Lance Parker of Sukhumvit Spitfires – DD49

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The goaltender for the Sukhumvit Spitfires, Lance Parker joins Dom on the show for this one.  Lance talks about growing up in Canada, just across the lake from Minnesota, his experience with a traveling musical troupe, his time living in Calgary, Canada, and working for the Calgary Flames organization, studying martial arts, the time he got to try out for the NHL, coming to Thailand, and playing hockey in Thailand.  Lance was such a funny character, that this is a must watch.  Check him out!

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2016 Year In Review – DD45

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Dom started off the show remembering the people we lost in 2016.

Next, Dom talked about the resolutions that he made in 2016, and how well he did in following through with those resolutions.

After that, Dom talked about his episodes throughout the year, and some of how he felt about those episodes.

Lastly, Dom set a few resolutions for 2017.

 

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A Journey Through Photography – DD28

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canonpowershota620Dom takes you on a journey of his time in photography.  He talks about how he started out with a Canon PowerShot A620, and how he was taking crazy angle pictures with it, and how Tracy helped guide him into taking better pictures by looking at the lines, angles and framing his pictures better.

 

nikoncoolpixl820From there, Dom got a Nikon CoolPix L820 and how he was inspired by his friend Eric when he visited in 2013.  Dom also talks a little bit about how he used this camera to record video and used it for recording one of his belt tests and how it didn’t work so well because it only recorded about thirty (30) minutes.

 

goproheroNext, Dom talks about getting a GoPro Hero Silver 4+ to help with his video recording and recording video for his belt tests and for the podcast.

 

PanasonicTo go along with his video recording, Dom also uses a Panasonic camcorder to record his podcast.  He talks about getting the camcorder when he and Tracy were living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and how lucky they were to get it.

 

pentaxkmLastly, Dom talks about learning to use Tracy’s Pentax K-m, and how excited he is about taking better and more interesting photographs and videos.

 

 

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One Championship: Kingdom of Champions – DD26

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Back in 2012, Thailand banned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) matches.  People could come to Thailand and train in MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or any number of other martial arts, but they couldn’t officially fight a MMA match in the kingdom of Thailand.

 

That all changed this year.  On May 27th, 2016, Thailand had it’s first ever MMA match.  The event was put on by One Championship and it was called Kingdom of Champions and it was held at Impact Arena just outside of Bangkok.

 

One of the weird things that Dom encountered at the event was that you couldn’t take any food into the arena area.  Also, you couldn’t take any non Chang beverages into the arena area.  Normally, that wouldn’t be an issue, but all the food areas that had beverages, didn’t sell any Chang beverages.  So when Dom and Tracy went to find their seats, they took Tracy’s water off of her, because it wasn’t Chang water.  Later, when they went out to get something to drink and some hotdogs/sausages, on their way out, they asked and found out that they could only bring Chang beverages in.  Tracy went and got the hotdogs and sausages and Dom stood in line to get Tracy’s water and himself some beer.  Another weird thing is that they weren’t selling draft glasses of Chang beer, they were selling cans of Chang beer, and you had to pour them into plastic cups yourself.  They also had trays, but they didn’t have enough trays for the numbers of people that they were selling to, so by the time Dom got to the front of the line, they had just ran out of trays.  When Dom asked for four (4) beers, they gave him four (4) cans and four (4) cups.  When he asked for a tray, they told him they were all out, so he changed his mind and got two (2) beers so he could carry them.  Also, they made Tracy open her bottle of water and took the cap to her bottle.  Other than that, the night was a really good night.

 

Now to the fights.

 

  1. One FC Kingdom of ChampionsKev Hemmorlor (0-0) vs. Kritsada Konsrichai (3-2) in the Strawweight division.
  2. Ye Thway Ne (0-0) vs. Pongsiri Mitsatit (6-0) in the Strawweight division.
  3. Khon Sichan (0-0) vs. Yodsanan Sityodtong (1-1) in a catch weight at 136.7 lbs (62 kgs)
  4. Rocky Batolbatol (5-2) vs. Christian Lee (4-0) in the Featherweight division.
  5. Kyal Linn Aung (1-0) vs. Shannon Wiratchai (4-1) in the Lightweight division.
  6. Marcin Prachnio (10-2) vs. Leandro Ataides (8-2) in a catch weight at 211.2 lbs (95.8 kg)
  7. Rob Lisita (14-7) vs. Timofey Nastyokhin (9-2) in a catch weight at 160.9 lbs (73 kg)
  8. Kazunori Yokota (25-5) vs. the Featherweight Champion Marat Gafurov (13-1)
  9. Yoshitaka Naito (10-0) vs. the Strawweight Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (6-0)

 

BigAss06They also had two (2) bands at the event.  The first band that played after the second fight was Big Ass, which put on a great show and Bodyslam, which played after the last fight, that Dom and Tracy didn’t stay and see.

 

 

 

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Interviewed By Karsten – DD21

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Dom met a blogger from Germany that lives in Bangkok by the name of Karsten Aichholz and they have been talking about Karsten starting to podcast, what kind of equipment Karsten might want to use and things like that.

 

In this episode, Dom is interviewed by Karsten, about his life, growing up, how he went from being a professional wrestler to selling vacuums door to door to have his tail cut off (what?!) by who is his wife!

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Studying Martial Arts – DD19

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One thing that Dom has been passionate about since he was about six (6) years old has been martial arts.  He has been learning it and practicing it in one for or another since then.

 

Dom started practicing martial arts by mimicking things he saw in the movies and on TV shows like Billy Jack and Kung Fu.  He would also learn from friends that studied martial arts when he would work out and spar with them.

 

HapkidoIn the early 90s, Dom started studying Hapkido at a studio while he was living in Virginia at a that was called Yung Sung Lee Hapkido Studio.  One of the things that Dom loved about studying at this studio were there self-defense techniques that were very applicable.  He also really enjoyed studying under Master Kim whom was the head instructor at the studio at the time.  Unfortunately, Dom wasn’t able to study there for long.

 

After that, Dom found a Tangsudo instructor on the submarine tender he was stationed on when he went back to Norfolk, Virginia.  He studied with a guy that was a third (3rd) degree black belt in tangsudo and third (3rd) guy a few days a week.  Again, Dom wasn’t able to study with them for long.

 

Matsubayashi-ryu/Shorin-ryu KarateWhen Dom got out of the U.S. Navy, he introduced to a guy by the name of Sensei Todd Stimmell by his (now) ex-wife.  Sensei Todd studied Matsubayashi-ryu karate, which he learned while he lived in Columbus, Ohio.  While studying with Sensei Todd, Dom acquired a love of kata and bunkai that he still has to this day.  While Dom studied matsubayashi-ryu karate, he reached the of blue belt which is second level in their five (5) level system, staring from five (5) and going to one (1).  Dom stopped studying with Sensei Todd when Sensei Todd joined the U.S. Airforce.

 

Muay ThaiAfter Dom moved to Thailand, he had a chance to study Muay Thai with a monk for about six (6) months.  While studying muay thai, Dom learned how to adapt his round kick to make them more effective.  Dom really enjoyed his time studying muay thai and working with his instructor’s head students.

 

mma grapplingThen, while Dom was studying yoga, he got an opportunity to study Mixed Martial Arts (mma) with BurnShell Team that practiced at Chulalongkorn University here in Bangkok.  During the short time Dom trained with the BurnShell team, he really got to do a lot of work with his grappling.

 

Tai ChiNear the end of Dom’s teacher training for yoga, he found an instructor that started teaching him Tai Chi.  He studied tai chi for about six (6) months in 2013.  For one reason or another, after about six (6) months, Dom was asked to no longer study tai chi with his instructor.

 

JKS Shotokan KarateIn 2014, Dom found JKS Shotokan Karate, and he has been studying that ever since.  In just under two (2) years, Dom was able to test and receive his Shodan or first degree black belt.

 

During his time in studying martial arts, he has been able to study with and under some pretty amazing people.

 

 

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New Years – DD13

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Well, it’s that time of year, when people make their new years resolutions. In this episode, dome talks a little bit about making the type of new years resolutions people should make and why.

 

Dom also talks about the resolutions that he wants to make for himself.  Here are a few:

 

  • Get his shodan – 1st degree black belt.
  • Start running/jogging
  • Play guitar more

 

Dom also made a few new years resolutions for the show:

 

  • Record an episode every week no matter what
  • Finish the recording studio
  • Have more guests.

 

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Back to Bangkok – DD4

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Reason to Move Back to Bangkok

 

Dom starts off the show by talking about what prompted them to move back to Bangkok from Chiang Mai, which was Tracy being promoted from a part time teacher to Head of Kids in Pinkloa in Bangkok.

 

Finding a Place to Live in Bangkok

Bathing SpikeThey take a trip to Bangkok to find a place to live that will allow them to have a dog and 2 cats.  They find a nice two (2) story, three (3) bedroom house that has two (2) 3/4 bathrooms with a nice sized yard and a really nice landlady named Parn.

 

They did eventually move from there when Parn had her house torn down to build a new one, but they are still friends and talk.  They now live in Sukhumvit.

 

Work

Dom goes back to work at Elite when he moves back to Bangkok, which he becomes the head of kids, designing courses, assessing reports, and teaching for them.  Dom and Elite do eventually part ways, but Dom still works with them from time to time.

 

Yoga

Teacher TrainingWhile living in Bangkok, Dom gets back into studying yoga.  When he started studying yoga again, Dom weighed about 260 pounds (117.9 kg).  It didn’t take long for Dom to get his weight down to about 225 pounds (102 kg).  His goal is to eventually get down to 200 pounds (90.72 kg).  Dom also went on to do a yoga teacher training course at Yoga Elements.  Dom does eventually move away from yoga.

 

Tai Chi

Dom finds a Tai Chi instructor through studying yoga at Yoga Elements.  He really enjoyed this, but he is eventually dismissed from studying tai chi because his teacher because the teacher thought he was too angry.

 

Mixed Martial Arts

Grappling 07A friend Dom has from yoga brings him to Chulalonkorn University, where he learns mixed martial arts (mma) and practices with the team at Chulalonkorn University called Burn Shell and trains with the team and meets a guy named Shannon Cai, and trains a few times with him.

 

Karate

Belt Test ClassDom finds a karate studio near where he lives Samurai Dojo, where they teach JKS Shotokan Karate.  The instructor at the dojo Kagawa Sensei, which is  the son of the head of JKS Shotokan Karate world head.  At the time of this podcast, Dom is 3rd brown belt, which is 1st Kyu, and his next test will be for his Shodan, which is first degree black belt.

 

 

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Getting To Know Me – DD1

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Introduction

Dom Dumais introduces himself.

Growing Up

Back of Morris Bye SchoolTalks about the places he lived in Minnesota, moving to Coon Rapids and going to school at Morris Bye elementary school, Coon Rapids Junior High (Middle School), Fred Moore Junior High (Middle School), Anoka High School and Hudson High School.

Also talks a little bit about playing hockey, soccer (football), pro wrestling and martial arts, and talks about his friends in Coon Rapids and Anoka and in wrestling, and a little bit about what it was like when he moved to Hudson, Wisconsin.

Adult Hood

Joining the U.S. Navy and why.  A little about being in Great Lakes, IL, Groton, CT, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA and touches a bit about his friend in The Crew and Navy schooling in CT.

Talks very briefly about his time after the Navy in Pennsylvania and meeting Tracy on line.

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