Jeng jeng jeng…. So what happens when you put 3 competitive women in these…
…and throw them into one of these…
You do the math. I must say that the producers of MyEG XtraTime totally deserve a gold medal for being so innovative. Seriously. *laugh*
Thank goodness I love my job, not to mention YOU so much (and I reckon hot mama Sazzy and gorgeous babe Diana do too) as to go such lengths to strip of all dignity and bare it all in the ring (or rugby field for that matter) for your personal amusement. So enjoy it while you can and make sure you watch all the repeats! Haha.
Jokes aside, I have to admit that the day spent at Merican Muay Thai with the Pros was indeed a rather therapeutic one, y’know, stress-relieving in many ways. All the frustrations of life – gone, in just the few hours at my attempt to emulate a “nak muay”. *laugh*
One of the fastest growing sports in the world, Muay Thai is interestingly more commonly known as “The Science of the Eight Limbs”, because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated combat sports, such as kickboxing, boxing, and savate.
Ladies, I’d definitely recommend this as a sport to pick up, not just for fitness but also for self defense (to a certain extent, provided you commit to mastering the techniques) and stress therapy. And if you want to take it a step further and train competitively (yes women can compete too!), the centre is more than equip to help you out with that too. Ask Dzianti about it and I believe she’ll gladly guide you through with the best advice from a female perspective. She is one ironwoman!
According to Wiki, “in Thailand, Muay Thai being the national sport evolved from the older Muay Boran (ancient boxing), an unarmed combat method which would have been used by Siamese soldiers after losing their weapons in battle. Some believe that the ancient Siamese military created Muay Boran from the weapon-based art, Krabi Krabong (closely related to Silat) but others contend that both systems were developed at the same time.”
I definitely learnt something new today, hope you had fun with today’s chapter of “Bring It, They Made Me Do It” on ESPN’s MyEGXtraTime (Channel 812), just as much as we did. *smile*
Repeats will be aired today (Saturday) at the following times – 1.30am, 7am and 11am.
And if you need to get in touch with the team at Merican Muay Thai, here are their contact details:
3-2 BLOCK A (same row as CIMB Bank)
SOLARIS MONT KIARA
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
DZIANTI MERICAN 012-3300280