Gym number 20, and I’ve hopped on my rented scooter, navigated through the Chiang Mai traffic and arrived at Team Quest, Thailand!
I park up and wander over to the beautiful outdoor facility, where a heavily-attended Muy Thai class was finishing up in the outdoor 80%+ humidity. I take a seat, watch the final brutal round of ‘cool down’ exercises that wrap up the class, and then take a look around the facility.
Apart from the outdoor training facility (with mandatory tyres), and boxing ring there are a couple of general-purpose matted rooms and a reception room, where I meet and have a chat with Ian, who had kindly responded to my email.
Today’s class is being taken by Bruno Carvalho, 3rd degree black belt and MMA fighter. The class is about 10-strong and after a set of warms we go through some back taking drills, defence options, and a set of submissions from North-South position.
We finish up with a few rounds of rolling, I was lucky (if that’s the right word? :-) ) to get a roll in with Bruno too, (who, as predicted, was awesome without trying).
Cheers guys. Really fun drop-in and a great way to blow off the cobwebs after over a week moving around.