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Muay Thai Perfection – Interview with Tee Jay

Muay Thai Perfection - Interview with Tee Jay

Each time you hear somebody who’s jerking the development of the fashionable day, making an attempt something particular. Although society tells us that we’ve got to work in 9-5 jobs and be with everyone else, there are some individuals who determine to create their own means in their lives. Tee Jay is one in every of these individuals.

The story of Tee Jay is sort of unimaginable.

Tee Jay is a true martial artist who has owned his life to realize greatness. He is a excessive IQ fighter who is consistently studying and always creating the sport.

Learn the whole interview to get to know Tee Jay from America to stay in Thailand on a regular basis as a fighter, husband, and father.

] Introduction

Might you give individuals who do not know you would you tell your self slightly from the beginning. How did you get started and how did you find yourself the place you’re at present?

I & # 39; m Tee Jay, initially from Houston, TX to, and I've been training since then Muay Thai; Nevertheless, I didn’t start to take it critically before the start of January 2013. I keep in mind driving in the MMA fitness center and hiding, I made a decision to attempt it. Even from the start, I felt extra natural once I contacted the coaching website, so I ended up shifting to a clean Muay Thai fitness center.

After a number of years of coaching and battle, I got here to a cross in my life. I had immense duties; Once I was a full-time father or mother, a husband who labored at a 12-hour cemetery and went out of my first loss was on the invitation that it stopped. Nevertheless, inside me I knew I assumed the choice was for the remainder of my life. Once I was in a cemetery change, I asked myself, "I had one year to do ALL and it would be a guaranteed success, what would I do?" … "I would go to Thailand to train and fight" "Why don't I do it? “So I write my wife and she was with it!

Fast forward 18-month ups and downs, people who told us we were crazy, we thought it wouldn't be? It happens, but never give up, my wife and I arrived in Bangkok, Thailand, where we focused strictly and decisively on giving everything I had Muay Thai.

Choosing a Training Camp

What did you decide Sitjaopho was a gym you wanted to train? Did you already know the people who were there in the training, or was it just exploring the gyms there.

Before moving to Thailand, I thought it was necessary to go to "all Thai" for real Excel, so before I arrived I had done a study and found a study that showed a promise. However, on my arrival there was nothing like a site. Also, when I experienced head coach, I responded well to energy, which he gave, so I decided to quit, Sitjaopho.

I had seen twins who hit double pads and practice on YouTube, but don't really expect too much on the blogs I had read that it was a "foreign friendly" gym, I had the tendency that training wouldn't be a "hard core". My wife and I leave the original gym and go to the cockpit of Sitjaopho and the whole aura was very pleased. Petch-Tho greets me with a smile, talking for a few minutes when I looked at Charlie Guest, who had just got an amazing performance against Antoine Pinto, crushed the pillows with so much precision, I knew this was the place for me! [19659003]

In addition to the camp at Hua Hin, can you talk a bit about other camps you have trained. Where are the other favorite camps in Thailand?

Since I have moved to Thailand, I have done Sitjaophosta my home, but I have trained more than a dozen gym. Some good, some are not so good, but one thing about Muay Thai camp in Thailand is that everyone has their own style and way of doing things. It all depends on which area of ​​your game you want to focus on where you prefer IMO. The FA Group is a good place to focus on heart and heart, I love clinker and do it in both sessions for about 30-45 minutes. Another place where I enjoyed a few times, is Chuwattana, they have a good stadium fighters, which you can train and are very detailed.

What are the biggest differences in training in the US and Thailand? Is there anything better about education in the US or is Thailand just better in everything?

There are so many differences between the United States and Thailand when it comes to Muay Thai, the American average person has to work regularly and try to match their education with so many other tasks, while here most fighters can concentrate strictly on training. I train an average of 4 hours a day when you are not on the battlefield, and about 5 hours a day during a combat flight.

Not only are you constantly pursuing people who are better than you, which dramatically increases your skills. As a whole, the kingdom of states is not at a very high level, I think it is because most coaches are not sufficiently familiar enough to really teach the details and complexity of this part of Muay Thai. 19659003] Some may disagree with me, but if you want to quickly develop at Muay Thai, you have to come to Thailand. State education is hardly at the level because it is Thailand, but America is constantly improving, so the promising future is


Moving to Thailand

You are one of the few fighters that I have seen and that has changed with the Thai family. What did you decide you need to move to Thailand and continue to love with Muay Thailand?

Happiness, my friend, at the time my life started, I started a new life view, and I could say that I also began to realize that TIME is a really valuable commodity and how it is not important to waste it. Internally, I thought I could spend the following years in the workplace, which I was not particularly worried about, training sparingly in the gym, where I didn't get the needs I needed to help me grow OR I could play for myself, take a huge leap of faith and move on to my home country.

What are the other challenges (eg. Visa issues, cultural differences, family life or food) you face in addition to living in Thailand hard opponents of

I am a husband and father, and sometimes just want to rest I need to remind myself that they also need time. My children are doing my schooling now, but last year they went to an international school, and so I woke up early, get jogging, go back and wake them up, iron school clothes and help make lunch before my wife

a 100% effort must be made and the results will be rewarded. But life is a balance, and as a husband and father it is very important that I use it all the time to give myself to my family. So after training or between the battle camps, I will stay with the children later, look at the movies, go to places, we have wrestling (I just went to the championship two days ago) and enjoyed each other.

is that one day I will hope they were so small again, so it's best to take advantage of it now. No one is possible without my wife. I mean, I can go forever with everything he does to help me prepare for the day. It's simply amazing.

The other side of your question; We live in Hua Hin, about 3.5 hours south of Bangkok. It's a small little town with a hometown. We all fell in love with food and lifestyle immediately

I would say that most of the challenges would be different than most people face. I'm pretty well when I stay anywhere as long as I train, but the most important was my concern that my family could be as comfortable as possible. That's why I had to deal with a suitable place of residence, transportation, schooling, all kinds of things that most fighters who are going to train do not have to deal with. But with my wife, the move was much easier to handle.

Fighting in Thailand

What Are The Biggest Differences In Fighting In Thailand And America? What do you like and like about fighting in each place?

I feel the greatest difference between the two is the general mentality of fighting. I know that when I fought in America, it was always like a "big event". Selling tickets, getting shirts, all the extra things and it seems that people are trying to pay too much attention only to battles. Although here in Thailand the battle is just part of it. You practice hard for a couple of weeks, fight, win or lose, weekend and start! I really like that mentality is much better. For me Muay Thai is on the way. Who cares if you win or lose.

I think when you can't fight as often as in Thailand, it is more natural to press yourself to victory.


Some people in the Muay Thai world don't like three round Thai exhibitions like MAX. They feel that organizations that prioritize bonuses use refs to force fighters to participate and shorten battles to three rounds, which puts technical fighters at a disadvantage. What do you say are PROS and CONS are fighting in the show as MAX for your own experience?

Good question, I think three rounds are really good for foreigners. I know most Thai people have a reputation for being slow starters, so in the 3 scenario rounds you have to uncover the pots. It's a great show, but I prefer 5 rounds, more than 3.

I started with the idea that I want to fight in a technical and relaxed style, but in the Max show, if it's over a few seconds without action, ref gives both fighters alerts and forces you to push more speed. So now my trainers have helped me develop more Muay Khao style. I enjoy myself well, the most important thing they've been doing is my heart.

Do you feel that technical Muay Femeu practitioners are at a disadvantage in such Muay Thai exhibitions because they emphasize drops and aggression?

Oh yes, there is no doubt that Muay Femur's style is at a disadvantage in Max's looks. I have seen that the superior fighters were warned to back up, even if they had landed and eventually lose when they were first coming, but it is part of Muay Thai format, just as in life, things do not always go the way that you are planning, so it must Be able to adapt and find out the way to win.

Many people focus on victory in Muay Thailand, but losing is part of sport. What was the most difficult loss you suffered in the cart, and how did you get back from this loss? What advice do you give to anyone who has suffered severe loss and questions whether they have what it takes?

Many people focus on victory in Muay Thailand, but losing is part of sport. What was the most difficult loss you suffered in your trolley and how did you return from this loss? What kind of counseling do you give to anyone who has suffered a severe loss and questions whether they have what it does?

My mentally hardest defeat was the last amy fight, I consider it to be the hardest. I just did a good workout, but I let my feelings get the best of me and didn't do anything close to my qualities. It really hurts because it was not just my first loss, but I fought under the gym I had just joined, and I had not built any genuine relationships, so I felt alone when it happened.

But I'm grateful because this situation made me realize that if I want to continue Muay Thai project pursuit, that I should take training to the next level and work with 12 of the cemetery, go when I get to the gym in the dawn, to place

I have matured mentally after and my advice now to anyone who has lost is that you should not let it define you. Muay Thai is not what you are exactly what you do! You can't set yourself any value for yourself. I would lose 10 times in a row, but my family loves me still, I'm still the same great person that I was before 10 losses, and the sun will still remain.

Again, the biggest thing is "what do you learn that you can use to apply for your life." My first killer taught me to control my feelings, even if I was shocked, not taking into account circumstances and situations, but ACT, that is NO ONE or NO THING should control your temperament except you.

Fighting is mental. I have seen that some fighters seem astonishing in training and the moment when the clocks will call to himself. What are the mental strategies that will help to calm your mind and give yourself a chance to fight full potential? [19659003] I honestly still believe that I have not yet struggled with my full potential, but I feel that I am going to heal with all the battles. improved my performance over the years I found that meditation and visualization work best for me.

I have to say that I give my trainers physical and my responsibility is mental health. So everyday it takes time to read my mind from the subconscious of the mind and allow a higher self to receive when it is a battle time.

Some guys want to hype himself before the battle, or listen to loud music, but when I am I dressing room that I slept close to falling asleep. I'm so relaxed, because IMO is too tight and ampedilla, which prevents a truly creative mechanism. It is a statement by the famous psychologist Maxwell Maltz, who says that most nervousness and anxiety come when people mentally try to escape something they have physically decided to do! I used to be the same, but now I know why I do it.

I practice the most I can and when the lights light up, I open and let my subconscious take over. It's like a concert pianist who plays in front of a large audience when they play they don't consciously think about what the key strike is, not… a conscious training is done in practice. It's the same in Muay Thai or in other activities.

My advice to those with peaceful problems is to realize that it is just a battle, nothing less, it is 15 minutes in your life, wins or loses it denies that you are a phenomenal person. Relax, breathe and relieve any worries about the results and just stay there!

Plans for the future

How much do you like yourself in Thailand? Do you plan to stay in Thailand for as long as possible or do you have dates when you are going home?

My wife and I have decided to stay in Thailand for about a year and some change and then we will start our 5-year plan. But now I just enjoy life and never take my time here for granted. I know that one day I will look back and hope that I can live these days again so I practice everyday as hard as I can, wake up with gratitude, never complain and do my best.

What are your goals in sport? Do you want to become a champion one day? Want to get more exposure and fight internationally?

My goal is to honestly get as much experience as possible, I love Muay Thai practice, training, challenge, battles I love everything, so my goal is to improve and continue learning every day. If your belt becomes a habit, so I'm ready.

It's not the final goal I want at Muay Thai. I consider myself more a fighter than a fighter. I'm the kind of guy who after the battle does not take a weekend back in the gym on Monday, just take a look. I have been Sitjaophossa longer than any other foreigner, but still I ask the most

I'm really a student, who has dedicated my life to this boat. One day I will transfer my knowledge to the next generation, but not just to educate people to kick or beat, but to motivate them through Muay Thai technology to improve all aspects of their lives.

Fast forward to the future 5-10 years after you have finished the battle. Where do you see yourself? Do you want to be a trainer in the United States? Open your own gym? Are you still in school in Thailand? Any predictions about what you will do in the future?

Haha challenges my friend, but I can't give too much information about my future plans. You can rest assured, I find it constantly in my mind, and literally every day of whey that I know I'm one step closer to it! Every day I refer back to William James's quotation, saying, “The vision you respect in your mind, the idea you love in your heart, THIS YOU build your life, THIS YOU”

Thanks for all the thought solutions Tee Jay. I'm positive this interview evokes people who are studying this, take a leap of faith and pursue their goals.

Comply with TJ on Instagram over @TJtheThinkingMan. He has an amazing channel that presents loads of nice Muay Thai content.