Muay thai, the national thai sport, is a martial art which is also known as the "art of eight limbs" or the "science of eight links" as it incorporates the use of strikes and blows from hands and feet, as well as elbows and knees. Hence eight limbs as opposed to only feet or hands and feet used by most other fighting styles!
While at the Gecko Club, I met a girl, Vivi, who was being trained by one of the muay thai masters here in Thailand and she offered to give me a quick lesson! :)
Yes, I totally got my arse kicked by a girl! :)
It was actually really hard. Not that I'm the best fighter in the world. I'm not. Actually, the last time I was in a fight I got taken out in one punch and ended up with two stitches in my face. (Seriously, I did). Well, actually, he was twice my size and I wasn't even looking at him when he hit me. So you couldn't call it a fight as much as a cheep shot from someone who didn't think I was funny when I'm drunk. Honestly, I'm hilarious when I'm drunk. Anybody who doesn't think I'm funny when I'm drunk is a douche. He was obviously a douche. I mean, he hit someone half his size when they weren't even looking. Douche. I hope he see's this. He's some 'roided up idiot from Sydney who wears shirts too small for him and he doesn't have a neck. I bet he has a small willy too...from all his roids! HAHAHA He's a douche with no neck and a small willy!!
Really, I am SO funny when drunk, I promise. :) But wow, I'm digressing.
The stance was the hardest thing to get my head around. You need to put your chin against your shoulder and hunch like an old man... for the whole time... (I'm actually not standing correctly in the photographs below). It all got a bit too confusing after about 15 minutes and my masseuse arrived... and I get massages better than I throw punches, so I did that instead.
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