Friday, October 14, 2011

Three Weeks At Sitmonchai Gym

So I've been back from Thailand for about a month now, and I haven't written a thing about my 3 weeks at Sitmonchai.  It's not that I didn't enjoy my time at Sitmonchai, in was in fact an amazing time filled with great people, food and training.  I think part of me was pissed that my laptop broke the day before I got to Sitmonchai and I couldn't blog about my experiences real time.  Then I got home and was too lazy to write about everything.  But I'll just blame it on the fact that I've spend the last month working on the sweet video below, ha.  So instead of retelling all the stories from my 3 weeks at Sitmonchai, you can just watch said professional video to catch all the highlights.  I wish I had taken more video and photos, but oh well.  If you've got some free time and are interested, Jake and Brendan who were at Sitmonchai the whole time i was, wrote a great account here.  The subtitle to their blog sums up Sitmonchai perfectly: "In the town of Thamaka, located in the Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand - there is a family built on dance moves, great cooking and savage leg kicks."

I miss everyone at Sitmonchai a lot, and wish they weren't on the other side of the world so that visiting more frequently was easier.  I didn't get to say a proper goodbye and thank you to everyone, as I left mid-day Monday when everyone was out or asleep.  I had been battling a flu/cold the last week, and I felt myself starting to get feverish, so I wanted to get into Bangkok where I'd be staying 3 nights at a hotel before leaving Thailand.  By the time I got to Bangkok I was bedridden with a fever for 2 days, and the hot shower felt so good on my aching chilled body.  Anyway, I can't thank everyone at Sitmonchai enough for being such great hosts and treating me like part of the family for 3 weeks.  I can't wait to get back...