擋不住的夢想 Unstoppable Dreams
ONE Championship Belt. Getting it is many combat athletes’ dream.
相當壯觀的比賽陣容 A stacked fight card
新加坡郵局也可以買到ONE的票。I bought my ticket at the SingPost.
A picture taken that night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Sam-A教練冠軍賽精采片段 Sam-A’s ONE Championship Highlights
賽前至賽後紀錄短片 Sights And Sounds | Sam-A vs. Wielzen
Sam-A教練和他最新的冠軍腰帶。 Coach Sam-A with his new belt.
昔日擂台上的對手。國際格鬥超級巨星雅桑克萊(右)賽前到Evolve MMA作訓練後和Orono教練(左)合影留念。Yodsanklai Fairtex (R) came to Evolve MMA to train before his ONE Championship debut and took a picture with Coach Orono (L).
圖片來源Picture source：ONE Championship, Orono Wor Petchpool, ACH
這次來新加坡的武學修行之旅的一個重頭戲是去看ONE Championship冠軍賽。這次ONE Championship的主題就叫做《擋不住的夢想》 (“Unstoppable Dreams”)。五月十八日該活動在可容納12,000個座位的新加坡室內體育館(Singapore Indoor Stadium)舉行。很高興我以優惠價購買了一張早鳥票，因為聽說門票在活動開始前一周就已賣光了。有幾個理由選擇這個活動參加。第一，這場比賽據說是ONE Championship史上最精彩的一共有三場冠軍賽。除了很棒的綜合格鬥(MMA)比賽，還有兩場泰拳比賽和一場自由搏擊(Kickboxing)比賽。其次，該比賽上有六名Evolve格鬥隊(Evolve Fight Team)成員 – Angela Lee, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Christian Lee, Shinya Aoki (青木真也), Amir Khan, Singtongnoi Por Telakun。最重要的原因是Evolve格鬥隊成員中之一Sam-A，我的一位泰拳教練，要爭奪ONE首屆泰拳冠軍腰帶。我已經承諾他我會到場為他加油。另外，我很欣賞的格鬥巨星「電腦鬥士」雅桑克萊(Yodsanklai Fairtex) 將首次在ONE Championship登場參加自由搏擊比賽。那晚的比賽結果六名Evolve成員中有五名贏得了比賽; 包括Sam-A教練在第四回合以擊倒(KO)對手贏了比賽。 我非常高興Sam-A教練拿到了他生涯的366勝(總戰績為421場比賽;366勝-46負-9平)。儘管他已經贏得了很多泰拳冠軍腰帶;但由於ONE Championship擁有的廣大觀眾群遍及全球，我知道這條ONE的金腰帶對他來說格外有意義。
我一向認為武術和格鬥運動，除了能夠強身健體及用來防身外，應該能提供積極、向上的正面能量。我的武學之旅加強了這一信念。自己本身對此是一個很好的見證。每次學完回來時身體雖然疲憊或是有疼痛，但內心是充實與喜悦的。都會有一種重新充滿動力、神清氣爽的感覺。所以我喜歡ONE Championship以其選手努力不懈、克服萬難的故事做為它的宣傳方式。不像其他一些格鬥組織似乎更喜歡使用選手間的戲劇性敵對或衝突來增加票房或付費收看(pay-per-view)收入。例如，這次Evolve格鬥隊的所有六名成員都有自己克服生活中的困難以實現他們的夢想的故事。首先，一個專業的格鬥選手的生活可以說是十分辛苦也不是每個人都可以忍受。他們中的許多人不得不做出許多犧牲; 例如賺很少錢或長時間與家人分開。Evolve格鬥隊的Amir Khan助理教練出生時患有妥瑞症每天必須忍受身體數百次無法控制的抽搐。也因為患有妥瑞症他從小就受到霸凌。學習武術後他變得更加有自信也變的不在意別人異樣眼光。如今以他這場比賽的勝利（10勝-3負），他保持在ONE Championship最多的次擊倒的記錄 - 八次KO，預計他今年會有機會打冠軍賽。和許多職業泰拳手一樣，Sam-A教練出生在貧窮家庭。當他第一次踏上擂台比賽時他只有九歲。十九歲時儘管他贏得了崙披尼泰拳場(Lumpinee)冠軍腰帶，但由於他的拳館意外倒閉被迫每天在工地做苦工十三個小時而且只有一餐可吃。那是他一生中最艱苦的時刻但他從未放棄。同Sam-A教練一樣，Evolve格鬥隊的另一成員，Singtongnoi教練也是泰拳世界冠軍。Singtongnoi教練不到兩年前被診斷出癌症第三期。與癌症搏鬥後，現在的他已經完全康復重返比賽並在第二回合以技術性擊倒(TKO)輕鬆地擊敗對手[注]。在這場比賽之前我見過他激烈的訓練，真的讓人難以相信當今如此強壯結實的他以前患過癌症。像這樣的故事激勵了我和其他許多人。
在我的武學之旅中，我學習到了泰拳，巴西柔術(BJJ)和綜合格鬥(MMA)和一點拳擊。也讓我更會欣賞格鬥運動以及有深一層的了解傳統武術和格鬥運動之間的同異。同樣重要的是，在心理或精神層面上也變得更加正向和堅強。希望所有武術或格鬥運動練習者都能獲得更多正面積極的能量幫助他們實現美好的夢想。我的一位巴西柔術教練Leandro Thomas Issa da Silva說過一句話：「我的夢想比我的誘惑更大。」(“My dream is bigger than my temptation.”) 生活中確實有很多誘惑會使我們無法實現我們的夢想，如怨天尤人、自暴自棄、不走正途等等。如果我們能夠抗拒這些誘惑並持續留在我們原本的軌道上，那麼也許我們的夢想就會變得不可阻擋。
A major event of my martial art journey to Singapore this time is to go to watch ONE Championship-Unstoppable Dream. I was glad that I bought an early bird ticket with a discount, because I heard the event tickets were sold out a week prior to the event. The event was held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a capacity of 12,000 seats. There were several reasons to pick this event to attend. There were several reasons for this. The event was supposedly the most stacked card in the history of ONE Championship with three title fights. Besides scintillating MMA match-up, it had two Muay Thai fights and one Kickboxing fight. Secondly, there were 6 members of the Evolve Fight Team on the card. They were Angela Lee, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Christian Lee, Shinya Aoki, Amir Khan, Singtongnoi Por Telakun. Most important reason was one of my Muay Thai coaches, Sam-A, was having a title fight for the inaugural ONE Superseries belt and I wanted to be there to cheer for him. Additionally, one of my favorite combat superstar, Yodsanklai Fairtex, was making his debut. The result from that night. 5 out of the 6 Evolve members won their fights; including Kru Sam-A knocked out his opponent in round 4. I was so happy for Kru Sam-A to pick up his 366 wins (366-46-9). Although, he has won many champion belts in Muay Thai, because of ONE Championship’s worldwide appeal, I know this ONE belt means something special for him.
I always think that martial arts and combat sports should provide positive energy and induce positive thinking. My martial art journey to Singapore reinforce this belief. I myself is a good testament of this. Each time I return from my trip, my body is tired or in pains, yet I feel totally reinvigorated and refreshed. I like the way that ONE Championship promoted itself with positive stories of its athlete. Unlike some other organization seems to prefer using drama, hostility and confrontation to sell the tickets or pay per view. For example, all six members of the Evolve Fight Team on this Singapore card all had their stories of overcome adversities in life to achieve their dreams. For starter, the life of a professional fighter is not easy to say the least. Many of them have to make many sacrifices; for example making very little money or being apart from their family. Amir Khan from the Evolve Fight Team was born with Tourette's Syndrome and has to endure hundreds of uncontrollable twitches every day and was bullied from he was little. After learning martial arts, he became more confident. Now, Amir Khan (10-3) with this latest victory, extended his record for most knockouts at eight and expected to have a championship fight this year. Like many professional Muay Thai fighters, coach Sam-A was born in an impoverished family. When he first stepped into the ring to fight he was only 9 years old. Coach Sam-A, despite just won a Muay Thai champion belt when he was 19 years old due to the unexpected closure of his gym, he was forced to work at the construction site 13 hours each day with only one meal to eat. Those were hardest time in his life, yet he never gave up. Same as coach Sam-A, another member of the Evolve Fight Team, coach Singtongnoi Por Telakun is a Muay Thai world champion. Less than 2 years ago Coach Singtongnoi was battling stage 3 cancer. Now, he could return to fight and defeated his opponent relatively easy in round 2 by way of technical knockout (Note). I saw his training prior to this fight. It's hard to believe that such a strong man had cancer before. Stories like these inspire me and many others.
On my training trip I have learned Muay Thai, MMA, , BJJ and some Boxing. I have learned to appreciate the combat sports and got a better understanding of the similarities and differences between traditional martial arts and combat sports. Equally important, I have become more positive and stronger mentally. I wish all practitioners of martial art or combat sports can all get positive energy to help them achieve their dreams. One of my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches, Leandro ThomasIssa da Silva said: “My dream is bigger than my temptation.” There are many temptations in life would derail us from achieving our dream. If we can resist these temptations and stay on our course, then maybe our dream would become unstoppable.
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