Friday, May 15, 2009

Do You Know This Guy?

A few minutes ago I got an email from a Very Nice Man at the Travel Channel. He was writing to tell me about Dhani's Season Finale: Sambo in Russia.

Just this week The Spouse looked up from his breakfast and remarked, "We've been expats for ten years now."

Which goes a long way in explaining why I have no idea who this Dhani is. Seems like a nice enough guy. Certainly good looking. But I had to look at his Facebook link to get a clue.

The Very Nice Man included the following information about the episode:

This Monday at 9 PM E/P Dhani is going big with Sambo fighting in Russia. Sambo is known as the "art of self-defense without weapons" and it definitely proves to be a complex and challenging sport.

To prepare for his fight, Dhani endures grueling outdoor training, takes ballet lessons and visits a Russian military base. Mr. Jones takes a break from training to visit a traditional Russian Banya where he sweats in the sauna, gets flogged with Venik (a bunch of leafy branches) and cools off in the plunge pool.

See if Dhani has what it takes to become a truly inspired and coordinated Sambo fighter.

Hey, I'm going to a banya on Tuesday! I'll tell you all about it, and you tell me how Dhani fared.

Here's the preview VNM included:



And here's a link to the show's website.

Tell me all about it if you watch it.

Because the satellite programming I get here in Moscow won't be airing it. Not yet anyhow.

That's
Dhani Tackles the Globe on the Travel Channel, this Monday at 9 PM E/P.

In other news: This blog has another mention in Aeroflot's in-flight magazine. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm told the May issue includes something from this entry. The Jimmy Choos.

6 comments:

valentina said...

Hi, I have stumbled across his program and watched it once but can't remember what it was about. He goes around the world and "trains" for various contests in a lot of sports we haven't heard of but which are indigenous to the places he visits. He is personable and really puts his all into it. I'll try to watch it but I'll probably forget because I am consumed with grading papers now. And you know how I hate sports in general!

Anyhow you'll see it when you come home but not necessarily the Russian episode...xov

katbat said...

I wonder if you can find the episode online somewhere - I will look . . . good luck at the banya!! I went a few times to private ones (at friends of hubbys dachas) when we were here visiting in 1999 - never to a public one though. do you have a little hat? everyone was concerned that I didnt wear a little hat. sooooo relaxing and warm . . . .ahhhh

MoscowMom said...

I also got that same email from the Travel Channel guy! I was also wondering, what the ...? I guess they saw us in Aeroflot... Wonder if Dina and Kate heard from him, too!

Alison & Larry's Russian Adventure said...

I am awaiting your Banya update with specifics - I chickened out going to the one metro on the red line 1905.

Tina in CT said...

I never heard of the guy.

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