Instead of taking my gloves to practice, i took my camera bag. the following are all from this afternoon. everyday before training begins the thai trainers, and fighters who live at the gym, and who are regulars participate in a game of takro. here a fighter tosses the ball to his teammate to serve. Here one of the fighters spikes the ball over the net. as you can see here, the other team is very careful about where they are standing when you spike the ball. or are they? while attempting to block the spike the opponent takes a foot to the head. these two were losing very badly, and finally made a point and celebrated. warm ups begin with jumping on these large truck tires, its a great calf workout! one of the french fighters wraps his hands before beginning his training. assorted pads and gloves are laid out on a picnic table daily for fighters to choose from (bring your own, most of them suck) a french fighter lifts weights along side a thai child. cute. a thai fighter grins while dodging frenchies kick. yes its a grin. typical shorts of the thai kick boxer . . . and typical shoes too. one of the trainers wraps his hands in preparation for his training sessions. a boxer (not kick boxer) rests, holding the bag for his partner while he punches. boxer trains on the pads, his workout will get tougher over the next three weeks while he prepares for his upcoming fight in the Philippines. couple more serves for the road below.