“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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You don’t need to win in sparring.

You don’t need to win in sparring.

Sparring is essential when you are training in any fighting art, be it for competition or general self defence. This is the time when you will get to practice your skills against someone who has the same idea and intent as you, the key word being PRACTICE. Often I've...

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A Controversial Decision. Part Two

A Controversial Decision. Part Two

Ding, Ding. The first round saw me finding my range while Tawatchai was doing all manner of crazy things to impress the crowd. He threw side kicks, superman punches and even a Jean Claude Van Damme style jumping spinning back kick! luckily they all missed. Then...

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A Controversial Decision. Part One

A Controversial Decision. Part One

Quite recently I reshared the very excellent highlight from Muay Thai Scholar of my bout with Tawatchai Budsadee of Thailand. This fight is one of my most talked about fights, the reason for this is down to the controversial ending that took place. Many have asked...

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Can the Past Greats Beat Todays Elite?

Can the Past Greats Beat Todays Elite?

A debate that always comes up between fighting fans is if fighters of the past could beat the champions of today. Could the ferocity and power of Mike Tyson overcome the footwork and grace of Mohammed Ali? Would Sugar Ray Leonard have been too much for Floyd...

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