I’m Amber, I came here from England
to do the Western boxing. I didn’t have much boxing experience at home,
so I’ve been exercising a bit but did like maybe 2 boxing lessons and thought,
this would be something that would be like really enjoyable to get good at. What can I go do?
Googled online and I was oh… Thailand would be a sick place to go to!
I came in for a week, absolutely loved it and thought, a week’s not long enough,
you’re just getting started. If I could get even better, it would be cool so I stayed for another two weeks, so this is
almost my last day of my third week already planning to come out again,
it’s just… it’s really good! The trainers are always really encouraging,
everyone else in the class is super friendly, it’s a really nice atmosphere,
no one’s there to sort of make you feel bad, everyone’s building each other up,
you’re having a laugh as well because let’s face it, it’s really warm, right?
You don’t go in there and go: “Yeah sweet, we have a cruisy little work out!” It’s like everyone’s a sweaty mess
within the first five minutes and that’s all part of the fun and luckily,
you got a nice pool here to cool down the kitchen’s got loads and loads of nice food,
all the water you need, the electrolytes, don’t skip on the electrolytes if you come out,
it will save your life! So it doen’t really matter what level you are;
although I came in as a beginner you’ve got other people in the class who are
looking more advanced or intermediate and as I say like there’s… because the
trainers have got so much expertise that they can just… they’ll pick up on what
you need to know and they’ll sort of put you in the right direction
and you never feel like: “Oh god, I’m such a beginner and
everybody else is really good” because you’re always focusing on what you
need to focus on for yourself, which is nice! It’s so easy to go to a place
and feel really intimidated and be like: “ah, I’m a beginner,
I’ll stick in my corner…” but here they’re really encouraging.
If you look like you’re struggling, which everyone does, you go to the speed bag, and you’re like: oh sweet!
someone`s like: pah, dah, dah… yeah cool, I just… Why is it so hard?
They make it look easy and none of it is but that’s… part of the fun is like
slowly figuring out for yourself and what’s good for someone is not gonna be able
to be good for someone else but here, they sort of cater for everyone: beginner,
intermediate, advanced, KOMBAT is the place for you. I thought I would enjoy it and I enjoyed it even more
than I thought was possible. Like it’s such a positive atmosphere, what I can’t
emphasize enough like everyone’s so supportive and you just feel like you have like-minded people and
everyone’s here to get on with the same sort of stuff, varying goals with different reasons
and it’s just a really happy nice environment where you can just put…
whatever you put in you’ll get out, guaranteed so that was… yeah that was
a really big plus really, coming here just thinking you’re gonna enjoy it, absolutely loving it,
and I think that’s pretty common. Most people you speak to,
definitely want to come back. It’s THAT good. And if you want a condensed rhyming account of my
time here, I rap, and Pat asked me if I wanted to do a rap and I thought, you know what? why not! We’ve been
working on the videos if you wanna check it out, I’m sure the link will be available here somewhere.
Woooooh! 🙂 Come inside! Oy, you gotta check this out: Kettle? Yes.
Coffee? 100 per cent. TV and a DVD player the comfiest looking bed I ever did see,
desk, chair, mirror, so you can check your gains, air con (we’re not worthy…),
absolutely loads of space, a safe in there, fine looking bathroom. We’re set up, this is the Kombat mansion. Easy access to the pool, I could literally probably run
and jump into it if I tried hard enough. This is what you want in your life.
This is it, right here! This is perfect… no, but genuinly,
after every training session, this is where people go. Not specifically here, this is my room!
You have probably at least one, maybe two naps a day and like how often do you get that permitted,
you just eat what’s in front of you, you get to sleep in your room,
you train and do what they told you and the rest of the time you probably just nap
and hang out in the pool. It’s honestly a dream. Expectations were here,
reality was up here. That does not happen often. I don’t want to go home.
Please don’t make me leave!