To sum up food in Thailand I will just say this: WOW!
Not because everything is mind-blowingly good, or because it is all so cheap, or because they are soooo many choices….
But, mainly because everywhere I went in Thailand I found a combination of all three! Continue reading
Back from four days on the Andaman Sea, chasing Manta Rays, I was really stoked to get back on the mats at Combat 360X! I e-mailed Mike to make sure we were still a go for 5:30 no-gi and I got a fast response of “All good, look forward to seeing you”.
Eitan gave a great class and “schooled me” on it too! 🙂
I rolled into 360 X in my 200 Baht taxi (about $6 ) and once again saw the short, ferocious Muay Thai instructor. He gave a quick and friendly smile, which I returned, as I washed my feet before bowing and stepping on the mat. Continue reading
I checked my computer. We had been at 30 meters for about twenty minutes and my screen was flashing “High Nitrogen – Go Up”! I checked it again: 1000 psi of air remaining. My breathing was good. Slow, moderate breaths as I hovered about 3 meters off the bottom of the Andaman Sea, about 50 meters off the coast of Koh Tachai – a small island north of the Similan Island chain west of Peninsular Thailand. Continue reading
So, as I mentioned before, I had initially thought that my short stay in Khao Lak was simply a step-off point for my live-aboard dive trip to the Similan Islands and that I wouldn’t be getting any BJJ for a week or so. As I have also mentioned before…that sucks for me! I miss more than 2 days in a row and I start getting anxious (though I am working on a healthy BJJ / life-balance) 🙂 Continue reading
As I have said before, the point of travelling is not to find better Jiu-Jitsu out in the world, but instead to discover the world and all it has to offer the human experience. It is just fortunate for us living now that we can do this without giving up our ability to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Continue reading
After the overnight train (cool experience overall, despite how I might have sounded in my last post 🙂 ) and a four hour bus ride we finally landed in Chalong district on a street called Soi Tai Iad. Continue reading
I went into the 11:00 am class at Phuket Top Team for my last class before moving on to the next YoloBJJ adventure destination. It was a gi class headed by Professor Abreu (he heads up all the gi classes). I had no idea that it was going to be one of the most fun classes of my ten days training here. Continue reading
When I first decided to throw away all the material goods of my 20+ year career and travel the world training Jiu-Jitsu, I did a lot of research. Where would I go…where would I train…and how would I afford it. Continue reading
On Saturdays there isn’t a Gi class at Phuket Top Team but there is No-Gi class. Now, my training mates from back home know that, not only do I “not do” no-gi, but I actually avoid it! Why you ask? Why all the hating on no-gi? Continue reading
Head Instructor at PTT, Olavo Abreau
Finally got everything sorted out schedule-wise and was able to pop into Phuket Top Team for gi class last night. After taking a beating at Arete BJJ Bangkok two nights before I was kind of dreading it because I figured I was still pretty out of shape. I was relieved when Professor Olavo Abreau announced that he was going to slow it down a bit and take it easy today. I should have known it was too good to be true 🙂 Continue reading