Finally made a blog! It’s still under construction! But I finished my About me page =D [ www.pinayfight.com ]
Hello! My name is KC! I am a Filipino American, born and raised in Houston, Texas. I’m 29 going on 30 and doing all I can to remain living the life I’ve always wanted in Phuket, Thailand.
I have been in the martial arts, tae kwon do, for 12 years starting from childhood (U.S. Tae Kwon Do & Spring UMA Tae Kwon Do) and have been in Muay Thai starting early college till now (Kru Pong’s, 4oz Fight Club, Houston Muay Thai)
I’ve competed in over 50 tournaments in tae kwon do and now slowly building up fights in Muay Thai with so far 8 fights along with one titled belt. So far it’s been a wonderful journey! It was definitely hard at first from JUST KICKING 12 years out of your life and then including punches, elbows and knees! But after a couple of years of practicing and sharpening up I’ve managed to get the hang of it! Now almost 5 years in Muay Thai and I still have LOADS to learn! I absolutely love this beautiful sport, Muay Thai! It has changed my life completely and I wouldn’t have met such great, inspiring people if it wasn’t for this sport. My goals are to keep fighting till I can’t anymore.
Every year, I would visit Thailand and train at my favorite camp, Sinbi Muay Thai and stay like 2–4 months at a time. Every time it was time to leave to go back home it would hurt so much and as soon as I would get back home I would already be planning my next trip back to Thailand. My 3rd year returning back from Thailand I’ve felt more of an emptiness. I was happy to see my family and friends of course, but I felt like staying and living in Texas wasn’t going to get me anywhere in my fighting career. I’ve been in Texas for 29 years! As I was growing up and still in Tae Kwon Do, I wanted to become an Olympic Champion. For those 12 years I’ve worked really hard, but then as I got older I got caught up in the college life and totally let go of my dream. I wanted to be a nurse like my mother, but later didn’t see myself going through with it. I’ve graduated from culinary school to become a chef, I started loving it to hating it. I was in the army reserve for 3 years thinking that it could help with some direction in my life, but later I’ve learned that the military is not for everybody and not for me. I’ve done everything to try to fulfill my life happiness, then I discovered Muay Thai fulfilled that happiness. Which is why I did not hesitate to make my whole game plan on how to be in Thailand indefinitely. Soon, I plan to take the TEFL program to get certified to teach English in Thailand and then take Thai lessons to learn this beautiful language. I plan to work and fight in Thailand as long as I can. There’s no other place like home. My heart stays in Thailand.
Originally published at pinayfight.com on January 26, 2016.