My stay at the Muay Thai Camp ends

My stay at the Lookprabat Muay Thai Camp ended on the 29th of April.
It was a very valuable time I spent here in Phea Phuttabat.
I trained very traditional Muay Thai techniques especially clinching and knee kicks along with national champions (one won a fight in the Omnoi stadium on Saturday the 26th of April).

The people especially the both instructor were very helpful and friendly. Even though I had swollen ankle due to a mosquito bite and had to skip two afternoon classes I learned a lot by watching the others.
They helped me to cure it rapidly so I could train again in a normal state.

My father trained Muay Thai in 1989 in Thailand and he said even though it was very hard he didn’t want to quit.
He said that helped a lot to strengthen the mind and body.
He was one of the first foreigners to train at the Rajadamnern in Bangkok.

After this week I truly can understand him. I can add some more valuable information to my martial arts horizon.
Therefore I’m very thankful.

Osu!

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Phra Phuttabat – a peaceful Thai city

The landscape surrounding the camp in Phra Phuttabat.
The single mountains have a touch of being unreal as the the rest of the landscape is flat.

Phra Phuttabat is very calm and peaceful as it is considered more to be a village. There’s not to much traffic and compared to Bangkok a place where you can focus and be totally with yourself. A great location to focus on your training.

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Lookprabat Muay Thai Camp – a camp for professional fighters

Arrived in the Lookprabat Muay Thai Camp in Phra Phuttabat on the 23rd
This camp is over 30 years old and has brought up many champion fighters. I enjoyed watching two professional fighters preparing for the upcoming fights.
Very friendly people and very good technique. Lot of clinching techniques are being taught.
Tomorrow is my first day of training. Morning and afternoon classes each two hours.
 Very excited 🙂

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Arrived in Bangkok

Arrived in Bangkok in the early morning of the 22nd!
What an impulsive city! Reminds me a bit of Tokyo.
Skyscrapers, traditional Buddhist monasteries, paddy fields, highways, sky trains – modernity meets the past.

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Reunion with Sarvodaya – Leaving Sri Lanka

Left Sri Lanka on the 21st of April!


I had a wonderful week celebrating Awurudu (Sri Lankan New Year) for the first time in my life, having a very sentimental reunion with my father and the Sarvodaya organisation.
I learned to appreciate little things in life and how to have a smile on m face in every situation
Having some nostalgic feelings when my father showed me his old training pitch at the Galle Fort!
And one thing I definitely experienced over here is that I have great friends and relatives!
Thank you Sri Lanka! බොහොම ස්තුතියි!
Next stop: Bangkok and then Phra Puttabat, Thailand

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Blessed by an elephant close to Matara

Close to Matara I was blessed by an elephant on the 17th of April. I had to crawl three times under his belly to be blessed for the Sri Lankan New Year.
Blessed by two holy elephants this year: In Hampi and Matara.
Must be a good sign:)

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