Sunday, June 17, 2007

Wai Kru

I went up to Birmingham yesterday to watch Adam fight at the K-Star Promotion.

To my surprise, we stopped at the Wat Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon on the way so that the monks could bless the fighters. As we hangers on were milling around outside, we were invited into the gardens to eat. From what I can gather - and I may easily be wrong - the congregation brings offerings of dishes which are shared among everyone else once the monks have finished. As I grazed on this generosity, I decided that I definitely must start doing some more Thai cooking mysef.

We got to Birmingham for the weigh in, then killed time until the show started in the early evening. I'd been a bit aprehensive as I'd never been to anything quite like it before, but I found that I really enjoyed it. I naturally supported the fighters on the bill from a South Wales club called the Eagles as well as the people I was officially there to see.

The picture on the left is Adam performing the Wai Kru before his fight under the gaze of Kru Jonny. I'm pleased to report that he won. The Thai boxing rounds were only two minutes long, but each one seemed to last an age.

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