I started doing Taekwondo when I was
three-years-old and there was a few of my teachers who, they were very nice to me and
I just wanted to be like them when I grew up. I started working a Diesel Gym
and then after a little while they said that I can do a Cert III in Sport and Rec
and get a qualification to become a PT. The best thing about doing my study
through North Metro TAFE was it was extremely close to where I worked and there was
a lot of people here who helped me through it. I’m a Muay Thai instructor so
I do PT’s and Muay Thai, I have my own self-defence class, I teach self-defence
for a few hours and then I’ll do Muay Thai class teaching the same kids again.
And I enjoy working with kids because I can see like when they’re improving and
then where they need to work on and I’ll tell them that. There’s a lot more to Muay
Thai instead of just self-defense and learning to beat people up, because in
Muay Thai the traditional sides are really Buddhist so and it’s like you
have to be really respectful because at the start of a fight the fighters will hug
and the end of the fight they’ll hug but then I beat the hell out of each other during the fight.
There’s a lot of respect in Muay Thai. In the future I’d see myself still teaching Muay Thai, helping out kids,
hopefully in the adults classes helping them get to a more competitive side
to Muay Thai.