Since I got started training Muay Thai, I've gotten a lot of different types of reactions from people who have known me my whole life. Everything from dumbfounded surprise to concerned criticism to unabashed pride.
For a long time, I tended to ignore the surprise and the criticism and revel in the pride, telling myself that since I viewed this newfound lifestyle as a complete positive, anyone that didn't share that view wasn't worth listening to.
So, I wanted to take some time and put down "on paper" what it is about the "Brutal Ballet" that is so important to me and what drives me to get into a ring and try to knock another dude out while he tries to do the same.
Check out part 1: bretmartineau.com/blog/fight-1