“The few bumps and bruises you get during the fight are nothing to the beating you will give yourself mentally for giving up”

Damien Trainor

Damien Trainor

At the tender age of 14, I started training in the art of Muay Thai at a gym called K-Star, in Birmingham UK. Just 6 months later I competed in my first fight which I won via decision. During my schoolboy career, I racked up a series of wins including the schoolboy Midland area, English and British title.

At 16 I entered the adult ranks and quickly made a name for myself. At 17 I became the English champion and just a year later became the British No1 by winning the British title.

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From the blog

Fixed combinations vs freestyle pads.

Fixed combinations vs freestyle pads.

Quite recently I shared a video on my Instagram account (trainor103) of me doing some combinations for people to practice. Someone tagged (I’m assuming) their coach in the post and they replied with “we don’t do fixed combinations”. So I thought I’d address this as...

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Trainor’s tips and tricks.

Trainor’s tips and tricks.

It's been on the cards for a while for me to do a few short videos going over some practical fight techniques. I've actually shared these videos already on my YouTube channel, Instagram account and my Facebook page but I thought it's time I gave them a page on my...

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Is Muay Thai About to Evolve?

Is Muay Thai About to Evolve?

I recently did a podcast for K1anoop with Anoop Hothi. During the podcast we went over a large number of subjects revolving around the combat sports industry. One of the subjects we touched on was why Muay Thai isn't becoming as popular as other combat sports such as...

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Lets discuss the term “traditional” Muay Thai

Lets discuss the term “traditional” Muay Thai

Here is the USA's Richard Abraham preparing for his fight on Glory at the world famous Sitmonchai gym in Thailand. Not too long ago I shared a video of a combination to practice on the pads that consisted of 4 punches and one kick. Someone commented to say that this...

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