Sunday, January 29, 2012
Here is an article from the New Yorker called "The Eureka Hunt" by Jonah Lehrer. I came across the article sourced from Sam Sheridan's book- "A Fighter's Mind".
The topic is about insight: those moments of inspired brilliance when new ideas or understandings spark in one's mind...whether in the heat of a fight, or solving a puzzle. Lehrer explores what some researchers think drives these experiences, and how the brain works to fascilitate this.
I found it particularly interesting, as a competitor and a student of martial arts.
He starts out by citing the infamous case of a band of smoke jumpers, with one of them being the only survivor due to a last minute "Eureka" moment.
Take a read: http://www.uwo.ca/sci/_files/pdf/Lehrer_Eureka_Hunt_New_Yorker_July_2008.pdf
Thursday, January 26, 2012
On February 25th, Simon Marcus of Siam no 1 Toronto will be fighting interim WBC champion Joe Schilling in what is expected to be an exciting clash of the titans.
Also, Matt Embree of Siam no 1 Toronto will be fighting Coke Chunhawat for the 3rd time. Both fighters have a split decision win over each other, making this also a highly anticipated fight. This will be for the WBC international lightweight (135 pounds).
You may have seen both fighters before as they have come by YMT to help out or teach whenever we needed it.
YMT wishes Simon and Matt all the best, as WE WILL ALSO BE WATCHING AND SUPPORTING THEIR FIGHTS AT THE 30 HOUR FAMINE, VIA INTERNET STREAM! (http://yorkmuaythai.blogspot.com/2012/01/ontario-muay-thai-community-does-30.html)
Simon and Joe have also done some interviews for this bout. Needless to say they have been pretty interesting. Can't wait to see them mix it up.
Simon's interview: http://www.totalmuaythai.com/Simon-Marcus-Muay-Thai.html
Joe Schilling's response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir8h3VapRvA&feature=player_embedded
Here is an interview Kru Jen did a while back for Womens Entrepreneur HQ Online. Check it out!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Let's face it, our Muay Thai community is STRONG. Stronger than most other areas in the US or Canada right?
So that means that as a Community, we can make a REAL difference!
Let's get trapped in a room full of hungry irritated fighters for 30 hours. Who's with me?? No?
As bad as that may sound, it is nowhere near as bad as what 3rd world children go through every day for food, water and basic needs.
12 KEY REASONS WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
1) Meet more Muay Thai enthusiasts!
2) Challenge PC Cam to a DDR stand off.
3) Lose weight! HA!
4) Watch some sick fights on a big screen.
5) Challenge Kru Mikey Perez in a chess game.
6) Relive old Kung Fu movies like Iron Monkey or Enter the Dragon.
7) Win the top prize in the Annual Sleeping Bag Race, no it's not food.
8) Enjoy some grape drink. (or other juices)
9) Scare yourself with our Annual Horror Flick at midnight.
10) Check your vocal skills playing ROCKBAND and Karaoke.
11) Play BATAILLE in french with Dark Phil and I.
12) Revisit family time by playing board games that go on for hours at a time until a fight breaks out and you all hate everyone involved!
But by far the biggest reason to participate is to know that the more of you that come out to participate the money we will raise to help the families in need.
So JOIN and let's show everyone how STRONG our Muay Thai Community really is.
All money will be donated on behalf of the Muay Thai Community and not just 1 gym. Gym names will be submitted though.
Love, Respect and Believe.
ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME.
Begin raising pledges!
To donate to the cause: https://myfamine.worldvision.ca/Famine/Forms/PublicProfile.aspx?id=15581
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/289499787761390/
Sunday, January 22, 2012
first off I'd like to apologize to the members and followers that use this as a main source of YMT information and fight videos.
I've been somewhat swamped and so I've continually missed loggin in to deliver the good news.
Well, here is my love letter to you...Buakaw vs Dzhabar from Yokkao Extreme's show in Italy just last night. Enjoy!