Hello and welcome back! It’s been a long time since I posted which is why I am saying welcome back. I’ve been busy with many projects, travelling around lots and generally having a good time.
The projects I’m working on at the moment involve building websites and working with some gyms in Phuket, Thailand. The new business came about while I was at a training camp down there working on my strength and conditioning. In short, I was trying to get some shape back to my body after having been riding around India and Nepal for 5 months on a motorbike.
On the Open Road
As I just mentioned, I spent 5 months riding a Royal Enfield motorbike around India and Nepal. It was a crazy experience that was both rewarding and challenging. I loved the freedom of being able to ride around wherever I wanted and whenever I wanted. Riding on the roads in India is exhilarating, dangerous, stressful and a lot of fun. It’s like being on a roller coaster.
India is very much like that, a place of extremes. Extreme poverty, wealth, natural beauty, pollution, over populated cities and remote rural areas. The highs and lows of the trip flow like the mountains in the foothills of the Himalayas.
So, with all this time spent out travelling around I didn’t find any time to get writing on this site and sharing some, hopefully, useful information with you.
After I visited India and Nepal, my next stop was Thailand which I will tell you about in the next section and get to the point of this post…Finally!
Getting to the Point
The point of this post was to speak more about the project I’m working on at the moment with the guys who run a boot camp in Phuket. It came as a little bit of a surprise to find that there were so many gyms in this area called Chalong on the South Eastern part of Phuket.
Thailand is famous for Muay Thai and there is a long history of Muay Thai being taught there. The kids at school do it as a compulsory sport. So, on the back of this and realising that many fight fans from around the world would like to learn Muay Thai in a traditional way in Thailand, schools and gyms started popping up all over the place which catered for foreign visitors.
I call it “The Street” because it has everything you need on it. There are 5 gyms, ranging from exclusively Muay Thai ones, strength and conditioning ones and others which have a mix of Muay Thai, MMA, boxing, BJJ and fitness. On the back of all the fighting gyms that have popped up there, many accommodation options and restaurants have popped up too. The options for good food for a reasonable price are high so you can really eat clean and train dirty!
This is what I wanted to point out, that when something seems like a very niche idea, such as starting up a fighting gym in Thailand that people from foreign countries will fly from around to visit, there are many other businesses which will start off the back of it. So what starts out as a small, niche idea eventually turns into a large scale business with many related and dependent businesses running around it.
I hope to have another post for your guys soon, but please leave a comment if you enjoyed what I spoke about here.