Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fight (ファイト)

We don’t need belts or grades in Thai boxing. There are really only two levels of Thai fighter: the one standing and the one not standing.” - as I was instructed once by a fight trainer from Thailand

For all these years, no matter where I go, I still manage to do some sort of Thai boxing or MMA. But the real question is why do I continue to subject myself to such a beating on a weekly basis even if I’m no longer young? Why do I continue taking kicks to the legs, shots to the face, knees to the gut, and elbows to the head?

Because it’s a constant reminder – to me - to keep fighting no matter what happens in life.

No matter how hard things get – no matter how much pain there is – no matter how far there is to go - no matter how much blood is on the floor : count to 8 and get back up.

And I have no intention of quitting anytime soon.

- Just a peasant

Photo of my basic Thai equipment which still follows me wherever I go

2 Comments:

Anonymous girl on the run said...

kicks to the legs, shots to the face, knees to the gut, and elbows to the head...

oh man... even reading this hurts! ouch ouch ouch

9:35 AM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

Thanks for sharing my pain! :)

10:54 AM  

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