Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Limits



Thanks to Science Guy for sharing this quote from Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter and a close friend of Bruce Lee's. This was taken from John Little's book, Bruce Lee: The art of Expressing the Human Body.

“Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes per mile].

So this morning he said to me “We’re going to go five.” I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.” He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.” I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.”

So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,” –and we’re still running-”if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles.

Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said, “Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weekend Fight Post: Pakon vs Kongsak


This fight was to determine who would win the prestigious Sports Writer's Fight of the Year Award, in Thailand.

For those of you who appreciate Thai fights, the first two rounds are technical. For the average person who just wants to see action, skip to rounds 3-5, which do not disappoint.

Pakon is known for being a well rounded fighter who can throw down hard. Kongsak is a wicked Southpaw whose left kick has had his opponents leaving the arena with their arms in a sling.

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GncRVBMFM14&feature=feedu

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kem Highlight video



Here's a pretty slick highlight of Thai fighter Kem. A couple good fights to look up from the highlight are vs. Fabio Pinca and vs. Shiriya Ishige

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Ze_uLADig&feature=feedu

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

York Muay Thai Does 30 Hour Famine


Help make a difference. Sign up at the office today!
Friday, April 8 at 10:30pm - April 9 at 1:30am

A fundraiser that brings York Muay Thai students together to fight for survival, health and freedom of children in developing countries

On Friday April 8th we will come together for 30 hours, be hungry and participate in fun activities.

But for now, go out and collect donations
Register online at famine.ca find our group

Funds will go towards programs that:
-Feed starving children
-Save exploited and trafficked girls
-Build schools and classrooms
-Bring safe drinking water to communities

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's getting warmer so...

This is what I am talking about!

Group runs on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday voluntarily lead by your Student of the Month "Real Phil" at 4pm.

Come on out Yellow's and Blue's and get your run on. Summer is coming and group run's are a great way to push yourself and work with your team!

Thank you Real Phil! You keep setting a high standard!

BEAST MODE - ON!

Kru

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Muay Thai Day!



...and don't forget the celebration this Saturday (check out the previous post).
Oh, and of course, St Patty's day. Make sure you train some to offset the beer ;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Don't Miss This Weekend: Muay Thai Day and Instructors Seminar

A big weekend of events for York Muay Thai and all of our friends and family! Don't miss these events. For more info check out each individual link!

March 19th:

Muay Thai/Nai Khanomtom/Kru Day team performance!
Starts 5pm

http://yorkmuaythai.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-19th-national-muay-thai-nai.html




March 20th:

Instructor Seminar at YMT!
10am-1pm
http://yorkmuaythai.blogspot.com/2011/03/instructor-development-seminar-march-20.html

Sunday, March 13, 2011

West Seneca Fight Results

Sawadeekha Team YMT,

Update from West Seneca:
First up was VMT vs Redemption MT
Alex (VMT) lost by decision but showed great heart and pushed through a tough fight. I look forward to seeing him fight again.

YMT vs Victory MMA
Mike Zhang had an aggressive opponent who seemed to have more of a Boxing or MMA background. With 5 seconds left in the first round Mike accidentally kneed his opponent in the face cause a decent sized cut over the left eye. The fight was stopped and ruled a disqualification due to an illegal knee.

Prior to the knee Mike looked, relaxed, composed and in control. I look forward to seeing his next fight as well.

Kru Jen

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Weekend Fight Post: Best Muay Thai KO's

Since Zhang and the Victory crew are out tonight, I thought I'd post some KO's for you guys to keep in the spirit of people hitting other people :)

Here are "THE BEST KO OF MUAY THAI volume 1"

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Yms9gMEK8&feature=feedu

Friday, March 11, 2011

Chok Dee Zhang and Victory Muay Thai!

Representing York Muay Thai, Zhang is scheduled to fight tomorrow (Sat March 12/11) in West Seneca NY.
Also competing are Alex Falconer Bobbleopoulos, and Poo Chois Jon La and Andrew Poon from our family at Victory Muay Thai

Be sure to wish them luck and make it out to support them if you can!

Hopefully this card will happen! Stay posted for results...

Here's the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182886735088206

A Study of The Key to Long Life



"Who tends to live longer: The happy-go-lucky type or the plodding worrier? The slacker or the workaholic? The never-married female or the divorced male?"

I take every "study" with a grain of salt...every day it seems some new research is proving other research wrong. Either way, this is an interesting read about the key to long life.

One of the lines that really stuck out to me:

"You commonly hear, “You’re working yourself to death. Take it easy.” That’s wrong. Those who worked the hardest tended to live the longest."

Read the whole thing here:
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/agingwell/article/950185--study-helps-unlock-key-to-long-life

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Instructor Development Seminar, March 20!

From 10pm to 1pm on March 20th, YMT will be hosting its first instructor seminar.

All levels of students are welcome!

This will be hosted by the senior instructors, and will provide the building blocks for aspiring instructors.

This is NOT certification to become an instructor, but it is mandatory for anyone who has interest in one day teaching at the school.

You can sign up today at the office door!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pajonsuk Throwing Highlight video



This one was on my facebook, so here it is for everyone else! A well made clip of Pajonsuk throwing people from the clinch

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvYNXPhAjKw&feature=feedu

Monday, March 7, 2011

Matt vs Rami Ibrahim

Congratulations to Matt on his win in Calgary this Saturday passed. He moves on to the second round of the 8 man tournament, and will get his rematch with Coke. The following link has all the videos of his fight.
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/user/bellaccione#p/u/4/0uL2Hypu1Jk

March 19th: National Muay Thai/ Nai Khanomtom/ Kru Day



Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149027361824471

Siam is hosting Nai Khanomtom day, which we're calling Kru day this year. It's an annual celebration of Muay Thai (http://www.antaraiwear.com/art_nai.html) and a day to show respect to one's teacher's in the art.

All affiliate schools will be coming together to do team demonstrations. This means WE will be doing a demonstration. We invite ALL our students, no matter how new or old to join in. Senior students should be there!!

This is a great chance to celebrate this day together with the entire community, and we can use every one. Support your team :)

The official description from Siam:
"Ajahn Suchart and Siam no.1 invite you and your school to celebrate this traditional event for “Father’s of Muay Thai Day

If you do not belong to a school we welcome you to join in the festivities and celebrate the traditional spirit of Muay Thai with Master Suchart. Master Suchart would love to see old and new friends.

This is an event for each school to show case their school in appreciation for their KRU - it is KRU day - to celebrate the leaders of Muay Thai and Ajahn would like to recognize this. The plan is for 4-6 school members to present something such as team Ram Muay, Team Work Out, Teach Technique, Team shadow box and Team Krabi Krabong. Ajahn will feature Muay Boran Kata for this event. Each presentation should be about 5 - 8 minutes long.

$25/pp and will include Thai food.

5 pm -- We will start the event with a ceremony and the teams performing

Schools which support Traditional Muay Thai and Ajahn’s continued selfless teachings are required to be there for the presentations - this is the heart of the event."

Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekend Fight Post

In light of the action taking place this weekend (Toronto's Matt Embree fights in an 8 man tourny on Saturday, Patrick and Zhangalang are also getting some MT action), here's your action packed fight post for the weekend:

Mapichit Sitsongpeenong vs Orono Yor.Yong101

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEVbUB2FaAw&feature=feedf

Mapichit always entertaining to watch. He really goes for broke in this one. Enjoy the slugfest


Mapichit on the right

It's too bad there aren't better quality recordings of the Thai fights...it's be awesome to get some better camera angles and audio so you can really hear those kicks and knees.

*can you count how many times I said action?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Student of the Month (February 2011): Real Phil

The Diary (video)



In this video, retired Dutch champion Joerie Mes gives some insight into his long career, and the evolving mentalities that took him from a young nobody to a household name in his homeland. It's worth a watch through for sure.

This is a video by AFAV, which covers many of the fighters and events in the Netherlands.

Joerie is known mostly for fighting under modified Thai boxing (no elbows and limited clinch) rules promotions, such as Superleague and It's Showtime.

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnxJP9uFCw4