Another reminder to keep your shoes and ego off the mats . Thanks Coaches @dylanvt1resnekov @cdrummond123 and Jordan #humbled #coachesarethebest #roadtoadvanceddone #roadtofightteam #muaythai #winloseforgive
The best things in life start with 'F'. Friends, food, fun and flip-flops.
Dylan (head coach): Obed. I've hid one of your gloves somewhere in this gym. Find it. *3 seconds later* Obed: Found it. Dylan: Damn it! ... Wut.