The art of not giving a damn

In my first post I mentioned that I have zero intention on becoming an official muay thai fighter, but that doesn't mean that I don't enjoy that aspect of the sport. As I've learned more about muay thai, one of the things that I've noticed is that part of being a fighter is not showing weakness, which sounds kind of like a no-brainer, but muay thai fighters (especially the native Thailand fighters) seem to take it to the next level.

If you watch the fights from Thailand you'll probably notice there is a nonchalant demeanor to many of the fighters. It doesn't make sense for me to just repeat what many others have written about, so instead, go check out this quick blurb from Muay Thai Guy that explains it way better than I could.

This idea of not being knocked off your game by a big shot, or the ability to move forward with your game plan during adversity is something that is very relatable to the “real world”. Being able to maintain composure and display an air of confidence during tough situations is something that I feel can be extremely helpful in day-to-day life, which is why I've decided to incorporate this into my training. In my case, it is smaller things like not exaggerating my breathing while I'm totally gassed, but instead, using controlled and focused breathing.