Prison Fights, Years of Living in Thailand as a Nak Muay & Re-Acclimating back to the “Real World” with Cody Moberly
A select number of Thailand’s prisons hold a program by the name of “prison fights”. It is a program that takes previously trained individuals through a life-altering routine over the course of several months or even years. The focus is to rehabilitate the inmates and to give them an opportunity to win back their freedom. If the inmate completes the program, shows continuous success in the ring, and displays good behavior, he faces an opportunity to receive a royal pardon.
Imagine being locked away behind bars, knowing that you have a new born son that you will never have the chance to see grow up?
How would you train. . . how would you fight. . . knowing that you may have the opportunity to redeem yourself and to hold him in your arms?
At the other corner of the ring, opposite to the inmate [Noy] stands a foreign fighter; his perspective is much different. In his perspective, this fight embodies justice. Noy was given his sentence by trial after murdering another young man.
The foreign fighter to face him was none other than American, Cody Moberly; our guest on this week’s podcast. Please listen in to this his unreal story and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
What you can expect discussed in the podcast episode:
- The behind the scenes look at Showtime’s Documentary “Prison Fighters: 5 Rounds to Freedom”
- Fighting a murderer who friend requested Cody after the filming.
- Living in Thailand as a sponsored fighter, advice to those looking to become a sponsored fighter.
- Becoming banned from entering the country to see his child.
- Love life in Thailand. A new “social gap” in conversation since being back home.
- Re-acclimating back to “regular life” after his time in Thailand.
- And much, much more. . .
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Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life, mindset & training to the next level.
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