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Sat
27
Sep '14

Reiki and the Yogi: Simonisms.

In another world, I was a warrior. Maybe it was another life. Many months ago, I left Thailand behind. I left with bruises, for sure, though disproportionately less than I should have considering the beatings I had been taking. I credit much of this to the healing properties of yoga, Reiki, thai massage, and what […]

Fri
18
Mar '11

Back to Tiger: Crossfit

After getting in touch with the softer side of things for a couple weeks at the¬†Shivagakomarpaj Thai Massage School in Chiang Mai, I decided it was time to go back and beat people up again. Tiger Muay Thai was more than happy to have me back. This time, instead of straight fight training, I decided […]

Thu
17
Mar '11

Survival Guide to Chiang Mai

Stories of Chiang Mai were some of the first things I ever heard about Thailand. I knew the city existed before I knew anything about it. Anyone can get along here just fine. Like most of Thailand, Chiang Mai is set up to allow tourists the ability to do anything their little heart desires with […]

Tue
15
Mar '11

Chiang Mai Rubdown

Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand. That’s my new address. I’m tired. I’ve been crawling around on the floor a lot lately. I enrolled in a massage school in Chiang Mai Thailand to absorb a couple weeks worth of training in the healing arts before I go back to getting bashed in the face at […]

Sun
20
Feb '11

Training: Muay Thai and Massage

Quick update: I’m back in Thailand for more training. I’ll be here for about a month between Chiang Mai and Phuket Thai; massage, Reiki, and Muay Thai practice. Thai number is still the same: +66833922967 While we are all going about our lives, please, everyone who knows the Gonzales family, spare a moment of prayer […]

Sat
29
Jan '11

Thailand: Exit Interview

Thailand; meaning Land of the Free. That seems to be the pervading theme here. You are free to do whatever you want, but at your own risk. After a month and a half here, I am still as excited about this country as I was after arriving. The people are full of smiles, and it […]

Thu
27
Jan '11

Project Terminator: Wrap Up

Oohweeeeee!!! That was the noise that every one of the Muay Thai coaches made when I punched or kicked or elbowed the striking pads with particular force and accuracy. I can still hear the different versions of the noise and see the associated faces. I didn’t hear this a lot when I started. In reflection, […]

Tue
18
Jan '11

Project Terminator: Week 2

Tue
11
Jan '11

Project Terminator: Week One Wrap-Up

For the end of week one of Project Terminator, rather than just type up some of my observations, I thought I would try something different and toss in a quick video journal. Is this something I should do more often? Let me know what you think.

Wed
5
Jan '11

Thailand and Project Terminator

For the month of January, I will be in Thailand training at a Muay Thai / MMA camp: Tiger Muay Thai. I’ll be training, 6 days a week,¬† in Muay Thai, MMA, Jiu Jitsu, stick and knife fighting, and even yoga. I’m calling it Project Terminator. This is all in an effort to convert my […]