My team and I just finished the first six weeks of level 1. The boys are completely exited to get back and revisit what little details we might have missed and brush up on techniques that need to be adjusted. Quick history on us....
I myself have been a martial arts buff since the age of 8. I trained a little of this and some of that. There wasn't a great deal of money going around my house so I ended up being a gym hopper that couldn't afford a belt test. I didn't train for many years, but was completely engaged with watching the UFC break the mold and have been back to hopping since.
All of my boys started with traditional Karate and then moved into an mma school. We started to compete in grappling tournaments and Muay Thai tournaments last year. After our first Muay Thai tournament, I was determined to teach my boys Muay Thai and did so with as much data as I could find over the internet. While searching the internet we found Master Ace and our friends at CUMMATA here in Illinois and the rest as they say is history.
What Kru training taught us over the last six weeks is that it doesn't matter where you train, but rather how. We have recently left our boxing gym and set up in the home gym. Although the scenery has changed the technique and the passion to win remain the same. Our Kru team is just a phone call, email or in one case just an hour away.
The boys are going to take the next week to prepare for an exhibition grappling match that our oldest took at a Muay Thai event here in the Chicago area. We are excited that there is at least one Kru Muay Thai member from Illinois on the card and can't wait to see him in action.
I recently found a fantastic quote from Randy Couture. "When I'm done learning, I'm done winning."