Halfway

Halfway

So I am at the halfway point now. Doesn’t feel too bad, feels like I have spent a decent amount of time here at Team Quest Thailand and I have felt myself improve, so to add another chunk of time is not bad although I am already making plans on how to return here as soon as possible. 11 weeks is enough time to make improvements without burning out and I think my future plans…

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Training smart and Kru Ni

Training smart and Kru Ni

Been a while since I updated this thing and I am sorry. It’s just that I have hit that period in training where you realize that a fighters life is not exciting. It’s monotonous, it’s painful, it’s tiring and repetitive. I am not saying I would like to do anything else. I feel most at peace when my world revolves around focusing on my skills and getting to be the best that I can be. …

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MMA Fight to come?

MMA Fight to come?

One of the things I plan on taking advantage of while I am here is being able to fight in MMA. I have had three MMA fights before in Pakistan but I never really consider them fights that challenged me or gave me opportunities to assess myself and explore what I can do to make myself a better fighter.  These three fights have a total time of a little over 3 minutes with the first…

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Why go home? A bit of a rant.

Why go home? A bit of a rant.

I looked at the calendar today. I have a little more than 8 weeks left here and although I am not even 25% of the way into my trip here I feel depressed about going back. I don’t regret what I have done and I know that what I have done in Pakistan has made many people thankful to me and I have created an entire scene and put Pakistani MMA on the map all…

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2 weeks in…

2 weeks in…

I am into my second week of training at Team Quest Thailand and things could not be better. If you read my last post I had set up a training program that I was hoping to follow and so far I have done pretty good and have stuck to about 90% of it, but one thing is for sure, in terms of hours, I have not trained any less. I may have not trained a…

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Training and Recovery

Training and Recovery

I just turned thirty yesterday and not only is a birthday a good reason to take it easy for the weekend, but in the beginning weeks of training I need to make sure my body recovers before I start the next week, because each week is going to get harder and more intense.  The body doesn’t get stronger via exercise. It gets stronger during recovery from exercise. Recovery is a part of training. This doesn’t,…

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Introductions

Introductions

So, I completed a full week of training. I can confidently say that I have settled in to my training and my routine and it’s just a matter of fine tuning things this week, followed by the normal week by week adjustments that I would be making whether I was training at home at my own gym or anywhere else. There are essentially 2 parts to any MMA camp in Thailand, the MMA portion and…

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So the training begins…

So the training begins…

By the end of today I will have officially been in Chiang Mai one week and will have completed my first full week of training. Right now I am at the stage where I am trying to figure out what the best schedule is going to be for me. Basically at the moment the schedule is as such – 7 am – 9 am Muay Thai 9 am – 10 am – MMA Conditioning 1…

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Settling into Team Quest Thailand in Chiang Mai…

Settling into Team Quest Thailand in Chiang Mai…

I’ve just finished up three days of training at Team Quest and so far I have had a good experience. The focus of the past three days however, has not been on training but simply getting set up and comfortable so that I can concentrate on training properly. So this blog is not so much about the training but basic necessities one needs if planning on coming here to train (food, lodging, transport, entertainment). The…

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The Beginning – III

The Beginning – III

Read The Beginning – II, here. I arrived on December 2nd to Pakistan. Coincidentally, that same day a Pakistan Television press conference about a company called “Fite Selektor” was released on Youtube, stating that MMA was coming to Pakistan and this Dubai based Dutch company was going to hold an event to kick it off. “Fite Selektor” is another story in and of itself, but it really made me believe that I was doing the…

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