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Private Lesson with Saenchai & Bernard Radin, Muay Thai Legends! Then, Malaysia

Wow been a few days without an update, so here is one! Firstly, I hope everyone is well!

I’ve actually been struggling like hell after pulling an all-nighter on Wednesday night / Thursday morning as the cab taking me to Phuket Airport was booked in for 530am. I spent my final night in Phuket chilling with the massage girls as it was one of their birthdays.

Now, the important news (video to follow) I had a private lesson with the Muay Thai p4p best fighter in the WORLD, Saenchai Sor Kingstar, now Saenchai Sinbi Muay Thai, which was beyond amazing. Again, I’ll do a more in depth report soon, but in short, we spent the first 45 minutes or so going through techniques he likes to use and would recommend – aside from being an excellent (and tough) teacher, he would show you the move, watch you do it, and once he was satisfied you had it down, he’d make you do it 10 times, only giving you the ‘count’ when you did it properly. One of the most amazing things bout Saenchai is he can kick you hard from almost any angle, and this was really noticeable in the tricks he was teaching. That aside, he wasn’t one to shy away from conditioning as he is still an active fighter, and wanted me to do the moves on him with power, especially with the teeps and rear leg front kicks. At the end of the session, he gives you 5 -10 minutes of light, technical sparring where the aim is to use the techniques he’s just taught you. To be totally honest I was just grinning like a fool the whole time, enjoying him cartwheel kicking me in the head (his signature move) and much more. Video to follow!

Flo, badman cameraman!

Flo, badman cameraman!


85.4 kgs upon leaving Thailand

85.4 kgs upon leaving Thailand

After this, I was starting to chill out when one of the girls from the massage place turned up and took me down to Nai Harn beach! Was nice to see some of the sights as it’s not like I’ve travelled too far around Nai Harn since being here. Then it was time for my final training session, which handily as it was my final day, included some boxing sparring! After a tough final workout, I went out to eat with the Aussies, before heading back to the massage place to chill with the massage girls. After a few beers it was 1am, I went home to pack, it was 2am, and I realised that the cab was coming at 530am – I was scared of not waking up, so I simply stayed up all night and boarded my flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Big up the Aussie boys!

Big up the Aussie boys!

Immediately upon arriving in Malaysia, I jumped on the YoYo bus to Ipoh, a totally handy 4 hours away. Arriving around 4pm and totally shatterd, I ate and napped for a little while before I got picked up by my cousin and headed to ANOTHER Muay Thai session with ANOTHER Muay Thai legend, the ‘Headhunter’ Bernard Radin. Couldn’t ask for better training out here! And knowing I’d just been in Thailand, he worked me the hell out to say the least!

Finally, Muay Thai training well and truly done, I’ve been chilling out with my wonderful family in Ipoh, Malaysia and getting in some much needed food! Big shouts to all the very cool people I’ve met in Thailand on this trip, couldn’t ask to meet a nicer/funnier bunch! What an amazing trip it’s been, I really wish I had both longer in Thailand at Sinbi and in Malaysia! What. A. Trip! I have loads of video from the Saenchai lesson that I’ll write up and post in more detail when I’m home with a good connection! Chok dee! Oh, and to finish up it is UFC 123 tonight, for the main events I’ve got Macheda over Rampage, and Penn over Hughes. However, Rampage looks really UP for this fight, so it is going to be very, very interesting to say the least!