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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
My retirement from Muay Thai competition
I want to thank everyone that
supports my passion for Muay Thai and is still a part
of the journey. Family, friends and fans make all the
ups and downs worth the effort. Chasing dreams is not
always an easy thing to do since falling flat on your
face is part of the process. But getting back up and
clicking your heels together without missing a beat is
what we should all be looking to do with our lives. If
there is one impression that I hope that has been left
through the years of winning, losing, struggling, and
celebrating, it's that a happy life is easily
accomplished if you have a dream and chase it too!
After 16 years fighting through the sport that I
first came across on a VHS instructional tape, I am
now stepping back and taking more of a "Phil Jackson"
or "Pat Riley" position. I will be coaching and
teaching at my school in the Rockaways and keeping the
fighting spirit alive through up-and-comers in the
game. In addition, I recently became one of two metro
area certified PDR Fundamentals coaches under the
world renowned Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems.
I will be instructing private clients in Manhattan in
a fusion of Muay Thai, Boxing, fitness training, and
Personal Defense Readiness.
I will also continue to be a spokesperson for the Anti
Bullying group Bullying...We're Kickin' It, visiting
schools and helping kids to build confidence with in,
facing adversity head on.
There is no real way
to completely retire from something that you love, but
now its time to look at it from a different angle. As
my long time coach (Jason Strout) put it, "time to
move on to the next chapter". Thanks coach!!
you have a moment, here are a few articles written
about my retirement that I am proud to share with you: