These are just some of the highlights on my journey so far. I have a long way to go and even just by doing this presentation I have been distracted by different topics surrounding these highlights. I love Muay Thai and everything that comes with it, it’s also taught me a lot about myself and helped me grow as an individual.
Other highlights for me that I haven’t really mentioned are:
- Watching Fights
- Taking part in interclubs
- Attending a Judging Seminar about scoring in Muay Thai
- Helping others achieve their goals and overcome difficulties.
- Watching upcoming Junior Champions
- Self development
I’ve been looking at gradings as milestones and not really seen past them until recently. I feel I’ve seen the bigger picture and it doesn’t just stop at 10th Kahn. I’d like to think I’ll still be practising, learning and teaching Muay Thai in 30 years time.
I also want to fight just like Siamese warriors used the Art of 8 limbs to defend themselves when they lost their weapons on the battlefield. It is not surprising that fighters today, who enter the ring are willing to give it their all even though they are risking not being able to step back out. This I believe is the heart and soul of Muay Thai.
“There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.”
– Georges St-Pierre