#591 – Kealan Henry

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Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Bam. We’re live. Am I here by myself? What the hell’s going on? Where am I? Not that window, Eric Wise. Hi, good morning for a second time. If I do seem a little edgy on this show, it’s because I am not yet at peace. What are you not yet at peace with Chevon. I’m not yet at peace with the fact that hi Jody, I’m not yet at peace with the fact that 10 minutes ago, my son said, Hey, I wanna skate on the ramp. And I went to the back of the van to get a skateboard out and it’s not back there.

Sevan Matossian (00:52):

Hi, thank you for the coffee. I’m trying. My wife just said have fun. I’m trying. I just bought a new skateboard. The other day we went there. Took the time out of the day, had the whole thing assembled. The board was given us, given to us by a, uh, a guy named, uh, Ryan Sheckler. Well accomplished skateboarder, put the whole board together. Froze. Who froze? No, I never froze. I was never, I was never went anywhere. Told you I’m edgy and, uh, poor Kelan. I hope Kelan has healing properties when he comes on he’ll maybe he’ll heal me. And, uh, and I just went into the back of the car to get the skateboard out and it’s not there. And he’s like, and his right away, his response, just like his dad, he goes on the offense. Nothing like a good defense. Wait, what is it? Best defense is a great offense. And he right away goes, I left it right outside the car. When I got in the car at skate park yesterday.

Sevan Matossian (02:00):

And then he said, I want another one. And that was it. I snapped. I don’t want another one. I want that old one back. It’s fucking expensive. Super cool board. Super cool. Damn Sheckler gave us the, I think the guy’s name is Ryan Sheckler. Maybe I can bring up his Instagram account while we wait for Kelan Ryan. Oh, shes, this guy, Gary here. Uh, God, technology’s amazing. This dude, SHEEX Ryan Sheckler. I skateboard. And I’m from San Clemente, California. And it was a really cool board. I wonder if I could show it to you. What was so unique about it is it’s wide, but the wheel base is, um, wheelbase is pretty narrow, so good for kids. I, I noticed all these skateboarding on it right away was amazing. Oh, here it is right here. Oh my goodness. That’s the board he had. He had that one with the tiger on it. Tag. Your favorite local shop shops can now order, ah, killing me. I’m dying. Should I go put up a sign at the skate park? Eric, Susie, Daniel. Geez, Louise, Jeremy eat world. Oh, sorry about the, I know it sucks. What sucks is I just spent 70 bucks getting these awesome green plated ACE, 33 trucks, took it down to the shop. Got it. Assembled. Got him the grip tape. He wanted ah, new bearings, new wheels.

Sevan Matossian (04:08):

I’m I’m, I’m frustrated with him. I, I, I take it upon myself. Like I didn’t teach him well not to lose his shit. And you know what? And that’s where the responsibility, I guess, does fall on me because, um, I always load the car up for him. Great. Talking with my brother machine gun Kelly. Proud of you, dude. Last show last night was amazing. Cool. Photo of Ryan Sheckler machine gun Kelly damn machine gun Kelly is tall or maybe he he’s got those platforms on that whole room looks crooked. What’s going on with that room? Okay. Kelan Henry enough of this feeling. Sorry for myself. Please let this speak. Kelan ah, there it is. Guy took, um, 40th at the CrossFit games. I don’t even know if he competed in a single event. He’s also a Chad Schroeder, Hiller fit and wad zombie plus four more follow this guy. Can I click on that? See who the other four are? Oh, these are people we share cat sheer, see all followers. Uh, and

Sevan Matossian (05:22):

He got 40 to cross the games cuz he had to pull out. Not cuz he’s ass. Well, maybe he’s asked to, I don’t mean to rule that out, but uh, he had to pull out, uh, he is from the country of South Africa. He representing the continent, the entire continent of Africa, which is the butt of a lot of my jokes when it comes to competitors, the CrossFit games. But what really caught my attention was this photo. And yesterday when I was going through and doing all the research on the guy, he was on a, what looked like a pretty news show in South Africa. And uh, when they asked him about CrossFit, one of the elements that, that he mentioned is, uh, the diet and that you’re not supposed to eat sugar added sugar. And I really like that. I really, really, really, really, really like that. I can’t remember.

Sevan Matossian (06:17):

No. Um, I can’t remember. No, no don’t donate any money. I’m not, I’m not. I have at least 50 old don’t don’t don’t donate money for the deck. That’s not why I was saying that. No, uh, I, I, I don’t, I can’t remember hearing any other games. Athletes talk about the no sugar thing. Uhoh Kelan has responded. Hey Savon, can you give me five minutes? Sure. But yeah, of course, of course you man, you man, you top you top, uh, you top, uh, 50, um, top 40 fittest guys on the planet, Jesse. Oh, do you do colonoscopies? Is that where the guy sticks the fingers in your ass? I did that once, uh, fingers in the ass. So someone’s texting me. I did that once and they sent me to a specialist and they did it to me again, just fingers, not a camera and tubing.

Sevan Matossian (07:29):

Most people it’s not appropriate to text while you’re doing a podcast. But when you’re as funny as me, you can do all that shit when your life’s like just raw, uh, Susie tell colonoscopy is when they put the camera up your ass. Yeah. Okay. So I haven’t had that, uh, phenomenal week, sir. Mr. Olson. Thank you. Aw, I’m going to use that 9 99 to order new ACE, 33 trucks. So I can put together another board for my son. You know what I’m maybe, maybe, you know what I’ll do. I wonder if Travis from belling house from vindicate will hate this. Travis from, uh, vindicate, uh, sent me a board, a Seon podcast board.

Sevan Matossian (08:12):

Maybe I’ll maybe I’ll put that together and have my son ride that I know it’s supposed to be just like an art piece, but fuck it. Driving to Cali. And I get two podcasts. Chevon’s the man Daniel G Garrity. Uh, here’s the thing. I was actually supposed to do a third podcast today three, but I did not. Thank you Mr. Olson. I appreciate it. Uh, a lot. Um, but uh, um, Greg and his family are flying into California tonight and that’s so I’m like, hell I’m partying. So I, I moved tonight’s podcast a Saturday. It’s with Jr Howell and Taylor self. And we’re going to dissect the Madrid programming that Madrid show the other day board the shit outta me. I mean, I’m still, I still like, I still give it a cuz I got to hang with Brian. I hope the, I think the programming show will be more fun, more critical.

Sevan Matossian (09:04):

Brandon waddle. Maybe it should be Chevy. Does it all now instead of Heidi, Heidi does it all? Why? What was Heidi doing? Definitely not Heidi doing it all. Uh, silver lining your son, son knows not to do it again with God. I hope you’re right. I hope you’re right. I, I was just, I just told someone yesterday, we’ve that? That is the fourth board we’ve lost. And that’s the fourth board we’ve lost in skateboarding almost basically every day for two and a half years. I think you can say every day, all left at the skate park, all left somewhere at that transfer point, all left at that transfer point.

Sevan Matossian (09:51):

I never do that. I’ve never, I never, never lose my wallet or any of that shit. I never lose, I guess I, I guess I don’t know if I don’t lose stuff cuz maybe I lose stuff that I don’t know I lose, but I didn’t even lose my virginity till I was 18. So, so Kelan used to be a big old rugby player. Look at him and he lost a bunch of weight and uh, and he talks about that as part of his journey. And I like that 105 kgs, overweight, unfit and unemployed. Dang, would you, would you make a flyer and put it up at the skate park and be like, Hey I lost this board, this brand new board. My son lost this brand new board. Please return. Here’s the phone number?

Sevan Matossian (10:48):

Yeah I do. I do have the Budi on my mind. It could go away quickly. I got a brand new cup of coffee. Third cup of the day. Crazy diluted though. Third paper street, cup of coffee. The day basically what I do is I put a shot of espresso in this cup and then I fill the rest up with hot water. So it’s a slow drip of fuel. I don’t think you get closure to a lost skateboard. Yeah, no it’s a lost cause. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Maybe I’ll just go on. Um, should I just go on Amazon right now and buy a new, uh, set of trucks for and just call it a day.

Sevan Matossian (11:33):

Kelan is now 12 minutes late. Wh when do I get upset at that? You lost the one wheel there too, right? Oh, thanks Adam. Thanks. Yes. It’s four skateboards into one wheel and I purposely didn’t say that cuz I was like, I had a little pride. Yep I did. It’s all. Yeah I did. Do you think Lastman cutting media had any overall positive impact on the space creating ops for podcasts like this? No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely no positive impact. What it did is, is uh, when we lost the media, then right after that, the Floyd 19 thing happened and we were unarmed any criticism that anyone put upon us, we were unarmed and able to, to unable to fight back, we needed to be able to fight back. We needed to be. Do you remember that shit that Trump used to do? Like where he would say something fucked up and then a few days later, he’d just say something fucked up again.

Sevan Matossian (12:26):

So you forget the last fucked up thing he said, and it was just this constant barrage of shit that coming out. We couldn’t even do that. If we would’ve had a media team, we could have fled the space in that narrative where people couldn’t do media because CrossFit hogged at all, or we had our hand up like this. It’s never been more up than this than it is today. CrossFit has never been more exclusive than it is today on all fronts color, your skin, media content size, your cock, all of it. Hi caller. How are you?

Jim (12:55):

So what’s up dude? It’s

Sevan Matossian (12:57):

Jim I’m processing. Hi Jim.

Jim (12:59):

Hey, um, question heard, you said Greg coming in, you last has comment on and completely from and where the at whole, is that something we’re get in the, that this be coming out?

Sevan Matossian (13:21):

Uh, nothing. No, not really. Nothing that I, nothing that I could share. I mean, stuff that like, you know, me and him are out riding bikes or fucking around laughing or throwing rocks or, and just, just, you know, humor, humor stuff. You know what I mean? I mean, when it sends me a picture of his new wakeboarding boat and I’m, and, and, and I’m like, so did you hear that? Uh, they did an extra lap on the, um, at the games. He’s like, you know what I mean? He’s like,

Sevan Matossian (13:51):

He wants to, you know what I mean? Uh, we’re in totally different worlds and he is so cross basically how he’s evolved is you have to think of a scientist in a lab and CrossFit was one of his experiments and it’s done. And now he’s like onto another experiment. Right? And his experiment is, is looking at broken science and where the, um, where it got broken, where people, someone said it on the show yesterday. I think Susan said it basically. Greg’s realizing that, oh shit, people are trying to prove science, right? Not trying to prove science wrong. And then when you try to prove science, right? It’s no longer science. That’s the, you, that’s not what, um, it’s like putting the Dick in the ass and calling it procreation. That is not procreation. That’s sodomy. God, that was good. <laugh> God that, but, but you see how you see how there’s a confusion cuz the holes,

Jim (14:41):

I mean it happens.

Sevan Matossian (14:44):

Ah, Jim, I gotta let you go. Love you. Bye.

Jim (14:46):

Cool man. Hey buddy. Hey,

Kealan Henry (14:52):

How’s it going?

Sevan Matossian (14:53):

I’m pretty wound up.

Kealan Henry (14:55):

You feeling good? Sorry. I’m late.

Sevan Matossian (14:57):

No, you’re you’re it’s good. It, it, um, I had a, uh, on a, on a scale. I, I live a perfect life and I had on a scale of one to 10. I had something bad happen to me. That’s like a, not even a one, but when you live a perfect life, it, it, you know what I mean? It, it huh? Everything up. It was like, you know, like a shoe lights breaking.

Kealan Henry (15:15):

I don’t really know what you mean. Cause I don’t know what a perfect life

Sevan Matossian (15:17):

Exists. Oh, oh a perfect life. Like you wake up and you’re like, yeah. And then, and then bad thing is like, when you put your shoes on and your shoe lights breaks and you’re like, oh, but the big picture, but in the big picture, you’re just in a few minutes away from talking to Kean Henry. So who gives a shit of your shoe? Lace bro?

Kealan Henry (15:36):

<laugh> how you guys doing

Sevan Matossian (15:39):

Awesome. Are you outside?

Kealan Henry (15:41):

Uh, I just got home. Just got home to my apartment.

Sevan Matossian (15:43):

Oh that and, and are you outside though?

Kealan Henry (15:46):

No, I’m inside. Is there too much sound? Do

Sevan Matossian (15:48):

You want me to no, no, no, no, no, no. It’s perfect. But it looks like you’re outside and that we’re like looking in a window inside.

Kealan Henry (15:56):

Uh, that’s the kitchen dude. It’s the kitchen.

Sevan Matossian (15:58):

Oh wow. That’s nice. That’s stylish.

Kealan Henry (16:01):

It’s a, it’s a apartment and I live in France.

Sevan Matossian (16:04):

Oh, I didn’t know that.

Kealan Henry (16:06):

Yeah. I live in France.

Sevan Matossian (16:09):

Oh, what are you doing there? What are you doing there? You are you dating the same girl that uh, lizard ju is dating. You guys are dating the same girl.

Kealan Henry (16:15):

<laugh> I don’t think so. Not that I know. I mean, Hey

Sevan Matossian (16:19):

<laugh> I thought, um, I thought South Africa was your, where your domicile was, where you, where you put your head down at night?

Kealan Henry (16:30):

No, my ality is south African. I was born in South Africa. I am, I am south African. I still consider myself Asan. Uh, but I live and work and my life goes on in France.

Sevan Matossian (16:41):

And in what city? In France?

Kealan Henry (16:43):

Uh, Bordeaux.

Sevan Matossian (16:44):

Oh shit. Do you know? Uh, Daniel.

Kealan Henry (16:47):

Daniel? Sh yeah. I don’t know him personally. I know who he is, but I don’t know him personally. No.

Sevan Matossian (16:53):

Cause he has a gym there also, right?

Kealan Henry (16:54):

Yeah. It’s called bordero uh, it’s called cross red Lou.

Sevan Matossian (16:59):

Um, even the one in Bordeaux is called that.

Kealan Henry (17:01):

Yeah, there’s there’s three. There’s three Lous. There’s there’s the Louis one, two and three.

Sevan Matossian (17:06):

You um, you can go train there anytime you want. By the way, if you wanna go in there and just say, uh, Seon said I could train here.

Kealan Henry (17:14):

Okay. I’ve never been there now. Now I’ve got a reason to go.

Sevan Matossian (17:17):

How close is it to your house?

Kealan Henry (17:19):

Oh, it’s about like 20, 30 minutes where?

Sevan Matossian (17:22):

Oh, so, okay. I always thought of Bordeaux as being small. It’s not small. It

Kealan Henry (17:25):

Is fairly small. It is fairly small, but I mean to get around, it’s quite, it’s not the easiest.

Sevan Matossian (17:31):

Um, your nationality, south African what’s your ethnicity?

Kealan Henry (17:36):

Uh, in South Africa, it’s called colored, but in, in America it’d be called mixed race.

Sevan Matossian (17:42):

And, and, and what are those mixes?

Kealan Henry (17:45):

Uh, a lot of mixes. <laugh> a lot of mixes, a lot of mixes and a lot of mixes.

Sevan Matossian (17:51):

You, you don’t even know.

Kealan Henry (17:53):

I know some, I know some, I don’t know some. I know. So my on my mother’s side, um, uh, she’s from Swaziland. So that’s a country within South Africa, Uhhuh

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

<affirmative>

Kealan Henry (18:04):

And uh, so she’s a Sze in Swaziland. Um, descendants of John Dunn, who was like a white Suzu king shit. He had like 40, he had like 40 Zu wives. And so it’s like a big family, uh, then on my dad’s side, um, east one Al so Durban and that’s, um, it’s, there’s quite a lot of, uh, it’s very, um, Indian based. So the, I think my grandfather he’s from Mait, like the island,

Sevan Matossian (18:39):

You look Indian, you look Indian,

Kealan Henry (18:42):

Right? I look Indian.

Sevan Matossian (18:43):

Yeah. You look kind of, but you could also be really dark Mexican, you look Indian, or you could be really like, I

Kealan Henry (18:49):

Get, I get, uh, either Indian, either Mexican or Brazilian, you know? Oh, end of the day. Yeah. Depends on how much time I’ve had it.

Sevan Matossian (18:58):

And how did you end up in, uh, France?

Kealan Henry (19:02):

Uh, through my old career. So I used to be a rugby player that was, I made my living and obviously, uh, for like, yeah, so I was a rugby player, got recruited to play for a team in France and then just ended up staying, met a girl, uh, stopped rugby. And now CrossFit

Sevan Matossian (19:25):

Are those two connected. You met the girl and then you stopped. That’s not connected. That’s just ordering. No, it’s not. She wasn’t like, Hey, you gotta stop playing rugby.

Kealan Henry (19:32):

No, that’s not connected.

Sevan Matossian (19:35):

Um, so, so are you, are you you’re born in South Africa?

Kealan Henry (19:39):

Yeah, I was born in South Africa.

Sevan Matossian (19:41):

And, uh, and, and how, and what was the first sport you played?

Kealan Henry (19:45):

The first sport I played, uh, was soccer. Yeah. So, so Africa’s quite a, it’s a, it’s a huge fitness culture. It’s like a, it’s very sportive sports and culture. And I played soccer growing up, uh, and then rugby soccer and rugby was basically the base. The, the first two sports I played and then cricket, uh, basically. So the school that I grew up was all boys school. And you basically had to choose a sports, either summer sports or winter sports. And I, I would do crickets in the summer when I was young and, uh, soccer in the winter. And then as I grew older, like I got to like 13, 14, uh that’s when we started with like, you were allowed to play rugby with, uh, boots. So when you’re under 13, you have to play rugby barefoot, which is like, which is, which is really fun, but it’s not as like, it’s not as hectic. And then I’ve got my older brother. I watched him play rugby and was like, this is, this is some hardcore shit. So I gotta get into that. And, um, then I changed, I went to water polo and swimming and reg

Sevan Matossian (20:58):

Dude, that’s an Inc, first of all, I’ve never heard of a sport anywhere where in the beginning you had to play barefoot, except for like, you know, I mean like beach volleyball or something, something where it’s like, so, so that’s fascinating to me and that’s awesome. Like that’s the way it should be. They should make all youth sports play barefoot. What’s interesting is my kid’s tennis coach. Doesn’t want him playing barefoot because I guess in tennis, one of the ways you slow down is when you’re moving laterally to get the ball, you drag your foot, your other foot to slow you down. And he says, you won’t develop that skill if you don’t wear shoes, but because you won’t want to drag your foot, you know what I mean? Right. They’re just kids they’ll drag it. Right. Quiting a pussy and drag it.

Kealan Henry (21:39):

Yeah, I guess I know, I guess I know what you mean, but yeah. Don’t, don’t get pussy, man. Just, just

Sevan Matossian (21:45):

Drag it, just

Kealan Henry (21:46):

Drag it. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:47):

Um, did you, did you like that as a kid? Was that hard transitioning to shoes? Do you remember that?

Kealan Henry (21:53):

Uh, I don’t remember, but I mean, if it was hard transitioning, but I, I used to do everything barefoot, like, so like, uh, I would always be playing you either play barefoot or you play. Yeah. You know, you just get used to it. And then obviously going into high school, you have to, you have to wear boots for protection because obviously other guys are wearing boots. And if you’re getting, gonna get like a stud in your face, which has happened before, it’s not fun. Uh, so, but transitioning from barefoot to shoes, I, I think it honestly, in opinion, like later in my, in my years now, it’s definitely made a difference and I wish I’d been barefoot for longer.

Sevan Matossian (22:36):

Did you guys didn’t Africa have the, um, the 10,000 meter runner who ran barefoot in the Olympic Zola, bud? Yeah. Do you remember her? She might be. You might be too young and she got,

Kealan Henry (22:47):

Yeah, I know Zola bud. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:48):

Yeah. And she got knocked down and the 10,000 meter, I think someone stepped on her and she got up and still finished, but she, she ran the 10,000 meter at the Olympics barefoot. Yeah.

Kealan Henry (22:55):

Yeah. So when, so when I grew up, like, even, even in like, uh, the athletics and stuff, so I did, I did a bit of cross country. I did a bit of like, uh, athletics, javelin, uh, the 400 meter and stuff like that. Cause that was that that’s like normal and South Africa it’s like those kind of activities. Like you kind of had to do it. And, uh, that was all done efforts. Like that was all efforts. Like most

Sevan Matossian (23:15):

Of my, you threw the Jave in barefoot.

Kealan Henry (23:17):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (23:18):

Stud

Kealan Henry (23:19):

Yeah, dude. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (23:21):

Hey, if, if I’m in South Africa and I’m just walking around barefoot is just anywhere. Is that a scene? Like people will look at me like, or no,

Kealan Henry (23:29):

Uh, depends where you are, but it depends where you are. Depends where you are, but in certain places they’ll just be like, well, this is like another normal guy.

Sevan Matossian (23:36):

Yeah.

Kealan Henry (23:36):

So like where I, so I grew up in, uh, Johannesburg, which is this like the, the center. So that’s like very, you know, like who’s who and people like they’re trying wanna do better than others. So if you walk barefoot there you’d be quite they’d judge you quite a bit. And then I moved to Durban for rugby. So that’s like where the, by the coast. So that’s like beach town and people are very, more relaxed and they, like, I would go into shopping centers barefoot. I’d do everything barefoot for it’s likeactually. I was like 22 years old, 21 years old going to like a shopping center barefoot. And nobody, nobody would be bothered, man. That,

Sevan Matossian (24:11):

Yeah, that’s a good ass life. Yeah. And, and, and when you say that you, you think that that’s affected you, um, at this LA at this latter age, meaning made you more in touch with your made you a better athlete, made you a better athlete? You think?

Kealan Henry (24:26):

I don’t know. I don’t know. I can’t say if it has or hasn’t, but I mean, now I, like, I just always wish issues and that’s the, like, I have always issues and I’ve had, and I’ve had quite a bit of like feed issue problems or like ankles. And so I did a few ligaments in my ankle playing rugby. And then over the years it’s like just the tendons, like overused, tendonitis and all that stuff. And, um, my feet have taken quite a bit of strain, but I mean, the only thing that’s changed that I was just wearing more shoes and I coach all day wearing shoes. You wear shoes all day, you train wearing shoes, like limit, you, go your bed, wearing shoes. Then it’s like too much shoes, man.

Sevan Matossian (25:04):

Uh, I don’t, I don’t know if this is true or, but many years ago, um, Joe Westerland, who works for CrossFit he’s on the level one staff. And he was a strength and conditioning coach at the university of maybe Omaha. I can’t remember big school prestigious position he had and uh, big, big, big, big athletic school. And he, basically, his theory was is that because people put shoes on, they lost, they lost a foot mobility, ankle flexion. And then when you lose ankle flexion, your knees start compensating for it. And then your hips start compensating for it and everything, all the other, um, you know, the back as it moves further away has to compensate for your lack of ankle flexion. And that that’s basically the source of all the knee replacements back people’s back pains, all that shit. And I was like, wow,

Kealan Henry (25:59):

It’s so simple Sivan. Like just the next time you’re out in public. And like, if you can just, if someone’s wearing like short socks or someone’s wearing like sandals or like high heels or something, just look at the Achilles tendon, just look at the Achilles tendon. So now like, you’ll see the Achilles tend or I’ve got slight bend in it. And that’s just, it’s just, misformed because it’s so used to you having a right. An internal rotation, but you have to be stand, you have to be standing up. Right. You standing up. Right.

Sevan Matossian (26:24):

I I’m barefoot so much. I’m barefoot, like 99% of the time. Fuck shoes. But I will look at that. So you’re saying when you stand up, you’ll see it, um, like curve in like this like

Kealan Henry (26:35):

Straight. Oh yeah. Just look at your like yeah. The could stand that. So it’d either be nice and thick or it’ll be a bit, a bit like,

Sevan Matossian (26:42):

So, so my kids almost never wear shoes and they do. So we do so much jumping as one of the cornerstones of our, of our, and my kids. Their Achilles tendon is the thickest CA by the time they were five, I would see that thing. I’m like that thing’s like the thickest cable ever. It’s so thick,

Kealan Henry (27:01):

Not as thick as

Sevan Matossian (27:01):

Probably some African kids. But say that again,

Kealan Henry (27:04):

Say I’m not used to saying things. So I

Sevan Matossian (27:05):

Think no, ah, give

Kealan Henry (27:12):

Every

Sevan Matossian (27:12):

Once in a while, every three or four times a day, I see something, something that I’m like impressed at how thick it is. So water polo soccer, uh, helped build an enormous metabolic capacity as a kid.

Kealan Henry (27:27):

Yeah, definitely. Man, definitely. So definitely man, uh, sports like jeez rugby, soccer, athletics, water polo, water polo was probably one of the hardest sports. Like I still, for me, that was one of the hardest sports I’ve never play, uh, water polo. It’s, it’s tough. It’s tough. And, but great, uh, great conditioning. You know, if you ever traded water for like longer than 20 minutes, your body, your body feels there.

Sevan Matossian (28:00):

And while other dudes are trying to push you down, um, scratch you, kick you, um, do bad shit to you.

Kealan Henry (28:07):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (28:09):

Um, so when you said that, um, as a, as a boy in school, you had to pick, uh, a sport. We, we, I’d never even heard of anything like that. Like, you didn’t have to do that in the United States. Was that really, was that just, um, poetic license on your part or you really did have to pick a sport at this school. Like all, like there was all the boys had to play.

Kealan Henry (28:29):

Uh, as far as I know you had to poke, like, as far as I know you had to choose a sport. Like there were so many teams there would be, so it’d be the, a team, the B team, the C team, just to like the F team. So like even the guys in the F team, they would still guard and play. Like they would have to go and play. Like, even if you were shit at sports and you would still have to go out and play, like you had to do it. And, um, I think there must have been like, yeah, like six teams, six sevens teams, and you had to choose a summer sports and a winter sports, which I thought that was like really cool. And then, but I think it’s changed quite a bit now, you know, times have changed. So

Sevan Matossian (29:09):

A, so a softer, more gentler pussified Africa,

Kealan Henry (29:13):

South pretty much. Yeah, pretty much. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (29:15):

We have nothing like that. Going on here in the United States, we’re only getting stronger.

Kealan Henry (29:19):

Yeah. So basically when I was, when I was like 16 years old, 15, 16 years old, I moved, I immigrated to England, to the UK for my family. And that’s where I was like, yeah. Okay. You didn’t have to choose the sport. You could, you didn’t have to, you could wear whatever you wanted to school. You could do whatever you want. Really. I mean, <laugh>, you could smoke outside the, the, the school gates and then going into school. And I have like, no repercussion. You could do pretty much whatever you wanted. That’s when I was like, Hey, things are different. Yeah. And then, yeah. Then I spent a few years in the UK, went back to South Africa, then went back to the UK and then yeah. Now I’m in France. So how old are you now? Did you say, uh, 29.

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